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

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

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MEANING:

drought, dry, dessicate, drink up, heaven, emperor

HOW TO READ:

On: kan, ken
Kun: kawa.ku, kawa.kasu, ho.su, hi.ru, inui

JLPT LEVEL: N2

COMPOUNDS:

乾す (hosu): to air, to dry
乾く (kawaku): to get dry
乾き (kawaki): drying, dryness
乾燥 (kansou): dryness, aridity, dehydration
乾期 (kanki): dry season
乾杯 (kanpai): toast, cheers
乾物 (kanbutsu): dried goods, dry provisions
乾季 (kanki): dry season
乾果 (kanka): dried fruit
乾枯 (kanko): completely drying up
乾かす (kawakasu): to dry (clothes), to desiccate
乾せる (kaseru): to dry up, to waste away
乾電池 (kandenchi): dry cell, battery
乾燥器 (kansouki): drying machine
飲み乾す (nomihosu): to drink up
乾上がる (hiagaru): to dry up, to parch
無味乾燥 (mumikansou): dull and uninteresting

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:


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若い男は、乾いた唇をしめした。彼の顔は、奇妙に動いていた。
wakai otoko wa, kawaita kuchibiru o shimeshita. kare no kao wa, kimyou ni ugoite ita.
The young man moistened his dry lips. His face was working curiously.

長い乾期の後に雨が降ったとき、みんなが大喜びした。
nagai kanki no nochi ni ame ga futta toki, minna ga ooyorokobi shita.
Everyone was jubilant when rain fell after a long dry period.

アキコは自分の将来を一閃の直感で見てとった。前方に続くのは無味乾燥な直線道路だった。
akiko wa jibun no shourai o issen no chokkan de mite totta. zenpou ni tsuzuku no wa mumi kansou na chokusen douro datta.
Akiko had a sudden insight into her own future. She saw it laid out before her like a straight, featureless highway.

湖は乾燥地域にあり、日中の気温がしばしば40度を超えるため、水分蒸発率が高い。
mizuumi wa kansou chiiki ni ari, nicchuu no kion ga shibashiba yonjuu do o koeru tame, suibun jouhatsu ritsu ga takai.
Being in an arid region with daytime temperatures often above 40 degrees, this lake has a high rate of water evaporation.

乾季には湖水の塩分濃度が高レベルに達するため、塩分を好む藍藻類が大量に繁殖、その赤い色素が湖を深紅色に染める。
kanki ni wa kosui no enbun noudo ga kou reberu ni tassuru tame, enbun o konomu ransourui ga tairyou ni hanshoku, sono akai shikiso ga mizuumi o shinkoushoku ni someru.
In the dry season, the water’s high level of salinity gives rise to a proliferation of salt-loving cyanobacteria, whose red pigments turn the lake crimson.

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