Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 当



hit the target, expose, apply, really




Top: small , bottom: a hand ヨ


It is as small as a hand, but we hit the target!


small(A person | with two arms close to the body is small (compare to big : a person with widely spread arms and legs).)
hand(Several characters are used for hand: ,ナ, , ,ヨ,)
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!


本当 ほんとう truth, reality
当たる あたる to be hit, to be successful, to face (confront)
お弁当 おべんとう box lunch
当然 とうぜん naturally, as a matter of course
坪当たり つぼあたり measured tsubo (area)
適当 てきとう suitability, fitness, adequacy, relevance
該当 がいとう corresponding/answering to/coming under
見当 けんとう be found/aim/mark/estimate/guess/approx/direction
突き当たる つきあたる to run into, to collide with

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