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BUILDING
KAN
図書館
toshokan – library
大使館
taishikan – embassy
館長
kanchou – head librarian
映画館
eigakan – cinema
旅館
ryokan – Japanese inn
会館
kaikan – assembly hall
CHINESE, FELLOW
KAN
漢字
kanji – kanji (Chinese characters)
漢語
kango – a Chinese word
漢文
kanbun – Chinese writing
RETURN
KI/kae(ru)/kae(su)
帰る
kaeru – to return (home)
帰す
kaesu – to send something home
帰国
kikoku – returning to one’s home country
帰京
kikyou – returning to Tokyo
RISE
KI/o(kiru)/o(koru)/o(kosu)
起きる
okiru – to get up
起こる
okoru – to occur, happen
STUDY EXHAUSTIVELY
KYUU/kiwa(meru)
究める
kiwameru – to study exhaustively
研究
kennyu – research, study
学究
gakkyuu – scholar
HURRY, SUDDEN
KYUU/iso(gu)
急ぐ
isogu – to hurry
急に
kyuu ni – suddenly
急行
kyuukou – express train
特急
tokkyuu – super express train
急用
kyuuyou – urgent business
CATTLE
GYUU/ushi
牛 (noun)
ushi – a cow, cattle
牛肉
gyuuniku – beef
牛乳
gyuunyuu – milk
GO AWAY
KYO/ko/sa(ru)
去る
saru – to leave, to pass time (time)
去年
kyonen – last year
死去
shikyo – death
FISH
GYO/sakana/uo
魚(noun)
sakana – fish
金魚
kingyo – goldfish
魚肉
gyoniku – fish meat
人魚
ningyo – mermaid
木魚
mokugyo – a temple’s wooden drum
魚市場
uoichiba – fish market
STRONG
KYOU/GOU/shi(iru)/tsuyo(i)/tsuyo(maru)/tsuyo(meru)
強い
tsuyoi – strong
強まる
tsuyomaru – to become strong
強める
tsuyomeru – to strengthen, emphasize
強いる
shiiru – to force, compel
勉強
benkyou – to study
強風
kyoufuu – strong wind
TEACH, RELIGION
KYOU/oshi(eru)/oso(waru)
教える
oshieru – to teach, inform
教室
kyoushitsu – classroom
教育
kyouiku – education
教員
kyouin – teacher
仏教
bukkyou – Buddhism
CAPITAL
KYOU/KEI
東京
Toukyou – Tokyo (“eastern capital”)
京都
kyouto – Kyoto (“capital city”)
上京する
joukyuu suru – to go up to Tokyo