#21 What does 紙 mean?


Hello, everyone.
How are you?


It's kÜshi.


Do you have fun to study kanji
and Japanese?


Recently I realized that I should
do something to make it exciting
to study kanji and Japanese.


And then I'm trying to make
funny example sentences.


So sometimes you can find
crazy sentences.


Craziness sometimes helps
you in difficulties.


Having fun is everything!!

Don't forget that!



I tell you one of the good ways
to study here.

1. You read the English and
Japanese carefully.


2. You copy the Japanese sentence
on paper.


3. You read the explanations
written below while you see
the Japanese sentence on
the paper.


I believe this is the best way.


So today's kanji is 紙




Reads: kami
Means: paper


Ex.

1. His house is has thin walls like paper
...彼の家は紙のようにうすい
/Kare no ie wa kami no you ni usui/

👉彼(かれ kare) means he
And 彼の means "his~"


👉家(いえ, ie) means a house


👉のように (no you ni) means
"like~"

For example,

・ I hate to treated like a child
...子ども のように 扱われるのが きらい
/Ko-domo no you ni atsuka-wareru no ga
kirai/

→子ども(こども) means a child
So 子どものように means "like a child"


→扱われる(あつか われる, atsuka-wareru)
is a passive voice of 扱う(あつか-う,
atsuka-u), which means to treat.

If you want to make pssive voices, you put
"れる" at the end of verbs. And the vowel at
the end of verbs change to A.


For example,

たたく(tataku, to hit)
→たたか れる(tatakA reru, to be hit)


見る(mi-ru, to see)
→見ら れる(mi-rA reru, to be seen )


よむ(yomu, to read)
→よまれる(yomA reru, to be read)


さわる(sawaru, to touch)
→さわられる(sawarA reru, to be touched)



👉うすい means to be thin



2. You can use burned paper to light in the dark.
...もえてる紙は暗闇を照らすために使える
/moeteru kami wa kurayami o te-rasu noni
tsuka-eru/


Oh.. it's a difficult sentence XD


👉もえてる is a progressive form of もえる,
which means to burn.
So もえてる紙 means "burned paper"


👉暗闇(くら-やみ,kura-yami) means dark.
It's very difficult kanji. You don't have to
remember now.


👉照らす(te-rasu) means to light.


👉ために is like "to" to mean an object.

For example,

・I go to the sea to swim
...泳ぐために海に行く

→泳ぐ(およぐ, oyo-gu) means to swim

→海(うみ, umi) means sea

→行く(いく, i-ku) means to go


👉使う(つかう, tsuka-u) means to use.
And 使える (tsuka-eru) means "can use


So that's all today.


Thank you for coming here.


I hope this helps you.


See you next time!


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