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to come very close
Kanji 1496

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Synopsis

Manners are paramount in Japan, and 挨 has to do with the right words said at the right time (though it originally represented rude behavior!). See how 挨 relates to greeting and parting from others, apologies, expressions of sympathy, speeches, the yakuza, visiting relatives, Zen dialogues, writing letters, and more. Also learn why you might give toilet paper as a gift! 

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Cover of essay 1496 on 挨, titled "Meet and Greet"
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JOYO ON-YOMI
アイ
JOYO KUN-YOMI
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RADICAL扌 (64: hand)
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