enter image description here

That's the Kanji in question.

I'm trying to learn Japanese character's writing and reading (with manga) and got stuck with this one, I've tried doing a search by radicals (jisho) and from a list of kanji by strokes (wikipedia) and couldn't find a reference.

Thanks for taking your time in reading my question!

  • 1
    Can you tell us what radicals you identify in this character? – Earthliŋ Nov 22 '16 at 12:22
  • 1
    I really got confused so I will tell you the ones I think there are: a nabebuta( ⼇), a ni (⼆) and a kuchi (⼝) for the left side. A juu (⼗), a ichi (⼀) and a kuchi (⼝) for the right side. – Pol Hayabusa Nov 22 '16 at 13:00

This is 話, made of 言+舌.

Judging by the discussion under the other answer, you were unable to recognize 言 because of the variation in the direction of the first stroke. Take a look at the following examples:


These are examples of different ways to hand-write 言, taken from the official 常用漢字表. You can find other examples of variation in this document, and I'd recommend taking a couple minutes to look through it to see if there are any other variations you're unfamiliar with.

As with many characters, there is not just one way to write 言, but several variations. Once you're used to them, they'll all look like the same thing to you.


It's this one

Found from the kanji dictionary search at http://www.edrdg.org/

  • Sadly, it isn't mate, notice the left side of the kanji, that is a iu (⾔) radical, not the same from the one I shared. – Pol Hayabusa Nov 22 '16 at 13:07
  • 6
    @PolHayabusa The kanji in your image is simply a handwritten version of 話. Have a look at the jisho.org page for this kanji which shows both the printed and handwritten version on the same page. – ivantod Nov 22 '16 at 13:15
  • God, I even wanted to search for that possibility, but since I couldnt recognize the radicals properly I missed it. Thank you very much. – Pol Hayabusa Nov 22 '16 at 13:28

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.