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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Life

Reading: SEI, SHOU, nama

Strokes: 5

Etymology:  A pictograph of a growing plant, symbolising life, vitality.

Mnemonic:  GROWING PLANT IS A SYMBOL OF LIFE


Caution:  There is a character element, meaning life, which looks very similar to the character stop, 止.


Combinations:

一生 (isshou) one's whole life
生き物 (ikimono) living thing

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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