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Kanji: 堂 public chamber; hall

JLPT N4 | 11 Strokes

On: どう
Kun:

Meaning: public chamber; hall

Kanji Parts: 

  • ⺌ small (a variation of 小 found at the top of kanji)
  • 冖 cover; crown
  • 口 mouth; opening
  • 土 earth; dirt

Mnemonic Story: 

The palace hallway displayed a small ⺌ crown 冖 on a big mouth 口 on the ground 土

Examples:

  • 食堂【しょくどう】 dining room; cafeteria
  • 正々堂々【せいせいどうどう】 fair and square; open and aboveboard
  • 堂に入る【どうにいる】 to become an expert; to be a master at
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