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KAKU
wari, wa(ru)
meaning: divide, rate

水割り == mizuwari == whisky and water
割下 == warishita == soup


Left radical is the radical form of 'sword/cut'. Left radical is 'harm' (害), acting phonetically to express 'dismember'. This character originally meant 'cut up/dismember'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Sword harms by dividing.'

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

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