Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 通



pass, commute, communicate


ru, kayou


Left: movement , right: 甬 (bent person , and use/usage (= A fence can be used.)


The bent person needs movement for passing through (commuting).


movement(The radical shinnyuu stands for movement and thus has the same meaning as the very similar radical ennyou )
bend person((Further radicals with „person“ are: sitting , sitting cross-legged , lying , kneeling , skilled , bending , slumped or husband ))
use(The radical mochiiru shows originally the picture of a fence.)
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通う かよう to go back and forth/to ply between/to commute
交通 こうつう traffic, transportation
普通 ふつう generally, ordinarily, train that stops at every station
通貨 つうか currency
通す とおす to let pass/to overlook/to continue/to keep/
直通 ちょくつう direct communication
一通り ひととおり ordinary, usual, in general, briefly
交通機関 こうつうきかん transportation facilities
人通り ひとどおり pedestrian traffic

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