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Journal for 2005-3-6 Mon..
Weather: Rainy Plan: Akagi JHS

I know it was bad, but I played the MUD Achaea today. Someone stole my money in the game! It was quite annoying, but it's just a game so it's no big deal. What IS a big deal is the Foreign Service Written Exam that is coming in less than a month. I have never taken a 6 hour test before so I am a worried about it.

天気: 雨 行事: 赤来中


Today's Kanji
Meaning (意味): stomach

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation
胃液いえきiekigastric fluid
胃炎いえんiengastritis (stomach lining inflammation)
胃酸いさんisanstomach acid

Trevor Lalish-Menagh
  • Okay, this is at least the second time this has happened in the KotD... that I've specifically noticed.

    Why is it that a single kanji carries a meaning (stomach) and yet there is a compound kanji-pair with the same meaning? 腸 apparently is guts/intestines... I know that compounds aren't strictly additive, but what is added, in meaning, with the second kanji?

    Is 胃 alone not used in written Japanese (see also: no kunyomi)?
    • 胃腸 is more of a technical term meaning the stomach and intestial area. The kanji 胃 itself is not used in spoken Japanese by itself. Instead the term おなか is used to refer to the stomach area. For example, in written Japanese a stomach ache would commonly be refered to as a 胃痛(いつう), but when speaking you would commonly say おなかが痛(いた)い not 胃痛がある. I hope that helps to clarify things for you.
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