口 kou mouth talking ”
儿 er legs standing
八 ba eight (divide)
兄 xiong elder brother. loud and proud standing tall.
兑 dui exchange swap trade. 八 on top means the idea of dividing brother below shows it is friendly division i.e. exchange, trade, a deal.
说 shui persuade speak
脱 tuo disrobe
In phono-semantic characters the elements reinforce. 君 means monarch, lord “the hand and command”. It rhymes with qun. We know this is clothing 衣, but it is also clothing which is regal, graceful, beautiful, lordly. What is a graceful lordly regal piece of clothing which rhymes with jun? 裙子！
Hanzi originated as literal pictures about 6000 years ago. Over the course of millenia they have been stylized and simplified.
This la is the mouth on the left a hand in the middle and a stand/standing person on the right 啦
The mouth should be obvious 口. It’s square because Chinese was carved into bone at first and its easier to go with the grain, so there are few curves in hanzi. The hand character 手shou is a picture of a hand with 5 fingers (which are the three lines on top). The arm and wrist are the vertical line. The stand/standing person 立li is on the right. His head is the dot on top his two legs are the vertical line and the bottom horizontal line is the ground. the top horizontal line is his arms. You may not recognize the simplifications or reuse of characters; the kou mouth 口 character is also used to represent square things as a picture element so for example 高gao and 京jing the kou characters are windows of the building which is what those characters depict. Kou also is used to represent buildings or even an entire city.