It’s been quite some time since last post, so what better chance to make this kanji introduction. When written 忙しい, it’s read “isogashii”, and it’s an adjective meaning “busy“. It also has an on’yomi reading of “bou”, as in 多忙 (tabou), having kind of the same meaning but maybe leveled up, as the first kanji … More Kanji Tip 21: 忙 (busy), 忘 (forget)
Today’s kanji meaning is pretty simple, and I think you can get it just by looking at it and remembering two of the kanji we already studied here! (THIS ONE and THIS ONE) “A wind coming from the mountain” it’s what they call a storm! It’s read あらし (arashi) – yes, like the music group I presented … More Kanji Tip 18: 嵐 (storm)
Surely you’ve heard of the famous “kamikaze” from the Second World War. Well, this is how it’s written! Separating the two characters, the first one means God (かみ, kami). It is an aggregation of the two parts 示 and 申, which represent an altar, and the lightning or thunder descending from the sky. The second character, … More Kanji Tip 17: 神風 (kamikaze)
Some days ago there was a strong typhoon in Japan, so I thought this would be a nice kanji tip! 暴風, meaning windstorm, is read ぼうふう, boufuu. The first kanji is mainly related to violence, like in the word 暴力 (meaning violence, force), but it is also related to the sun or light, as the … More Kanji Tip 16: 暴風 (windstorm)
Following the weather related kanji, after yesterday’s heat, today there was rain and thunder! So here is today’s kanji: Easy to guess right? It’s rain! It’s read あめ (ame). And today it was a really heavy rain in the morning, so we say 大雨 (おおあめ, ooame, lit. “big rain”!)This kanji is very commonly used in … More Kanji Tip 15 – 雷雨 (thunderstorm)
It’s still very hot in Tokyo! And that goes just towards today’s Kanji Tip! It’s read ざんしょ (zansho) and it literally means “lingering summer heat”! It’s a very commonly used word around this time of the year. The first kanji 残 is use in the word 残る (のこる, nokoru), which means “remain”.The second kanji 暑 is used in … More Kanji Tip 14 – 残暑 (lingering summer heat)
Like the 川 kanji (meaning “river”), 山 (yama, meaning mountain), is very easy to memorize as well. Watch the explanation below!