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BEN

meaning: speech, know, valve, petal, braid

弁当 == bentou == packed lunch
関西弁 == kansaiben== Kansai dialect 


Originally a doubling of the radical for 'needle', indicating 'penetrating/sharp'. Henshall suggests taking the top portion as 'nose', and the bottom as 'two tens' (十), and as a mnemonic: 'Speech about twenty noses.'

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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