【Basic Kanji06】上下左右 are erotic

Hi there! 

Since I've found a lot of people are supposed to be confused with migi and hidari that are used to express directions, I will introduce an easy way to memorize them in Kanji.

Adding other two directions, I suggest you to memorize four words to express direction.

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Above indicates which directions they each express.

  • 上(ue)upper, top, above
  • 下(shita)under, below, lower part
  • 左(hidari) left
  • 右(migi)right

 

My suggestion is to remember all them connected by a cross like this.

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How to remember 上下

Actually 上 means upper but this has a line on the bottom, oppositely 下 means below but it has a line in the top.

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Katakana , is combined with the bar.

Only in case of 上、the horizontal line needs to be straight instead of be lowered slightly.

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How to remember 右左

In fact, these Kanji are erotic. They have common stroke like katakana, ナ  on  the top. And under ナ  , 左 has katakana and 右 has katakana .
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In Japanese, we call "ero" (エロ)something erotic.

So you can memorize like this...from left to right it is erotic under ナ.lol.