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

nu(gu)

meaning: take off, shed, escape

脱走 == dassou == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) desertion, escape
脱水 == dassui == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) evaporation, dehydration, dessication




Left radical is 'flesh/of the body' (肉). Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'exchange', used here phonetically to express 'lose'. This character was originally used in the sense of losing something from one's body, such as taking off clothes. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'elder brother' (兄) and 'away/off' (八), and as a mnemonic: 'Elder brother takes clothes off body and escapes.'

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

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