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

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meaning: week
先週 == senshuu == last week
毎週 == maishuu == every week

Left radical is 'movement', right radical is 'around' (周). It orignally meant to 'go around' or 'walk around', which it still may mean in Chinese. Eventually, it came to mean 'cycle of time', and eventually 'week'; in Japanese it only means 'week'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Another week rolls around.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

Note: Henshall places this in the 3rd Grade kanji, as # 308. The Taka kanji database puts in the 2nd Grade kanji. Has the Jouyou kanji order been changed in the pat decade or so? This is the first discrepancy betwen the Taka databse and Henshall I've found.

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