So, regarding kanji, when multiple kanji to make a word, do the meanings of the separate kanji have to do with anything about the word you're making? Let's say the word house is made up of the kanji meaning blue and the kanji meaning grass, does that happen, you know, because the readings of the kanji making up the word house fit with the readings of the word house (I'm not saying this is what it actually is, it's just an example (also sorry if that sounded confusing, I can probably reword it if you ask me))? Next question: this isn't really kanji, it's more of a radical, anyway, can someone please tell me the on and kun readings for the radical 阝? I've been looking at a few websites and they all seem to tell me different meanings for them. Also, if you could tell me where you got the information from that would help (while I was typing this I realised it could be one of those no-meaning radicals, so if you could clarify that for me that would be great as well).