Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 早



early, fast




Sunrise (= The sun above the horizon ) with a marking


When the (rising) sun is at the marked spot at the horizon, it is still early.


early, fast
sun rise
day, sun(The radical nichi stands for sun and was originally a circle with an middle point.)
ten(Two crossed arms (with five fingers each) means ten.)
sun rise(Please be aware that this very similar radical stands for the sunset. This appears strange, but seems to be fact-based due to: sunset 暮 and morning .)
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!


早い はやい early, fast
早朝 そうちょう early morning
早める はやめる to hasten, to quicken, to expedite, to accelerate
早口 はやくち fast-talking
早急 そうきゅう urgent
早速 さっそく at once, immediately, promptly
素早い すばやい fast, quick, prompt, agile

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