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Kanji of the Day 浅 (Shallow, Superficial)

(9 strokes)

Meaning: shallow, superficial, frivolous, wretched, shameful
Main Readings: Kun - あさ (asa); On -セン (sen)

Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1253 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Words containing 浅:

浅い (あさい) shallow; superficial​; slight (wound); light (sleep); pale (color); inadequate (knowledge); ​short (time)
浅はか (あさはか) shallow; superficial; thoughtless; short-sighted; foolish; silly​
経験が浅い (けいけんがあさい) having little experience​
日が浅い (ひがあさい) it hasn't been long since
遠浅 (とおあさ) shoal; wide shallow beach​
浅瀬 ( あさせ) shoal; shallows; sand bar; ford​
浅黒い (あさぐろい) darkish; swarthy (complexion)
浅緑 (あさみどり) light green​
浅黄 (あさぎ) light yellow​
浅漬け (あさづけ) lightly pickled vegetables​
浅ましい (あさましい) wretched; miserable; shameful; mean; despicable; abject​

浅海 (せんかい) shallow sea​
浅才 (せんさい) incompetence; lack of ability​
浅慮 (せんりょ) imprudence; indiscretion; thoughtlessness​
浅学 (せんがく) superficial knowledge; superficiality​
浅見 (せんけん) shallow view; superficial idea​
浅学非才 (せんがくひさい) one's lack of learning or ability; shallow learning and limited ability ​(Yojijukugo - four character idiom)
浅学寡聞 (せんがくかぶん) shallow learning and limited information; ignorant and badly informed​ (Yojijukugo)
浅瀬に仇波 (あさせにあだなみ) deep rivers move in silence; shallow brooks are noisy; those who know little talk much (​Proverb)

Practice Sentences using 浅:

その池は泳ぐには浅すぎる。
(Sono ike wa oyogu ni wa asa sugiru.)
The pond is too shallow for swimming.

少しずつ水が浅くなる。
(Sukoshizutsu mizu ga asaku naru.)
Little by little the water gets shallower.

トムが浅瀬をぽちゃぽちゃと歩いて行った。
(Tomu ga asase o pochapocha to aruite itta.)
Tom went splashing through the shallows.

太った男が浅い溝を飛び越えて、よろけた。
(Futotta otoko ga asai mizo o tobikoete, yoroketa.)
The stout man leaped over the shallow ditch and stumbled.

結構遠浅だな。
(Kekkō tōasa da na.)
It's a pretty shallow beach.

眠りが浅いのです。
(Nemuri ga asai nodesu.)
I'm a light sleeper.

春はまだ浅かった。
(Haru wa mada asakatta.)
The spring was still young.

私はイタリア語を勉強し始めてから日が浅い。
(Watashi wa Itaria-go o benkyō shi hajimete kara higaasai.)
I've only just started studying Italian./ It hasn't been long since I started studying Italian.

我々は知り合ってからまだ日が浅い。
(Wareware wa shiriatte kara mada higaasai.)
We haven't known each other long./ It hasn't been long since we met each other

その黒っぽいコートは彼女の浅黒い肌には合わない。
(Sono kuroppoi kōto wa kanojo no asaguroi hada ni wa awanai.)
That dark coat does not suit her dark complexion.

彼女は彼を無視した。そしてそれは浅はかなことだった。
(Kanojo wa kare o mushi shita. Soshite sore wa asahakana kotodatta.)
She ignored him, which proved unwise./She disregarded him, and that was a foolish act.

彼は浅はかな人ではありません。
(Kare wa asahakana hito dewa arimasen.)
He's not a thoughtless person.

彼は教師としての経験が浅い。
(Kare wa kyōshi to shite no keiken ga asai.)
He has little experience in teaching. / He has little experience in the role of teacher.

私の愛犬に対する愛情は浅からぬものがあった。
(Watashi no aiken ni taisuru aijō wa asakaranu mono ga atta.)
My love for my beloved dog was very deep.

April 17, 2019

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