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SHOU


SHOU


meaning: introduce, inherit

紹介 == shoukai == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) introduction
自己紹介 == jikoshoukai == (noun which can take する to act as a verb) self-introduction

The left radical is 'thread' (糸). Right radical is 'summon' (召), which acts phonetically to express 'join'. This character originally meant to 'join threads' literally; now it is used figuratively, to mean 'joining' people together. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Thread one's way to introduction after summons.'

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

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