Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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BUN, FUN, BU
wa(karu), wa(keru)
meaning: divide, minute, understand
分子 == bunshi == molecule
一分 == ippun == one minute


Top radical is 'split' (八), bottom radical is 'sword/cut' (刀). Thus, such meanings as 'divide', and 'small portion', e.g., a minute. To 'understand' something is to be able to break it down into parts. Indeed. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Understand one divides by splitting with sword.'

Stroke order:
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