Well radical is a portion of the kanji that is used to list that kanji in the Kanji dictionary. It could represent the "general" meaning (whatever that is), it could represent the sound, or it could ...
Inspired by the Wikipedia page on Kangxi radicals I decided to study the meaning and writing of radicals before I tackle the much more numerous kanji. But in working my way through the list, I started ...
My explanatory Kanji dictionary lists 山 and 冂 as radicals used in 出. I see how the first one would be used, but cannot understand the reasoning for the second one. I see two alternatives: 冂 is ...
Inspired by this question of rounded or circular strokes in kanji, I got an idea to prove that there is no circular strokes in kanji by examining all kanji radicals, which is a lot less that examining ...
(I apologize if this question is off-topic on Japanese.SE or is more suitable for SuperUser). I like to write computer notes about what I learn in Japanese. From time to time, I would like to be able ...
Are there certain rules for knowing what role plays a radical in a kanji? I've heard sometimes one radicals tells us about how to read the kanji and other radicals tells us the meaning of the kanji ...