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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 独 (doku)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 独 (doku)

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MEANING:

single, alone, spontaneously, Germany

HOW TO READ:

On: doku, toku
Kun: hito.ri

JLPT LEVEL: N1

COMPOUNDS:

独り (hitori): alone, one person
独自 (dokuji): original, unique, peculiar
孤独 (kodoku): isolation, loneliness
独創 (dokusou): originality
独立 (dokuritsu): independence
独学 (dokugaku): self-study, self-education
単独 (tandoku): sole, single, solo
独身 (dokushin): single, unmarried
独占 (dokusen): monopoly, monopolization
独裁 (dokusai): dictatorship, despotism
独断 (dokudan): dogmatic, arbitrary
独特 (dokutoku): peculiarity, uniqueness
独走 (dokusou): running alone, running solo
独力 (dokuryoku): one’s own effort
独善 (dokuzen): self-righteousness
独演 (dokuen): solo performance
独得 (dokutoku): learning by oneself
独り言 (hitorigoto): monologue, speaking to oneself
独立国 (dokuritsukoku): independent nation
独創的 (dokusouteki): creative, original
独占的 (dokusenteki): monopolistic
独りっ子 (hitorikko): an only child
独りでに (hitorideni): by itself, automatically
独り暮らし (hitorigurashi): living alone, living by oneself


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

この一年半と申すもの、私はまことに孤独な老人でした。
kono ichinen han to mousu mono, watashi wa makoto ni kodoku na roujin deshita.
For this last year and a half I have been a very lonely old man.

独身の男性と結婚することになんの不埒があるだろう。
dokushin no dansei to kekkon suru koto ni nan no furachi ga aru darou.
There isn’t anything immoral in marrying a single man.

いっぱい勉強するには、独学するためのやる気が欠かせない。
ippai benkyou suru ni wa, dokugaku suru tame no yaruki ga kakasenai.
So much learning is about being motivated to teach yourself.

韓国語は丸や線を組み合わせた独特の文字で表記される。
kankokugo wa maru ya sen o kumiawaseta dokutoku no moji de hyouki sareru.
The Korean language uses a unique alphabet made up of circles and lines.

ところが実際には、日本のシステムに制度上で独自の点は何もない。
tokoro ga jissai ni wa, nihon no shisutemu ni seidojou de dokuji no ten wa nani mo nai.
There was in fact nothing institutionally unique about Japan’s system, of course.

これほど多くの事柄や他人に関する情報を、独力でこれほど詳しく知る能力を、これほど多くの人々が持ったのは、地球が生まれてこのかたなかったことだった。
kore hodo ooku no kotogara ya ta’nin ni kansuru jouhou o, dokuryoku de kore hodo kuwashiku shiru nouryoku o, kore hodo ooku no hitobito ga motta no wa, chikyuu ga umarete kono katanakatta koto datta.
Never before in the history of the planet have so many people—on their own—had the ability to find so much information about so many things and about so many other people.

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