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Kanji-Body-Nose 鼻

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Illustration and voice by Shou Yukiya Bookmark and Share
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How to remember?

Originally, the upper part 自, which looks like a human nose, was the Kanji for 'nose'. But this Kanji has evolved and nowadays only means 'self'. Without the upper part, the middle and lower parts look like the nose and tusks of a wild boar.

Radical

This Kanji itself is a radical.

Do not confuse this Kanji with:

The structure of this Kanji is quite unique. It does not look like any other Kanji.