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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 世 (se)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 世 (se)

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MEANING:

generation, world, society, public

HOW TO READ:

On: sei, se, sou
Kun: yo

JLPT LEVEL: N4

COMPOUNDS:

世 (yo): world, society, age, generation
世界 (sekai): the world, society
世代 (sedai): generation, the world, the age
世々 (yoyo): hereditary, for generations
世紀 (seiki): century, era
二世 (nisei): second generation
世論 (yoron): public opinion
世間 (seken): world, society
世銀 (segin): World Bank
出世 (shusse): success in life, successful career
後世 (kousei): posterity, future life
世相 (sesou): phase of life, sign of the times
世襲 (seshuu): heredity, heritage
近世 (kinsei): modern times, recent times
一世 (issei): a lifetime, a generation
中世 (chuusei): Middle Ages, medieval times
世俗 (sezoku): common customs, vulgar, popular
世評 (sehyou): reputation, public opinion
世帯 (setai): household, home, family
世話 (sewa): looking after, help, aid
千代 (sendai): thousand years, very long period, forever
あの世 (ano yo): the other world, world of the dead
お世辞 (oseji): flattery, compliment
世界的 (sekaiteki): global, international, world-famous
当世風 (touseifuu): latest, up-to-date
全世界 (zensekai): the whole world
世界一 (sekaiichi): best in the world
世界観 (sekaikan): world view
世帯主 (setainushi): head of the family
世話人 (sewanin): sponsor, manager, agent
世の中 (yo no naka): society, the world
世間話 (sekenbanashi): gossip, chat
前世紀 (zenseiki): last century, ancient times
世紀末 (seikimatsu): end of a century
新世界 (shinsekai): a new world
救世主 (kyuuseishu): saviour, messiah
世界銀行 (sekaiginkou): World Bank
世界大戦 (sekaitaisen): the World War


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼が活躍した世界は過去のものになりつつあった。
kare ga katsuyaku shita sekai wa kako no mono ni naritsutsu atta.
The world in which he had flourished was becoming a thing of the past.

わたしたちはみんな、世評のひどいあらしの中で暮らしていた。
watashitachi wa minna, sehyou no hidoi arashi no naka de kurashite ita.
We all lived in a blast of publicity.

人間は15世紀まで、閉鎖的で隔離された世界に住んでいた。
ningen wa juugo seiki made, heisateki de kakuri sareta sekai ni sunde ita.
Until the fifteenth century, humans lived in self-enclosed, sequestered worlds.

彼の広大な屋敷は灰色のれんが造りで、当世風に白ペンキの縁どりがしてあった。
kare no koudai na yashiki wa haiiro no rengazukuri de, touseifuu ni shiro penki no fuchidori ga shite atta.
His large house was built of gray bricks stylishly outlined in white paint.

こうした結果が、勝利こそはすなわち平和であるという世間一般の根強い幻想を吹き飛ばしてしまった。
kou shita kekka ga, shouri koso wa sunawachi heiwa de aru to iu seken ippan no nezuyoi gensou o fukitobashite shimatta.
The outcome dispelled the persistent popular illusion that victory spelt peace.

世界の人口の半分、全世界でざっと30億の人は、一日二ドル未満で暮らしている。
sekai no jinkou no hanbun, zensekai de zatto sanjuu oku no hito wa, ichinichi nidoru miman de kurashite iru.
Half of the world’s population, roughly three billion people around the world are living on less than two dollars a day.

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