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JLPT: N4

School Grade: 2nd (7 years old)

The elements that make up this character are one, oneself, and 夂 the winter radical.

According to Kanji Look and Learn, it shows the image of someone collapsing in  the shade because the summer is so hot. 一 is the line where the shade starts, 自 is the face of the person and 夂 is the person’s body.