Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 夏


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Meaning

summer

Pronunciation

KA, GE
natsu

Explanation

From top: Cover (against the sun), I, myself (The emphasized eye is myself.), upturned foot (= sitting cross-legged)

Mnemonic

Covered (= in the shade) I myself sit cross-legged, because it is summer.

Radicals

one(Simply one stroke for "one".)
oneself(The Radical mizukara shows an eye that has an emphasis to express that the own person is meant.)
crossed legs(This radical is understood as sitting with crossed legs or upturned foot.)
(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.)
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!

Vocabulary

なつ summer
夏期 かき Summer time, summer season
夏至 げし summer solstice
夏休み なつやすみ summer vacation, summer holiday

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