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

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KAI, GE
to(ku)
meaning: unravel, explain, solve

解説 == kaisetsu == commentary
理解 == rikai == understanding


Left radical is 'horn/angle/corner' (角), right radical is 'sword' (刀) and 'cow' (牛). How this character came to its current meanings is speculative. It may refer to butchering a cow (i.e., 'unraveling' it. Eww.), or to disentangling a cow by cutting off its horn. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Solve problem by cutting off cow's horn.'

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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