Radicals 亻and 彳




why do “住” and “往” have different meanings? If you know the difference between ” 亻” and ” 彳”, you will understand why.

1. ” 亻” is from “人/people”, so characters with ” 亻” have to do with “people, people’s action or behavior, or people-related extended meaning”

2. ” 彳” is from “行/walk”, so characters with ” 彳” have to do with “walk, road, or walk-related extended meaning”

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