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

  • Music:

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.


 

DOKU
hitori
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

Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 10 comments