The Radical: 片

one side    片

Explanation Developed from a split tree. The other side of the fragment is: 爿. It is often used simplified as a bed: .

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 2Joyo 5
publication, print, edition, block of printing
Left: part, fragment (tree, halved vertically, here: relief of a printing block), right: against, opposition (Climbing the cliff by hand ? I am opposing)
The printing block is (pushed) "against" for printing the publication.

JLPT 2Joyo 6
one side, imperfection, incomplete
kata, HEN
When splitting a tree, these fragments are created: =爿 and
Pictograph of the right side of a tree split into half with branches.


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