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- お金 (おかね) Money
- 金曜日 (きんようび) Thursday
Measurement unit (around 3 - 4 cm)
Consist of a horizontal line, a vertical line, and a dot. The horizontal and vertical line is a part of the "hand" kanji (手) presented in lesson 5, showing only the thumb and middle finger. In Chinese, this kanji is read "cun", and is the measurement used to locate acupuncture points. In acupuncture, one "cun" is defined as either the length of the middle finger's middle segment, or the width of the thumb at the top knuckle (the one furthest away from the palm). This makes it very handy since the exact location of acupuncture point varies depending on each person's anatomy. The dot in this kanji marks the location of both the middle finger's middle segment and the thumb's top knuckle.
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Consists of the kanji for "tree" (木) and "small measurement" (寸). This kanji represents the characteristic of a village that's in close proximity (within small measurements) to the trees / woods.
- 中村 (なかむら) Nakamura (person's name)
- 木村 (きむら) Kimura (person's name)
Foot, Add, Sufficient
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- 一足 (いっそく) Pair (footwear)
- 不足 (ふそく) Insufficiency, Deficiency