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Kanji: 声 voice

JLPT N4 | 7 Strokes

On: せい; しょう
Kun:
こえ; こわ

Meaning: voice

Kanji Parts: 

  • 士 scholar; warrior; gentleman
  • 尸 flag; corpse

Mnemonic Story: 

The gentleman warrior 士 lifted his flag 尸 and spoke with one (the line in the flag) voice.

Examples:

  • 声明【せいめい】 declaration; statement
  • 叫び声【さけびごえ】 shout; yell; scream
  • 鳴き声【なきごえ】 cry (of an animal); roar; chirp
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