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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 降 (kou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 降 (kou)

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MEANING:

descend, precipitate, fall, surrender

HOW TO READ:

On: kou, go
Kun: o.riru, o.rosu, fu.ru, fu.ri, kuda.ru, kuda.su

JLPT LEVEL: N3

COMPOUNDS:

降り (furi): rainfall, snowfall
降る (kudaru): to descend, to go down
降る (furu): to precipitate, to fall (rain)
以降 (ikou): hereafter, since, as from
下降 (kakou): downward, descent, fall, drop
滑降 (kakkou): skiing down a slope, descent
降服 (koufuku): capitulation, surrender
降雨 (kouu): rainfall, rain
投降 (toukou): surrender
降水 (kousui): rainfall, precipitation
降格 (koukaku): demotion
昇降 (shoukou): going up and down
沈降 (chinkou): precipitate, settle
降下 (kouka): fall, descent, landing
降参 (kousan): giving up, surrender
降雪 (kousetsu): snowfall, snow
降給 (koukyuu): reduction in pay
降職 (koushoku): degradation
勧降 (kankou): call to surrender
乗降 (joukou): getting on and off, embarking and disembarking
降りる (oriru): to descend, to go down
降ろす (orosu): to take down, to drop
雨降り (amefuri): rainfall, rainy weather
降水量 (kousuiryou): precipitation
急降下 (kyuukouka): swoop, nose dive
下降線 (kakousen): downward curve
降雨量 (kouuryou): amount of rainfall
投降者 (toukousha): surrenderer
人工降雨 (jinkoukouu): artificial rain


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

降伏後、こうした感情は、はじめて公然と表現された。
koufukugo, kou shita kanjoou wa, hajimete kouzen to hyougen sareta.
After the surrender, these feelings were vented openly for the first time.

オランダ軍は主要戦線を維持したまま条件付き降服を行った。
orandagun wa shuyou sensen o iji shita mama jouken tsuki koufuku o okonatta.
The Dutch capitulated, although their main front was still unbroken.

一週間ぶっ続けで雨が降り、丘から血と雨が小川となって流れた。
isshuukan buttsuzuke de ame ga furi, oka kara chi to ame ga ogawa to natte nagareta.
It had been raining steadily for a week and the hills streamed with blood and water.

朝鮮戦争以降では、金日成の死に至る数年間が最も錯乱した時代だった。
chousen sensou ikou dewa, kimu iruson no shi ni itaru suunenkan ga motto mo sakuran shita jidai datta.
The year leading up to Kim Il-sung’s death was one of the most tumultuous since the Korean War.

あなたには、これからタツヤに電話して、ダイヤモンドを携えて投降するよう説得してもらう。
anata ni wa, kore kara tatsuya ni denwa shite, daiyamondo o tazusaete toukou suru you settoku shite morau.
You are going to call Tatsuya and tell him to turn himself in, along with the diamond.

イギリスにおける1980年の生産の落ち込みは予想ほどではなかったが、81年には予想よりも急速に下降しそうだった。
igirisu ni okeru sen kyuuhyaku hachijuu nen no seisan no ochikomi wa yosou hodo dewa nakatta ga, hachijuu ichi nen ni wa yosou yori mo kyuusoku ni kakou shisou datta.
Although output in the UK had fallen rather less than predicted in 1980, it was likely in consequence to fall faster than expected in 1981.

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