Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 原


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Meaning

origin, field, a plain

Pronunciation

GEN
hara

Explanation

Top: cliff , below: variation of spring (white and small instead of water )

Mnemonic

Under the cliff, the small spring has its origin.

Radicals

cliff(The Radical gandare stands for cliff. Sometimes it is understood as a shield, like in 盾.)
spring(The white water stands for a well.)
white(The sun and a sun beam makes everything appear white.)
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Vocabulary

原発 げんぱつ nuclear power plant
はら field, plain, prairie, tundra, moor, wilderness
原則 げんそく principle, general rule
原型 げんけい prototype, model, pattern, archetypal
原子 げんし atom
原理 げんり principle, theory, fundamental truth
原形 げんけい original form, base form
原文 げんぶん the text, original
高原 こうげん tableland/plateau

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