Radical Combination

Meaning

Primary

Boulder

Mnemonic

A mountain stone is probably going to be a really big stone. We're talking about a boulder here.

Readings

On’yomi

がん

Kun’yomi

いわ

Nanori

None

Mnemonic

Although it doesn't share the kanji, this boulder shares the reading of the first part of the famous "Iwajima" (where a big battle in WWII took place). Think of a big boulder. Now think of it plopped into the ocean to make an island. What island is it? It's Iwajima (the historical spelling of Iwo Jima).

Visually Similar Kanji

Found In Vocabulary