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

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meaning: duty, entrust

不適任 == futekinin == unfitness, incompetence
任命 == ninmei == appointment, nomination, ordination, commission, designation

Left radical is 'person' (人). The right radical is derived from a pictograph of a spindle on which thread is wound. This radical acts phonetically to express 'burden'. Thus, 'burden born by a person', or a 'duty'. Henshall suggests remembering the right radical as a variant of 'jewel' (玉), and as a mnemonic: Entrust jewels to person on duty.'

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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