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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 説 (setsu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 説 (setsu)

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MEANING:

opinion, theory, explanation, rumor

HOW TO READ:

On: setsu, zei
Kun: to.ku

HOW TO REMEMBER:

That’s just a rumour spreaded by the devil (兑) whose words (言) can’t be trusted.

WORDS:


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説 (setsu): theory, doctrine
説く (toku): to explain
説明 (setsumei): explanation
説得 (settoku): persuasion
力説 (rikisetsu): insistence
伝説 (densetsu): legend, tradition
解説 (kaisetsu): explanation
小説 (shousetsu): novel
説教 (sekkyou): scolding, lecturing
演説 (enzetsu): speech, address
仮説 (kasetsu): hypothesis
風説 (fuusetsu): rumor, gossip
解説者 (kaisetsusha): commentator
小説家 (shousetsuka): novelist
説きつける (tokitsukeru): to persuade
説き伏せる (tokifuseru): to confute, to argue down

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

その説には同感です。
sono setsu ni wa doukan desu.
I agree with that theory.

最後になるまで説明しない。
saigo ni naru made setsumei shinai.
I won’t explain until the end is reached.

あなたの仮説は、完全に正しいものですよ。
anata no kasetsu wa, kanzen ni tadashii mono desu yo.
You are perfectly correct in your assumption.

あなたは小説と実際とを混同しています。
anata wa shousetsu to jissai to o kondou shite imasu.
You confound fiction with reality.

来ると思う。俺が説得できたと思う。
kuru to omou. ore ga settoku dekita to omou.
I think she will come. I think I got her persuaded.

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