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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Correct

Reading: SEI, SHOU, masa, tadashii

Strokes: 5

Etymology: The simplest explanation for remembering this character is to see it as two characters - line and stop.*

Mnemonic: THE CORRECT THING IS TO STOP AT THE LINE.

* However, the original form comes from a character for lower leg 足.  Your leg was correct if it was straight (!).

Combinations:

正解 (seikai) correct answer
正月 (shougatsu) New Year
正直(な) (shoujiki na) honest

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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