Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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Memeage swiped from cpolk:

1. Steal a friend's icon
2. Badly edit a santa hat onto it.
3. Post for the delight and edification of others.


HOU
otozu(reru), tazu(neru)
meaning: visit, inquire

来訪 == raihou == (noun which takes suru to act as a verb) visit, call
訪客 == houkyaku == (noun) visitor, guest


Left radical is 'words/speak' (言), right radical is 'side/direction' (方), the latter acting phonetically to express 'ask widely'. This character meant, 'ask widely to pursue a line of inquiry'. It still has a minor meaning of 'inquire', but is more likely to mean 'visit'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Visit someone to have words on the side.'

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

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