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80. Easy kanji prefixes

There are a number of fairly easy kanji that will help dramatically increase your vocabulary. These kanji have specific meanings that when added to other kanji or words, it changes the whole meaning in a logical way.


dai, oo – big

好き
suki
to like

大好き
dai suki
to really like, love


嫌い
kirai
to dislike

大嫌い
daikirai
to really dislike, hate


地震
ji shin
earthquake

大地震
dai jishin
a huge earthquake



ame
rain

大雨
oo ame
heavy rain


Another similar word is: 小 (small)


毎-
mai – every (attached to time words)


asa
morning

毎朝
mai asa
every morning



toshi
year

毎年
mai toshi
every year



ban
evening

毎晩
mai ban
every evening


会-
kai – to meet (a suffix)

音楽
ongaku
music

音楽会
ongaku kai
concert/recital


運動
un dou
exercise, sports

運動会
undou kai
athletic meet

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