"Is it far?"
June 29, 2017
The common part is here the radical ⻌ which has a broad meaning of movement.
It can help to tell apart kanji by identifying their small construction blocks.
- 週 (week) is : ⻌ and 周; 周 being 冂 and 吉; 吉 being 土 and 口 .
- 遠 (far) is : ⻌ and 袁; 袁 being 土, 口 and
- 近 (near) is : ⻌ and 斤
- 速 (fast) is : ⻌ and 束
- 遅 (slow) is : ⻌ and (the upper part doesn't exist alone, but is made of 尸 and 羊 )