Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.


meaning: government center, urban prefecture

政府 == seifu == government
京都府 == kyoutofu == Kyoto prefecture (metropolitan area)

Upper/outer radical is 'building'. Inner radical is 'attach' (付). This character originally meant 'storehouse' (and still means this in Chinese). How it arrived at its current meaning is controversial. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Large building attached to government center.'

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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