Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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EN
shio
meaning: salt
食塩 == shokuen == tablesalt
塩鮭 == shiozake == salted salmon


Origin is complicated and somewhat unclear. Left radical is 'ground' (土), bottom is 'dish' (皿), middle is 'mouth' (口). Henshall suggests taking upper radical as 'person' (人), and as a mnemonic:  'Person throws salty dish from mouth to ground.'

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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