Week 38 has ended and we learned 8 kanji with the speech radical 言 (訁), a few with shell 貝 radical, and then a whole bunch of others! 

They say that the speech radical started out as a tattoo needle being dipped into a well of ink…but I’m not sure I see it. Also, what does that have to do with speech?

kanji portraits speech radical


We know we still owe you a kanji radical review, and it’s coming soon! Turns out covering all 214 kanji radicals is no simple task!

Remember that using our printable writing sheets is the best way to commit every kanji to memory and writing is proven to help increase retention! You can download the sheet here if you’re a premium member:

Week 38: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Printable Writing Sheet

You can also add all the kanji every week to your drills (or just the ones you’re struggling with) so you will keep getting drilled until you master them!

Week 38: Jōyō Kanji Challenge Study List

Week 38: From “Tongue” to “Lend”

You can always tell it’s the end of a grade level when the stroke counts start getting so high!

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