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


meaning: stop, stagnate

沈滞 == chintai == (verb) stagnation, inactivity
滞在== taizai == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) stay, sojourn




Left radical is 'water'. Right radical is 'belt' (帯), which here acts phonetically to express 'stop'. This character originally indicated a flow of water stopping. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Use belt to stop water.'

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

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