Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 徳


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Meaning

virtue, merit

Pronunciation

TOKU

Explanation

Left: go , right: ten , eye , heart

Mnemonic

Going with ten eyes and one heart demands virtue.

Radicals

to walk(Radical gyounin This is the half form of gyougamae )
ten(Two crossed arms (with five fingers each) means ten.)
eyes, (net)(The Radical yongashira shows the picture of an eye, whereas eye is also: . In some combinations this radical is seen as a net for fishing.)
heart(Image of a heart with coronary arteries.)
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Vocabulary

とく virtue, benevolence
功徳 くどく pious act, good deed, Merit
徳川 とくがわ Tokugawa (shogunate during the Edo period)
道徳 どうとく morals


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