Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 都


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Meaning

town, city, metropolis

Pronunciation

TO, TSU
miyako

Explanation

Left: person (The old man shows in the sun his whole person.), right: village

Mnemonic

When (many) persons are in a village, it develops to: a city.

Radicals

person
village, city wall(This radical oozato is always at the right side of the kanji and means "village". Please note the difference to the radical kozato , which means "hill" and is always at the left side of the kanji.)
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Vocabulary

みやこ capital, metropolis
都合 つごう circumstances/condition/convenience
京都 きょうと Kyoto
都会 とかい city
都市 とし town, city, municipal, urban
都心 としん heart (of city)
首都 しゅと capital city

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