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HA
yabu(ru)
meaning: break, tear

破産 == hasan == bankruptcy
破れ目 == yabureme == rent, tear, split


Left radical is 'rock' (石). Right radical is 'skin' (皮), acting phonetically to express 'small piece'. This character originally meant 'to break a rock into small pieces', now it means 'break' more generally. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Skin a rock? Must mean break it.'

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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