Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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KETSU
ka(ku), ka(keru)
meaning: lack
欠点 == ketten == fault
ガス欠 == gasuketsu == running out of gas


Originally a pictograph of a person yawning, i.e., a gaping mouth. This led to meanings of 'wide open', 'vacant', and finally 'lack'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person with gaping mouth lacks dignity.'

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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