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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 音 (on)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 音 (on)

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MEANING:

sound, noise

HOW TO READ:

On: on, in, -non
Kun: oto, ne

HOW TO REMEMBER:

That man’s been standing (立) there all day (日) making weird sounds.

WORDS:

音 (oto): sound, noise, note
本音 (honne): real intention, motive
低音 (teion): low tone, low voice
録音 (rokuon): audio recording
音符 (onpu): musical note
防音 (bouon): soundproof
発音 (hatsuon): pronunciation
音読 (ondoku): reading aloud
音速 (onsoku): speed of sound
音痴 (onchi): tone-deafness
音階 (onkai): musical scale
音量 (onryou): volume (sound)
足音 (ashioto): footsteps (sound)
弱音 (yowane): complaints
騒音 (souon): noise
物音 (monooto): sounds
音節 (onsetsu): syllable
音声 (onsei): voice, sound
音感 (onkan): sense of sound
音調 (onchou): tune, intonation
同音 (douon): homophony, same sound
音色 (neiro): tone colour, timbre
雑音 (zatsuon): noise (jarring, grating)
音楽 (ongaku): music, musical movement
音質 (onshitsu): tone quality, sound quality
音響 (onkyou): sound, echo, acoustics
音楽家 (ongakuka): musician
音読み (onyomi): (Chinese) reading of Kanji
方向音痴 (houkouonchi): no sense of direction


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼には、戸の開く音が聞こえなかった。
kare ni wa, to no hiraku oto ga kikoenakatta.
He did not hear the sound of the opening door.

弟は音楽修行のために、パリに留学した。
otouto wa ongaku shugyou no tame ni, pari ni ryuugaku shita.
My little brother went to Paris to study music.

私は彼をとうとう本音を吐かせてしまいました。
watashi wa kare o toutou honne o hakasete shimaimashita.
I finally got the whole story out of him.

彼女の声は悲痛に満ちた低音で、重くるしかった。
kanojo no koe wa hitsuu ni michita teion de, omokurushikatta.
Her voice was hard with an undertone of desperate bitterness.

部屋の中からは、なんともたとえようのない気づかわしい物音が、はっきり聞こえてきた。
heya no naka kara wa, nan tomo tatoeyou no nai kizukawashii monooto ga hakkiri kikoete kita.
The most alarming sounds were audible from the interior of the room.

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