Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 近


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Meaning

near, close

Pronunciation

KIN
chikai

Explanation

Left: movement , right: axe

Mnemonic

What an axe reaches with its movement is: near/close.

Radicals

movement(The radical shinnyuu stands for movement and thus has the same meaning as the very similar radical ennyou )
axe(Image of an axe, probably with the handle on the left.)
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Vocabulary

近い ちかい near, close by, short distance
近く ちかく near, neighbourhood, vicinity
付近 ふきん neighbourhood, vicinity, environs
最近 さいきん latest/most recent/nowadays
近所 きんじょ neighborhood
手近 てぢか near, handy, familiar
接近 せっきん getting closer, approaching
身近 みぢか near oneself/close to one/familiar
近付ける ちかづける to bring near, to put close

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