I speak Spanish, so l can remember 左 as left because エ looks like a "I" of "Izquierda" and I remember 右 as rigth because ロ reminds me a "D" of "Derecha" hehehe
I remember left because it looks like it has an "I" and I am not left handed. No idea why that works.
How is it pronounced? HiDAri or hidaRI? The slow and normal version sound different...
....in Japanese you pronounce all syllables with the same rythym, i.e without putting stress on a single syllable
The way I remember the meaning in English is seeing "e" as both the second letter in left and the katakana エ in the kanji.
That's JUST what I came to comment! Yes, I think this is a very good way to memorize the character, have my lingot, good sir!
Anybody else remember hidary by remembering Hillary is on the "left" of the political spectrum?
Do left and right in Japanese have the Western connotation of right being correct and left being wrong? Like dexterous comes from right in Latin, and gauche is left in French?