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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 到 (tou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 到 (tou)

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MEANING:

arrival, proceed, reach, attain, result in

HOW TO READ:

On: tou
Kun: ita.ru

COMPOUNDS:

到る (itaru): to arrive at, to reach
到来 (tourai): arrival
到着 (touchaku): arrival
到底 (toutei): (cannot) possibly, no matter how
精到 (seitou): meticulous
殺到 (sattou): rush, flood
想到 (soutou): thinking of, hitting upon
到達 (toutatsu): reaching, arrival
到頭 (toutou): finally, at last
周到 (shuutou): scrupulous, careful
想い到る (omoiitaru): to realize, to hit upon something
到着時刻 (touchakujikoku): arrival time

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

到着後、数分もすると迫撃砲の発射音が聞こえてきた。
touchakugo, suufun mo suru to hakugekihou no hasshaon ga kikoete kita.
Within minutes of the team’s arrival, mortar fire was heard.

その工場は、部品が到着するまでの間、操業を停止した。
sono koujou wa, buhin ga touchaku suru made no ma, sougyou o teishi shita.
The factory stopped working until the shipment of parts arrived.


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電力の時代の到来は、社会に大きな変化をもたらした。
denryoku no jidai no tourai wa, shakai ni ooki na henka o motarashita.
The advent of electric power brought big changes to society.

この最初の合意に到達するまで五年を費やしたが、最も困難な仕事がいまだ前途に控えている。
kono saisho no goui ni toutatsu suru made gonen o tsuiyashita ga, motto mo konnan na shigoto ga ima da zento ni hikaete iru.
Although it took five years to get this initial deal, the hardest work was still ahead.

言い分はわかりましたが、嘘を確かめるために、ノートに名前を書き入れるというのは到底できないことです。
iibun wa wakarimashita ga, uso o tashikameru tame ni, nooto ni namae o kakiireru to iu no wa toutei dekinai koto desu.
I understand your theory, but we can’t write somebody’s name down just to find out whether it’s true or not.

イリノイ州民主党議長によれば、すでに彼のもとには要望が殺到していて、会場に入場だけできる通行証を用意するのが精一杯だと言う。
irinoi shuu minshutou gichou ni yoreba, sude ni kare no moto ni wa youbou ga sattou shite ite, kaijou ni nyuujou dake dekiru tsuukoushou o youi suru no ga seiippai da to iu.
According to the Illinois Party chairman, he was already inundated with requests, and the best he could do was give me a pass that allowed entry only onto the convention site.

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