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


HI
kawa
meaning: skin, leather
皮膚 == hifu == skin
木の皮 == ki no kawa == bark


Originally a pictograph of a hand pulling the skin off an animal carcass. Henshall suggests remembering it by association with 'oppose' (反), and a 'stroke', and as a mnemonic:  'Opposed to skinning with one stroke.'

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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