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SHA
mono
meaning: person
若者 == wakamono == young people
作者 == sakusha == author
Top radical is 'buried in ground', bottom is 'day'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person will be buried in ground some day'.

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SHI

meaning: teacher, model, army
教師 == kyoushi == teacher
師表 == shihyo == paragon
Left radical may be variant of 'hill', or 'buttocks'. Right radical is 'cloth'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Model teacher has cloth over buttocks'.

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IN

meaning: medicine, member, official
会員 == kaiin == group member
全員 == zenin == all members
Henshall suggests taking the top radical as 'mouth/say', and the bottom one as 'shell/money': 'Official members always talk of money'.

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KOU
ouyake
meaning: public, fair, lord
公共 == kouyou == public
公平 == kouhei == fairness
Top radical is 'eight', bottom is 'self/nose'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Eight lords show nose in public'.

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EN
sono
meaning: garden, park
公園 == kouen == public park
花園 == hanazono == flower garden
Outer radical is 'enclose', inner is 'spacious'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Spacious park encloses considerable distance'.

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MU
tsuto(meru)
meaning: duty
義務 == gimu == duty
職務 == shokumu == job duties
Left radical is 'lance/halberd', top right is 'strike/force', bottom right is 'strength'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Lance forces effort in performing duty'.

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SHO
tokoro
meaning: place, situation
場所 == basho == place
居所 == idokoro == address
Left radical is 'door', right is 'axe/chop'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Chop down door with axe to get into place'.

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JOU
ue, kami, uwa-, nobo(ru), a(garu/geru)
meaning: up, top over, go up
川上 == kawakami == upstream
上手 == jouzu == skillful
Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Bar with handle, sticking up over baseline'.

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BOKU
shimobe
meaning: (man)servant, I
公僕 == kouboku == public servant
僕ら == bokura == we, us
Originally a pictogram of a slave with testicles. Or a tail. (Huh?). Right radical is similar to kanji for 'profession', and Henshall suggests using as a mnemonic: 'I'm a person with an odd profession: manservant'.

 

CHAKU
tsu(ku), ki(ru)
meaning: arrive, wear
着物 == kimono == kimono
到着 == touchaku == arrival
Henshall suggests taking the top radical as 'sheep', the bottom one as 'eye', and the line the left as a line: 'Sheep arrives wearing eye-liner!'.

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