Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 研


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Meaning

research, polish, grind, sharpen

Pronunciation

KEN
togu

Explanation

Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: open, start (entrance gate of a Shintō-shrine cf. )

Mnemonic

(Only polished gems show their beauty:) A stone "opens", if it is grinded for being researched.

Radicals

stone(Variante of cliff , below a stone )
open(Image of a toori, the entrance gate of a Shinto shrine, with a double traverse beam)
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Vocabulary

研ぐ とぐ to sharpen, to grind, to hone, polish
研究 けんきゅう study, research, investigation
研修 けんしゅう training
研究室 けんきゅうしつ seminar room, laboratory, prof's office

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