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N4 Kanji 87: 別

Meaning:

In Japanese, 別 means “to break up with”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiわか
Onyomiべつ

How to write it:


Origin:

You can see a knife and the bone, when you break up with your girlfriend/boyfriend, it will be so painful that it feels like a knife is cutting your bone.
So it stands for “to break up with”.


Development:


Vocabulary:

WordReadingMeaning
べつanother
別れるわかれるto break up with
特別とくべつspecial
区別くべつdistinction
差別さべつdiscrimination
個別こべつindividual
別々べつべつseparately
別荘べっそうvilla
性別せいべつgender
識別しきべつidentification
格別かくべつexceptional
分別ふんべつclassification
別人べつじんanother person
別名べつめいalias
判別はんべつdiscrimination
大別するたいべつするto divide roughly
選別せんべつsorting
別居べっきょliving apart
別個べっこseparate
別冊べっさつseparate volume
別物べつものanother thing
別途べっとseparately
別室べっしつseparate room
死別しべつbereavement

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