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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Now

Reading: KON, KIN, ima

Strokes: 4

Etymology:

The top character literally means top, while the base character means to put into a corner / cover / hide.

Borrowed from this is the concept of sudden, which came to mean imminent and from thence, now.

Mnemonic: COVER THE CORNER, NOW!!

Combinations:

今週 (konshuu) this week
今度 (kondo) this time


(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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