Kanji of the Day 耕 (Till, Plow)

(10 strokes)

Meaning: till, plow, cultivate Kun: たがや (Tagaya)
On: コウ (Kō)

Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
1568 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Sample Words containing 耕

耕す (たがやす) to till; to plow; to plough; to cultivate​

耕作 (こうさく) cultivation; farming​
農耕 (のうこう) farming; agriculture; cultivation​
耕作地 (こうさくち) cultivated land​
耕地 (こうち) arable land​, farmland
耕土 (こうど) arable soil​; fertile dirt
未耕地 (みこうち) uncultivated land​
不耕作地 (ふこうさくち) non-farming land; untilled land​
不耕起栽培 (ふこうきさいばい) no-till farming​; direct planting; pasture cropping 耕田 (こうでん) cultivated field (for rice, etc.)​
深耕 (しんこう) deep plowing; deep ploughing​
春耕 (しゅんこう) spring plowing​
馬耕 (ばこう) tilling with horses​
秋耕 (しゅうこう) plowing right after the autumn harvest​
休耕 (きゅうこう) lying fallow​; undeveloped or inactive, but potentially useful
耕作放棄 (こうさくほうき) abandonment of cultivation​
耕作放棄地 (こうさくほうきち) fields and rice paddies that have been abandoned and are no longer cultivated​
耕地整理 (こうちせいり) Land consolidation; redeployment of arable land​
水耕 (すいこう) hydroponics​
水耕栽培 (すいこうさいばい) hydroponics; aquaculture; water culture; tank farming
階段耕作 (かいだんこうさ)くterrace culture​
耕作物 (こうさくぶつ) farm produce​
農耕民族 (のうこうみんぞく) agricultural people​ 耕作者 (こうさくしゃ) cultivator​; farmer (person)
耕運機 (こううんき) cultivator; farm tractor; tiller​ (machine)
中耕機 (ちゅうこうき) cultivator​ (cultivator)
耕具 (こうぐ) farm tools; farm implements​
晴耕雨読 (せいこううどく) working in the field in fine weather and reading at home in rainy weather; living in quiet retirement dividing time between work and intellectual pursuits​ (Yojijukugo)

Example Sentences using 耕:

(Tochi o tagayasu.)
I till the earth.

(Nōfu wa tochi o tagayasu.)
Farmers cultivate the soil.

(Nōjōshu wa ichinichijū hata o tagayashita.)
The farmer plowed his field all day.

(Watashi ga kono tochi o tagayasu no wa hajimete desu.)
This is the first time I've ever plowed this land.

(Sono nōmin wa ni hyaku ēkā no nōen o tagayashita.)
That farmer cultivated a 200 acre plantation.

(Kono kōunki ga hyaku man-en mo shita to kiita toki wa bikkuri shita yo.)
I was really surprised to hear that this cultivator cost as much as 1 million yen.

(San hyaku-nenkan, karera wa shūi no tochi o kōsaku shite kita.)
For three hundred years they have farmed the surrounding land.

(Saibai ni tekishita dojō o eru ni wa tagayasanakereba naranai.)
In order to get the soil ready for planting you must plow it.

(Nōgyō wa kokumotsu o sodateru tame no dojō no kōsaku to teigi sa reru.)
Agriculture is defined as the cultivation of soil for growing crops.

(Seikōudoku no jinsei ni mo shōshō wa akogareru keredo, boku ni wa son'na ikikata, mikka mo motanai darou na.)
I sometimes wish I could live a quiet retired sort of life but I doubt I could stand it for more than a few days.

May 6, 2019

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Wow, thank you for the comprehensive post! I appreciate expanding my Japanese vocabulary, and this is perfect. ^o^

May 7, 2019
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