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

ni

meaning: red, sincere

丹前 == tanzen == (noun) large padded kimono
丹精 (also 丹誠) == tansei == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) working earnestly, sincerity, diligence, effort, pains




'Somewhat obscure' etymology. Originally a pictograph representing red clay; the modern meaning of 'sincerity' is borrowed. Henshall suggests remembering it as 'half of a boat' (舟), and as a mnemonic: 'Only half of the boat is red.'

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

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