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

hito(shii), nado
meaning: class, equal, etcetera
一等 == ittou == first class, first rate
上等 == joutou == high class

Top radical is 'bamboo' (竹), bottom is 'temple' (寺), acting phonetically to express 'arrange'. Bamboo is a reference to bamboo tablets; thus this character means 'arrange bamboo tablets' in ranks, leading also to such meanings as 'class'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Bamboo tablets at temple are all equal.'

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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