Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 左


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Meaning

left

Pronunciation

SA
hidari

Explanation

Left: Hand ナ/ヨ (Shows a hand with the forearm at the right and three fingers to the left.), right: build, work (image of a carpenter's square)

Mnemonic

The hand that assists, (=supports with the carpenter's square) is the left.

Radicals

build(Cross sectionial view of a H-steel beam for building or making.)
hand(Several characters are used for hand: ,ナ, , 手,ヨ,)
Left
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Vocabulary

左側 ひだりがわ left side
左翼 さよく left wing (pol.)
ひだり left hand side
左右 さゆう left and right; influence control, domination
左利き ひだりきき left-hander, sake drinker

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