Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 飲


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Meaning

drink, swallow

Pronunciation

IN
nomu

Explanation

Left: food/eat (cover on good food), right: lack (The mouth wide open of the yawning person is lacking [i.e. manners])

Mnemonic

If food is lacking, you should drink (instead).

Radicals

to eat(shows a cover and good (It might be helpful to see the lower two strokes as chopsticks.))
deficiency(The radical kakeru shows a mouth wide open and stands for lack or deficiency.)
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!

Vocabulary

飲む のむ to drink
飲み物 のみもの drink/beverage
飲料水 いんりょうすい drinking water, potable water
湯飲み ゆのみ teacup
飲み込む のみこむ to gulp down/to understand/to catch on to/to learn/to digest
飲み屋 のみや bar, pub
飲み過ぎ のみすぎ overdrinking, excessive drinking​
飲料 いんりょう beverage, drink​


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