Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 后


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Meaning

an empress, queen, behind

Pronunciation

KŌ, GO
kisaki

Explanation

Top: var. of buttock seen from the side , below: opening as anus, in the sense of 'behind' (Originates in the custom that the empress followed behind the emperor.)

Mnemonic

The one following 'behind' is the empress.

Radicals

buttocks (in a side view)(The radical shikabane has the meaning: corpse . But because of its use in tail 尾, buttocks 尻 or urine 尿, it is generally considered to mean "buttocks".)
mouth(A small square stands for the mouth, and a big square is an enclosure.)
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Vocabulary

皇后 こうごう (Japanese) empress; queen

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