|Kanji for July 14, 2005 - Animal Kanji Series #2
||[Jul. 14th, 2005|04:02 pm]
Kanji of the Day
虎穴 = koketsu - tiger's den
虎猫 = toraneko - tabby cat
虎毛 = torage - tiger-striped fur (or hair)
Not to be confused with:
慮 = RYO; omonbaka(ru) - to consider
This is a popular character for white guys who like to get Chinese tattoos. It's also one of the animal kanji that you probably want to be able to recognize. It isn't one of the jōyō kanji, but it comes up often enough that it's a good one to know.
An interesting point of note is that the Eastern Zodiac sign, Tiger, is written as 寅; the kun'yomi for this character is tora as well, but the on'yomi is IN.