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Japanese/Kanji/Lesson 8

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Meaning: interval, space, between

音読み: カン、ケン
  • 一時間 (いちじかん) 1 hour
  • 民間 (みんかん) private
訓読み: あいだ、 ま
  • 間もなく (まもなく) shortly, soon


Meaning: every

音読み: マイ
  • 毎日 (まいにち) everyday
  • 毎朝 (まいあさ) every morning
訓読み: ごと
  • Mnemonic: A man leans over to collect his winnings. "My (mai) winnings," he says.


Meaning: previous, precedance

音読み: セン
  • 先生 (せんせい) teacher
  • 先年 (せんねん) previous years
訓読み: さき
  • 先程 (さきほど) a while ago


Meaning: now, the present

音読み: コン、 キン
  • 今日 (きょう) today
  • 今週 (こんしゅう) this week
訓読み: いま
  • 只今 (ただいま) right now
  • A finished, unconventional house being built by your next-of-kin is still just an image in their heads, and this is how the construction looks at present.


Meaning: what

音読み:
  • 幾何学 (きかがく) geometry
訓読み: なに、 なん
  • 何時 (なんじ) what time