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Kanji: 便 convenience

JLPT N4 | 9 Strokes

便

On:  べん; びん
Kun:
たよ.り

Meaning: convenience

Kanji Parts: 

  • 亻 person [variation of 人]
  • 丈 a big ruler (this meant a unit of measurement. I'm calling it a BIG ruler since it looks like 大 and it deals with measurement.
  • 田 rice field

Mnemonic Story: 

It is convenient for a person 亻 to use a BIG ruler 丈 when measuring the big rice field 田.

Examples:

  • 郵便局【ゆうびんきょく】 post office
  • 便利【べんり】 convenient; handy; useful
  • 不便【ふべん】 inconvenience

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