tool

(eye) + (pi)
★★★★☆
8 strokes
BETA

Onyomi

GU

Mnemonic

Your eye is a tool you use to look for a GOOEY piece of pie!

Jukugo

道具(どうぐ)

tool ★★★★☆
(street) + (tool) = 道具 (tool)

家具(かぐ)

furniture ★★★☆☆
(home) + (tool) = 家具 (furniture)

具体的(ぐたいてき) な or  に

concrete/ in practice ★★★☆☆
(tool) + (body) + (motivation / '-al') = 具体的 (concrete/ in practice)

concrete, literal, in practice . . as opposed to abstract, in theory

具合(ぐあい)

condition ★★★☆☆ KUN ONNOKURI
(tool) + (to suit) = 具合 (condition)

condition something is in. Can be used with a living thing or object. Always used only with いい or 悪い. Unlike the related term 調子(ちょうし),具合 emphasizes the condition IN THE SHORT TERM - the condition at that particular time of day.

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
plant TREE
tool WITHOUT THE 'TEN' RADICAL
really TEN
prefecture SMALL
correct a probem / direct contact 'L' L
put down on table NET

TREES are plants

The truth is worth TEN TOOLS.

I come from a SMALL prefecture.

You can't spell "correct a probLLLLem" without an “L".

You put the NET down on the table.

Synonyms

condition or context
状況    事態    事情    状態    様子    調子    具合   
machine
機械    器械    そうち 器具    道具