漢字発見! #1

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食事・しょくじ


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(noun): 食事/お食事ーmeal, 「お」is often added for politeness.

(verb): 食事するーto have a meal, to eat


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98df」is associated with anything that is associated with FOOD. The moment you see it, you should know that we are talking about food.

It ranges from 食事(しょくじ)meaning meal食べる(たべる)- to eat食堂(しょくどう)- cafeteria, dining hall飲食(いんしょく)- drinks & food, to 断食(だんじき)- fasting.

Onyomi: ショク, ジキ in 食パン(しょくパン)- bread

Kunyomi: たべ・る,く・う, くら・う, は・む


4e8b」is has broader meanings associated with matter, thing, fact, reason, phenomenon, situation, affair, crisis, etc.

As (こと), it denotes an individual phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle). But its essence changes according to the Kanji it gets clubbed with. For example, in 食事(しょくじ)it means something to eat, i.e a meal. But in 大事(だいじ)which means important, precious, it denotes a thing事 that matters to you a lot大. It also forms common words like 見事(みごと)meaning splendid, magnificent, superb, i.e something事 worth seeing見, 事故(じこ)meaning accident, and 物事(ものごと)which means a thing, something; everything.

Onyomi: ジ, ズ in 事故(じこ)accident

Kunyomi: こと, つか・う, つか・える


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1.  油(あぶら)っぽい食事は好きじゃないです。I don’t like oily/fatty food.

2. 夜は家(いえ)で家族(かぞく)と一緒(いっしょ)に食事します。I have dinner with my family in the evening.

3. 明日、食事でもどうですか?I was wondering if you’d like to join me for a lunch/dinner tomorrow.

4. 本を読みながら食事をしてはいけません。Don’t eat while reading the book.


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