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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 聞 (bun)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 聞 (bun)

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MEANING:

hear, ask, listen

HOW TO READ:

On: bun, mon
Kun: ki.ku, ki.koeru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

I put my ears (耳) to the gate (門) and listened in.

WORDS:

聞く (kiku): to hear, to listen
新聞 (shinbun): newspaper
異聞 (ibun): strange tale
醜聞 (shuubun): scandal
聴聞 (choumon): listening, hearing
誤聞 (gobun): misinformation
伝聞 (denbun): hearsay, rumour
内聞 (naibun): private information
聞こえ (kikoe): reputation, fame
聞かす (kikasu): to inform about
聞こえる (kikoeru): to be heard
見聞き (mikiki): seeing and hearing
聞き手 (kikite): hearer, listener
聞込み (kikikomi): getting information
新聞社 (shinbunsha): newspaper company
聞き取る (kikitoru): to catch (a person’s words)
聞き出す (kikidasu): begin listening
前代未聞 (zendaimimon): unheard-of, unprecedented
新聞記事 (shinbunkiji): newspaper story


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼の眼は新聞に注がれていた。
kare no me wa shibun ni sosogarete ita.
His eyes were on the paper.

それを聞いたのは私と君だけではない。
sore o kiita no wa watashi to kimi dake dewa nai.
Not only you and I heard that.

考えてみても、棚田は、申し分のない聞き手だったでしょう。
kangate mite mo, tanada wa, moushibun no nai kikite datta deshou.
As far as I can see, Tanada made an ideal listener.

僕の兄はまったく前代未聞の探偵といえる。
boku no ani wa mattaku zendai mimon to tantei no ieru.
My brother is the greatest detective that ever lived.

開けはなしの窓から、車の響きが聞こえてきた。
akehanashi no mado kara, kuruma no hibiki ga kikoete kita.
The throb of a car came through the open window.

新聞は悲劇の記事で一杯だった。
shinbun wa higeki no kiji de ippai datta.
The papers have been full of the tragedy.

あの言葉を見聞きするたびに、私の心はひとりでに殺人事件の上に飛んで行くのだった。
ano kotoba o mikiki suru tabi ni, watashi no kokoro wa hitori de ni satsujin jiken no ue ni tonde iku no datta.
Whenever I see a mention of that word, my mind flies automatically to murder.

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