Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 欠


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Meaning

deficiency, lack

Pronunciation

KETSU
kaku

Explanation

Top: gaping (yawning) mouth , below: the corresponding person

Mnemonic

With this yawning mouth the person shows his: deficiencies.

Radicals

deficiency(The radical kakeru shows a mouth wide open and stands for lack or deficiency.)
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Vocabulary

欠く かく to lack, to break, to crack, to chip
欠ける かける to be lacking
欠乏 けつぼう want, shortage, famine
欠伸 あくび to yawn
欠陥 けっかん defect, fault, deficiency
不可欠 ふかけつ indispensable, essential
欠席 けっせき absence, non-attendance
欠点 けってん faults, defect, weakness

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