Q: Hey, how do you determine what is something put together? like for “hare” (晴 sunny) you put day and blue together. how do you come out with the finished product? help! – blythe
A: The good news with single symbol characters is that you don’t! They were nearly all decided a long time ago when they came from China. So you can’t just invent a new combined character, for one thing you’d never be able to type it on a computer, you just have to learn them. Having said that you could put one or two new characters side by side to make a new word but you’d have to be really good, or a poet or something, to pull that off! So once again with kanji, it’s just a case of sitting down and memorising them all!
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