Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Write-write: 528 words on the bat riders story. Not as much as I'd hoped, but better than I've been doing lately. And I like the words so far.


meaning: alone, Germany

独り言 == hitorigoto == soliloquy, monologue 
独学 == dokogaku == self-study

Left radical is the radical form of 'dog' (犬). Right radical is was originally a character meaning 'caterpillar', acting phonetically to express 'fight'. It is now a simpler radical meaning 'insect' (虫). This character originally referred to dogs fighting. Its current use for Germany comes from its sound. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Insect-ridden German Shepherd dog is left alone.'

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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