羽: feather

By | Chinese Word, Japanese Word, Language-Learning

 

羽 yǔ

radical
: feather; plume; wings
: 5th note in pentatonic scale

Kun Reading

羽 | わ wa OR ば ba OR ぱ pa

counter
: counter for birds and rabbits

羽 | は ha

羽 | はね hane

noun
: feather; plume; wing
: blade (fan, propeller, etc.)

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羽 | う u


: fifth degree (of the Japanese & Chinese pentatonic scale)

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婚: marriage

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婚 hūn


: to marry; to take a wife
: marriage; wedding

Kun Reading

婚 | よばい yobai

noun | suru verb
: ancient practice of creeping at night into a woman’s bedroom (lit: night crawling); stealing into a girl’s bedroom at night to make love; sneaking visit

縁組 | えんぐみ engumi

noun | suru verb
: betrothal; wedding; marriage; alliance

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コン kon

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昏: dusk

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婚 hūn

adjective
: muddle-headed
: dusk; twilight; nightfall
: to faint; to lose consciousness
: old variant of 昬 [昏]

Kun Reading

昏い | くらい kurai

adjective
: (Usually written using kana alone) dark; gloomy
: dark (in color); dull
: depressed; dispirited
: sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past)
: unclear; unfamiliar; unknown

暮れ | くれ kure

temporal noun
: sunset; sundown; nightfall; dusk
: end; close
: year-end; end of the year

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コン kon

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揭: to expose

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揭 jiē

verb
: to take the lid off; to expose; to unmask
: raise, lift up

Kun Reading

掲げる | かかげる kakageru

ichidan verb | transitive verb
: to publish; to print; to carry (an article)
: to put up; to hang out; to hoist; to fly (a sail); to float (a flag); to tout
: to set forth (provision)

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ケイ kei

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結: knot | to bear fruit

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結 [结] jié

noun | verb
: knot; sturdy; bond
: to tie; to bind
: to check out (of a hotel)

結 [结] jiē

verb
: to bear fruit; to produce
: firm; solid

Kun Reading

結う | ゆう yuu OR いう iu

godan verb with u ending | transitive verb
: to do up (hair); to braid; to fasten; to fix

結び | むすび musubi

noun
: ending; conclusion; union

結ぶ | むすぶ musubu

godan verb with bu ending | transitive verb
: to tie; to bind; to link
: to bear (fruit)
: to close (e.g. deal); to confirm; to conclude
: to close tightly; to purse (e.g. lips)
: to unite (with); to ally; to join hands

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ケツ ketsu
ケチ kechi

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2017 Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

By | colors, Design
The Pantone color of the year for 2017: Greenery Pantone 15-0343.

“Greenery, a refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolizes new beginnings. It is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew,” said Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

The hue is invigorating, fortifying and brings the great outdoors in. This life-affirming shade speaks of life (rebirth, regrowth and reinvention), vitality and our need to be part of our environment and the world. It is minimalistic and neutral in nature, yet lasting by choice.

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選: to choose

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選 [选] xuǎn

verb
: to choose; to pick; to select; to elect
: election

Kun Reading

選る | よる yoru OR える eru

godan verb with ru ending | transitive verb
: to choose; to select

選ぶ | えらぶ erabu

godan verb with bu ending | transitive verb
: to choose; to select

選り | より yori

noun
: selecting; choosing

選る | すぐる suguru

godan verb with ru ending | transitive verb
: to choose; to select

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選 | せん sen

noun | noun suffix
: selection; choice; choosing; picking; election

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