Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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DA
u(tsu)
meaning: hit, strike
打者 == dasha == batter
打撃 == dageki == blow


Left radical is one of the radical versions of 'hand' (手). Right radical is 'nail' (丁), acting phonetically to express 'strike', and possibly also indicating something to be struck. Thus, this character originally meant 'strike with the hand'; now it means 'strike' in a broader sense. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Hand hits nail.'

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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