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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 老 (rou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 老 (rou)

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MEANING:

old man, old age, grow old

HOW TO READ:

On: rou
Kun: o.iru, fu.keru

COMPOUNDS:

老い (oi): old age, old person
老人 (roujin): the aged, old person
長老 (chourou): eldest, senior
老後 (rougo): old age
老女 (roujo): elderly woman
老齢 (rourei): advanced age, senility
老化 (rouka): aging, senile deterioration
老衰 (rousui): senility, senile decay
老年 (rounen): old age
老舗 (rouho): veteran
老婦 (roufu): old woman
老練 (rouren): experienced, veteran
初老 (shorou): past middle-aged, aging
海老 (ebi): prawn, shrimp, lobster
老朽 (roukyuu): superannuated, decrepitude
老眼 (rougan): age-related longsightedness, farsightedness
不老 (furou): perennial youth
老若 (rounyaku): young and old, all ages
老ける (fukeru): to age, to grow old
老いる (oiru): to age, to grow old
年老い (toshioi): old person
養老院 (yourouin): home for the aged
不老泉 (furousen): fountain of youth
老夫婦 (roufuufu): old couple, elderly couple
年老いる (toshioiru): to grow old
老人福祉 (roujinfukushi): welfare for the aged


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

日本人は老後に備えて貯蓄に励んだ。
nihonjin wa rougo ni sonaete chochiku ni hagenda.
Japanese planned for retirement through savings.

また新たな発作の苦痛が、不幸な老夫人を襲ったのだ。
mata arata na hossa no kutsuu ga, fukou na roufujin o osotta no da.
A fresh access of pain seized the unfortunate old lady.

老いた軍馬が警鐘の音にどう反応するか、私は知っている。
oita gunba ga keishou no oto ni dou hannou suru ka, watashi wa shitte iru.
I know what the old warhorse does when he hear the bell ring.

年老いた将軍はじっと若者の話を聞き、質問にも根気よく答えてくれる。
toshioita shougun wa jitto wakamono no hanashi o kiki, shitsumon ni mo konki yoku kotaete kureru.
The old gentleman patiently listens to the kid and courteously answers his questions.

故人は、老齢であったために、おそらく以前の遺言状のことを忘れてしまった。
kojin wa, rourei de atta tame ni, osoraku izen no yuigonjou no koto o wasurete shimatta.
The deceased was an old lady, and might have forgotten the former will.

といって老人と申すのでもなく、年のことは私にも判然といたしませんが、店員としては、あんな立派な店員がまた得られるものではございません。
to itte roujin to mousu node mo naku, toshi no koto wa watashi ni mo hanzen to itashimasen ga, ten’in to shite wa, anna rippa na ten’in ga mata erareru mono de wa gozaimasen.
He’s not such a youth, either. It’s hard to say his age. I should not wish a smarter employee.

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