early

(sun, day) + (ten)
★★★★☆
6 strokes
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Onyomi

SOU

Mnemonic

You have to get up SO early tomorrow, ten minutes before sunrise.

Kunyomi

はや*い early, as in, 'get up early.' BOOBOO: this doesn't mean fast! that's the other hayai (速い)
★★★★★
( ) はや*める to reschedule something (an appointment, a deadline) earlier
★☆☆☆☆
( ) はや*まって to be moved or rescheduled earlier in time -to be done in a hasty or premature way.
★☆☆☆☆

Jukugo

素早い(すばやい)

agility ★★★☆☆
(element) + (early) = 素早い (agility)

physical speed or agility, but without any advanced kung-fu techniques. A fast bird or lizard. Doing a simple task at the office, but very speedily.

早速(さっそく) xxxしろ!

do XXX immediately! ★★☆☆☆ FP1/2 KANA
(early) + (fast) = 早速 (do XXX immediately!)

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
early SUN
old NO SUN
village RICE FIELD

The SUN comes up early, but if there is NO SUN, the day is old.
The village is next to a RICE FIELD.

Meaning Hint Radical
early SUN
habitat TREE
merely BABY BIRDS

The SUN rises early.

The habitat is in a TREE.

Merely has NO TREE because it is MERELY some baby birds.

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Synonyms

do it fast!
早速    速やか    急いで   
fast
速い    早い   
smooth
巧みな    巧み    器用な    巧妙な    素早い    機敏    俊敏な