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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Spirit

Reading: KI, KE

Strokes: 6

Etymology: Originally a pictograph of vapours rising from cooked rice, this character came to mean unseen force, invisible movement, spirit.

Hint: Use the enclosed character as 'X'.

Mnemonic: SPIRIT-LIKE VAPOURS FROM SOURCE 'X'


Combinations:

合気道 (aikido) a Japanese martial art
気分 (kibun) feeling, mood
天気 (tenki) weather

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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