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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 試 (shi)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 試 (shi)

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MEANING:

test, try, attempt, experiment, ordeal

HOW TO READ:

On: shi
Kun: kokoro.miru, tame.su

HOW TO REMEMBER:

In an essay test, you are judged on both your choice of words (言) and your writing style (式).

Story credit: kanji.koohii.com/study/kanji/試

WORDS:

試し (tameshi): trial, test
試す (tamesu): to attempt, to test
試み (kokoromi): attempt, trial
試案 (shian): draft plan
試合 (shiai): match, game, contest
試験 (shiken): examination, test
試算 (shisan): trial calculation
試練 (shiren): test, trial, ordeal
模試 (moshi): mock examination
試行 (shikou): making an attempt
試写 (shisha): preview, private showing
入試 (nyuushi): entrance examination
試作 (shisaku): trial manufacture
試食 (shishoku): sampling food
試着 (shichaku): trying on clothes
試みる (kokoromiru): to try, to attempt
肝試し (kimodameshi): test of courage, dare
試験管 (shikenkan): test tube
試験官 (shikenkan): examiner
試験的 (shikenteki): experimental, provisional


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼は今まで試合に負けたことはない。
kare wa ima made shiai ni maketa koto wa nai.
He has never lost a match.

僕らは肝試しにあの屋敷に入り込んだことがある。
bokura wa kimodameshi ni ano yashiki ni hairikonda koto ga aru.
We’ve broken into that mansion for a dare.

失礼ながら試験のため二、三の質問をさせていただきましょう。
shitsurei nagara, shiken no tame ni, san no shitsumon o sasete itadakimashou.
I’m sorry, might I ask you a few questions to test you?

彼女は離婚を試験的に提案してみたが、彼はその餌には飛びついて来なかった。
kanojo wa rikon o shikenteki ni teian shite mita ga, kare wa sono esa ni wa tobitsuite konakatta.
She has tentatively suggested divorce, but he has not risen to the bait.

これを、一度、山田に試みて大成功した。今から、他の数人に対しても同じ方法を試みてみるつもりだ。
kore o, ichido, yamada ni kokoromite daiseikou shita. ima kara, hoka no suunin ni taishite mo onaji houhou o kokoromite miru tsumori da.
I have done this once very successfully with Yamada. I will now try the same method on several other persons.

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