Target Kanji.....uhhh?


#1

Hello

3 Options:

Either

  1. I am being dense
  2. I am missing some geeky/nerd reference
  3. Synonym doesn’t make sense


#2

-al as in the suffix on English words that turns them into adjectives.

Option -> Optional

The -like synonym is the same idea.

Child -> childlike

The “target” usage in Japanese is a separate meaning and usage. It has both the meaning of “target” and “suffix that turns words into adjectives”.


#3

This Kanji is used a lot to make something into an adjective, like how the suffix ‘al’ in English often means a word describes the nature of something.

For example: Continue/continual, usual, punctual, subliminal. All these words end in ‘al’.

Was that what you were asking about?


#4

What doesn’t make sense? Meaning or mnemonic?

For meaning, in Nichijou, there is ラブ的.


#5

ok thanks. Understand now.


#6

Just out of curiosity, did you take a gander at the vocab before asking? You’ll see lots of -al words in the list. Looking at the vocab always helps me ground the meaning in concrete terms.


#7

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