Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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Tell her to bring an elk and some lard, too

 

ZAI

meaning: wealth, assets

家財 == kazai == household goods
私財 == shizai == private property


The left radical is 'shell/money' (貝), right radical is 'talent' (才), acting phonetically to express 'accumulate'. Thus, this character originally meant 'accumulated money', or wealth. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Dam full of money means great wealth.'

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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