Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 首


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Meaning

head, neck, chief

Pronunciation

SHU
kubi

Explanation

Image of an eye with emphasized eyebrows to express the special: the head or the chief. [As a radical used without eye-brows with the meaning: head/forehead]

Mnemonic

Dense eyebrows above the eyes: The head (and neck) of the chief.

Radicals

head(Also this variation of head is used: )
eye
(fore-)head, page(The radical oogai stands for (fore-)head and is at the right side of the kanji. Also this character is used for: head.)
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Vocabulary

くび neck, head
首相 しゅしょう Prime Minister
手首 てくび wrist
元首 げんしゅ ruler, sovereign
自首 じしゅ surrender/give oneself up
部首 ぶしゅ radical (of a kanji character)
首脳 しゅのう head/brains
首輪 くびわ necklace/choker
首都 しゅと capital city

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