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JOU, SEI
nasa(ke)
meaning: feeling, pity, fact

同情 == doujou == sympathy
情け無い == nasakenai == wretched


Left radical is 'heart/feeling'. Right radical is 'blue/green' (青), here meaning 'fresh/pure'. Thus, 'pure heart', leading to such meanings as 'pity' and 'feeling'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Heart made blue with feeling of pity.'

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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