Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 清



clean, pure, platonic




Left: water , right: blue, young (Growing plants appear in the moonshine as blue and young.)


Water that is blue is also clean and pure.


water(The radical sanzui is a short form of water )
blue, young(At the top a growing plant (sometimes also or 丰, as with "life" ) and below the moon . Accordingly, growing plants appear in the moonlight: blue/green.)
growing plant
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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清い きよい clear, pure, noble
清掃車 せいそうしゃ garbage truck, dustcart, waste collection vehicle
清らか きよらか clean, pure, chaste
清掃 せいそう cleaning
清書 せいしょ clean copy
清潔 せいけつ clean
清濁 せいだく good and evil, purity and impurity
清純 せいじゅん purity, innocence

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