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CHI


meaning: young, immature

幼稚 == youchi == (noun, adjective that takes な) infancy, childish, infantile
稚拙 == chisetsu == (noun, adjective that takes な) unskillful, childish




Left radical is 'rice plant'. Right radical is 'bird', acting phonetically to express 'slow'. This character originally seems to have referred to rice that was slow to mature. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Bird finds immature rice.'

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

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