figure 1 kanji etymology flower - Kanji: 花

花 belongs to the 形声文字 (けいせいもじ, keiseimoji, i.e. phono-semantic compound characters). This is by far the largest group of Chinese characters, concluding

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figure_1_kanji etymology_fire

火 belongs to the 象形文字(しょうけいもじ, shoukeimoji, i.e. set of characters of pictographic origin). It is a pictograph of blazing flames

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