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to suckle
Kanji 1947

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Synopsis

Let Japanese teach you about English! That is, Japanese terms for "lactation" and "mammal" are closely related. This is also true of "mammary" and "mammal," but English speakers rarely perceive such a link. Similarly, one Japanese word can mean "bringing up" and "breastfeeding." In English, "suckling" covers both meanings, but we miss this until we study Japanese!

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Kanji PDF
Cover of essay 1947 on 哺, titled "Feeding the Young"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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STROKES10
RADICAL口 (30: mouth)
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HALPERN-/359
HENSHALL-/1946
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