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BOU

katawara

meaning: side, beside[s]

傍観 == boukan == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) looking on, remaining a spectator
傍聴 == bouchou == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) hearing, listening, attendance, auditing




Confused etymology. Left radical is 'person' (人). Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'side' (方) and a variant of 'stand' (立), and as a mnemonic: 'Person standing at side.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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