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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 考 (kou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 考 (kou)

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MEANING:

consider, think over

HOW TO READ:

On: kou
Kun: kanga.eru, kanga.e

HOW TO REMEMBER:

Before shooting that old man (耂) with your slingshot (丂), you should consider the consequences.

WORDS:

考え (kangae): thinking, thought
考慮 (kouryo): consideration, taking into account
選考 (senkou): selection, screening
考察 (kousatsu): consideration, inquiry
思考 (shikou): thought, thinking
参考 (sankou): reference, consultation
再考 (saikou): reconsideration
考案 (kouan): plan, idea, device
考査 (kousa): examination, test
論考 (ronkou): study (of something)
一考 (ikkou): consideration, thought
考える (kangaeru): to think about
無考え (mukangae): thoughtless, heedless
考え方 (kangaekata): way of thinking
思考力 (shikouryoku): ability to think
考古学 (koukogaku): archaeology
参考書 (sankousho): reference book
考え深い (kangaebukai): thoughtful, deep-thinking
考え込む (kangaekomu): to ponder, to brood
考え直す (kangaenaosu): to reconsider, to rethink
考え出す (kangaedasu): to think out, to devise
考えつく (kangaetsuku): to come up with


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

あなたは、本当に考え深いわね。
anata wa, hontou ni kangaebukai wa ne.
You are so thoughtful.

山田に対する私の考えは、間違っていたわ。
yamada ni taisuru watashi no kangae wa, machigatte ita wa.
I was wrong about Yamada.

彼は何か考え込みながらゆっくりとうなずいていた。
kare wa nanika kangaekominagara yukkuri to unazuite ita.
He nodded his head slowly and thoughtfully.

僕は自分のことなんか少しも考えていなかった。
boku wa jibun no koto nanka sukoshi mo kangaete inakatta.
I really wasn’t thinking of myself.

私は、ベッドに起き上がって、ぼんやりした思考力をまとめようとしていた。
watashi wa, beddo ni okiagatte, bonyari shita shikouryoku o matomeyou to shite ita.
I sat up in bed and tried to recollect my scattered thoughts.

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