Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 酸


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Meaning

sour, acid, bitter

Pronunciation

SAN
suppai, sui

Explanation

Left: wine jar , right: (nose , legs , upturned foot [= sitting cross-legged])

Mnemonic

Wine that smells in the nose like legs and feet is sour.

Radicals

alcohol(wine jar)
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crossed legs(This radical is understood as sitting with crossed legs or upturned foot.)
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Vocabulary

さん acid
酸っぱい すっぱい sour, acid
酸化 さんか oxidation
酸性 さんせい acidity
酸素 さんそ oxygen
炭酸 たんさん carbonic acid

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