Kanji Hacks 漢字の覚え方

How to memorize kanji so they stick

雨(あめ、あま‐、ウ)

Meaning: rain

My hack: This looks a lot like rain on a window to me. The first stroke is the curtain rod above the window, or maybe the top of the window. Strokes 2-4 outline the window panes, and the last 4 strokes are the drops of rain on the window.

Remember this one well, because it’s the radical for all sorts of kanji having to do with weather.

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May 9, 2009 Posted by | 8 strokes, Grade 1, JLPT 4, Radicals | , , , , | 1 Comment