11JPN4Ch2KanjiA

11JPN4Ch2KanjiA - Chapter2 漢字 A 海 夕 外 国 う カイ sea The left radical is the sign of water originated in 水 The right side

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter2 漢字 A 海 夕 外 国 うみ カイ sea The left radical is the sign of water originated in 水. The right side shows the on-reading. ゆう evening It is the shape of crescent moon, which appears on the 3rd day afterthe night of no moonlight. It is still very dark with that moon, so it means darkness=evening. そと ガイ outside It is the combination of a 月 and 占う. A fortune teller used the shape of the hiding part (outside) of the moon for the fortune telling. くに コク  ゴク country The circle is a territory and two lines up and down are the way they made the barriers. On the right, there is an ax that is used to protect the land. The blue lines added all around shows the border of the country. ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course JPN 4 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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11JPN4Ch2KanjiA - Chapter2 漢字 A 海 夕 外 国 う カイ sea The left radical is the sign of water originated in 水 The right side

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