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


meaning: buy

購読 == koudoku == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) subscription
購買 == koubai == noun which can take する to act as a verb) purchase, buy


Left radical is 'shell/money' (貝). Right radical is a character only found in Chinese, literally meaning 'build up/piled up in baskets', which acts phonetically to express 'desire'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Use shell-money to buy pile of baskets.'

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

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