Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 官


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Meaning

Government, bureaucrat

Pronunciation

KAN

Explanation

Top: roof , below: typically understood as buttocks (both cheeks), but herer better: two connected rooms

Mnemonic

Under a roof with straightly connected rooms is the government.

Radicals

ceiling(Radical: ukanmuri)
government
buttocks(Please note the similarity with: connected rooms )
connected rooms(This character shows the lower tones of the octave, However in the trainer it is seen as connected rooms. See similarities to buttocks where some overlappings are in the explanation.)
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Vocabulary

尉官 いかん officer below the rank of major, company officer
警官 けいかん policeman
警察官 けいさつかん policeman
士官 しかん officer (military)
器官 きかん organ (of body), instrument
官僚 かんりょう bureaucrat, bureaucracy
官庁 かんちょう government office, authorities
長官 ちょうかん chief/(government) secretary
女官 にょかん gentlewoman, Lady-in-waiting

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