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Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.



meaning: cultivate, grow

培養 == baiyou == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) cultivation, nutrition, culture
栽培 == saibai == (noun) cultivation

Left radical is 'soil/ground' (土). Right radical is an element of obscure origin, used phonetically to express 'build up'. This character originally meant 'to fortify the soil'; now it refers to the cultivation and growing of plants in general. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'stand' (立) and 'opening/hole' (口), and as a mnemonic: 'Stand in hole to cultivate ground.'

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

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