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KYUU

meaning: rank, grade
下級 == kakyuu == lower grade, lower class, junior (officer)
学級 == gaakyuu == grade in school


Left radical is 'thread' (糸), right is 'reach' (及), acting phonetically to express 'order'. Thus, to 'join threads in set order', or weave, the original meaning of this character. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Reach out and grade threads.'

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

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