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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 無 (mu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 無 (mu)

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MEANING:

nothingness, none, ain’t, nothing, nil, not

HOW TO READ:

On: mu, bu
Kun: na.i

COMPOUNDS:

無 (mu): nothing, zero
無理 (muri): unreasonable, impossible
無縁 (muen): unrelated, irrelevant
無事 (buji): safety, peace
無料 (muryou): free, no charge
無罪 (muzai): innocence
無言 (mugon): silence
無視 (mushi): disregard, ignore
無限 (mugen): infinite
無線 (musen): wireless, radio
無人 (mujin): unmanned, uninhabited
無効 (mukou): invalid, no effect
無断 (mudan): without permission, without notice
無恥 (muchi): shameless
無数 (musuu): countless number, innumerable
無駄 (muda): futility, uselessness
無償 (mushou): no compensation, free of charge
無名 (mumei): unsigned, nameless, anonymous
無残 (muzan): cruelty, cold-bloodedness
皆無 (kaimu): nonexistence, nil, none
無難 (bunan): safety, security
有無 (umu): presence or absence, existence or nonexistence
無力 (muryoku): powerlessness, helplessness
無休 (mukyuu): without a holiday
無用 (muyou): useless, needlessness
無職 (mushoku): without an occupation
無くす (nakusu): to lose something
無くなる (nakunaru): to disappear, to get lost
無所属 (mushozoku): independent, non-partisan
無期限 (mukigen): indefinite
無条件 (mujouken): unconditional
無関係 (mukankei): unrelated
無関心 (mukanshin): apathetic, indifferent
無責任 (musekinin): irresponsibility
無制限 (museigen): limitless
無意識 (muishiki): unconsciousness
無理やり (muriyari): forcibly, against one’s will
無駄遣い (mudazukai): waste (money)
ご無沙汰 (gobusata): long silence, not writing or contacting for a while
無茶苦茶 (muchakucha): nonsensicle, unreasonable, absurd


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

彼は無言のまま、数分間は走るように速く歩いた。
kare wa mugon no mama, suufunkan wa hashiru you ni hayaku aruita.
He walked swiftly and in silence for some few minutes.

だったら、あなたは全部わたしが台無しにしたというのね。
dattara, anata wa zenbu watashi ga dainashi ni shita to iu no ne.
Then you mean I’ve ruined it all.

彼女の顔も声も、まったくよそよそしく、無表情だった。彼女は、気にしていたのだろうか?
kanojo no kao mo koe mo, mattaku yosoyososhiku, muhyoujou datta. kanojo wa, ki ni shite ita no darou ka.
Her face and voice were absolutely cold and expressionless. Did she care, or did she not?

そして、住宅は無類の安全な投資ではないことが明らかになった。
soshite, juutaku wa murui no anzen na toushi dewa nai koto ga akiraka ni natta.
So no, it turns out that houses are not a uniquely safe investment.

20世紀には何のための殺し合いかわからぬ戦争があったけれども、その中でも無益で無意味な戦争だった。
nijuu seiki ni wa nan no tame no koroshiai ka wakaranu sensou ga atta kere domo, sono naka demo mueki de muimi na sensou datta.
Even by the dubious standards of twentieth-century warcraft, it was a futile and unsatisfying war.

そこをピンポイントで攻撃できれば政府を一気に無力化できる可能性がある。
soko o pinpointo de kougeki dekireba seifu o ikki ni muryokuka dekiru kanousei ga aru.
It opened up the possibility that a successful attack there would decapitate the government.

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