Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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French, you'll give me all your fancy names for dead animal flesh if you know what's good for you!

The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.

— James D. Nicoll


meaning: stomach
胃炎 == ien == gastritis
胃弱 == ijaku == dyspepsia

Originally a pictogram of a stomach, with 'flesh' (肉) below it; the latter radical is now represented by the 'moon' radical, and the former by 'field' (田). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Fleshy stomach seen in field.' Ewwww.

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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