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


meaning: record, inscribe

録音 == rokuon == audio recording
実録 == jitsuroku == authentic account

Left radical is 'metal' (金). The right radical is 'exude', and originally depicted droplets of juice exuding from a wine press. This character originally referred to green verdigris which 'exudes' from copper. It eventually came to mean 'inscriptions on metal' and then inscriptions or writings generally. Henshall suggests remembering it by association with 'green' (緑) (which also incorporates the 'exude' radical), and as a mnemonic: 'Record on green metal.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database
Fixed 11/29/03

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