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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 闘 (tou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 闘 (tou)

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MEANING:

fight, war

HOW TO READ:

On: tou
Kun: tataka.u, araso.u

COMPOUNDS:

闘い (tatakai): battle, fight, struggle
闘う (tatakau): to fight, to battle, to combat
戦闘 (sentou): battle, fight, combat
闘志 (toushi): fighting spirit, (will to) fight
乱闘 (rantou): fray, fighting, brawling
闘争 (tousou): strife, conflict
暗闘 (antou): secret feud
敢闘 (kantou): fighting bravely
闘士 (toushi): fighter for, militant
激闘 (gekitou): fierce fighting
決闘 (kettou): duel, shoot-out
奮闘 (funtou): hard struggle, strenuous effort
格闘 (kakutou): scuffling, grappling
死闘 (shitou): mortal combat
熱闘 (nettou): fierce fighting
苦闘 (kutou): agonizing
共闘 (kyoutou): joint struggle, common (united) front
闘病 (toubyou): fighting against an illness
健闘 (kentou): fighting bravely, strenuous efforts
戦闘機 (sentouki): fighter (aircraft)
戦闘員 (sentouin): combatant
条件闘争 (joukentousou): negotiation of conditions
悪戦苦闘 (akusenkutou): hard fighting, hard struggle
階級闘争 (kaikyuutousou): class struggle


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

しかし、追い詰められた獣でも、いざとなれば闘います。
shikashi, oitsumerareta kemono demo, iza to nareba tatakaimasu.
But even a cornered beast will fight.

彼は喧嘩かなにかしたんだろう。決闘をして負けたのだ。
kare wa kenka ka nanika shitan darou. kettou o shite maketa no da.
He has been involved in a quarrel, and lost in a duel.

わたしの心を動かしたのは、こういう人々の苦闘だけではない。
watashi no kokoro o ugokashita no wa, kou iu hitobito no kutou dake dewa nai.
It wasn’t just the struggles of these men and women that had moved me.

アメリカで階級闘争が起きたら、勝つのはわたしの階級だな。
amerika de kaikyuu tousou ga okitara, katsu no wa watashi no kaikyuu da na.
If there’s class warfare going on in America, then my class is winning.

さらに彼はこう付け加えた。李大統領は若干の戦闘機を要求してきている。
sara ni kare wa kou tsukekuwaeta. ri daitouryou wa jakkan no sentouki o youkyuu shite kite iru.
Then he added that President Rhee had asked for some fighter planes.

十五歳の若さで、リッキーは病との闘いに散った。わたしが大統領に就任する五週間前のことだ。
juugosai no wakasa de, rikkii wa yamai to no tatakai ni chitta. watashi ga daitouryou ni shuunin suru goshuukan mae no koto da.
At fifteen, Ricky lost his fight, just five weeks before I became President.

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