Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 敬


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Meaning

respect, honor, esteem

Pronunciation

KEI
uyamau

Explanation

Left: any, at all 苟 (plant , sentence, phrase [= sth. wrapped out the mouth ]), right: strike/hit (hand with stick )

Mnemonic

A plant speaking a sentence can strike with respect.

Radicals

respect, honor, esteem
plant, grass(Shows two plants growing through the ground, simple variation of 艸.)
phrase, clause
wrap
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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Vocabulary

恭敬 きょうけい Respectfulness, respect
尊敬 そんけい respect, esteem, reverence, honour
敬う うやまう to show respect, to honour
敬具 けいぐ Sincerely yours
敬意 けいい respect, honour
敬語 けいご honorific, term of respect

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