Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 保


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Meaning

protect, preserve, maintain, guarantee

Pronunciation

HO, HŌ
tamotsu

Explanation

Left: person , right: astonished 呆 (mouth (Here: fencing), tree ) (cf: distressed 困)

Mnemonic

The person wants a fence around the tree to protect it. (However a fenced tree causes distress 困.)

Radicals

person(This radical is understood as an identical variant of "person" , and shows a person who stands with the legs apart.)
enclosure(The radical kunigamae surrounds/encloses further components and thus is different from the simple square that stands for mouth .)
tree
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Vocabulary

保つ たもつ to keep, to preserve, to retain, to maintain, to support
保険 ほけん insurance (e.g. car, health), guarantee
健康保険証 けんこうほけんしょう health insurance card
保健 ほけん health preservation, hygiene, sanitation
保存 ほぞん preservation, conservation, storage, maintenance
保守 ほしゅ conservative, maintaining
保温 ほおん retaining warmth, keeping heat in, heat insulation
保管 ほかん charge, custody, safekeeping, deposit, storage
保育 ほいく nursing, rearing, lactation, suckling

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