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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 相 (sou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 相 (sou)

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MEANING:

inter-, mutual, together, each other, minister of state, councilor, aspect, phase, physiognomy

HOW TO READ:

On: sou, shou
Kun: ai-

JLPT LEVEL: N3

COMPOUNDS:

相違 (soui): difference, discrepancy
相図 (aizu): sign, signal
相手 (aite): companion, partner, company
相互 (sougo): mutual, reciprocal
相場 (souba): market price
相談 (soudan): consultation, discussion
人相 (ninsou): looks, countenance
相対 (soutai): relative
相応 (souou): suitable, appropriate, proper
相対 (aitai): confrontation, facing
相棒 (aibou): partner, accomplice
相当 (soutou): considerable, substantial
相性 (aishou): compatibility
相撲 (sumou): sumo wrestling
真相 (shinsou): truth, real situation
相続 (souzoku): succession
首相 (shushou): Prime Minister
相次ぐ (aitsugu): to follow in succession
相応しい (fusawashii): appropriate, suitable
相変わらず (aikawarazu): as ever, as usual, still


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

相変わらず威勢が良いじゃないか?
aikawarazu isei ga yoi janai ka.
Still high and mighty, aren’t you?

彼の人相は、奇妙な変化をした。
kare no ninsou wa, kimyou na henka o shita.
His physiognomy underwent a curious change.

日本の福祉予算は、いまや税収の四分の三に相当する。
nihon no fukushi yosan wa, imaya zeishuu no yonbun no san ni soutou suru.
Japan’s welfare budget is now equal to three quarters of tax revenues.

それに、ホテルの宿帳の筆蹟は、かれの筆蹟に相違ありません。
sore ni, hoteru no yadochou no hisseki wa, kare no hisseki ni soui arimasen.
And the writing in the hotel register is his all right.

私たちの家は父の地位相応のハモニカ長屋の一戸だった。
watashitachi no ie wa chichi no chii souou no hamonika nagaya no ikko datta.
We lived in a single unit of a harmonica house, befitting my father’s status.

僕が相手にしている借り手たちは、返済不能になる公算が強いため、貪欲で無慈悲な取り立てをしなければならない。
boku ga aite ni shite iru karitetachi wa, hensai funou ni naru kousan ga tsuyoi tame, don’yoku de mujihi na toritate o shinakereba naranai.
I have to be rapacious and ruthless precisely because the members of my clientele are in fact very likely to default on their loans.

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