Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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YOU
i(reru)
meaning: contain, looks

美容院 == biyouin == beauty parlor
形容詞 == keiyoushi == adjective


Top radical is 'roof/building', bottom radical is 'valley' (谷), acting phonetically to express 'ample'. Thus, 'building of ample capacity', leading to meanings such as 'contain'. 'Looks/appearances' seems to be a borrowed meaning. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Roofed valley looks able to contain a lot.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Info from Taka Kanji Database
Gahoh kanji movie

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