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My poetry was lousy, you said. Where are you calling from? [26 May 2005|12:26pm]

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GI

nise, itsuwa(ru)
meaning: false, lie

真偽 == shingi == (noun) truth or error, authenticity
虚偽 == kyogi == (noun) untrue, falsehood, fiction, vanity


Left radical is 'person' (人). Right radical is 'do/purpose' (為), acting phonetically to express 'change'. This character originally meant 'person changing his appearance in order to imitate someone', and has since come to mean falseness in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person lies to suit own purposes.'

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

 

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