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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 幼 (you)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 幼 (you)

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MEANING:

infancy, childhood

HOW TO READ:

On: you
Kun: osa.nai

JLPT LEVEL: N2

COMPOUNDS:

幼 (ito): young child (especially a young girl)
幼い (osanai): very young
幼児 (youji): infant, baby, child
幼女 (youjo): little girl
幼時 (youji): childhood, infancy
幼稚 (youchi): infancy, childish, immature
幼少 (youshou): infancy, childhood
幼虫 (youchuu): larva, chrysalis
幼若 (youjaku): juvenile
幼名 (youmei): childhood name
幼稚園 (youchien): kindergarten
幼少期 (youshouki): (early) childhood
幼年時代 (younenjidai): childhood
幼なじみ (osananajimi): childhood friend

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼女はまだ幼くて見栄えを気にする歳でもなかった。
kanojo wa mada osanakute mibae o ki ni suru toshi demo nakatta.
She was young enough not to fret about her appearance.


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彼女は鉱山町で幼稚園の先生として働いていた。
kanojo wa kouzanchou de youchien no sensei to shite hataraite ita.
She worked as a kindergarten teacher in a mining town.

幼少期の経験が、精神の土台づくりを助ける。
Childhood experiences help form the foundation for the spyche.
youshouki no keiken ga, seishin no dodai zukuri o tasukeru.

皿の部分はどうやら装飾を施された噴水口らしく、幼児の尻を乗せる場所にも見えなくもない。
sara no bubun wa dou yara soushoku o hodokosareta funsui kuchi rashiku, youji no shiri o noseru basho ni mo mienaku mo nai.
The platter appears to be a decorative fountainhead and perhaps a place to rest a baby’s bottom.

この脚本を読んだだけでも、とても独特で、異色で、びっくりする内容であり、ものすごくばかげていて、幼稚で未成熟でありながら、同時にとても笑えて、深くて、ある意味で感動的にもなっていました、そして美しいんです。
kono kyakuhon o yonda dake demo, totemo dokutoku de, ishoku de, bikkuri suru naiyou de ari, monosugoku bakagete ite, youchi de miseijuku de arinagara, douji ni totemo waraete, fukakute, aru imi de kandouteki ni mo natte imashita, soshite utsukushiin desu.
The script was so original and out-there, and amazing, and managed to be both really stupid and really puerile and juvenile, but also very funny and profound and, sort of, moving at the same time, and beautiful.

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