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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 効 (kou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 効 (kou)

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MEANING:

merit, efficacy, efficiency, benefit

HOW TO READ:

On: kou
Kun: ki.ku, kikime, nara.u

JLPT LEVEL: N2

COMPOUNDS:

効く (kiku): to be effective, to show effect
効き (kiki): effectiveness, efficacy
効果 (kouka): effect, effectiveness, efficacy
有効 (yuukou): validity, legality, effectiveness
効力 (kouryoku): effect, validity
発効 (hakkou): coming to effect
実効 (jikkou): practical effect, efficiency
無効 (mukou): invalid, no effect
効率 (kouritsu): efficiency, performance
即効 (sokkou): immediate effect, instant effect
効用 (kouyou): use, utility, effect
失効 (shikkou): abatement, invalidation
効能 (kounou): effect, benefit
時効 (jikou): statute of limitations
効き目 (kikime): effect, virtue, efficacy
効果的 (koukateki): effective, successful
効率的 (kouritsuteki): efficient
逆効果 (gyakukouka): backfire, counterproductive
効かせる (kikaseru): to use, to exercise
音響効果 (onkyoukouka): sound effects


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼のサインも私のサインと同じく効力を持つのだ。
kare no sain mo watashi no sain to onajiku kouryoku o motsu no da.
His signature is as valid as mine.

高等教育を受ける人間を増やすことには、二つの効果がある。
koutou kyouiku o ukeru ningen o fuyasu koto ni wa, futatsu no kouka ga aru.
Educating more people at the tertiary level has two effects.

しかし、効率的市場仮説は彼の価値を否定するものだった。
shikashi, kouritsuteki ichiba kasetsu wa kare no kachi o hitei suru mono datta.
The efficient-market hypothesis invalidated him, however.

1945年には占領が生んだシニシズムが効き目を現していた。
sen kyuuhyaku yonjuu go nen ni wa senryou ga unda shinishizumu ga kikime o arawashite ita.
By 1945, the cynicism produced by the occupation had done its work.

たとえ大統領の署名があっても、公印がなければ文書は効力を持たない。
tatoe daitouryou no shomei ga atte mo, kouin ga nakereba bunsho wa kouryoku o motanai.
No document was valid, even if it had the president’s signature on it, unless it carried his seal.

ほんのきのう、遺言状の内容が再婚によって、無効になっているということを話し合ったばかりなんです。
honno kinou, yuigonjou no naiyou ga saikon ni yotte, mukou ni natte iru to iu koto o hanashiatta bakari nan desu.
We were discussing the matter of wills being revoked by marriage only yesterday.

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