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

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meaning: effect, efficacy

効果 == kouka== effect
時効 == shikou == statute of limitations

Left radical is 'exchage' (交), in this context meaning 'interchange' and 'emulate'. Right radical was originally 'coerce/stick in hand'. This character originally meant 'force someone to learn to perform a task'. The meaning evolved to mean simply 'ability to perform a task'. The right radical has been replaced by 'strength' (力). Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Exchange of strength proves most effective.'

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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