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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 補 (ho)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 補 (ho)

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MEANING:

supplement, supply, make good, offset, compensate, assistant, learner

HOW TO READ:

On: ho
Kun: ogina.u

JLPT LEVEL: N2

COMPOUNDS:

補う (oginau): to compensate for
補い (oginai): replenishment, supplement
補助 (hojo): assistance, help
候補 (kouho): candidate, choice, pick
補佐 (hosa): aid, help, asisstant
補給 (hokyuu): supply, replenishment
補償 (hoshou): compensation, reparation
補充 (hojuu): supplementation, supplement
補完 (hokan): complementation, completion
補導 (hodou): guidance, protective custody
補習 (hoshuu): supplementary lessons
補正 (hosei): correction, revision
補填 (hoten): compensating, making up for
補強 (hokyou): compensation, reinforcement
補足 (hosoku): supplement, complement
補欠 (hoketsu): filling a vacancy
補修 (hoshuu): maintenance, mending
立候補 (rikkouho): announcing candidacy
補聴器 (hochouki): hearing aid
候補者 (kouhosha): candidate, applicant

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:


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彼はみるみる頭角をあらわし、補給係将校に昇格した。
kare wa mirumiru toukaku o arawashi, hokyuu gakari shoukou ni shoukaku shita.
He proved extremely efficient, and was soon promoted to quartermaster.

市議会の一つの空き議席に対し、九人の候補者が立候補している。
shigikai no hitotsu no aki giseki ni taishi, kyuunin no kouhosha ga rikkouho shite iru.
Nine candidates are running for one open city council seat.

彼は急いで通路を通り、自分の部屋へ行った。補充のタバコは、旅行鞄の一つにしまってあった。
kare wa isoide tsuuro o toori, jibun no heya e itta. hojuu no tabako wa, ryokou kaban no hitotsu ni shimatte atta.
He went hurriedly along the corridor to his own compartment. He had a further supply of cigarettes in one of his valises.

この不均衡を是正する一つの方法は、大災害を補償する連邦再保険プログラムを作ることだろう。
kono fukinkou o zesei suru hitotsu no houhou wa, daisaigai o hoshou suru renpou saihoken puroguramu o tsukuru koto darou.
One possible way of correcting this imbalance would be to create a federal reinsurance programme to cover mega-catastrophes.

国家が適切な行政を行わず、市場にそれを補填してもらうというのは筋違いだ。政府はもっと改善できるはずだ。
kokka ga tekisetsu na gyousei o okonawazu, ichiba ni sore o hoten shite morau to iu no wa sujichigai da. seifu wa motto kaizen dekiru hazu da.
The market cannot be counted on to make up for the failure of the state to deliver decent governance. The state has to get better.

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