Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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KAN
kuda
meaning: pipe, control
管楽器 == kangakki == musical instrument
気管 == kikan == windpipe (trachea)


Top radical is 'bamboo' (竹). Bottom radical is 'official' (官), here acting phonetically to express 'pierce', and possibly lending meanings of 'control'. This character originally referred to a pierced piece of bamboo used as a musical instrument. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Bamboo pipe under control.'

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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