Anyone have an alternate mnemonic for 先ず？ I’ll try a silly one…
First of all, I’ll share my experience of trying to remember this. To begin with, I look at the kanji and try to remember if it’s previous or past. For some reason, these two kanji were previously wired wrong in my brain, so I guess it means previous.
So, to start with, I try to navigate this mental maze.
Firstly, I wonder what the ず means. I remember going to a previous zoo when I was a kid, and there was even a maze of people waiting to get in. Then it dawns on me!!
If I want to get into the ず (like I did previously), I have to buy a ticket. But there’s always a long line, so first of all I have to wait in the maze.
Whew… that was long… but I’ll probably remember it now