What do you use to get a person to participate in something? A carrot, of course. You've heard of "the carrot and the stick," right? So next time you want a person to participate, offer them a carrot.
This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. You haven't learned this reading for 参 yet, so here's a mnemonic to help you:
You're craving a carrot, but you can't seem to find any. You look in your fridge, in your garden, and even in the trash. Finally you give up your carrot search and sit down when... ouch! The carrot was in your jeans (じん) the whole time!
to stir-fry carrots
to put in carrots
to eat carrots
I was disappointed with this carrot soup.
I gifted some carrot liqueur to the King, who loves alcohol, but he didn't like it.
Please. I'll eat anything else, just not the carrot. Please.