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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Gold

Reading: KIN, KON, kane, kana-

Strokes: 8

Etymology:  The top character means cover / shine, and the lower character is earth 土 with two dots, or gold nuggets, buried within.


Mnemonic: TWO GOLD NUGGETS UNDER COVER OF EARTH.

Combinations:

金曜日 (kinyoubi) Friday
金持ち (kanemochi) rich person

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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