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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 財 (zai)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 財 (zai)

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MEANING:

property, money, wealth, assets

HOW TO READ:

On: zai, sai, zoku
Kun: takara

HOW TO REMEMBER:

My father is a man of property because he’s a genius (才) who knows how to invest his money (貝) wisely.

WORDS:

財宝 (zaihou): treasure
財布 (saifu): purse, wallet
財務 (zaimu): financial affairs
財産 (zaisan): assets, fortune, property
財源 (zaigen): resources, finances
財界 (zaikai): financial world
財政 (zaisei): financial affairs
家財 (kazai): household belongings
遺財 (izai): bequest, inheritance
私財 (shizai): private funds
巨財 (kyozai): huge fortune
財力 (zairyoku): assets
財団 (zaidan): foundation
財閥 (zaibatsu): plutocrat
財物 (zaibutsu): property
全財産 (zenzaisan): everything one owns
文化財 (bunkazai): cultural assets
財政難 (zaiseinan): economic difficulties
財務官 (zaimukan): finance official
財産権 (zaisanken): property rights
財産相続 (zaisansouzoku): inheritance of property


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

息子が私の全財産の相続人だ。
musuko ga watashi no zenzaisan no souzokunin da.
My son is the heir of all my estates.

彼女の財布はぎっしり詰まっている。
kanojo no saifu wa gisshiri tsumatte iru.
Her purse is stuffed very full.

僕は財物が目あてで働いています。
boku wa zaibutsu ga meate de hataraite imasu.
I’m working for the acquirement of wealth.

あいつは俺の財宝とともに姿を消してしまった。
aitsu wa ore no zaihou to tomo ni sugata o keshite shimatta.
He disappeared with my treasure.

あなたの財産の一部をその子に分けてやったらどうなんだろう。
anata no zaisan no ichibu o sono ko ni wakete yattara dou nan darou.
Why not give up a portion of your fortune to that child?

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