噌 looks like a dude with a hat on gritting his teeth
益 is another one.
For 噌, someone call this “death mask” for some reasons.
Now that I think about it, 噌 kind of looks like a Japanese rice farmer dude (with the cone shaped hat and narrow eyes).
There’s the lovely 麗
He looks bored.
変 looks like a smiling old man
No mention of this one yet? 少
What about 猫 I always someone with a wide smile.
but nothing is more face-like than 笛 and 笠
Nice Smug face 少
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You solved the riddle
I have never seen the face in that one before this!
Kanji that look like faces. What about radicals that don’t? 氏
“If you look at this radical the right way, you can see a duck head, facing to the right. What a majestic duck this is, too.”
I just can’t see a duck head in this, majestic or otherwise. Help!
笑 always looks like someone laughing to me so if made it easy for me to remember lol
lol I struggled to see the duck face as well… I just gave up and memorized as it is.
Imagine if it was a tamagotchi duck. The the square is its head, and the two lines coming off it are a beak (as if it were yelling at you) and then it has a pair of legs lol.
Makes me think more of a chick, but whatevs!
習 has always gotten me. I just picture a student giggling in their desk.
And I second 笑 being its own visual mnemonic.
Icesis, your illustration is so helpful!! Thank you so much. I really appreciate it - and I’m sure I won’t forget it now!