Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 石


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Meaning

stone, rock

Pronunciation

SEKI, SHAKU
ishi

Explanation

Top: var. of cliff , bottom: stone

Mnemonic

Below the cliff are stones.

Radicals

stone(Variante of cliff , below a stone )
cliff(The Radical gandare stands for cliff. Sometimes it is understood as a shield, like in 盾.)
mouth(A small square stands for the mouth, and a big square is an enclosure.)
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Vocabulary

いし volume measure (approx. 180l, 5 bushels, 10 cub.ft)
歯石 しせき dental calculus (calcified deposits on teeth)
磁石 じしゃく magnet
石炭 せきたん coal
石鹸 せっけん soap
鉱石 こうせき ore, mineral
宝石 ほうせき gem, jewel
化石 かせき fossil, petrifaction, fossilization
流石 さすが (uk) clever, adept, good, expectations, as one would expect

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