Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 炭


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Meaning

charcoal, coal

Pronunciation

TAN
sumi

Explanation

Top: mountain , bottom: ashes 灰 (If sth. "cliff "-like covers the fire , it is the ashes.) (To make charcoal, wood is piled up mountain-like and covered and lit from the inside)

Mnemonic

This mountain of covered fire produces the charcoal.

Radicals

mountain(Picture of a mountain with three peaks.)
cliff(The Radical gandare stands for cliff. Sometimes it is understood as a shield, like in 盾.)
fire(Picture of a fire)
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Vocabulary

すみ charcoal
炭鉱 たんこう coal mine, coal pit
石炭 せきたん coal
炭素 たんそ carbon (C)
炭酸 たんさん carbonic acid
泥炭 でいたん peat (turf)

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