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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 閉 (hei)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 閉 (hei)

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MEANING:

closed, shut

HOW TO READ:

On: hei
Kun: to.jiru, to.zasu, shi.meru, shi.maru, ta.teru

HOW TO REMEMBER:

These gates (門) can only be closed by a genie (才), not a man.

WORDS:

閉める (shimeru): to close, to shut
閉まる (shimaru): to be shut, to be closed
閉じる (tojiru): to close (book, eyes, etc.)
閉ざす (tozasu): to shut, to close
閉鎖 (heisa): closing, shut down
閉店 (heiten): closing up shop
開閉 (kaihei): opening and shutting
閉会 (heikai): closure (event, meeting, etc.)
閉幕 (heimaku): falling of the curtain
閉廷 (heitei): adjourning court
閉口 (heikou): dumbfounded
閉塞 (heisoku): closure, blockage
閉じ込める (tojikomeru): to lock up
閉じこもる (tojikomoru): to seclude oneself


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

田中は注意深く本を閉じてあくびをした。
tanaka wa chuuibukaku hon o tojite akubi o shita.
Tanaka carefully closed his book and yawned.

ここの窓は全部、閉まっていたんです。
koko no mado wa zenbu, shimatte itan desu.
The windows in here were all closed.

ここに幾日も閉じ込められるかもしれません。
koko ni ikunichi mo tojikomerareru kamoshiremasen.
We may be here for days.

彼が機嫌よく笑いながらドアを閉めた。
kare ga kigen yoku warainagara doa o shimeta.
He smiled jovially as he shut the door.

政府はこの学校を閉鎖することさえ考えている。
seifu wa kono gakkou o heisa suru koto sae kangaete iru.
The government is even thinking about closing this school.

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