Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 極


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Meaning

pole, extreme, zenith, extremely

Pronunciation

KYOKU, GOKU
kiwameru

Explanation

Left: tree , from right, a hand pushes seaweed between two bars into a small opening

Mnemonic

A tree as a mast holds those two bars extremely far apart such that a hand can hang seaweed in the opening between them: This is extreme.

Radicals

tree
mutually 互
wound seeweed
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Vocabulary

ごく quite, extremely, utmost, very
極める きわめる to go to the extreme, investigate thoroughly
北極 ほっきょく North Pole
極地圏 きょくちけん polar regions, the pole
両極 りょうきょく both extremities, north and south poles
南極 なんきょく south pole, Antarctic
極めて きわめて exceedingly, extremely
極楽 ごくらく paradise
極端 きょくたん extreme, extremity


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