Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 寺


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Meaning

temple

Pronunciation

JI
tera

Explanation

Top: earth , bottom: skillful hand

Mnemonic

Made from earth and skillful hands build a temple.

Radicals

Temple
earth(ground, soil)
skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 SUN = 3.03 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand" and partly also "to measure".)
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Vocabulary

てら temple
金閣寺 きんかくじ Kinkakuji (famous temple in Kyoto)
寺院 じいん temple

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