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

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9/11's past.

9/11/2001: Life will now change.

9/11/2004: 'Never' forget? No. But not yet. Not yet.



meaning: forge, train

鍛工 == tankou == (noun) metal worker
鍛錬 == tanren == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) tempering, forging, hardening, disciplining, training

Left radical is 'metal' (金). Right radical is 'step' (段), which acts phonetically to express 'beat'. 'Beating metal' is a description of forging. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Forging metal is a step in one's training.'

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

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