Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 指



finger, point at, indicate


yubi, sasu


Left: hand , right: order, delicious (He is sitting in the sun and enjoys the tasty)


The hand of the sitting person points at the sun: with his finger.


hand(Several characters are used for hand: ナ, , , ヨ)
delicious, tasty(delicious, tasty, relish, sweet, purpose, skillful, expert)
sitting person(The Radical sajinohi means "spoon". But due to its appearance is typically used as a "sitting person". In few cases however, it is understood as claws (i.e. of a bear).)
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!


ゆび finger, toe
指圧 しあつ finger pressure massage or therapy
指す さす to point, to put up umbrella, to play
指導 しどう leadership, guidance, coaching
指輪 ゆびわ (finger) ring
親指 おやゆび thumb
人差し指 ひとさしゆび index finger
中指 なかゆび middle finger
薬指 くすりゆび ring finger

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