Today’s #kanji is 変, which is listed under the radical of #すいにょう（夊）, which is derived of 攴 that means “to hit.” 変 used to be written as 變 and 䜌 is the phonetic element although 変 and 䜌 don’t quite share a sound.
Meaning: to change, a change
- なadj: strange, peculiar, unusual, weird
- noun: a disturbance, an agitation, a mishap, an emergency
変化（ヘンカ）*する: vi. to change, to transform, to vary
変換（ヘンカン）する: to change, to convert, to divert, to transform
変更（ヘンコウ）*する: vt. to alter, to change, to modify, to shift, to amend
変動（ヘンドウ）する: to change, to undergo a change, to alter, to fluctuate, to vary
急変（キュウヘン）: a sudden change; an emergency, an (foreseen) event
大変（タイヘン）な: serious, terrible, awful; disastrous, difficult, trying
変（か）える ≒ 変更*する
変（か）わる ≒ 変化*する
声（こえ）変（が）わり: a boy’s/the change of voice
*for the difference between 変化 and 変更, please visit this page.
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