Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
slithytove

CHIN

meaning: wages, fee

電車賃 == denshachin == train fare
賃金 == chingin == wages


Bottom radical is 'shell/money' (貝). Top radical is 'entrust' (任), used in its original sense of, 'person carrying a load'. This character originally meant payment of a laborer who carries a load; now it means fee/wages in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Entrust with wages money.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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