My Favorite Kanji (as of now)
So, I have been studying kanji recently. Aka remembering a kanji till the next day then spending the ensuing day rememorizing it. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE kanji. I think they’re beautiful and deserve more respect than a lot of Japanese language students give them. However, memorizing characters are a great way to get demotivated, and I get really sad and stop studying. So I’m trying to rekindle my love of kanji and motivation to be a good Japanese student and study (preparation for Japan) by focusing my favorite kanji.
My #1 favorite is 崩, whose on’yomi is ホウ and whose kun is くずす, meaning to destroy. I like it for it’s picture more than the meaning of the word, because I love characters who have the mountain radical (山) as the 冠（かんむり）, or the “roof” radical position covering the rest of the kanji from the top. Other kanji in this category that I like are 嵐（あらし、storm)。
My second favorite is 意, whose ONLY READING(yay!!!!) is イ. I like it because of its meaning, which it has a fuckload (making up for the lack of multiple readings T.T), including: care, desire, thought, meaning, mind, and taste (as in preference).