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KYUU
su(u)
meaning: suck, inhale

呼吸 == kokyuu == breath, respiration
吸血姫 == kyuuketsuhime == vampire princess


Left radical is 'mouth' (口). Right radical is 'reach' (及), acting phonetically to express 'pull'. Thus, this character means, 'pull within the mouth', i.e., suck liquid or inhale air. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'If it reaches mouth, then suck it in.'

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

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