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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 壊 (kai)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 壊 (kai)

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MEANING:

demolition, break, destroy

HOW TO READ:

On: kai, e
Kun: kowa.su, kowa.reru, yabu.ru

COMPOUNDS:

壊す (kowasu): to break, to destroy
壊死 (eshi): necrosis
破壊 (hakai): destruction, disruption
崩壊 (houkai): collapse, crumbling
壊乱 (kairan): corruption, to fall apart
全壊 (zenkai): complete destruction
損壊 (sonkai): damage, destruction
自壊 (jikai): disintegration, self-destruction
半壊 (hankai): partial destruction
決壊 (kekkai): break (rip) down
壊変 (kaihen): disintegration
朽壊 (kyuukai): rotting and crumbling
倒壊 (toukai): destruction, collapse
壊滅 (kaimetsu): destruction, annihilation
壊れる (kowareru): to be broken, to break
取壊す (torikowasu): to demolish, to tear
取壊し (torikowashi): demolition, pulling down
壊れ物 (kowaremono): fragile article, breakables
破壊的 (hakaiteki): destructive, devastating
破壊者 (hakaisha): destroyer
破壊力 (hakairyoku): destructive power
叩き壊す (tatakikowasu): to tear down, to shatter
環境破壊 (kankyouhakai): environmental destruction
自然破壊 (shizenhakai): destruction of nature


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

誰が花瓶を壊しましたか?
dare ga kabin o kowashimashita ka?
Who broke the vase?

洪水が、その川の付近にある多くの建物を破壊した。
kouzui ga, sono kawa no fukin ni aru ooku no tatemono o hakai shita.
A flood caused the destruction of many buildings near the river.

その結果、南部諸州の経済は壊滅的な状況に陥った。
sono kekka, nanbushoshuu no keizai wa kaimetsuteki na joukyou ni ochiitta.
The consequences for the Confederate economy were disastrous.

ITバブルの崩壊が起きると、光ファイバーは完全な飽和状態になった。
aitii baburu no houkai ga okiru to, hikari faibaa wa kanzen na houwa joutai ni natta.
When the dotcom bust came along, there was just way too much fiber-optic cable out there.

トンネルで落盤事故が起こり、天井を支えていた何本もの巨大な柱が倒壊したのだろうか。
tonneru de rakuban jiko ga okori, tenjou o sasaete ita nanbon mo no kyodai na hashira ga toukai shita no darou ka.
Could this be the aftermath of a tunnel collapse, the great pillars that held up the ceiling now lying in ruin?

古代ローマ帝国の崩壊から今日に至るまで、民間の個人として彼ほど名声をほしいままにした人物はいないだろう。
kodai rooma teikoku no houkai kara kyou ni itaru made, minkan no kojin toshite kare hodo meisei o hoshii mama ni shita jinbutsu wa inai darou.
He had a reputation such as probably no private citizen has ever enjoyed from the fall of Rome to our own day.

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