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Kanji: 別 separate

JLPT N4 | 7 Strokes

On: べつ
Kun:
わか.れる

Meaning: separate

Kanji Parts: 

  • 𠮠 looks like a samurai in fighting position
  • 刂 sword [variation of 刀 usually found to the right of kanji]

Mnemonic Story: 

The samurai 𠮠 uses his katana 刂 to separate his enemy's head from his body

Examples:

  • 特別【とくべつ】 special; particular; extraordinary
  • 差別【さべつ】 distinction; discrimination
  • 別に【べつに】 (not) particularly; (not) especially [with negative sentence]
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