Today’s #kanji is 察, which is listed under its semantic element of #うかんむり(宀), which in this case means “to cover.” Its phonetic element is 祭, although 察 and 祭 don’t quite share a sound in Japanese.

Meaning: to observe, to guess
Reading: サツ(サッ)

察(サッ)する: to guess, to presume; to imagine, to sympathize with…
察知(サッチ)する: to infer (from…), to perceive, to sense
観察(カンサツ): observation, supervision
警察(ケイサツ): the police, the police force
検察(ケンサツ): criminal investigation, prosecution
考察(コウサツ)する: to consider, to examine, to study, to inquire into…
査察(ササツ)する: to inspect, to make an inspection of …
視察(シサツ)する: to inspect, to tour, to visit
診察(シンサツ)する: (for a medical doctor) to examine/see (a patient)
洞察(ドウサツ)する: to discern, to see into …, to see thorough…

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