nature

(evening) + (dog) + Firebottom (firebottom)
★★★★☆
12 strokes
BETA

Onyomi

ZEN

ZEN Buddhism is in harmony with nature.

It's natural to set a dog on fire every evening

Jukugo

全然(ぜんぜん)

absolutely! ★★★★☆ 1/2 KANA
(all) + (nature) = 全然 (absolutely! )

absolutely! (usually used to emphasize the word after it. But sometimes, the word being emphasized is omitted because it's so obvious (to Japanese))

If you hear someone say 'Zenzen!' with no word after it, it might mean 'zenzen daijoubu,' ('Absolutely no problemo.') . . .

OR it might mean 'zen zen dame!' ('No effing way, guy!')

自然(しぜん)

nature ★★★★☆
(my own) + (nature) = 自然 (nature)

当然(とうぜん)

natural, obvious ★★★☆☆
(hit the target) + (nature) = 当然 (natural, obvious)

just, natural, deserved - although it's often used like 'That's obvious, isn't it?'

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
nature EVENING
shut up VILLAGE

EVENING is the best time to see nature, because that's when you get the sunsets, when all the animals come out, and etc.

Everyone in the VILLAGE has to shut up because it's Japan and it's polite to be quiet.

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