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HAN, BAN

meaning: judge, seal, size

判断 == handan == judgement
判事 == hanji == judge


Right radical is 'sword/cut' (刀). Left radical is 'half' (半), used in its literal sense of 'cut in half'. Like 分, also based on the 'sword/cut' radical, this character's is meaning derived from the concept of 'judgment' meaning to cut things very finely. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Cut in half -- a judgment with Solomon's seal.'

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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