Day 4: Thursday 4/15

My internet at home has been flaky so I could not post this yesterday. So I’m posting during my break at work.

Another day passed and there is progress but its getting harder. Finding the time and energy to keep doing this challenge is not simple. But in any case, I think I’m motivated enough to keep doing it so I’m not going to give up that easily. Besides I am still on day 4, dammit.

I attended a cycling class at the gym today and the sore muscles are starting to feel a little better. At work, I spent a good amount of time looking at rendering related stuff. I’m still reading the Shaders book and the engine architecture book that I mentioned before so there is plenty to keep me busy.

As for Kanji, today’s 10 are:

Character Meaning Parts On yomi Kun yomi On example Kun example
end
finish
close
stop
be over
last
terminate
complete
expire
シュウ  
お・わる
お・える
お・わり
終点(しゅうてん) / the terminus, the last stop, a terminal station ☆=終着駅(しゅうちゃくえき) 失敗に終わる(しっぱいにおわる) / end up in failure (failing)
仕事を終える(しごとをおえる) / finish one’s work
もう終わりだ(もうおわりだ) / It is all up with ~., close soon, finish soon ☆=もうおしまいだ
try
attempt
make a trial
test
experiment
こころ・みる
こころ・み
ため・す
試食する(ししょくする) / sample, taste
模擬試験(もぎしけん) / a mock exam, a trial examination
試合 (しあい)/ 
試着質 (しちゃくしつ)/
色々な実験を試みる(いろいろなじっけんをこころみる) / try various experiments
☆色々=様々(さまざま),多様(たよう),諸々(もろもろ)
奇抜な試み(きばつなこころみ) / a fanciful attempt, an unconventional trial
能力を試す(のうりょくをためす) / test on one’s ability
omen
a trial
ケン
ゲン
実験室(じっけんしつ) / a laboratory, a lab
験がいい(げんがいい) / be a good omen, auspicious☆=縁起がいい(えんぎがいい)
N/A
an answer
a reply
a response
a rejoinder
a solution
answer
solve
reply
respond
トウ こた・える
こた・え
自問自答(じもんじとう) / self-questioning and answering oneself
解答する(かいとうする) / solve (a problem), answer (a question)
回答する(かいとうする) / reply to an inquiry ☆=質問に返事をする(しつもんにへんじをする)
問いに答える(といにこたえる) / answer a question
答えを出す(こたえをだす) / get an answer, work out a solution
a hall
a temple
a shrine
冖, 口, 土, 尚 ドウ n/a 正々堂々(せいせいどうどう) / fair and square, open and aboveboard
社員食堂のシェフ(しゃいんしょくどうのしぇふ) / the chef of the staff canteen
☆社員=職員(しょくいん),従業員(じゅうぎょういん) / an employee
堂々としなさい。/ Walk tall, son.
教会堂の鐘が鳴っている。/ The church bells are ringing.
summer 一, 夂, 自
*ゲ
なつ 冷夏(れいか) / a cool summer
夏至(げし) / the summer solstice
夏休み(なつやすみ) / the summer holidays (vacation)
autumn
fall
火, 禾 シュウ あき 秋分の日(しゅうぶんのひ) / Autumnal Equinox Day 秋風(あきかぜ) / an autumn breeze
winter 丶, 夂, 攵 トウ ふゆ 冬至(とうじ) / the winter solstice 冬休み(ふゆやすみ) / the winter holidays (vacation)
spring
springtime
puberty
一, ノ, 二, 日 シュン はる 春分の日(しゅんぶんのひ) / Vernal Equinox Day 春一番(はるいちばん) / the first storm in spring
野山は春の装いだ / Hills and fields cloaked in spring colors.
increase
gain
multiply
grow
add
augment
swell
rise
并, 土, 日, 田 ゾウ ま・す
ふ・える
ふ・やす
増加(ぞうか) / increment, increase, a rise ☆⇔減少(げんしょう) / reduction, decrease, diminution 人気が増す(にんきがます) / gain in popularity
2キロ増えた(にきろふえた) / have gained two kilograms
人手を増やす(ひとでをふやす) / add to the staff
notes
attention
pour
sprinkle
fill
丶, 汁, 王 チュウ   そそ・ぐ
*つ・ぐ
注意(ちゅうい) / attention, caution, precaution
注文する(ちゅうもんする) / order, place an order
熱湯を注ぐ(ねっとうをそそぐ) / pour the boiling water
ウィスキーを注ぐ(うぃすきーをつぐ) / pour out whiskey
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