Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 興



interest, entertain, raise, retrieve




Left and right: pressing hands , ヨ like a mortar , center: same [= All containers have only one opening and that is the same.], below: table Here: seen as two turned hands grasping upwards 屮 from below. Thus four hands are shown.


All four hands have the same interest.


mortar(Like two hands E, 彐 that are pushing from both sides.)
press(This character appears like the left half of mortar , which shows hands E,ヨ pressing from both sides. )
hand(Several characters are used for hand: ,ナ, , ,ヨ,)
the same(All containers only have one opening , and that is the same.)
two hands(Two hands 屮 (with the fingers towards the top) simplified and combined.)
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興す おこす to revive, to retrieve (fortunes), to raise up
興味 きょうみ interest (in something)
復興 ふっこう revival, renaissance, reconstruction
余興 よきょう side show, entertainment
振興 しんこう promotion, encouragement
新興 しんこう rising, developing, emergent
興じる きょうじる to amuse oneself/to make merry
興奮 こうふん excitement, stimulation, agitation, arousal
興業 こうぎょう industrial enterprise

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