Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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I am like a sheep, full of righteousness


GI

meaning: rightousness

義理 == giri == duty, sense of duty, honor, decency, courtesy, debt of gratitude, social obligation
主義 == shugi == -ism (for example, イスラム原理主義 is Islamic fundamentalism)


Top radical is 'sheep' (羊), bottom radical is 'self' (我). How these came to mean 'rightousness' is controversial. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'I am like a sheep, full of righteousness.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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