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Jhana file (9)

Let me explain the fifty-third Kanji character of the 80s for beginners, 「」.
on – yomi「リキ」
kun – yomi「ちから
Men exert their strength in rice fields. So the kanji for rice field 田 put on top of the kanji for power 力 makes the kanji man 男.

Jhana File (8)

In Japan, we Japanese eat red-bean rice when we have special occasions.
飯(せきはん)=red rice, red-bean rice
◇嬉しいこと=happy occasions, special occasions
It is embarrassing to explain why Japanese people eat red-bean rice in special occasions.

Jhana File (7)

Let me explain the fifty-second Kanji character of the 80s for beginners, 「」.
on – yomi「セキ」
kun – yomi「あか
While driving in Tokyo, you will get caught by red lights and stop your car for 22 minutes in one hour.
◇赤信号(あかしんごう)=red light, red traffic signal
◇赤信号で動(うご)けなくなる=get caught by red lights
◇車(くるま)=car, vehicle
◇車で走(はし)る=drive a car

Jhana File (6)

Unique nouns are hard to read. 「新田」can be read as “Shinnden” or “Nitta.” “Shinden” is popular as a place name. But if it is a personal name, it must be read as “Nitta.”

Jhana File (5)

Let me explain the third Kanji character of the 80s for beginners, 「」.
」=rice field
on – yomi「デン」
kun – yomi「
Now is the season for rice planting in Japan.
植え(うえ)=rice planting
Normal rice planting
Rice planting in a suit?
Rice planting in a swim suit?
Rice planting naked?

Jhana File (4)

The other day my mother was so careless as to spray pesticide onto her head instead of hair spray.
◇僕のお母さん(ぼくのおかあさん)=my mother
◇そそっかしい=careless, rash
◇先日(せんじつ)=the other day
◇ヘアスプレー=hair spray
◇~だと思って=~と間違えて=instead of~, in mistake for~
エンジンをかける start the engine of the car
時間(じかん)をかける take time
音楽(おんがく)をかける play music
保険(ほけん)をかける purchase insurance
負担(ふたん)をかける place a burden









Jhana File (3)

Let me explain the second Kanji character of the 80s for beginners, 「虫」.
」=insect, bug, worm
on – yomi「チュウ」
kun – yomi「むし
There is no accounting for tastes.
=Some bugs like to eat Tade.
◇虫(むし)=insect, bug, worm
◇~を食べるのが好き=like to eat~
*”蓼”is a kind of weed called “smartweed” in English. It tastes too bitter for us to eat. But some bugs like to eat this weed. So this old saying means that tastes differ.








Jhana File (2)

一つ(ひとつ)=one, a~
□Happening in a convenience store
Clerk: Do you want it heated?
Man: What?
The man put back the newspaper in his hand, and brought a packed lunch to the cash desk.
Man: Heat it up, please.
◇コンビニ=convenience store
◇出来事(できごと)=happening, episode
◇温める=warm up, heat up
◇元に戻す(もとにもどす)=put back
◇お弁当(おべんとう)=box lunch, packed lunch







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Let me explain the first kanji character of the 80 for beginners, 「一」.
「一」one, first
on-yomi 「いち」
一日(いちにち)=a day, all day (long)
□Five-year-old children laugh about 400 time a day, but adults laugh only 15 times a day.
◇5才の子供(ごさいのこども)=five-year-old children
◇400回(かい)=400 times
◇笑う(わらう)=chuckle, laugh
The range of “interest” adults have is smaller than the one children have.

Syssy File (10)

敬語を特集してきた「Syssy Files」は、あといくつかのPDFファイルをアップロードすれば終了です。これでシッシーともお別れですね!次回から「Jhana Files」の連載を始めます。Jhana Filesでは、基本的な漢字を80個解説します。Jhanaはデンマークで日本語を勉強している中学生です。将来は日本で仕事をするのが夢だそうです。薮研はJhanaを応援しています。
Syssy File(10) (revised)