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SHUU, SHU
osa(meru), osa(maru)
meaning: practice, master

修理 == shuuri == repair
終業 == shuugyou or shugyou == study


Right bottom radical is 'delicate hairs', right top radical is 'stick in hand/coerce/strike'. Left radical is 'person' (人). The vertical stroke represents another stick. This character originally referred to 'striking' someone with a brush (the 'delicate hairs') as a part of grooming. Henshall suggests and as a mnemonic: 'Person practices to master striking with brush.'

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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