Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 銭


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Meaning

coin, Sen (=1/100 yen), money

Pronunciation

SEN
zeni

Explanation

Left: metal (Covered in the ground are 2 gold nuggets ), right: two & halberd

Mnemonic

The metal for two halberds is enough for one Sen coin.

Radicals

gold, metal(This radical is always on the left side of a character.)
halberd, spear, lance(This radical kanohoko stands for halberd and is rather similar to the sabre shikigamae Other radicals with weapons are: )
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Vocabulary

銭湯 せんとう Sento (traditional public bathhouse)
小銭 こぜに coins, small change
金銭 きんせん money/cash
銭袋 ぜにぶくろ coin purse


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