Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 署


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Meaning

government, public office, signature

Pronunciation

SHO

Explanation

Top: eye , below: person (The old man shows in the sun his whole person.)

Mnemonic

Like an "eye" over the persons. That's the government (i.e. during signatures)

Radicals

eyes, (net)(The Radical yongashira shows the picture of an eye, whereas eye is also: . In some combinations this radical is seen as a net for fishing.)
person
old man(radical oigashira)
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Vocabulary

税務署 ぜいむしょ tax office
消防署 しょうぼうしょ fire station
署名 しょめい signature

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