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元 : Beginning

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Components:

beginning, former time, origin

On 'yomi:
ゲン(gen) ガン(gan)
Kun 'yomi:
もと(moto)
Nanori:
ちか(chika) はじめ(hajime) はる(haru) ゆき(yuki) よし(yoshi)
Strokes:4
Radical: (10)
Usage Rating:192
JLPT:N4
old JLPT:3
Grade:2
Unicode:05143
jis208:24-21
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元 Usage examples

織り(おりもと)
(おりもと)
textile manufacturer
流し(ながしもと)sink
(ざもと)theater proprietor, theatre proprietor, producer
気付く(げんきづく)to get encouraged, to become heightened in spirits
気を付ける(げんきをつける)to encourage, to give courage to
禄袖(げんろくそで)short and round sleeves of a kimono
(じもとみん)local people
単位(たんいげん)unit element
制度(たんげんせいど)unit credit system
が掛かる(もとがかかる)to be expensive, to cost much
首相(もとしゅしょう)former Prime Minister, former Chancellor
の通り(もとのとおり)as it was before
(もとは)originally
を切って売る(もとをきってうる)to sell under prime cost, to sell at a loss
を正す(もとをただす)
を糺す(もとをただす)
をただす(もとをただす)
to go to the bottom of an affair, to inquire into the origin
主要諸(しゅようしょげん)salient points
発売(はつばいもと)sales agency, selling agency
販売(はんばいもと)selling agency
作業(ふくげんさぎょう)restoration, restoration (restorative) work
(ふくげんりょく)righting moment, restoring force, stability
入金(もとにゅうきん)capital
(にげん)duality, binary (system)
ハロゲン族(ハロゲンぞくげんそ)halogen family elements
に戻す(もとにもどす)
にもどす(もとにもどす)
to go back to the start, to reset, to restore, to return to the point (of a discussion), to return something (that has been moved) to previous place, to reconstitute
人民(じんみんげん)Chinese Yuan, renminbi (currency)
国家首夫人(こっかげんしゅふじん)first lady
符号分割多接続(ふごうぶんかつたげんせつぞく)code division multiple access, CDMA
脱脂乳(かんげんだっしにゅう)reconstituted skim milk
を見る(あしもとをみる)to take advantage (e.g. of a weak situation), to size up (e.g. customer when setting a high price)
をすくう(あしもとをすくう)
を掬う(あしもとをすくう)
to trip someone up, to pull the carpet from under
お手(おてもときん)the privy purse, the money used for private purposes by the members of the Imperial family
気いっぱい(げんきいっぱい)
気一杯(げんきいっぱい)
brimming with health (vigor, vigour), full of vitality, full of health
気旺盛(げんきおうせい)brimming with vitality, full of vigor, full of life
気はつらつ(げんきはつらつ)
気溌剌(げんきはつらつ)
full of energy, full of liveliness, full of pep
白紙還(はくしかんげん)being returned (sent back) to the drawing board
不明(みもとふめい)(a person or body being) unidentifiable (unidentified)
千両(めもとせんりょう)
千両(めもとせんりょう)
beautiful eyes, bright-eyed
気出して(げんきだして)keep up your strength, chin up!
気出せよ(げんきだせよ)lighten up!, cheer up!
(げんしょく)former job, former position
一世一(いっせいいちげん)the practice of assigning one era name to one emperor
超重(ちょうじゅうげんそ)transuranium element, transuranic element, super heavy element
超ウラン(ちょうウランげんそ)transuranium element, transuranic element, super heavy element
も子もない(もともこもない)losing everything, coming to nothing, having lost the interest and the principal
お手(おてもと)
御手(おてもと)
chopsticks (often written on the paper wrapper)
管理(いちげんかんり)to control centrally, to manage centrally, to consolidate, to unify
(もとい)er, rather (used in speech to correct yourself)
(げんけい)Gangyou era (877.4.16-885.2.21), Genkei era
(じょうげん)Jougen era (976.7.13-978.11.29)
(てんげん)Tengen era (978.11.29-983.4.15)