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ROU


meaning: corridor, walkway

廊下 == rouka == (noun) corridor
回廊 == kairou == (noun) corridor, gallery




Left/outer radical is 'roof/building'. Inner radical is 'man/husband' (郎), here acting phonetically to express 'space'. This character originally referred to the space beneath an overhanging roof, i.e., a veranda. Henshall suggests remembering this character by association with the male name 'Tarou', and as a mnemonic: ''Tarou is in corridor of building.''

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

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