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All About Radicals (3)
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All About Radicals (1)
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Kanji Radicals and Characters
Kanjidic: Kanji Radicals

Radicals express the general nature of the kanji characters. Radicals are roughly divided into seven groups (hen, tsukuri, kanmuri, ashi, tare, nyou, and kamae) by their positions.

hen tsukuri
nyou kamae

We have learned the radicals that take the "hen" position at "All About Radicals (1)", and the radicals that take the "tsukuri" and "kanmuri" position at "All About Radicals (2)". This is the last lesson about radicals. We will take a look at the common radicals that take the "ashi," "tare," "nyou" and "kamae" position. Click the link to learn all kanji characters associated with each radical.

About Ashi

Hitoashi (human legs)

Kokoro (heart)

Rekka (fire)

About Tare

Shikabane (flag)

Madare (dotted cliff)

Yamaidare (sick)

About Nyou

Shinnyou (road)

Ennyou (long stride)

About Kamae


Mongamae (gate)

All About Radicals (1), (2), (3)

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