neighbor

(town) + (rice / America) + (date)
★★★☆☆
16 strokes
SOLO

Onyomi

RIN - don't bother.

Mnemonic

I'm dating an American, from the neighboring town.

Kunyomi

( ) となり next to- could be the seat next to yours, could be the house next to yours. 1/2 KANA
★★★☆☆

Jukugo

隣人(りんじん)

a homey ☆☆☆☆☆
(neighbor) + (person) = 隣人 (a homey)

someone from the neighborhood - a homey.

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
dance / flutter WITHOUT
neighbor TOWN
twinkle / tiny bit of time EYE

You can't dance WITHOUT a beat.

The neighboring TOWNs are next door to each other.

I like how your EYES twinkle.