Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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CHOU
ha(ru)
meaning: stretch

主張 == shuchou == (vs) claim, request, insistence, assertion, advocacy, emphasis, contention, opinion, tenet
張り子の虎 == hariko no tora == paper tiger (張り子 is 'papier mache')


Left radical is 'bow' (弓), right radical is 'long' (長), acting phonetically to express 'swell/curve outward'. Thus, this character originally meant, 'draw a bow until it bends'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Draw longbow to full stretch.'

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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