Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 肉



meat, flesh




Top: inside , person - Or: twice [=rips], around which the meat is. (As a radical simplfied to: , which looks equal as the radical for month/moon)


The inside of a person is flesh. (Or easier: Image of marbled meat.)


body part, meat(This radical is at the left side of a character and typically drawn as: , which looks equal to: "moon, month " but still has the meaning body-part.)
month(The radical tsuki stands for moon or month when used at the right side of a character. However t1he radical niku that stands for body or body-part is in many cases simplified to and thus looks equal as "moon".)
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にく meat
牛肉 ぎゅうにく beef
鳥肉 とりにく chicken meat
筋肉 きんにく muscle, sinew
肉親 にくしん blood relationship, blood relative
皮肉 ひにく cynicism, sarcasm
肉体 にくたい the body, the flesh
豚肉 ぶたにく pork

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