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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 像 (zou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 像 (zou)

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MEANING:

statue, picture, image, figure, portrait

HOW TO READ:

On: zou

JLPT LEVEL: N2

COMPOUNDS:

像 (zou): image, figure, form
映像 (eizou): reflection, image, picture
想像 (souzou): imagination, guess
銅像 (douzou): bronze statue
画像 (gazou): image, picture, portrait
影像 (eizou): silhouette
肖像 (shouzou): portrait
実像 (jitsuzou): real image, one’s real life
現像 (genzou): developing (film)
仏像 (butsuzou): Buddhist statue
受像 (juzou): (television) reception
偶像 (guuzou): image, idol, statue
石像 (sekizou): stone statue
彫像 (chouzou): sculpture, craved statue
自画像 (jigazou): self portrait
偶像化 (guuzouka): idolization
画像処理 (gazoushori): image processing

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

その台座は、それ自体が支えている像よりも美しい。
sono daiza wa, sore jitai ga sasaete iru zou yori mo utsukushii.
The pedestal is more beautiful than the statue it supports.

あなたは映像の批評をするために雇われたわけではない。
anata wa eizou no hihyou o suru tame ni yatowareta wake dewa nai.
You were not hired to be a film critic.


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スライドを咲きへ進め、一度見せた画像をまた表示した。
suraido o saki e susume, ichido miseta gazou o mata hyouji shita.
I advanced slides until I reached an image I had shown earlier.

この小さな箱の中身に人間の進路を変えうる力があるとは想像しにくい。
kono chiisa na hako no nakami ni ningen no shinro o kaeuru chikara ga aru to wa souzou shinikui.
I find it hard to imagine that the contents of these little boxes could change the course of human development.

私の時代でも、カメラで写真を撮り、フィルムをドラッグストアに持っていって、どこかの大きな現像所で現像してもらう必要があった。
watashi no jidai demo, kamera de shashin o tori, firumu o doraggu sutoa ni motte itte, doko ka no ooki na genzousho de genzou shite morau hitsuyou ga atta.
I used to take some pictures with my camera, then bring the film to the drugstore to be sent off to a big plant somewhere for processing.

わたしは午前一時から二時くらいまで起きて、おむつを替えたり、母乳を温めたり、やわらかな息を胸に感じながら娘を揺すって眠らせたり、どんな夢を見ているのだろうと想像したりした。
watashi wa gozen ichiji kara niji kurai made okite, omutsu o kaetari, bonyuu o atatametari, yawaraka na iki o mune ni kanjinagara musume o yusutte nemurasetari, donna yume o mite iru no darou to souzou shitari shita.
I would stay up until one or two in the morning, changing diapers, heating breast milk, feeling my daughter’s soft breath against my chest as I rocked her to sleep, guessing at her infant dreams.

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