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RUI

meaning: resemble, variety, sort

酒類 == shurui == alcoholic drinks
類似 == ruiji == resemblence


Originally a combination of 'rice' (米), 'dog' (犬), and 'head'. The combination of 'rice' and 'head' originally meant 'close resemblance' in Chinese. Combined with 'dog', the character originally referred to a mythical raccoon-like creature. In modern times, 'big' (大) was substituted for 'dog'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Variety of rice with big head.'

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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