Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 然


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Meaning

affirmative, thus, so, but

Pronunciation

ZEN, NEN
shikashi

Explanation

Top: (chinese only) dog meat 肰 (body / and dog ), bottom: fire

Mnemonic

The body of the dog (roasted) over the fire: That was affirmatively so, but....

Radicals

body part, meat(This radical is at the left side of a character and typically drawn as: , which looks equal to: "moon, month " but still has the meaning body-part.)
dog(Shows a big person with with outspread arms who holds a small dog .)
fire(Both the radical renga and this radical are used for fire.)
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Vocabulary

自然 しぜん nature, spontaneous
全然 ぜんぜん not at all (with neg. verb); entirely, completely
天然 てんねん nature, spontaneity
当然 とうぜん naturally, as a matter of course
依然 いぜん still, as yet
自然科学 しぜんかがく natural science
突然 とつぜん abruptly, suddenly, unexpectedly, all at once
偶然 ぐうぜん (by) chance, unexpectedly, suddenly, fortuity
公然 こうぜん open (e.g. secret), public, official

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