elephant / phenomenon

(bait) + (pigbottom)
★★★☆☆
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ILL PAIRJERK
another absolutely classic JERK, the kind that could only happen in this cluster-fuck of a language.

Onyomi

SHOU

The phenomenon of elephants trumpeting SHOWs that humans are not the only beings to enjoy smooth jazz.

Mnemonic

Use a pig as bait to catch a hungry elephant!

Kunyomi

ぞう elephant
★★★☆☆

Jukugo

印象(いんしょう)

impression ★★★☆☆
(stamp) + (elephant / phenomenon) = 印象 (impression)

象徴(しょうちょう)

symbol ★★☆☆☆
(elephant / phenomenon) + (sign / indication) = 象徴 (symbol)

literary symbol ; "In the novel, the trees symbolize life." 'The color red in the painting symbolizes communism.' (しょうちょうする=to symbolize something)

対象(たいしょう)

target/subject ★☆☆☆☆
(against) + (elephant / phenomenon) = 対象 (target/subject)

target of criticism, subject of a documentary

現象(げんしょう)

phenomenon ★☆☆☆☆
(present time) + (elephant / phenomenon) = 現象 (phenomenon)

抽象的(ちゅうしょうてき)

abstract ★☆☆☆☆
(abstract) + (elephant / phenomenon) + (motivation / '-al') = 抽象的 (abstract)

abstract (thought) or figurative (meaning)

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Synonyms

concept, phenomenon
がいねん 現象   
idea, notion
意識    観念    現象   
interpretation
感想    意見    印象    解釈   
sign, symbol, mark
標識    記号    象徴    印    符号    暗号