Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 優



gentle, superior, tender, graceful


yasashii, sugureru


Left: person , right: grief, sorrow 憂 (If you have (a variation of) love in your head , then you have sorrow and perhaps grief.) [ = A hand reaching down to cover the heart of the person sitting cross-legged : That is love.]


A person who wants your forehead to be covered and is cordial at your upturned foot, is simply gentle.


person(This radical is understood as an identical variant of "person" , and shows a person who stands with the legs apart.)
(fore-)head, page(The radical oogai stands for (fore-)head and is at the right side of the kanji. Also this character is used for: head.)
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女優 じょゆう actress
俳優 はいゆう actor, player, performer
ゆう actor, superiority, gentleness, skilled
優しい やさしい tender, kind, gentle, graceful, amiable
優れる すぐれる to surpass, to outstrip, to excel
優位 ゆうい predominance, ascendancy, superiority
優先 ゆうせん preference, priority
優勝 ゆうしょう overall victory, championship
優勢 ゆうせい superiority, superior power, predominance, preponderance

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