Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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GEN
he(ru), he(rasu)
meaning: decrease

減少 == genshou== decrease
目減り == meberi == weight loss


Left radical is the radical form of 'water'. The rest of the character is a character only found in Chinese, meaning 'unison', which acts phonetically to express 'small amount'. Henshall suggests remembering by association with 'feeling' (感), taking 減 as a 'heartless' version, and as a mnemonic: 'Decreased water brings on heartless feeling.'

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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