Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 皇


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Meaning

emperor, Tenno

Pronunciation

KŌ, Ō

Explanation

Top: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.), below: king Here: consider as an emphasis with a sun

Mnemonic

This particular sun is over the king: It's the emperor.

Radicals

white(The sun and a sun beam makes everything appear white.)
king(The three spheres (heaven, earth and mankind) unite in the person of the king.)
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Vocabulary

皇后 こうごう (Japanese) empress; queen
皇帝 こうてい emperor
天皇 てんのう Emperor of Japan
皇居 こうきょ Imperial Palace

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