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Today's Kanji

Today's Kanji -- January 15, 2018

  • on reading:
  • シャク
  • kun reading:
  • りる
  • meaning(s):
  • borrow, rent
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Stroke Order Diagram


おんしゃく loan; borrowing
かしゃ borrowing a kanji with the same pronunciation to convey a certain term
かしゃく borrowing; pardon; extenuation; characters substituted for others of the same sound
しゃ borrowing
しゃく borrowing