Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 消



extinguish, erase


kesu, kieru


Left: water , right: alike/resemble sb. (Small bodies / are alike.)


With water or sth. alike you can extinguish.


water(The radical sanzui is a short form of water )
be similar
month(The radical tsuki stands for moon or month when used at the right side of a character. However t1he radical niku that stands for body or body-part is in many cases simplified to and thus looks equal as "moon".)
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消す けす to erase/to delete/to turn off power
消える きえる to go out, to vanish, to disappear
消防車 しょうぼうしゃ fire-engine, fire truck
消しゴム けしこむ eraser/India rubber
消火器 しょうかき fire extinguisher
打ち消す うちけす to deny, to negate, to contradict
消化 しょうか digestion
消防署 しょうぼうしょ fire station
消防 しょうぼう fire fighting, fire department

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