Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 湖


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Meaning

lake

Pronunciation

KO
mizuumi

Explanation

From left: Water , old (=tomb-stone), moon

Mnemonic

Water and the old moon can be seen in the lake.

Radicals

water(The radical sanzui is a short form of water )
old(Picture of a gravestone)
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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Vocabulary

湖面 こめん lake surface
みずうみ lake
琵琶湖 びわこ Lake Biwa

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