Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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HI
to(bu)
meaning: fly

飛行機 == hikouki == airplane
飛び石 == tobiishi == stepping stones


Originally a pictograph of a long-necked crane with spread wings. Henshall (imaginatively) suggests as a mnemonic: 'Two long beaked cranes fly through tall reeds.

Note: Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy uses current simplified Chinese characters. When Japanese has retained an older, usually more complex character, and current Chinese uses a simplified one, JCLT won't have an entry. Just in case you were wondering why JCLT is sometimes not a link.

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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