Today’s #kanji is 似, which is listed under its semantic element of #にんべん(亻), which suggests a connection with a person. Its phonetic element is , although 似 and 以 don’t quite share a sound in Japanese.

Meaning: to resemble
Reading: ジ、に

疑似/擬似xxx(ギxxx): pseudo…
近似(キン): (an) approximation
酷似(コク)する: to be very much like …, to resemble closely
相似(ソウ)の: similar, analogous, like
類似(ルイ)する: to resemble, to bear resemblance to, to be similar to…

似(に)る: to be like, to resemble (It is usually used in the form of ~に似ている)
似(に)合(あ)う: to suite, to befit, to be suitable, to go with…
似顔絵(がおえ): a portrait, a likeness
空似(そら): an accidental resemblance, a change likeness
母親似(ハハオヤ): taking after my/your/her/his mother, the (spitting) image of my/your/her/his mother

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  • にんべん

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