Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 査


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Meaning

investigate, examine, check

Pronunciation

SA

Explanation

Top: tree (here as timber), bottom: besides, moreover (A pile of stones [= a stone cairn] where moreover stones are added.)

Mnemonic

(The building inspectorate imposes safety requirements when wood is piled high to form a structure:) When wood is 'piled' it has to be inspected.

Radicals

tree
pile of stones, besides
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Vocabulary

検査 けんさ inspection (e.g. customs, factory), examination
査問 さもん hearing, inquiry, enquiry
審査 しんさ judging, inspection, examination, investigation
巡査 じゅんさ police, policeman
捜査 そうさ search (esp. in criminal investigations), investigation
調査 ちょうさ investigation, examination, inquiry, survey


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