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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 特 (toku)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 特 (toku)

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MEANING:

special

HOW TO READ:

On: toku

COMPOUNDS:

特に (toku ni): particularly, especially
特異 (tokui): unique, singular
特使 (tokushi): special envoy
特定 (tokutei): specific, particular
特産 (tokusan): special product
特売 (tokubai): special sale
特権 (tokken): privilege, special right
特典 (tokuten): privilege, special favor
特許 (tokkyo): special permission, license
特命 (tokumei): mission
特徴 (tokuchou): feature, trait, characteristic
独特 (dokutoku): peculiarity, uniqueness
特性 (tokusei): special characteristic, special quality
特有 (tokuyuu): characteristic (of)
特別 (tokubetsu): special
特急 (tokkyuu): limited express (train)
特長 (tokuchou): forte, merit
特筆 (tokuhitsu): special mention
特色 (tokushoku): characteristic, feature
特集 (tokushuu): feature, special edition
特質 (tokushitsu): special quality
特派員 (tokuhain): representative, delegate
特許権 (tokkyoken): patent rights
不特定 (futokutei): unspecified, random


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

別に特に珍しいってもんじゃない。
betsu ni toku ni mezurashii tte mon janai.
It’s not that rare.

特殊な問題は国防予算だった。
tokushu na mondai wa kokubou yosan datta.
The defense budget was a special problem.

この銀行は特異な特典を与えられていた。
kono ginkou wa tokui na tokuten o ataerarete ita.
The Bank was endowed with distinctive privileges.

特別に、気になったものは、何もありませんでしたか?
tokubetsu ni, ki ni natta mono wa, nani mo arimasen deshita ka.
Did nothing strike you as peculiar about it?

特筆すべき点は、はじめてローンを借りる人がごくわずかしか見当たらない点だ。
tokuhitsu subeki ten wa, hajimete roon o kariru hito ga goku wazuka shika miataranai ten da.
Note that only a minority of these loans were going to first-time buyers.

彼と警察との関係や、事件の特殊な状況のせいから、トモキは、なんの苦もなく、内務省の許可を手に入れた。
kare to keisatsu to no kankei ya, jiken no tokushu na joukyou no sei kara, tomoki wa, nan no ku mo naku, naimushou no kyoka o te ni ireta.
Owing to his association with the police and the peculiar circumstances of the case, Tomoki had no difficulty in obtaining a Home Office order.

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