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

meaning: request, seek
求婚者 == kyuukonsha == suitor
求人 == kyuujin == offer of a job/situation

Originally a pictogram representing the 'skin/fur of a fanged creature'. How it came to represent its current meanings is controversial. Henshall suggests taking it as 'water' (水), a cross stroke, and a spot, and as a mnemonic: 'Cross water to seek spotted fur coat.'

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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