Sometimes the meaning of a kanji is very closely tied to the parts that make it up. But sometimes it isn’t. So don’t be too surprised when you find a kanji with something like a “sun” radical in it but no actual solar meaning.
Mix And Match
Blue: Most kanji are made up of multiple smaller pieces.
Blue: If you remember the pieces remembering the whole kanji is much easier.
Blue: For instance, the kanji for “forest” is just three “tree” kanji grouped together.
Blue: And the kanji for “sing” is made up of the kanji for “mouth” and “yawn”.
Blue: Easy to think of singing as people opening their mouths like a yawn.
Yellow: Isn’t that amazing? Now order your starter pack of kanji and start combining today!
Blue: Who exactly are you talking to?