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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 励 (rei)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 励 (rei)

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MEANING:

encourage, be diligent, inspire

HOW TO READ:

On: rei
Kun: hage.mu, hage.masu

JLPT LEVEL: N1

COMPOUNDS:

励み (hagemi): stimulus, incentive
励む (hagemu): to strive, to make an effort
奨励 (shourei): encouragement, promotion
激励 (gekirei): encouragement
精励 (seirei): diligence, industry
督励 (tokurei): encouragement, urge
勉励 (benrei): diligence
励起 (reiki): excitation
励行 (reikou): strict enforcement
奮励 (funrei): strenuous efforts
励声 (reisei): shouts of encouragement
励精 (reisei): diligence
策励 (sakurei): urging, whipping (up)
励ます (hagemasu): to encourage, to cheer
励まし (hagemashi): encouragement, stimulation
奨励金 (shoureikin): subsidy
励み合う (hagemiau): to emulate each other
刻苦勉励 (kokkubenrei): being arduous, working diligently enduring hardships
鼓舞激励 (kobugekirei): encouragement

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

大統領から閣僚に激励の言葉がかけられる。
daitouryou kara kakuryou ni gekirei no kotoba ga kakerareru.
The President gives a pep talk to the cabinet.


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しかしこの話は、心励まされるような結果を迎える。
shikashi kono hanashi wa, kokoro hagemasareru you na kekka o mukaeru.
This story, as it turns out, has an uplifting ending.

社会への寄生を奨励するような社会プログラムほど、お粗末なものはない。
shakai e no kisei o shourei suru you na shakai puroguramu hodo, osomatsu na mono wa nai.
There is nothing more pathetic than social programmes that encourage social parasitism.

選挙のあと、わたしはリッキーを病院に見舞い、励ますとともに就任式に招待した。
senkyo no ato, watashi wa rikkii o byouin ni mimai, hagemasu to tomo ni shuuninshiki ni shoutai shita.
After the election, I called Ricky in the hospital to encourage him and invite him to the inauguration.

サイゴン政府軍は、その司令官がつねに彼を督励し補佐するアメリカ人将校もしくは下仕官を傍らに置いてはいても、もっと積極的であるべきだ。
saigon seifugun wa, sono shireikan ga tsune ni kare o tokurei shi hosa suru amerikajin shoukou moshikuwa kashikan o katawara ni oite wa ite mo, motto sekkyokuteki de aru beki da.
The Saigon troops might behave more aggressively if the commander always had an American officer or sergeant by his side to encourage and assist him.

一般庶民の知的集団によるオープンソーシングは、自分たちの作ったものをもとに市販品を製造することを奨励しているともいえる。
ippan shomin no chiteki shuudan ni yoru oopun sooshingu wa, jibuntachi no tsukutta mono o moto ni shihanhin o seizou suru koto o shourei shite iru tomo ieru.
This intellectual commons approach to open-sourcing encourage people to build commercial products on top of it.

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