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Attention:

For making conjugations, the last (or last 2) Hiragana of a Japanese adjective is always written outside the Kanji.

So when I say 高 can be read as たかい, you should not assume that the Kanji 高 alone is read as "takai". Instead, the last い should be written outside, i.e. 高い. And this Kanji-Kana hybrid is read as "takai".

This applies ONLY to 訓読み (Japanese style reading).

Kanji-Miscellaneous-Not 不

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How to remember?

一, if put in a circle, is like a no-entry sign. The remaining part is like an arrow pointing upward, as illustrated.

Radical

The radical of this Kanji is 一.

More about this Kanji

不 is rarely used alone in Japanese. It is usually combined with other Kanji and functions like English "non" and "un". For example:

不便(inconvenient) =不 + 便利(convenient)

不運(misfortune)=不 + 幸運 (good luck)

不満(complaint)=不 + 満足(satisfaction)