Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 算


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Meaning

calculate, count, reckon

Pronunciation

SAN

Explanation

From top: bamboo , an abacus (=calculation board), and two hands (twice this hand 屮 with the fingers towards the top; simplified & combined)

Mnemonic

I use the bamboo abacus with both hands to calculate and count.

Radicals

bamboo
eye
two hands(Two hands 屮 (with the fingers towards the top) simplified and combined.)
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Vocabulary

算数 さんすう arithmetic
予算 よさん estimate, budget
割算 わりざん division (math)
引算 ひきざん subtraction
掛け算 かけざん multiplication
採算 さいさん profit
換算 かんさん conversion, change, exchange
暗算 あんざん mental arithmetic
決算 けっさん balance sheet, settlement of accounts

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