Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 降


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Meaning

fall (rain), descend

Pronunciation


oriru/rosu, furu

Explanation

Left: hill , right: upturned foot, sitting cross-legged (But here perhaps: image of dripping rain?), variant of stop

Mnemonic

From the hill comes the falling rain and will stop at the bottom because it has fallen down.

Radicals

hill(The radical kozato shows a hill. and is always on the left side of a kanji. (Please note that rather similar radical oozato is always on the right sight of the kanji and means village.))
crossed legs(This radical is understood as sitting with crossed legs or upturned foot.)
variation of foots(The radical maiashi shows two variants of foot / with the meaning "standing opposed")
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Vocabulary

降雪 こうせつ snowfall, snow
下降 かこう downward, descent, fall, drop, subsidence
以降 いこう on and after, hereafter, thereafter
降りる おりる to alight (e.g. from bus)/to get off/to descend (e.g. a mountain)
降る ふる to precipitate/to fall (e.g. rain)
降ろす おろす to take down/to launch/to drop/to lower/to let (a person) off/to unload/to discharge
降伏 こうふく capitulation/surrender/submission
降水 こうすい rainfall/precipitation

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