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01 2 / 2012

Almost done, chhhyeah \(^o^)/

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27 1 / 2012

chillimuffin:


Doing RTK, I’ve just bumped into this little bugger. Don’t think we’ve met before… First time in a while when I actually needed to check the strokes order (and found it here, in case you were curious.)


I don’t believe this is even commonly used xD But my that’s a scary Kanji. Looks like in Japanese it means “to chisel.”鑿つ (うが・つ) - to chisel鑿 (のみ) - a chisel.掘鑿 (くっさく) - to excavate.
穿 
  ^ This tends to be used for the verb うが・つ (to chisel) instead.
掘削
  ^ This is now used to write くっさく (to excavate)のみ (a chisel) is just written in Hiragana alone now. 

chillimuffin:

Doing RTK, I’ve just bumped into this little bugger. Don’t think we’ve met before… First time in a while when I actually needed to check the strokes order (and found it here, in case you were curious.)

I don’t believe this is even commonly used xD But my that’s a scary Kanji. Looks like in Japanese it means “to chisel.”

鑿つ (うが・つ) - to chisel
鑿 (のみ) - a chisel.
掘鑿 (くっさく) - to excavate.

穿 

  ^ This tends to be used for the verb うが・つ (to chisel) instead.

掘削

  ^ This is now used to write くっさく (to excavate)

のみ (a chisel) is just written in Hiragana alone now. 

26 1 / 2012

20 7 / 2011

Although a relatively simple Kanji in terms of stroke count, the meaning it contains is rather hard to grasp from a first glance. Keep in mind, though, that almost all Kanji are made up from radicals or components, asides those which are pictographic. Alas, this Kanji is not pictographic so let’s look at its parts.

To the left, we have にすい, which are two dots that are supposed to represent water. にすい can sometimes refer to water but in this case it is a mutation of 二, meaning two. 

On the right side, we have 欠 (か・ける) meaning to fail at something or lacking something. Putting the two ideas together, we can remember that it is the second-rate version of something you need and therefore lacks. It’s the next best thing.

This Kanji does not have a phonetic component as it is a radical itself. Its on’yomi are シ and ジ, while its kun’yomi are つぎ and つ・ぐ. It appears in Kanji such as 姿、盗、資、and 諮. Below are some vocabulary words:

次 (つぎ) - noun: next

次回 (じかい) - noun: next time

次期 (じき) - noun: next term, next period

次元 (じげん) - noun: dimension; perspective 

次第 (しだい) - noun / adverb: dependent upon. Ex: 選択(せんたく)は全く君次第だ。The choice is entirely up to you.

次代 (じだい) - noun: next era