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Kanji: 弱 weak; frail

JLPT N4 | 10 Strokes

On:  じゃく
Kun:
よわ.い

Meaning: weak; frail

Kanji Parts: 

  • 冫 ice
  • 弓 bow

Mnemonic Story: 

You'd think two bows 弓 would be strong, but not when both have ice 冫 on the strings.

Examples:

  • 弱点【じゃくてん】 weak point; weakness; defect
  • 病弱【びょうじゃく】 weak (constitution); sickly; feeble
  • 弱虫【よわむし】 coward; weakling
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