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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 動 (dou)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 動 (dou)

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MEANING:

move, motion, change, confusion, shift, shake

HOW TO READ:

On: dou
Kun: ugo.ku, ugo.kasu

HOW TO REMEMBER:

This box is too heavy (重), I don’t have enough strength (力) to move it by myself.

WORDS:


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動く (ugoku): to move, to stir
動き (ugoki): movement, motion
動物 (doubutsu): animal
行動 (koudou): action
動詞 (doushi): verb
動機 (douki): motive, incentive
動揺 (douyou): shaking
自動 (jidou): automatic
動作 (dousa): action, movements
動画 (douga): video, movie
運動 (undou): exercise, work-out
感動 (kandou): being deeply moved
活動 (katsudou): action, activity
衝動 (shoudou): impulse, urge
流動 (ryuudou): flow
騒動 (soudou): riot, turmoil
労動 (roudou): manual labour
移動 (idou): movement, transfer
動力 (douryoku): power, motive power
震動 (shindou): shock, tremor
動向 (doukou): trend, tendency
扇動 (sendou): incitement, agitation
自動的 (jidouteki): automatic
自動車 (jidousha): automobile
行動力 (koudouryoku): energy, fire
不動産 (fudousan): real estate
動じる (doujiru): to be perturbed
動き出す (ugokidasu): to start moving

EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

必要とあれば、行動に移るんだ。
hitsuyou to areba, koudou ni utsurun da.
Act if necessary.

回転ドアがまた動きはじめた。
kaiten doa ga mata ugokihajimeta.
The swing doors began to revolve once more.

彼女はどんな事があっても動じない。
kanojo wa donna koto ga atte mo doujinai.
Nothing could ever touch her.

ごくつまらない事が殺人の動機になる場合もある。
goku tsumaranai koto ga satsujin no douki ni naru baai mo aru.
Motives for murder are sometimes very trivial.

無駄な感動はしないことにしてるんです。
muda na kandou wa shinai koto ni shiterun desu.
I’m learning to save myself useless emotion.

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