# 間a period of time

(gate) + (sun, day)
★★★★★
12 strokes
SUF

 KAN

## Mnemonic

 It CAN take a period of time of up to a day to go from one gate (門) to the other.

## Kunyomi

 あいだ an interval of time - the time between event A and event B. ★★★★★ ま gate - never used by itself, though. Only in jukugo - sort of like a second ONyomi. (see below!) NUBI ★☆☆☆☆

## Jukugo

 時間(じかん) time ★★★★★ 時 (time) + 間 (a period of time) = 時間 (time) 間違い(まちがい) a mistake ★★★★★ 1/2 KANA 間 (a period of time) + 違 (different and therefore wrong) = 間違い (a mistake) Verb form; 間違える！ ｘｘｘ 間(かん) xxx amount of time ★★★★★ SUF xxx amount of time. You can't just say "one year" like in English. You have to add 'kan', the equivalent of saying, in English, 'one year's time.' for instance: 一年間 (いちねんかん）:one year's time 三週間 (さんしゅうかん）: three weeks' time With months, it gets even more complex: you have to add 間 at the end AND ヶ (pronounced 'ka') in the middle, like this: 三ヶ月間 (さんかげつかん）: three months' time 人間(にんげん) human ★★★★☆ FP 人 (person) + 間 (a period of time) = 人間 (human) に 間に合う(まにあう) make it in time ★★★☆☆ 間 (a period of time) + 合 (to suit) = 間に合う (make it in time) to make it in time - catching your train or not being late for class (this is the main time you use the "MA" pronunciation)

## Lookalikes

gate OPEN
a period of time DAY
question, problem MOUTH

Gate has NOTHING IN THE CENTER, IT'S OPEN - so you can walk through it.

There is an interval of one DAY between things, and you ask a question with your MOUTH.

## Synonyms

 crevice 隙間    裂け目 crotch また 股ぐら    股間    股上 differ 異なる    差    食い違い    相違    間隔    区別    距離 dummy, idiot, fool, doo doo dumb バカ 愚か    間抜け    バカ面    ボケ あほ friendship 仲良し    仲間 human 人類    人情    人間 instantly 瞬間    一瞬 mistake 間違え    誤り period of time 時期    期間 plurals ~等    あいつ等    彼等    奴等    達    仲間達    人達    子供達 society, the world 世界    世の中    世間    社会    地球 spending time 時間が経つ    時間がかかる?    費やす    時間を過ごす    流れる