Today’s first #kanji is #勉. It’s made of 免（メン）and 力（ちから/power）.
免 usually means “to escape”, “to permit”, etc. but it also has a meaning of “delivering a baby” which might be the base of this character, 勉.
Meaning: to strive, to make an effort
勉強（ベンキョウ）: study, learning
勉学（ベンガク）: study, pursuit of knowledge
勉励（ベンレイ）: diligence, exertion
勤勉（キンベン）: diligence, industriousness, hard work
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