allograph (different shape but same meaning)
connotation as a character part
abbreviated, abbreviation
contracted, contraction
extended meaning
kanji, ideograph, character
literal translation from the Shuowen Jiezi
modified, modification
mijn hanzi, modification
opposite meaning or situation
when used as a character part
explanation according to Richard Sears (
one of the 214 radicals in the traditional character classification system
situation chosen for evoking this meaning
suffix for counting units of objects, etc.
Unclassified by Joseph De Roo.


Scripts for

With this Greasemonkey script, a popup with the mnemonics from this site is added to all Kanji on the answer and study side of the Japanese study site This of course interferes with the normal functioning of the site but allows for easy and regular checking of the mnemonics of each kanji.

I created this and thisstylish script to change the colors of to a better suitable blue for long study.