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meaning: stop

停車場 == teishajo == railway station, depot, taxi station
停学 == teigaku == suspension from school

The left radical is 'person' (人), the right radical is 'inn' (亭). Thus, 'inn where person stays'. Eventually this character came to mean 'stop' in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person stops at inn.'

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

Corrected 10/21/03
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