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BAI


meaning: compensate

賠償金 == baishoukin == (noun)  indemnities, reparations
賠償 == baishou == (noun that can use する to act as a verb) reparations, indemnity, compensation




Left radical is 'shell/money' (貝). Right radical is an element of obscure origin, used phonetically to express 'compensate'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'stand' (立) and 'opening/hole' (口), and as a mnemonic: 'Compensated with money for standing in hole.'

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

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