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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 直 (choku)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 直 (choku)

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MEANING:

straightaway, honesty, frankness, fix, repair

HOW TO READ:

On: choku, jiki, jika
Kun: tada.chini, nao.su, -nao.su, nao.ru, nao.ki, su.gu

HOW TO REMEMBER:

If you accidentally hook (乚) a needle (十) in your eyes (目), you must go straightaway to the hospital.

WORDS:

値 (atai): price, cost, value
直ぐ (sugu): at once, immediately
直す (naosu): to heal, to fix
直接 (chokusetsu): direct, immediate
値段 (nedan): price, cost
直行 (chokkou): direct, non-stop
直後 (chokugo): immediately following
正直 (shoujiki): honesty, honestly
直感 (chokkan): intuition, hunch
直面 (chokumen): confrontation
率直 (socchoku): frankness, candor
素直 (sunao): obedient, docile
硬直 (kouchoku): stiffening, rigidity
直線 (chokusen): straight line
直前 (chokuzen): just before
直径 (chokkei): diameter
直撃 (chokugeki): direct hit
直送 (chokusou): direct delivery
直ちに (tadachini): at once, immediately
見直し (minaoshi): review, reconsideration
見直す (minaosu): to look again, to get a better opinion of
正直者 (shoujikimono): honest person
考え直す (kangaenaosu): to reconsider
単刀直入 (tantouchokunyuu): going right to the point


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

僕は堂々と運命に直面すべきだった。
boku wa doudou to unmei ni chokumen subeki datta.
I should have come forward and faced my destiny.

社長は、単刀直入に、要点にはいった。
shachou wa, tantouchokunyuu ni, youten ni haitta.
The director went straight to the point.

あなたはただ、私ほど正直でないだけのことよ。
anata wa tada, watashi hodo shoujiki denai dake no koto yo.
You’re just not as honest as me.

あなたは私の率直な意見をお求めになるのですか?
anata wa watashi no socchoku na iken o omotome ni naru no desu ka.
You want my candid opinion?

直感には、つねに敬意を払うべきですよ。
chokkan niwa, tsune ni keii o harau beki desu yo.
You should always pay attention to your instincts.

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