Radicalception

So what’s the deal with radicals being composed of other radicals? I mean why don’t we split 主 Master into 丶 Drop and 王 King and 見 See into 目 Eye and 儿 Legs? Is it a case of 主 Master and 見 See being often used as a whole in other even more complex kanji? If so it might me a nice idea to denote the composition of each diacritical the same way it’s done on each Kanji’s description page.

This. It means that the more complicated kanji aren’t trying to incorporate fifteen different components into their mnemonics - it can be done with at most three or four.

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It makes it more fun if on the way from 十 Cross to 米 Rice you have to remember 4 more middle stages :slight_smile:

It’s often helpful if you know prior radicals for it, that can help you remember and you’re going to see this.

In fact, some new “radicals” for higher levels are in fact kanji that have already been learned on previous levels.

I’m only at level 5 so the kanji so far weren’t that complex, but I see how that can help you remember them later on.

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