Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

To Renew

arata-meru, arata-maru, kai When you renew something, say, “(something wo) aratameru.” When something is renewed, use the verb “aratamaru.” The character implies to renew, to correct, to change, and to upgrade. Words including the character are formal. Kaisei is used for changes in rules and laws. Kaishū means one’s conversion to their new religion. Kaishin […]