Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 散



scatter, disperse, squander




Left: together and moon , right: strike (stick in a hand )


Together in the moonshine, we want to strike and then scatter.


month(The radical tsuki stands for moon or month when used at the right side of a character. However t1he radical niku that stands for body or body-part is in many cases simplified to and thus looks equal as "moon".)
Stick in a hand(The radical nobun shows a hand or that holds a stick (simplified from the Chinese radical 66 攴 for whip or rap.))
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散る ちる to fall/to scatter (e.g. blossoms)
散歩 さんぽ walk, stroll
分散 ぶんさん dispersion, decentralization, variance (statistics)
拡散 かくさん scattering, diffusion
散らかす ちらかす to scatter around, to leave untidy
散らかる ちらかる to be in disorder, to lie scattered around
散らす ちらす to scatter, to disperse, to distribute
解散 かいさん breakup, dissolution

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