shellfish/money

(bottom radical) (eye) + (animal legs)
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SOLOSYMBOLICJERK RADICAL
JERK KANJI ALERT - by itself it means shellfish, but when combined with another kanji to form a compound word, it means "money". They say that shellfish used to be kind of like "wampum" before gold was discovered.

Onyomi

Mnemonic

You look at money. You sell animal legs for money.

Kunyomi

かい shell
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Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
shellfish ANIMAL LEGS
look HUMAN LEGS

Money has ANIMAL LEGS because a shellfish is an animal.

Look has HUMAN LEGS because you're a human and you look at shit.

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