Lesson under construction
Extending the stroke count to thirteen, we can reach 28 new kanji without adding any new elements, at the same time as we review a number of primitives and kanji we’ve already met.
#461. Imagine a stubborn schoolboy refusing to do his homework, sitting at his desk with his book open to the beginning (元) page (頁).
#462. If you possess (有) a lot of money (貝) you can bribe whoever you want.
#463. The author was so skilled that I felt a growing anxiety and had trouble reassuring myself that the fire (火) was merely on the page (頁).
#464. A desirable grave is in a grassy place, preferably where the sun (日) shines, with a big (大) plot and enough soil (土).
#465. Metal book.
From danieru at koohi.com:
This is the bowl of an alchemist: see how he mixes metals (金) in his bowl, as he follows the instructions from his book (本)?
#466. The next (次) bit of money (貝) I get, I’m converting it to assets.
#467. Inter- (相) The concept of love is based on two hearts (心) inter-(相)acting as one.
#468. Humility is a state of mind in which you are truthful (true, 真) about your faults.
#469. Remember my 叔? The one who was 淑 in the water? Well, he acts as a swim (督), and keeps a careful 目 on all the swimmers.
#470. Beak the page (頁) into parts (分), known as partitions.
#471. The importance of product placement: put it at eye level so it is seen straightaway.
#472. This kanji refers to a metal (金) that loses (失) its shine as it rusts, and it almost ends up looking vermilion (朱).
僧 Buddhist priest
#473. Combines person and ‘formerly’ (曽) to make a Buddhist priest.
The Buddhist priest had to erase all memory of who he had been formerly (曽) when he was a normal person (人).
傾 slant | lean
#474. The traditional Heisig keyword, lean, is ambiguous. This has nothing to do with being thin, it is all about slanting.
I think I need to change (化) my printer, every page (頁) comes out with a terrible slanting lean to the text.
#475. Let’s keep it simple: Placing trees on this alter is prohibited.
#476. If you do not know who someone (者) is you can get them to look into a fancy eye (目) scanner, or just check their signature (署).
#477. The contrast between rich and poor is sadly evident when their cars (車) mingle (交) on the street.
#478. I consumed alcohol (酉) until I was in a fine state (州) of drunkenness but the next morning I was repaid with the worst hangover ever.
#479. Ten (十) drummers are beating on a drum (鼓) with drumsticks made from breaking up a branch (支) and putting a couple of beans (豆) on the ends of the sticks.
Note. Take the opportunity to consider the kanji for ‘rejoice’ (喜), which also has the ten-plus-beans combination.
#480. When the bank issues a statement, you get a page (頁) that shows you all the deposits (預) you have made beforehand (予).
#481. Many kanji with the moon/meat element on the left refer to body arts, and this is no exception – the body part is the waist, small of the back, or loins. The combination on the right means ‘need’ (要), so to make a mnemonic, think of a need related to the small of the back, such as the need to get up and stretch it now and then.
#482. From koohi.com: In the Old West (西), they used to light fires (火) in the ground (地) to make smoke signals.
#483. H2O, ‘too much’ (余), and ‘soil’ (土). You can make a primitive paint from soil (土) and H2O, but you need to make sure you don’t have 余 H2O because it will be too runny; 余 土 and it won’t be runny enough.
#484. ‘Person’ (人) and ‘move’ (動). This kanji could represent people smuggling, a controversial line of work.
A folk festival, with people in white gathered in the trees, waving sparklers, listening to the music.
#486. Leather (革) is changed (化) into shoes.
#487. The location of a sailor who is sent to a watery (H2O) grave (墓) always remains vague (漠).
Compare with ‘grave’ (墓) – the watery version is not simply H2O plus grave, but a modification in which soil is replaced by water (in a different position).
#488. Another modification of ‘grave’, with soil replaced by ‘power’ (力).
Like graves? Have muscles? We are currently recruiting gravediggers, apply within. (Please remove all soil first.)