Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 導



guide, conduct, lead




Top: way, street (The movement of heads on the street. [head = eye with bushy eyebrows ] ), below: skillful hand


On this way a skillful hand will guide us.


movement(The radical shinnyuu stands for movement and thus has the same meaning as the very similar radical ennyou )
head(Also this variation of head is used: )
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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導く みちびく to be guided, to be shown
導水管 どうすいかん water pipe​
指導 しどう leadership, guidance, coaching
主導 しゅどう main leadership
導入 どうにゅう introduction, bringing in, leading in
誘導 ゆうどう leading, guidance, introduction, incitement

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