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

ka(tsu), masa(ru)
meaning: win, surpass
勝利 == shouri == victory
勝気 == kachiki == spiritedness (also spelled 勝き気)

Henshall suggests taking the left radical as 'moon' (月), the bottom right radical as 'strength/effort' (力), and the top right radical as 'two' (二) and 'fire' (火) and as a mnemonic:  'With effort, two fires can surpass moon.'

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

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