Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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fune, funa-
meaning: boat, ship
船長 == senchou == captain
風船 == fuusen == balloon

Left radical is 'boat' (舟). Right is a character only found in Chinese that originally meant 'hollowed out'; thus, this character means 'hollowed out boat'. It may have originally referred to a primitive dugout canoe. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'eight' (八) and a 'hole' (口), and as a mnemonic:  'Boat with eight portholes is ship.'


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