24 January 2009

外 Outside | ガイ , ゲ • そと , ほか , はず.す

Kanji Mnemonic 91

Other meanings include other and undo

This is the kanji used in the word gaijin, which has a crude connotation as foreigners in Japan are often referred to as gaijin (or worse kitanai gaijin, dirty foreigner) instead of the more polite gaikujin

The left element is a crescent moon and the right is an old element relating to the cracks on the outside of turtle shells. I see it as a gaijin who undid his pants to relieve himself outside.

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