Radical Combination

Meaning

Primary

Teardrop

Mnemonic

A tsunami goes through a little door, and plops down a big drop on your face. This tsunami is your tears inside your eye area. The door is your tear duct. The big drop is the teardrop coming down your eye.

Readings

On’yomi

るい

Kun’yomi

なみだ

Nanori

None

Mnemonic

Your teardrops always come at the worst times, ruining (るい) serious or happy moments. You can't stop crying. It is ruining your life!

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