きによりてうおをもとむkiniyoriteuowomotomu

expression:

  • to be unable to accomplish something because one has chosen the wrong method; to ask for the impossible; to look for fish by climbing a tree [literal] - from Mencius - proverb

Kanji definition:

ボクBOKUモクMOKUkiこ~ko

tree; wood

Strokes:
4
Radical:
木 tree
SKIP:
4-4-3
UTF:
6728
JIS208:
44-58
Nanori:
gumoもとmoto
Hangul:
목 [mog]모 [mo]
Pinyin:
Stroke order:
Example words:
ki
tree; shrub; bush; / wood; timber
木造もくぞうmokuzou
wooden; made of wood; wooden construction
青木あおきaoki
Japanese laurel; spotted laurel; Aucuba japonica; / live tree
木材もくざいmokuzai
lumber; timber; wood
土木どぼくdoboku
engineering works; civil engineering; public works

エンEN~ネン-NENふちfuchiふちどfuchido.ruゆかりyukariよすがyosugaへりheriえにしenishi

affinity; relation; connection; edge; border; verge; brink

Strokes:
15
Radical:
糸糹 silk, thread
SKIP:
1-6-9
UTF:
7e01
JIS208:
17-79
Hangul:
연 [yeon]단 [dan]
Pinyin:
yuán
Stroke order:
Example words:
ふちfuchi
rim; brim; edge; brink
無縁むえんmuen
unrelated; irrelevant; indifferent; / without relations (esp. of a deceased person); having no surviving relatives; / unrelated to the teachings of Buddha; unable to be saved by Buddha
縁起えんぎengi
omen; sign of luck; / origin; history; causation; / dependent arising; doctrine that everything has a cause and there is nothing that arises out of nothing
縁側えんがわengawa
veranda; porch; balcony; open corridor; / bone at the base of a fin; meat at the base of a fin (esp. of a flatfish)
縁談えんだんendan
marriage proposal; marriage talks

ギョGYOうおuoさかなsakana~ざかな zakana

fish

Strokes:
11
Radical:
魚 fish
SKIP:
2-7-4
UTF:
9b5a
JIS208:
21-91
Nanori:
i
Hangul:
어 [eo]
Pinyin:
Stroke order:
Example words:
さかなsakana
fish
金魚きんぎょkingyo
goldfish
魚介類ぎょかいるいgyokairui
marine products; seafood; fish and shellfish
鮮魚せんぎょsengyo
fresh fish
熱帯魚ねったいぎょnettaigyo
tropical fish

キュウKYUUGUもとめるmoto.meru

request; want; wish for; require; demand

Strokes:
7
Radical:
水氵氺 water
SKIP:
4-7-3
UTF:
6c42
JIS208:
21-65
Hangul:
구 [gu]
Pinyin:
qiú
Stroke order:
Example words:
要求ようきゅうyoukyuu
demand; firm request; requisition; requirement; desire
請求せいきゅうseikyuu
claim; demand; charge; application; request; billing (for a service)
求人きゅうじんkyuujin
recruiting; job offer; job vacancy
求刑きゅうけいkyuukei
recommended sentence; prosecution's demand for punishment
身代金要求みのしろきんようきゅうminoshirokin'youkyuu
ransom demand

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