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音読み (おんよみ): ソク、ソッ
訓読み (くんよみ): はや・い、はや・める、すみ・やか
部首 (ぶしゅ): 辶 (しんにょう)

Meaning: speedy, fast, quick, rapid

Notes:

速やか

すみやか
fast, speedy– I’d never heard this word before…

高速

こうそく
high speed

快速

かいそく
high speed, express.  Word often associated with trains that only stop at certain stations, like this one:

“R0011070” from Flickr member misijp.  Click image to enlarge. (Original image is here.)

Now that I know this kanji, I can read the catch phrase in Apple’s Japanese add for the iPhone:

Click image to enlarge.

 

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Kanji originally posted  2009.07.06 17:48

Part or all of English definition is from  KANJIDIC — property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used in conformance with the Group’s licenceDonate to the WWWJDIC project. Stroke order diagrams licensed from Kanji Cafe.
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Written by bunkalearner

2010/02/03 at 8:20 am

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