express

(master/mainly) + (kick in the nuts)
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Onyomi

HYOU

Mnemonic

HE'S YOUR master, and you express that by kicking his nuts (in a respectful manner).

Kunyomi

おもて FRONT surface- used only about things that have a front-and-back. (opposite: 裏 うら) . Usually used about 2-dimensional things (paper, walls) but can also be used with the ol' tatemae/honne.
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( ) あらわ*す to indicate something intentionally, but through symbols rather than words( he expressed his displeasure by flinging feces at the prison correction officer) (the shadow of the sundial indicates the time) KANA
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Jukugo

表現(ひょうげん)

figure of speech ★★★★☆
(express) + (present time) = 表現 (figure of speech)

figure of speech, expression

発表(はっぴょう) する

announcement ★★★☆☆
(launch) + (express) = 発表 (announcement)

表面(ひょうめん)

exterior ☆☆☆☆☆
(express) + (front surface / face) = 表面 (exterior)

the exterior, the surface - unlike 面 (men), 表面 is more technical - usually used by architects or craftspeople. Or, for instance, to describe a "skin" you'd put on a polygon 3d character.

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
express CLOTHING
element STRING
barley EACH

Elements are the STRING that ties together chemicals.

You express yourself with your CLOTHING, and . . .

you have to eat EACH bit of barley or you don't get any dessert.

Meaning Hint Radical
express MASTER
cloth NO MASTER

The Master is the only person allowed to EXPRESSES himself.

But if you're not a master, you are a slave weaving Cloth.

Synonyms

idiom, expression
表現    慣用句    格言    ことわざ 方言    xxx弁   
map, diagram
地図    図面    図表   
surface
表    面    面    表面   
to appear or manifest
現れる    表れる   
to indicate
表す    現わす