inform

(hurl) + (mouth/small box radical)
★★★☆☆
7 strokes

Onyomi

KOKU

Mnemonic

He informed me with his mouth: don't hurl balls while high on COKE!!!

Kunyomi

つ*げる to tell
★★☆☆☆

Jukugo

と or を 告白(こくはく) する

confess ★★★☆☆
(inform) + (white) = 告白 (confess)

to confess- both to a crime and to having a huge crush on me.

広告(こうこく)

advertisement ★★★☆☆
(wide) + (inform) = 広告 (advertisement)

an advertisement - although nowadays people use the Japlish word シーエム (CM, short for 'commercial.')

報告(ほうこく)

report ★★☆☆☆ NP
(data) + (inform) = 報告 (report)

a report. 報告 has more of a nuance of a scientific, governmental, or corporate report than the related term 情報 (news report)

Think about it like this: 報告 are commissioned by private agencies, and then journalists do a 情報 about the 報告.

忠告(ちゅうこく) する

admonish ★☆☆☆☆
(loyalty) + (inform) = 忠告 (admonish)

admonishing negative advice: "Don't open that door!" "Don't swim naked!"

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
good omen SAMURAI
inform THROW
overcome LEGS

Seeing a SAMURAI is a good omen,
but you THROW information to your friends - 'Hey I just saw a damn samurai!'

Steve Austin overcame the loss of his LEGS and went on to fight crime as the six million dollar man.

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Synonyms

accusation or lawsuit
うったえる 訴訟    訴え    責める    告訴    クレイム
admonish /warning
注意    責める    警告    忠告    助言    警戒    諭す    告げる    窘める   
report
報告    報道    レポート 情報   
snitch
ちくる 密告    言いつける