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ZOU
ma(su), fu(eru), fu(yasu)
meaning: increase, build up

増大 == zoudai == increase
増税 == zouzei == tax increase


Left radical is 'earth' (土). The right character is a non-General Use character that originally meant 'build up'. This character originally referred to 'built up earth', as in a dam. Now it means 'built up' more generally. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'eight' (八), 'field' (田), and 'day' (日), and as a mnemonic: 'Build up earth in field over eight days.'

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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