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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Red

Reading: SEKI, SHAKU, akai

Strokes: 7

Etymology: An older form of this character shows the top form as big rather than earth, and the bottom form as fire.

Therefore, a big fire is red.

Mnemonic: BIG FIRE MAKES EARTH GLOW RED
Combinations:

赤道 (sekido) equator
赤ん坊 (akanbo) infant

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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