Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 衛


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Meaning

guard, protection, defend

Pronunciation

EI

Explanation

Outside: to go , inside: averted from the center (var. of 5 , center , 5 (upside down)= twice five averted from center

Mnemonic

Walking fivefold around the center: the guard.

Radicals

to go(Radikal gyougamae, often also used in the half shape: gyounin.)
defend(Radical nameshigawa From top: var. of foot/stop , center , foot/stop = feet standing around a center in all directions)
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Vocabulary

守衛 しゅえい security guard/doorkeeper
自衛 じえい self-defense
衛星 えいせい satellite
護衛 ごえい guard, convoy, escort
防衛 ぼうえい defense/protection/self-defense


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