Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 神


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Meaning

god, spirit

Pronunciation

SHIN, JIN
kami

Explanation

Left: to show, altar /示 (image of an altar with sth. on, that is shown), right: say, tell (A mouth with a big "plus" + for the outgoing surplus when talking.)

Mnemonic

At the altar we speak humbly to: God!

Radicals

to show, altar(The radical shimesu is a simplification of show 示, which is a pictogram of an altar.)
to say, speak (polite)
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Vocabulary

かみ god
精神 せいしん mind, soul, heart, spirit, intention
神話 しんわ myth, legend
神道 しんとう Shinto (religion practiced in Japan)
神社 じんじゃ Shinto shrine
女神 めがみ goddess
精神科 せいしんか psychiatry
氏神 うじがみ patron god, tutelar deity, guardian deity
神様 かみさま god

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