Think of a two natural sources of electricity: electrical storms (a form of weather) and electrical eels. 電話 でんわ phone, call; 電気 (でんき) : electricity, (electric) light.
When it RAINS , if you put an electric EEL in the swimming pool , you can generate ELECTRICITY.
If it rains on an electric eel, expect electricity.
Its unwise to stand in the rain while holding an electric eel. Picture getting struck by lightning because of this.
雷 with an electrical cable.
Electricity is like putting the power of a lightning 雷 on a wire (the little stroke at the bottom) so it can be useful to the masses by supplying them with that power.
Just imagine Benjamin Franklin out there in the storm flying his kite; however, instead of a key there is an eel affixed to the kite string. A bolt of lightning and... electricity.
Before the Industrial Revolution when kanji was first developed the only known forms of electricity came from the weather and from electric eels.
Local call — local call
Electron — electron
Electric line — electric line, electric cable, power cable
Train — train, electric train
Telephone — telephone call, phone call
Last train — last train
Answering machine — answering machine, answer phone
Battery — battery, cell
Electric railway — electric railway
Reception — radio wave, reception, signal
Power outage — power outage, electricity outage, blackout, failure of electricity supply
Dry cell — dry cell, battery
Telephone pole — utility pole, power pole, telephone pole, telegraph pole, lightpole
Electronic equipment — electronic device, electronic equipment, electronics
Decorative lighting — decorative illumination
Electromagnetic field — electromagnetic field
Power source — source of electricity, electrical power
Recharge — charging
To charge a battery — charging
Portable phone — mobile telephone, cellular telephone
Calculator — calculator, pocket calculator
Telephone book — telephone book, telephone directory
I forgot to call up Mr Ford.
The car hit a telephone pole.
Why don't you call him up?
Yes. He had just come home when I called.
In case of trouble, please call me.
He gives me a phone call every now and then.
They left early to catch the first train.
Nancy is getting off the train.
On his birthday, I took a train to the town in which he lived.
I don't like big desk lamps.
Login to track your study progress