Today’s #kanji is 側, which is listed under its semantic element of #にんべん（亻）, which suggests a connection with a person. Its phonetic element is 則.
Meaning: side, nearby
側近（ソッキン）: an aide, one’s personal staff, a brains trust
側室（ソクシツ）: a concubine
側面（ソクメン）: the side, the flank, a side face
体側（タイソク）: the side of a body
裏側（うらがわ）: the back, the other/wrong side
- the (external) corridor with a boarded floor, and usually with sliding glass doors, running along the outer side of a traditional Japanese house;
- the (tasty) flesh from around the base of the dorsal and ventral fins of a flounder or flatfish
外側（そとがわ）: the outside, the outer side, the exterior
反対側（ハンタイがわ）: the other side, the opposite side, the opposition
右側（みぎがわ）: the right, the right side
両側（リョウがわ）: either side, both sides
側（そば/はた）: a side, nearby
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