Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 丁


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Meaning

quantifier, block of houses, even number

Pronunciation

CHŌ, TEI

Explanation

Mnemonic

Originally the image of a T-shaped nail, then (possibly because of its geometrical shape): block of buildings.

Radicals

Nail, Block of houses
one(Simply one stroke for "one".)
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Vocabulary

丁寧 ていねい polite, courteous, careful, kind
丁度 ちょうど exactly matching, just
庖丁 ほうちょう kitchen knife, carving knife
ちょう counter of block (i.e. houses)
丁目 ちょうめ counter of blocks (houses)

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