味方 Meaning Help

I was wondering if anyone had alternative mnemonics for 味方’s meaning (ally) because WK’s just isn’t sticking at all. The reading is easy, but the meaning eludes me.

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Supporter? Backer? Theoretically “friend”, but not in the 友達 sense.

EDIT: I missed the mnemonic part of the question, my bad :sweat_smile:

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The person (お(かた)) of the same taste ((あじ))?

To help understand further, they are as if from the same 一味(いちみ).

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Ichimi~, Mario! Your ally!

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This is a very common word thankfully. So if you take up watching anime, you’ll soon run into it in the wild!

While mnemonics are great, I can honestly say that they’re not match to just seeing something used in a situation that I can memorize. So, keep on watching and consuming Japanese media, and this vocab will soon be memorized I think. ^^ (especially if it’s from some shounen/action genre XD)

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正義の味方、俺のものだ!

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My issue is that often times I can make the connection in context, but when faced with just the kanji, I have trouble. I have the same issue with 苦手 where I know the word, but I have a block when making the connection between the kanji and the word/pronunciation.

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And then sometimes, you get kanji that comes and goes, as to comprehension. I wished it was a more straight lined business to memorize these, but nope! XD

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I keep confusing it with 仲間 (in both directions), which one is ally and which one is companion. This post might help though!