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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Text

Reading: BUN, MON, fumi

Strokes: 4

Etymology: Originally written to mean beautiful / intricately overlaid pattern.  Over time, the meaning extended to writing/text.

Hint:  Take the base as cross and the top as top.

Mnemonic: A CROSS IS A BASIC FORM OF WRITING - EASY TO TOP!

Combinations:

文学 (bungaku) literature
文字 (moji) character
文部省 (monbushou) Ministry of Education

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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