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


meaning: crime, violate, commit, assault

犯人 == hannin == criminal
犯意 == hani == malice

Left radical is the radical form of 'dog' (犬). Right radical is 'slumped figure'. This character seems originally to have meant, 'person injured by dog', which led to its current meanings relating to crime and assault. Weren't there any ordinary, nice, pet dogs in ancient Yellow River China? In kanji the dogs always seem to be biting people, fighting each other, or being roasted and eaten. Poor dogs! Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Dog commits crime of assaulting slumped person.'

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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