Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 断


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Meaning

refuse, judge, disconnect, decline, decision

Pronunciation

DAN
kotowaru, tatsu

Explanation

From left: corner ∟, rice , axe

Mnemonic

To make corner-cut rice with an axe? - Refused!

Radicals

corner
rice(The rice plant has this radical: )
axe(Image of an axe, probably with the handle on the left.)
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Vocabulary

断る ことわる to refuse, to inform, to ask leave, to decline, to dismiss
断つ たつ to sever, to cut off, to suppress, to abstain (from)
中断 ちゅうだん interruption, suspension, break
断水 だんすい water outage
横断歩道 おうだんほどう pedestrian crossing
判断 はんだん judgement, decision, adjudication, conclusion
断定 だんてい conclusion, decision
断然 だんぜん firmly, absolutely, definitely
断言 だんげん assertion, declaration, affirmation

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