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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Mix (exchange)

Reading: KOU, majiru, kawasu

Strokes: 6

Etymology: A pictograph of a person sitting with crossed legs.  The concept of crossing extended to mix, mingle, exchange, etc.

For ease of remembering, think of the the top character as six, and the lower character as cross.

Mnemonic: MIX SIX CROSSES

Combinations:

交通 (koutsuu) traffic
交換 (koukan) exchange

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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