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SAI
wazawa(i)
meaning: calamity

災難 == sainan == calamity
火災 == kasai == conflagration


The top radical was once a pictograph of a river, meaning 'flood'. Bottom radical is 'fire' (火). Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice... Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Fire and flooding river are potential calamities.'

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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