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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Flower

Reading: KA, hana

Strokes: 7

Etymology: The top radical means grass / plant.  The lower radical means the verb to change.

Thus, flowering means a change in a plant's state (e.g. from bud to blossom).

Mnemonic: FLOWERS APPEAR WHEN PLANTS CHANGE.



Combinations:

花見 (hanami) cherry blossom viewing
花火 (hanabi) fireworks

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)


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