Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко (hector_von_kyiv) wrote in linguaphiles,
Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко
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Kanji for viscera

Is there an explanation why most Chinese characters for internal organs (e.g. 脳 肺 腹 肝 臓 脾 腸) have the -radical?

P.S. "Semitic" tag was accidental, but now I can't delete it :)
Tags: chinese, japanese, semantics, writing systems
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    This was in the garage of a house we moved into. The previous owner had been stationed in Korea and had visited Japan. Would anybody know what…

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    Is there a difference between 諦める and 諦めがつく?

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