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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 長 (chou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 長 (chou)

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MEANING:

long, leader, superior, senior

HOW TO READ:

On: chou
Kun: naga.i, osa

WORDS:

長い (nagai): long, lengthy
成長 (seichou): growth, grow to adulthood
長寿 (chouju): longevity
長所 (chousho): strong point, merit
長男 (chounan): eldest son
市長 (shichou): mayor
深長 (shinchou): profound
長者 (chouja): millionaire
校長 (kouchou): principle, headmaster
長年 (naganen): long time, many years
部長 (buchou): head of a section
長官 (choukan): director, chief
長靴 (nagagutsu): long boots
年長 (nenchou): seniority
長話 (nagabanashi): long talk
延長 (enchou): extension, prolongation
課長 (kachou): section chief
長短 (choutan): long and short
面長 (menchou): long-faced
長女 (choujo): eldest daughter
長身 (choushin): tall figure
長々 (naganaga): long, drawn-out
長物 (choubutsu): something long
長期 (chouki): long time period
社長 (shachou): company president
局長 (kyokuchou): bureau director
長引く (nagabiku): to be prolonged
長持ち (nagamochi): long-lasting
細長い (hosonagai): long and narrow
長椅子 (nagaisu): couch, bench
意味深長 (imishinchou): meaningful


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

中村は長い口笛を吹いた。
nakamura wa nagai kuchibue o fuita.
Nakamura gave vent to a prolonged whistle.

校長室のドアが開いた。
kouchoushitsu no doa ga hiraita.
The principle’s office door opened.

部長が亡くなりましたが、お聞きですか?
buchou ga nakunarimashita ga, okiki desu ka.
Have you heard of the death of the chief?

私は、あなたよりずっと長いこと、この世に生きてきたんだよ。
watashi wa, anata yori zutto nagai koto, kono yo ni ikite kitan da yo.
I have lived in this world rather longer than you have.

山田は、長所もあるが多くの欠点も持っている。
yamada wa, chousho mo aru ga ooku no ketten mo motte iru.
Yamada has many faults mixed with excellent qualities.

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