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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 電 (den)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 電 (den)

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MEANING:

electricity

HOW TO READ:

On: den

HOW TO REMEMBER:

After the rain (雨), the broken electric lines look like eels (电) dangling in the air.

COMPOUNDS:

電車 (densha): electric train
電気 (denki): electricity
電子 (denshi): electron
電力 (denryoku): electric power
電光 (denkou): lightning
電報 (denpou): telegram
電池 (denchi): battery
電波 (denpa): radio wave
停電 (teiden): blackout
終電 (shuuden): last train
電撃 (dengeki): electric shock
電信 (denshin): telegraph
電柱 (denchuu): telephone pole
電球 (denkyuu): light bulb
電圧 (denatsu): voltage
電線 (densen): electric line
電源 (dengen): source of electricity
電流 (denryuu): electric current
電灯 (dentou): electric light
送電 (souden): electric supply
打電 (daden): sending a telegram
配電 (haiden): distribution of electricity
発電 (hatsuden): generation (e.g. power)


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

電車の中が超満員だった!
densha no naka ga choumanin datta.
The train was so crowded!

出かけるときは電気を消しましょう。
dekakeru toki wa denki o keshimashou.
Let’s turn off the lights when we go out.

今の雷でどこかの電線が切れた。
ima no kaminari de dokoka no densen ga kireta.
That lightning just now cut one of the power lines.

郵便局へ立ち寄って、電報を一通打った。
yuubinkyoku e tachiyotte, denpou o ittsuu utta.
I stopped at a post-office and sent off a telegram.

まるで電光のようにケンは台所から飛び出して行った。
marude denkou no you ni ken wa daidokoro kara tobidashite itta.
Ken rushed out of the kitchen like a flash.

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