Examining the Kanji (kanji form and composition)

To learn the kanji, we have to learn the following: kanji form and composition kanji pronunciations (on’yomi/kun’yomi) kanji writing This post will talk about the first one. This article describes everything very well, and was the basis for me wanting to write this post. Basically, every kanji has one and only one radical. Every radical has a meaning, some more clear than others. But acquiring an idea of what each radical means can really help in some cases when trying to figure out what an unknown kanji is referring to. If there’s only one radical in the kanji, then what are the other parts of the kanji made up of?… Read More

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