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

People name their dogs 'King' and 'Prince', and sometimes name their cats 'Duchess', but they never name them 'Dictator', 'Tyrant', 'Despot', or 'Caudillo'. Go figure.


meaning: wring, press

搾乳 == sakunyuu == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) milking a cow
搾取 == sakushu == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) exploitation, squeezing, sweating

One of the rare kanji created in Japan, not existing in Chinese. Left radical is one of the radical versions of 'hand'. Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'squeeze/make narrow', comprised of 'hole' (穴) and 'make' (乍), which also acts phonetically to express 'press'. Together, this character originally meant, 'to press/squeeze with the hand'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Make hole by pressing with hand.'

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

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