Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 芸


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Meaning

art, performance, skill

Pronunciation

GEI

Explanation

Top: plant , bottom: fog (cf. cloud )

Mnemonic

A plant in the fog? That is art!

Radicals

plant, grass(Shows two plants growing through the ground, simple variation of 艸.)
fog( has the meaning "fog" only in Chinese. This original meaning is still visible in: cloud . In Japanese it has the meaning to say/speak. For "fog" itself the character: 霧 (MU, kiri) is used.)
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Vocabulary

げい art/accomplishment/performance
芸者 げいしゃ geisha, Japanese singing and dancing girl
園芸 えんげい horticulture, gardening
学芸 がくげい arts and sciences, liberal arts
工芸 こうげい industrial arts
手芸 しゅげい handicrafts
文芸 ぶんげい literature, art and literature, belles-lettres
芸能 げいのう public entertainment, accomplishments, attainments
芸術 げいじゅつ (fine) art/the arts

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