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

shibara(ku)
meaning: a while, briefly

暫時 == zanji == (adverb, noun) short while
暫定 == zantei == (noun) tentative


Bottom radical is 'sun/day' (日), meaning 'time' in this context. The top radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'behead/kill', which is composed of the characters 'vehicle' (車), and 'axe/cut' (斤). It acts phonetically to express 'brief/quick'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Axe takes a while -- a day -- to chop up vehicle.'

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

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