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A look at kanji that look like bears and cats

Here are those kanji masquerading as cats!

The Kanji in Question meaning / readings Combos and related words

็Œซ

Readings: ใณใ‚‡ใ† byou , ใญใ“ neko
Meaning: Cat
็Œซ่ˆŒ neko jita – A sensitive tongue to heat
็Œซ่ƒŒ neko ze – stooping, stooping over (like a cat)

ๆ

Readings: ใณใ‚‡ใ† byou , ใˆใŒ๏ผ‹ใ ega+ku, ใ‹๏ผ‹ใ ka+ku
Meaning: To draw, to picture, to describe
ๆๅ†™ byou sha – a description, to describe

่‹—

Readings: ใณใ‚‡ใ† byou , ใชใˆ nae ,  ใชใ‚ nawa
Meaning: a seedling; a young plant, tree
่‹—ไปฃ nawa shiro – a nursery; a bed for rice seedlings
่‹—ๆœจ nae gi – a young tree

Have a look at the bear’s cousins…

The Kanji in Question meaning / readings Combos and related words

็†Š

Readings: ใใพ kuma
Meaning: Bear
ๆด—็†Š arai guma – raccoon (lit. washing bear – because this animal washes his paws)
็†Šใฎใƒ—ใƒผใ•ใ‚“ kuma no pu-san – Winnie the Pooh
็™ฝ็†Š shiro kuma – Polar Bear

่ƒฝ

Readings: ใฎใ† nou
Meaning: ability; the Noh (play)
ๅฏ่ƒฝ kanou – possible
ไธๅฏ่ƒฝ fukanou – impossible
ๆ€ง่ƒฝ seinou – ability; efficiency

ๆ…‹

Readings: ใŸใ„ tai
Meaning: appearance; state of affairs
ๆ…‹ๅบฆ taido – attitude
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