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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Face

Reading: GAN, kao
Strokes: 18

Etymology: The left character originally meant attractive.  Add this to the character on the right, meaning head, and you have attractive head.

Over time, this came to mean attractive face, then just face.

Mnemonic:  ONLY 3 HAIRS ON HEAD, BUT STILL AN ATTRACTIVE FACE!


Combinations:
顔面:face
顔色:complexion

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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