Today’s #kanji is #遅, which is an informal variant of 遲. 遲 is made of its semantic element of #しんにょう（辶） and phonetic element of 犀 although 遅 and 犀 don’t share a sound in Japanese. 犀 is a rhinoceros and 遲 describes the way a rhino moves. Now you know what it means?
Meaning: late, delayed
遅（おく）らせる: [vt] to delay, to postpone, to slow down, In the Kansai area,
遅らす is also used
遅（おく）れ: [noun] delay, a (time) lag
遅（おく）れる: [vi] to be late, to fall behind time, to be overdue
気（き）遅（おく）れ: [noun] diffidence, loss of confidence, feeling awkward.
It can be written 気後れ with the same sound.
遅（おそ）い: [いadj] late, tardy, belated, slow
遅（おそ）咲（ざ）き: [noun] a late bloomer
遅（おそ）番（バン）: [noun] a late shift
Kanji with しんにょう
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