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writing tip #885:

avoid using existing names in your novel. people with that name may sue you for defamation, so if you must, use uncommon names or made up spellings to lower your chances. can you imagine being sued by over a thousand people called Hannah? it’s horrible

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JLPT: N2

School Grade 6th (11 years old)

This character is a combination of an element that originally meant to roll rice (it was once written as a rice plant and two hands) and 己 a bent body. Together they give “roll and curl,” leading to the meanings of “roll” and “reel,” which in turn led by extension to “scroll” and “volume.”