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

meaning: make good, stopgap

補佐 == hosa == (noun which takes suru to act as a verb) aid, help, assistance, assistant, counselor, adviser
補充 == hojuu == (noun which takes suru to act as a verb) supplementation, supplement, replenishment, replenishing

Left radical is 'clothing' (衣). Right radical is a character found only in Chinese meaning 'start/begin'. It is comprised of 'use' (用), and an upper radical depicting a hand holding a tool. It came to mean 'temporary work'. This character as whole originally meant to repair clothing hastily by patching. It now refers to any sort of work done as a stopgap or to correct a problem. Henshall suggests taking the top right elements as 'needle' and 'point', and as a mnemonic: 'Use needle point to make good torn clothes.'

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

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