Kanji of the year
Every year in Japan, they vote the kanji of the year (今年の漢字).
The kanji of 2014 was 税 (zei –>tax) and it was surely a kanji that was representing the 2014 for the whole world, not only Japan 😀
So what kanji won this year???
The kanji of 2015 is…. TAHDAH
This kanji may be kinda familiar to all of you cause it’s the kanji of 安い (yasui –> cheap), but its ON reading is AN and you can find it in many words related to safety/peace and that’s why it won 🙂
Also this year, a kanji that represents the feeling of the whole world right??
So let’s take a chance to learn some words that use this kanji!
安心 — anshin — relief / peace of mind (also used with “suru”)
安静 — ansei — rest
安否 — anpi — safety
安らか — yasuraka — restful
安らぎ — yasuraki — serenity/tranquillity
安心感 — anshinkan — sense of security
I have to add that the kanji that arrived respectively 2nd and 3rd are
They are “baku” (explosion) and “sen” (war).
Unfortunately 2015 will be remember for tragic moment, isn’t it?
But “safety” won and I wanna see it as the need of safety winning over the fear for terrorism..
And let’s hope that 2016 will be a good year with only nice kanji fighting for the win!