葬 radicals

The radicals for 葬 (burial) are 艹 (flowers) + 歹 (yakuza) + 匕 (spoon) + 廾 (twenty)

Why use 歹 (yakuza) + 匕 (spoon) when 死 (death) is right there? @Mods

There’s no death radical, is there? They will always build kanji out of radicals even if you can see a kanji within it. You can always take note of it and make your own mnemonic.

Hmm, I thought there was; guess I was thinking about the kanji. Still, it’s a little ridiculous isn’t it?

Yeah, I definitely think it’s something they could mention in the page, but unless they change it to add it, best we can do is just take note of it ourselves

Often there are alternative ways to build a Kanji, and sometimes, WaniKani team uses less obvious ways.

There was this topic a while ago, mentioning why not more radicals? Perhaps having radicals separated from Kanji makes things more complex.

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Hi, thanks for the tag! @HaseebYousfani and @polv summed it up nicely. We are conscious with our radicals–both in how many there are and how we fit them into our mnemonics. That said, there will always be different ways of “building” Kanji, and sometimes those ways might work better for you!

Feedback like yours helps us continue to refine that process. Thanks again :love_letter:

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Just jumping in here to say that remembering “burial” using “death” would definitely work better for me as well, rather than the other currently used radicals.

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