Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 数


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Meaning

count, number

Pronunciation

SŪ, SU
kazu, kazoeru

Explanation

Left: 娄 (rice , woman ), right: hit, strike (hand with a stick )

Mnemonic

The rice grains are for the woman with a stick in her hand: for counting.

Radicals

rice(The rice plant has this radical: )
woman(The stroke order is: "Ku-no-ichi" = く , which also stands for a female ninja. )
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

数える かぞえる to count
偶数 ぐうすう even number
算数 さんすう arithmetic
数奇屋 すきや Arbor for the tea ceremony
数独 すうどく Sudoku (Number Puzzle)
過半数 かはんすう majority
分数 ぶんすう fraction (in math)
坪数 つぼすう area (in tsubo)
数字 すうじ numeral, figure

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