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Monday, 6 February 2012

Cloud

Reading:  UN, kumo

Strokes: 12

Etymology: Over time, the lower character came to mean billowing vapours.  The upper character, rain, was added to emphasise the meaning of cloud.

Hint: Rain + two (二)+ noses.

Mnemonic:  BILLOWING RAIN CLOUDS LOOK LIKE TWO NOSES!

Combinations:

浮き雲 (ukigumo) drifting cloud

(Based upon Henshall, 1998)

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