Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 老



old age, aged, grow old


fukeru, oiru


Top: old man , below: sitting person


The old man sitting there has been aged.


old man(radical oigashira)
sitting person(The Radical sajinohi means "spoon". But due to its appearance is typically used as a "sitting person". In few cases however, it is understood as claws (i.e. of a bear).)
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老ける ふける to age
老いる おいる to age, to grow old
老人 ろうじん the aged, old person
老衰 ろうすい senility, senile decay
老化 ろうか ageing, senile deterioration​

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