Radical coming after Kanji

I tried searching the forums, but couldn’t get a combination of words to see if someone has asked this or if there was an announcement or explanation.

In Level 10, there are several radicals that are the exact kanji I learned in previous levels: sell and fault come to mind, but maybe there were others.

Is this due to some reordering that happened, or is this intentional? Maybe this happened in earlier levels and I just was too inexperienced to notice. :man_shrugging:

All kanji are made up of radicals in this system. So if you have a new kanji that uses the same parts as 売, like 続, instead of just continually making bigger and bigger mnemonics, you convert the kanji you learned in pieces to a single radical, and that way the mnemonics stay relatively short.

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Yeah! Exactly what leebo said. Radicalising the kanji that appear as parts of other kanji makes it easier to learn those bigger kanji!

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Wow. This is so obvious when you say it. I’m not sure why it didn’t occur to me.

It’s still a little weird to formally make you go through a radical like that. If the mnemonics just used “sell” as if I understood that was a radical, I probably wouldn’t ever have realized it wasn’t formally a radical learned during that section.

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Still, radical reviews are (usually) my favorite since there’s only one part and they’re generally easy.