Radical Combination

Meaning

Primary

Machine

Mnemonic

A drunkard is the kind of person who would poop two times under a tree before using a machine toilet. There’s a perfectly good outhouse with a machine toilet right there, but this drunkard is so drunk that he decides to poop under the tree instead. And not only does he poop once, he poops twice.

Readings

On’yomi

Kun’yomi

はた

Nanori

None

Mnemonic

Oh, I see – the door to the outhouse with the machine toilet is locked, and the drunkard doesn’t have the key (). If he had a machine like a jackhammer, or a circular saw, or some other heavy duty machine, he might be able to get in without a key, but since he has none of those or a key, he’s reduced to pooping under the tree instead.

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