Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 将



commander, leader




Left: bed (cf. 爿 developed from the image of a halved tree), right: a hand reaches down , skillful hand


A simple bed, a hand reaching down and a skillful hand defines (the skills of) a commander.


bed(Shows a sliced tree trunc. Is used in the trainer as "bed". Compare )
grap downwards(The radical notsu shows a hand which is reaching downwards.)
skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 SUN = 3.03 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand" and partly also "to measure".)
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将軍 しょうぐん shogun
将来 しょうらい future, prospects
将棋 しょうぎ Japanese chess
将校 しょうこう officer

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