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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 短 (tan)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 短 (tan)

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MEANING:

short, brevity, fault, defect, weak point

HOW TO READ:

On: tan
Kun: mijika.i

HOW TO REMEMBER:

He’s so short that he has to stand on a table (豆) to play darts (矢).

WORDS:

短い (mijikai): short
短気 (tanki): quick temper
短期 (tanki): short term
最短 (saitan): shortest
短所 (tansho): defect, weak point
短剣 (tanken): short sword, dagger
長短 (choutan): long and short
短銃 (tanjuu): pistol, revolver
短命 (tanmei): short life
手短 (temijika): short, brief
短文 (tanbun): short sentence
短縮 (tanshuku): shortening, reduction
気短 (kimijika): short-tempered, impatient
短刀 (tantou): short sword, dagger
短時間 (tanjikan): short time
短編小説 (tanpenshousetsu): short story


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

まるで短編小説みたいだね。
marude tanpen shousetsu mitai da ne.
Sounds quite like a novelette.

「それで?」彼は気短にたずねた。
sore de. kare wa kimijika ni tazuneta.
“Well?” He asked impatiently.

その申し出をできるかぎり短い言葉で申し上げましょう。
sono moushide o dekiru kagiri mijikai kotoba de moushiagemashou.
I will state the proposal in the fewest possible words.

短剣は、誰にでも利用できる武器です。
tanken wa, dare ni demo riyou dekiru buki desu.
A dagger is a weapon that can be used by everyone.

グラウンドに出る前に、諸君に手短に説明しておこう。
guraundo ni deru mae ni, shokun ni temijika ni setsumei shite okou.
I wanted a quick talk with you all before we get onto the field.

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