The kanji "飯"

Isn’t this both "eat/food 食” and “anti- 反” put together? Just seems funny how “Food anti” or “anti-food” would make “meal 飯”

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Your lunchtime is a battle with the food, and it’s gone after the meal!

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The 反 part marks how the kanji is read (はん). It’s not there for its meaning.

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But you didn’t give a plug for the user script!

And the output of the script for this kanji:

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Oh interesting, good to know. Thank you! I probably would have figured this out eventually if I had learned more vocab with the kanji that have 反 in them.

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許してください!!! I was on my phone :sob:

@_josh A lot of kanji were formed by both a phonetic and a semantic component. :smiley:

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Hehe no prob. It’s just that someone always ends up plugging it in threads like this. :grin:

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Wow that looks amazing!

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This is a VERY general statement, but I’ve noticed that in a lot of kanji with a clear left/right split in radicals that:

-The left side is usually related to the meaning of the kanji
-The right side is usually the on’yomi of the kanji; or if it’s not identical, it evolved from the on’yomi over a long time

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