Difference Between 末 and 未?

I’m not sure if there’s already been a thread on this, and if there has then I apologize for reopening an old topic, but-


These two look almost the exact same to me. Does anyone have any mnemonics or ways that they tell the difference between them?

The top bar of まつ is longer. My mnemonic is that it starts off as a tree 木 and then starts growing a second branch above the first. When it looks like 未, it’s not yet full grown, but when it looks like 末, it’s reached the end.

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That’s pretty much how I remember it too. :ok_hand:

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