Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 若


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Meaning

young, inexperienced, if

Pronunciation

JAKU
wakai, moshi

Explanation

Top: plant , bottom: right (This hand ナ/ feeds the mouth .) For the mnemnic think to the character "hard ": Things (like: herbs, vegetables, meat) with age get hard - Here however we have the opposite:

Mnemonic

The plant that is put by hand ナ into the mouth is: young.

Radicals

young
plant, grass(Shows two plants growing through the ground, simple variation of 艸.)
right
hand(Several characters are used for hand: ,ナ, , ,ヨ,)
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!

Vocabulary

若干 じゃっかん some/few/number of
若い わかい young
若々しい わかわかしい youthful/young

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