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TAI

meaning: corps, unit
兵隊 == heitai== soldier
軍隊 == guntai == army, troops


Left radical is 'hill', right radical is 'group of pigs moving'. This character originally meant 'fall down a hill'; how it came to its current meaning is unclear. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Unit of pig-like soldiers on hill.'

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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