Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 軽


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Meaning

easy, light, flippant

Pronunciation

KEI
karui

Explanation

Left: a vehicle (A hand-cart seen from above with axle , loading area and two wheels ), right: vertical (A hand is vertically above ground )

Mnemonic

Pulling a vehicle by hand over the flat earth (=aligned to the vertical) is easy.

Radicals

vehicle(A hand-cart viewed from top: axle , loading area , two wheels . )
vertical(This radical comprises the ground/earth and above a hand , to show "vertical". (For vertical itself this kanji 縦 [たて] is used.))
hand(Several characters are used for hand: , , , ヨ)
earth(ground, soil)
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Vocabulary

軽い かるい light/non-serious/minor
軽食 けいしょく light meal
手軽 てがる easy, simple, informal, offhand, cheap
気軽 きがる cheerful, buoyant, lighthearted
軽快 けいかい rhythmical (e.g. melody), light, nimble
軽減 けいげん abatement
軽率 けいそつ rash/thoughtless/careless/hasty
軽蔑 けいべつ scorn/disdain


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