Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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KEN
ka(neru)
meaning: combine, unable

兼ねて == kanete == simultaneously
才色兼備 == saishokukenbi == (a woman) gifted with both intelligence and beauty


The center structure is 'hand'; the original pictographic form of this characters showed a hand holding two rice plants. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Hand really unable to hold combined rice plants.'

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

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