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Kanji: 気

figure 1 kanji etymology ki spirit - Kanji: 気

気 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters,

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Kanji: 学

figure 1 kanji etymology gaku - Kanji: 学

学 belongs to the 会意文字 (かいいもじ, kaii moji, i.e. set of characters that are a combination of two or more pictographs, or characters whose meaning was based on

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