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ZAI 

meaning: timber, resource
材木 == zaimoku == timber
人材 == jinzai == talented person


Left radical is 'tree' (木), right is 'dam' (才), acting phonetically to express 'cut down'. Thus this character means 'felled trees'. Later the meaning expanded to mean 'resource', and metaphorical meanings of 'resourceful'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Lots of timber in dam of felled trees.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

[note: ZAI is apparently the only on-yomi, both ki and sai are valid nanori. Taka, though, gives 'SAI' as on-yomi.]

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