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


su(ru), su(reru), kosu(ru)
meaning: rub, chafe, brush

摩擦 == masatsu== (noun which can take する to act as a verb) friction, rubbing, rubdown, chafe
擦れ違う == surechigau == (verb) to pass by one another, to disagree, to miss each other

Left radical is one of the radical versions of 'hand'. Right radical is 'realize' (察), used here phonetically to express 'rub'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Realize hand is chafed.'

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

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