I know some words are harder than others, but this one… I count it as not having one at all, as this is trivia rather than a mnemonic.
Congrats, a “famous” person just happened to have it as a name, but that helps me zilch
I’ve come across others. Even as a gamer I didn’t know Iko or whatever it was, but at least it was something short and I somehow “got there”
This one is killing me, not even gotten one kana right! So far the only thing I remember is “4 characters”
I don’t have a good suggestion for a mnemonic, but open for suggestions if others can think of something (if nothing else I can put it in my own notes)
Did you know about the KEB durtle? It’s super rare and mysterious and only appears at DAWN, and if you see one your reaction will be “O(h)NO!” because you forgot to take a photo of it.
a keb o(h)no - AKEBONO - the dawn durtle
I thought about “ake” as a way of saying “akai”, + bono = honou, flame. A red flame, that’s pretty much dawn. ^^
Well I’m not anywhere near there but I can try and think of a way to remember that:
Monsters come out at dawn and I’m sure you know bakemono means monster. So there’s a certain species of bakemono called the akebono.
I was considering trying something with red. This could work!
Thanks @redglare as well!I might combine (or write down both for double help. I like the “Oh no!”
Oh thats good! We have some good ones here!
As a Dyslectic this ones speaks to me, it’s like some of the letters jumped =P
You can also try “after staring at the kanji for a while, it dawned on Toyger that the answer is akebono”
I was actually considering to make something with “dawned” if possible, to connect to the meaning (even if a different version of the meaning =P )
Thanks for the laugh
I have for some reason mixed shame and wise a good bit, so wise have become “No it isn’t shame, it is MY shame! Cause I’m not wise enough” (later, when it worked, “But I got wiser”) XD
you know that expression that goes something like “red in the morning, sailors warning, red at night, sailors delight?”
maybe you could do akai? oh NO! (akebono) because if the sky is red at DAWN then it’s bad?
The etymology might help. It appears to be a combination of:
明け - あけ - meaning dawn/daybreak
仄 - ほの - meaning dim (not on wanikani I don’t think, sadly)
So it means something like “the brightening dim” as the sun appears across the horizon.
Also, just on the off-chance it helps put a face to a name:
Akebono was the first non-Japanese-born sumo wrestler to achieve the highest rank in sumo (yokozuna). As far as sumo wrestlers go, I think he’s one of the most famous, although that might just be because as an American who doesn’t follow sumo, I’m more likely to hear about sumo wrestlers originally from America like him.
Sumo wrestlers adopt special names in an interesting way, so Akebono isn’t a birth name (his birth name was Chadwick of all things), but one specifically picked in the context of sumo.
you can use that
Since I didn’t know them they won’t get me there on their own, but I found it very interesting, so thanks! =D
And if I manage to remember the word, I might incidentally be able to recall these two parts now, so very helpful!
Yes, very! Just one of my favorite movies, and uses exactly sun rising (thus dawn), it is red (aka), blood has been spilled this night, (Oh no!)
Your comment helped me remember this one, which is basically inspired by the old expression (we have a similar expression in Norwegian too, so is an old one)
This is gold.
@plantron where are you?!
Well in any case, I don’t think you’ll ever forget it now that you’ve made this post haha. But I’ll throw my mnemonic into the ring anyway:
“It seems you were a bit too rough on them with the (net), as they’re now bruised and have will have very achy bones (あけぼの）for the next few weeks.”
Haha no, the forum never disappoints!!!
I have a feeling Dawn should worry, it might go straight to burn from here!
Here’s my mnemonic:
曙 consists of 日 (sun) and 署 (government office).
Sonny Bono has been elected as congressman of California’s 44th district and Cher wants to congratulate him. She wants to meet him at 日rise (sunrise) in front of his 署 (government office). But when she calls him, she got a little drunk, so she slurs her words. “I’ll meet you tomorrow at 曙 (dawn) in front of your office, A.K. Bono?” Immediately afterwards, she thought, “Oops, I should have said O.K. Bono… meh doesn’t matter. He understood what I said.” and hangs up.
Oooh wait what am I thinking, we are not allowed to make mnemonics based on pop culture because of the woke warriors, so forget all of that
User made mnemonics can have cultural references. Those who know them get them
And this is many times better than the original “So there is this guy named it, done” =P
I love this one, made me laugh
Oh, and it is in Apprentice 3 already, all these mnemonics are working! I’m kinda using a bit of all =P