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One halberd in mouth causes feeling in heart


KAN

meaning: feeling
感心 == kanshin == admiration
五感 == gokan == the five senses


Bottom radical is 'heart', (心),top is a character only found in Chinese meaning 'unison'. It includes a radical meaning 'trimming tool/sharp weapon', which symbolized 'trimming' and 'making correct', and 'mouth/say' (口). This radical acts phonetically to express 'sway', thus: 'all hearts swayed in unison'. Henshall suggests taking the 'trimming tool' as a variant of the 'halberd' radical, and the stroke above 'mouth' as 'one' (一), and as a mnemonic:  'One in halberd in mouth causes feeling in heart.' Why can't fortune cookie fortunes be like that?

Oh, and halberds... Mmmm, girls with halberds...

Stroke order:
Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Dicionário de Kanji

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