Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 我


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Meaning

myself, I

Pronunciation

GA
ware, waga

Explanation

Halberd with variation of hand /

Mnemonic

The one with the hand at the halberd, that is me - myself.

Radicals

I, myself
hand(Several characters are used for hand: ナ, , , ヨ)
halberd, spear, lance(This radical kanohoko stands for halberd and is rather similar to the sabre shikigamae Other radicals with weapons are: )
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Vocabulary

われ me, oneself, self, ego
我々 われわれ we (in writing)
自我 じが self/the ego
我慢 がまん patience, endurance, perseverance, tolerance, self-control, self-denial
怪我 けが injury (to animate object), hurt

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