Japanese Meaning for 要
Stroke Order Diagrams for 要
Construction of Character for 要
|Part||女||woman, female||Kanji Details »|
|Part||西||west, Spain||Kanji Details »|
Kanji related to 要
Meanings in Other Languages for 要
- besoin, point principal, pivot, essentiel, point clef
- necessidade, ponto principal, essência, pivô, chave para
- necesidad, punto central, esencia, necesitar
Comments for 要
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Interesting point. My understanding is that ⻃ is a variant of 西, so I don't think it is a problem listing them either way.
It's also interesting that the Japanese wiktionary entry lists the main radical for this character as 襾, which is also another variant of 西, but appears visually different to what you see in the character.
Main upper radical seems to be ⻃, not 西. ⻃ is "cover, west" (にし), according to https://kanjialive.com/214-traditional-kanji-radicals/
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