Last night, I was watching Fairy Tail and there was this one episode which talked about ‘anniversary’. The characters kept mentioning 「きねんび」and I managed to remember it by the end of the episode.
Before I slept, I thought of what it would be if written in Kanji. I thought 期年日 could be the word. I mean, it makes sense, doesn’t it? A period of time, year, and day. An anniversary is a day in the year after a period of time. So I then slept soundly for the night.
Just this morning, by pure coincidence, 「記念日」appeared in my lesson queue. To my (pleasant) surprise, this was the very word for ‘anniversary’ used in the Fairy Tail episode I watched last night! I just grinned through my entire lesson queue thinking about how coincidental it was.
What about you guys? Are there any vocab you thought were made up of some kanji, but turns out it was made up of something different entirely?