Week 43: The Week of the Hand Radical 手 (扌)

Today wraps up Week 43 and we had 10 kanji with the hand radical! You may have noticed every kanji used the hand radical in the left position, 扌. Can you think of a kanji that uses the other variation?


Drawing a blank? No worries, you can find a handy guide (pun intended) to the hand radical and its different uses here. We love these guides as they cover the radical positions, common usages, and exceptions. We all know in Japanese there is always an exception to a rule!

kanji hand radical

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