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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

One hundred

Reading: HYAKU

Strokes: 6

Etymology: One and white (used for it's fingernail meaning).  Long ago, the thumb indicated one hundred.

Mnemonic: ONE HUNDRED WHITE THUMBS




Combinations:

百倍 (hyakubai) hundred-fold
百貨店 (hyakkatan)  department store

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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