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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 間 (kan)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 間 (kan)

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MEANING:

interval, space

HOW TO READ:

On: kan, ken
Kun: aida, ma, ai

HOW TO REMEMBER:

We open the gates (門) at regular intervals to let a bit of sun (日) in.

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

WORDS:

間 (aida): space, gap, interval
時間 (jikan): time, hours
期間 (kikan): period, term
間隔 (kankaku): space, interval
瞬間 (shunkan): moment, instant
民間 (minkan): private, civilian
人間 (ningen): human being, person
仲間 (nakama): fellow, comrade
空間 (kuukan): space, room
世間 (seken): world, society
昼間 (hiruma): during the day
居間 (ima): living room
間近 (madjika): soon, nearby
手間 (tema): time, labour
夜間 (yakan): at night, nighttime
中間 (chuukan): middle, midway
間際 (magiwa): on the verge of
間違い (machigai): mistake, error
間抜け (manuke): stupidity, idiot
間接的 (kansetsuteki): indirect
短期間 (tankikan): short term
間もなく (mamonaku): soon, before long
間に合う (maniau): to be in time for
間違える (machigaeru): to make a mistake


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

日本人は時間が正確ですよ。
nihonjin wa jikan ga seikaku desu yo.
The Japanese are punctual.

夜明けまでにまだ二時間もある。
yoake made ni mada nijikan mo aru.
There are still two hours before dawn.

君は非常に役に立つ人間だよ。
kimi wa hijou ni yaku ni tatsu ningen da yo.
You’ve been extremely helpful.

私は非常に謙遜な人間なんですよ。
watashi wa hijou ni kenson na ningen nan desu yo.
I am really a very humble person.

私はまた、とんでもない間違いをやったのかと思った!
watashi wa mata, tondemonai machigai o yatta no ka to omotta.
I thought I’d made another terrible mistake!

木々の間から、真っ赤な曙光が差し込みはじめた。
kigi no aida kara, makka na shokou ga sashikomihajimeta.
The edge of a brilliant red sun was now gleaming through the trees.

私は、最後の瞬間まで、ありとあらゆる人間を疑います。
watashi wa, saigo no shunkan made, aritoarayuru ningen o utagaimasu.
Me, I suspect everybody till the last minute.

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