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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 筆 (hitsu)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 筆 (hitsu)

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MEANING:

writing brush, writing, painting brush, handwriting

HOW TO READ:

On: hitsu
Kun: fude

JLPT LEVEL: N2

COMPOUNDS:

筆 (fude): writing bush
鉛筆 (enpitsu): pencil
筆記 (hikki): (taking) notes, copying
筆者 (hissha): writer, author
筆跡 (hisseki): handwriting
筆致 (hicchi): literary style
筆順 (hitsujun): stroke order
筆頭 (hittou): brush tip
絵筆 (efude): paintbrush
主筆 (shuhitsu): editor-in-chief
特筆 (tokuhitsu): special mention
自筆 (jihitsu): one’s own handwriting
執筆 (shippitsu): writing (e.g. as a profession)
加筆 (kahitsu): correction, revision
達筆 (tappitsu): skillful writing, speedy writing
筆名 (hitsumei): alias, pen name
毛筆 (mouhitsu): (painting) brush
肉筆 (nikuhitsu): autograph
直筆 (chokuhitsu): frank writing
随筆 (zuihitsu): essays, literary jottings
筆写 (hissha): copying (by hand), transcribing
筆舌 (hitsuzetsu): description, written and spoken words
万年筆 (mannenhitsu): fountain pen
筆記用具 (hikkiyougu): writing implement
筆記試験 (hikkishiken): written examination

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:


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裕之はその紙を拾った。妻の筆蹟であった。
hiroyuki wa sono kami o hirotta. tsuma no hisseki de atta.
Hiroyuki picked up the paper. It was his wife’s hand-writing.

きみが鉛筆でそんなふうにコツコツ音を立てると、いらいらする。
kimi ga enpitsu de sonna fuu ni kotsukotsu oto o tateru to, iraira suru.
It bugs me when you tap your pencil that way.

もちろん、否認します。この筆跡は、わたしのものとは、まったく違っています。
mochiron, hinin shimasu. kono hisseki wa, watashi no mono to wa, mattaku chigatte imasu.
Certainly I deny it. The hand-writing is quite different from mine.

彼らの驚愕や絶望がどれほど大きかったかは、筆舌に尽くしがたい。
karera no kyougaku ya zetsubou ga dore hodo ookikatta ka wa, hitsuzetsu ni tsukushigatai.
It is not possible to express how great and general their consternation and despair have appeared to be on this occasion.

この章の主題を説明する前に、本書の執筆に使用したコンピュータについて、ちょっと話しておきたい。
kono shou no shudai o setsumei suru mae ni, honsho no shippitsu ni shiyou shita konpyuuta ni tsuite, chotto hanashite okitai.
Before I share with you the subject of this chapter, I have to tell you a little bit about the computer that I wrote this book on.

インドで口述筆記を行う回線一本当たりの費用はアメリカでやる場合の五分の一だというから、各方面が関心を示すのは当然だろう。
indo de koujutsu hikki o okonau kaisen ippon atari no hiyou wa amerika de yaru baai no gobun no ichi da to iu kara, kaku houmen ga kanshin o shimesu no wa touzen darou.
The cost of doing the transcription in India was about one-fifth the cost per line of doing it in the United States, a difference that got a lot of people’s attention.

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