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Kanji of the Day 防 (Protect, Defend)

7 strokes

Meaning: ward off, defend, protect, resist
Kun: ふせ (fuse)
On: ボウ (bō)

Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
331 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Words that contain 防:

防ぐ (ふせぐ) to defend against; to protect against​; to prevent; to avert; to avoid​
消防 (しょうぼう) fire-fighting; fire department; fire brigade
消防署 (しょうぼうしょ) fire station​
消防士 (しょうぼうし) fireman; firefighter
予防 (よぼう) prevention; precaution; protection against​
堤防 (ていぼう) bank; weir; embankment; levee​
国防 (こくぼう) national defense​
防水 (ぼうすい) waterproofing; making watertight​
防音 (ぼうおん) sound proof; sound proofing
防臭 (ぼうしゅう) odor-resistant
防弾 (ぼうだん) bulletproof; bombproof
防刃 (ぼうじん) stab-proof; knife-proof​
防犯 (ぼうはん) crime prevention​
火災予防 (かさいよぼう) fire prevention
防御 (ぼうぎょ) defense; safeguard; protection​
防空 (ぼうくう) air defense
自己防衛 (じこぼうえい) self defense
無防備 (むぼうび) defenseless

Practice sentences using 防:

彼女は寒気を防ぐために厚いコートを着ていた。
(Kanojo wa samuke o fusegu tame ni atsui kōto o kiteita.)
She was wearing a heavy coat to protect against the chill.

注意深い運転は事故を防ぐ。
(Chūibukai unten wa jiko o fusegu.)
Careful driving prevents accidents.

塩は魚が腐るのを防ぐ。
(Shio wa sakana ga kusaru no o fusegu.)
Salt preserves fish from decay.

大きくなったら消防士さんになりたいです。
(Ōkiku nattara shōbō-shi-san ni naritaidesu.)
When I grow up, I want to be a firefighter.

消防車はほかの乗り物に優先する。
(Shōbōsha wa hoka no norimono ni yūsen suru.)
Fire engines have priority over other vehicles.

消防士たちは即座に火事を消した。
(Shōbō-shi-tachi wa sokuza ni kaji o keshita.)
The firemen put out the fire on the spot.

消防署は警察署の隣にあります。
(Shōbō-sho wa keisatsu-sho no tonari ni arimasu.)
The fire station is next to the police station.

私は堤防の近くに住んでいます。
(Watashi wa teibō no chikaku ni sunde imasu.)
I live near the levee.

水は堤防を越えた。
(Mizu wa teibō o koeta.)
The water ran over the dike.

私の時計は防水になっています。
(Watashi no tokei wa bōsui ni natte imasu.)
My watch is waterproof.

治療よりも予防。
(Chiryō yori mo yobō.)
Prevention is better than cure.

今週は火災予防週間です。
(Konshū wa kasaiyobōshūkan desu.)
This is Fire Prevention Week.

それは予防できない病気だ。
(Sore wa yobō dekinai byōki da.)
That is a disease that can't be prevented.

9月10日は世界自殺予防デーです。
(Ku-gatsu tō-ka wa sekai jisatsu yobō dē desu.)
September tenth is World Suicide Prevention Day.

予防運転は事故を防ぎます。
(Yobō unten wa jiko o fusegimasu.)
Defensive driving can help you avoid accidents./Defensive driving prevents accidents.

攻撃は最大の防御である。
(Kōgeki wa saidai no bōgyo dearu.)
Attack is the greatest form of defense.

我が軍は敵の防御を突破した。
(Waga gun wa teki no bōgyo o toppa shita.)
Our army broke through the enemy defenses.

その男は自己防衛を口実にした。
(Sono otoko wa jiko bōei o kōjitsu ni shita.)
The man pleaded self-defense.

国防のため大きな額が計上された。
(Kokubō no tame ōkina gaku ga keijō sa reta.)
A considerable sum of money was appropriated for the national defense.

まずは防犯意識をしっかり持ちましょう! 出かける前には戸締りを!
(Mazuwa bōhan ishiki o shikkari mochimashou! Dekakeru mae ni wa tojimari o!)
First of all, hold crime-prevention firmly in mind! Before going out, lock the doors!

April 18, 2019

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Noya-Senpai

Thank you SO much. Im also doing japanese and this was a great help

April 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

What a great post ! Thank you DestinyCall !

Have you done others like this ?

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DestinyCall

You are quite welcome. Yes, I have. If you scroll back through the posts, you should be able to find ten more Kanji of the Day posts.

Good luck in your Japanese studies and remember to practice often!

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lunalui

On: ボウ (hō) ---> bō ???

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DestinyCall

Whoops! Yes, fixed it.

April 18, 2019
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