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Kanji-Body-Skin 皮

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How to remember?

looks like a tree branch. is like a piece of animal skin. Hunters killed animals and hung the skin on the tree.

Radical

This Kanji itself is a radical.

皮膚 and 肌

When talking about human's skin, we usually use 皮膚(ひふ) or 肌(はだ) instead of just 皮. 皮膚 is more scientific while 肌 is more common in daily conversation. And since 膚 is not a common Kanji in Japanese, you may see people write 皮膚 as 皮ふ or 皮フ.