Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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HOU
muku(iru)
meaning: report, reward

報告 == houkoku == report
電報 == denpou == telegram 


Left radical is 'good fortune' (幸), right radical was originally a pictograph of a hand seizing a person. (The left radical was originally 'prisoner/criminal', and the character referred to bringing a criminal to justice.) Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'By good fortune seize person, report for reward.'

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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