plural/delivery

(motion) + (luck, happiness)
★★★★★
12 strokes
BETAJERKSUF
JERK: Normally, this means "the delivery arrives" but half the time means "plural." There is no easy way to tell which it means.

Onyomi

TATSU/ TACHI

I was TAUGHT TO use plurals correctly, therefore I am TOUCHY when people fuck them up.

Mnemonic

It's considered happy to move in pairs because you have a friend.

Jukugo

友達(ともだち)

friend ★★★★★
(friend) + (plural/delivery) = 友達 (friend)

私達(わたしたち)

us ★★★★☆ 1/2 KANA
(me / private) + (plural/delivery) = 私達 (us)

配達(はいたつ) する

deliver ★★★☆☆
(distribute) + (plural/delivery) = 配達 (deliver)

to deliver. Used about business - used when money changes hands. Deliver by truck or UPS or FEDEX.

XXX (たち)

more than one of XXX. ★★★☆☆ SUF

SUFFIX, meaning "more than one of XXX."But unlike English, you can't pluralize just any word.

In fact 90% of the time you'll see 達, it's in one of these 3 situations: 1) 仲間達:なかまたち: the group of friends. 2) 人達:ひとたち: people, and 3) 子供達:こどもたち: the children.

xxxの 達人(たつじん)

master of xxx ★★☆☆☆
(plural/delivery) + (person) = 達人 (master of xxx)

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
plural/delivery HAPPY
carry / luck SOLDIERS
take with / inform of CAR

I'm HAPPY to have plural friends.

I need to carry SOLDIERS to the battle,

So I'll take them with me in my CAR.

Synonyms

deliver
配達    配る    納める    運ぶ    郵送    納入   
development
発達    発展   
expert
玄人    達人    名人   
friend
友達    友人   
plurals
~等    あいつ等    彼等    奴等    達    仲間達    人達    子供達