Joyo Kanji Challenge Week 36: Why So Many Radicals?

At the end of Week 36 we have learned more than 750 kanji!!! This week we had 12 different radicals, which can make remembering them all a little harder. Next week we will be posting a full review of all 216 KangXi radicals to help you remember all their different forms, and learn how to identify which part of the kanji is the radical. Of course, with Japanese, you know there will be more exceptions than rules involved!

Can you match all 12 radicals to their kanji this week?

water 水 (氵, 氺)
fire 火 (灬)
slice 片
dog 犬 (犭)
dark, profound 玄
jade (king) 玉 (王)
field 田
dish 皿
eye 目
stone 石
sign 示 (礻)
grain 禾

Remember that using our printable writing sheets is the best way to commit every kanji to memory and writing is proven to help increase retention! You can download the sheet here if you’re a premium member:

Week 36: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Printable Writing Sheet

You can also add all the kanji every week to your drills (or just the ones you’re struggling with) so you will keep getting drilled until you master them!

Week 36: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Study List

Week 36: From “Semi-” to “Shift”

Did you get all the kanji/radical pairs correct?

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