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約

Today’s #kanji is 約, which is listed under its semantic element of #いとへん(糸), which suggests a connection with fiber or textile. Its phonetic element is 勺, although 約 and 勺 don’t share a sound in Japanese.

Meaning: to conclude, to promise, approximate
Reading: ヤク(ヤッ)

約(ヤク): about, close to, some, nearly
約数(ヤクスウ): a measure, a divisor
約束(ヤクソク): a promise, an engagement, an appointment, a convention
約款(ヤッカン): an agreement, a stipulation, an article
解約(カイヤク)する: to cancel (a contract/policy)
確約(カクヤク)する: to promise difinitely, to commit oneself (to …)
契約(ケイヤク)する: to contract, to sign up, to promise
公約(コウヤク): a public pledge, a public commitment, an election pledge
条約(ジョウヤク): a treaty, a pact, a convention, an agreement
節約(セツヤク)する: to economize, to be economical, to save

  • いとへん

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