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aza(yaka)

meaning: fresh, vivid, clear

鮮魚 == sengyo == (noun) fresh fish
朝鮮 == chousen == (noun) Korea




Left radical is 'fish' (魚). The right radical is 'sheep' (羊), which here means 'fine' (as it does in a number of other kanji). A 'fine fish' is a fresh fish, which led to this character's meaning 'fresh' in general. Its other meanings are borrowings. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Sheep likes fish to be fresh.'

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

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