Professional

"Professional" by Nao

shi

This character means a professional or a master. The names of some professionals have the suffix shi. Biyōshi is a stylist. Biyō means beauty culture. Yakuzaishi is a pharmacist. Yakuzai means medicine. A medical doctor is ishi, of which the “i” means to heal or to cure disease. A nurse is kangoshi, of which the kango means nursing. Even sagishi, a swindler, has this character. Sagi means swindle.

Teachers are included in the same category. I mean, they are professionals. A teacher is kyōshi, of which k means teaching. A lecturer is kōshi, of which the means to lecture. Your former teacher is onshi, of which the on is a sort of indebtedness you feel to somebody.

professional with the stroke order

  1. Draw the sweeping stroke on the top.
  2. Draw the vertical stroke on the left hand side.
  3. Draw the upper and right side of the upper rectangle.
  4. Draw the lower side of the upper rectangle.
  5. Draw the upper and right side of the lower rectangle.
  6. Draw the lower side of the lower rectangle.
  7. Begin to draw the right hand side of the character. Draw the horizontal stroke on the top.
  8. Draw the vertical stroke near the center.
  9. Draw the hook with an upward turn.
  10. Draw the longest vertical line.

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