professional

(dizzy) + (sun, day)
★★★★☆
8 strokes
COCKSTRONG
COCK - when it's used with the ON-yomi, it means 'professional', but when it's used with the KUN-yomi, it just means 'person.'

What makes it even more fucked: there's no way to guess which is which. Because they're grammatically identical! (both are suffixes with no okurigana to give you a hint)

Even more fucked: the pronunciation of the 'person' meaning of 者 is the same as the word for 'thing.' (物) This kanji is just incredibly retarded.

STRONG RADICAL: almost all kanji which incorporate this radical are pronounced SHO. Even though its own kunyomi is SHA!!!

Just keeps getting worse, don't it?!?

Onyomi

SHA

Mnemonic

The professional SHALL work all day until they get dizzy!

Kunyomi

( xxx ) もの person SUF
★★★★☆

Jukugo

若者(わかもの)

young person ★★★☆☆ KUNKUN
(young) + (professional) = 若者 (young person)

young person - example of the kunyomi (もの) suffix

記者(きしゃ)

reporter ★★☆☆☆
(diary) + (professional) = 記者 (reporter)

reporter

ばか者(ばかもの)

dummy ★★☆☆☆ KUNKUN

dumb person - example of the kunyomi (もの) suffix.

科学者(かがくしゃ)

scientist ★★☆☆☆
(science) + (professional) = 科学者 (scientist)

芸者(げいしゃ)

geisha ★☆☆☆☆
(art) + (professional) = 芸者 (geisha)

what Asian chicks in college get mad about

Used In

Synonyms

doctor/teacher
医者    医師    先生    教師   
outsider
よそ者    のけ者