Need help with the meaning of 紀

Hi everyone!

So the main wanikani meaning of 紀 is “Account”. I am not a native English speaker so I am somewhat confused, since account can have several different meanings. Could anyone please help me understand what the meaning of account is in this case? ^^

Jisho has some more keywords that might help you:

Also, (Meaning 7 in this case):

The lesson has the meaning in the mnemonic. “weave a thrilling account of a narrative.” Both mean the same thing in this case.

There’s no kanji for the meaning of “user account.”

For that kind, they use the loanwoard アカウント.

For things like bank accounts, they use the word 口座, which doesn’t make much sense from just looking at the basic meanings most people learn for those characters.

In case you’re wondering what those do mean there, 口 is the “entrance” meaning and 座 basically means “mint” or “place related to currency” here. It’s the same meaning as in 銀座.

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Thank you both for the replies. Yes, so narrative and account have similar meanings in this case then!? Also, ”report” from Chikuhitsu´s link, right?

It is an account like a narrative nothing to do with bank account.
Look up 日本書紀.
There is the 紀伊國屋書店 chain. Makes sense to me thinking of these.

“Account”, and “report” are pretty much synonymous in this particular case, since both mean a - written or spoken - telling of past events. “Narrative” is close in meaning, but can be fictional. I think when people use “account” or “report” they’re usually implying that those things really happened.

Narratives can be real or fictitious, but the important element of it is that it’s a sequence of events told by someone.

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I see, I get it now :slight_smile: Thanks for the English lesson guys, really appreciate it! ^^ Also, I´ll look up 日本書紀 for sure.

You’re probably most familiar with this meaning of ‘account’ in the kind of set phrase “by all accounts,” meaning “according to what I’ve heard/read from other people,” more or less. It gets used in other situations, but I feel like that one phrase makes up the majority of it in modern stuff.

I know this is more about the kanji than the English word, buuut I just like examples.

Awesome, the more examples the better, thanks!

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