Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 薄



diluted, thin/weak (taste), shallow, light, faint




Top: plant , below: water and: var. of wholly/exclusive (The soil is penetrated by a (sole) sprout in the rice field , cared for by a skillful hand , which is exclusive.)


(i.e. tomatoes taste often watery) Plants with water can be wholly diluted, or weak in taste.


plant, grass(Shows two plants growing through the ground, simple variation of 艸.)
exclusively(specialty, wholly, solely)
reason, cause(A rice field with a sprouting plant A field with just one sprouting plant: there must be a reason.)
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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薄い うすい thin/weak/watery/diluted
薄める うすめる to dilute/to water down
薄弱 はくじゃく feebleness/weakness/weak
薄暗い うすぐらい dim/gloomy

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