When learning kanji tutors usually explain the real and assumed meaning of the series of strokes. In more sophisticated kanjis you’ll find a number of individual radicals combined. Each of them has a meaning of its own. This sometimes makes for funny twists. Here’s one such hilarious sample:
The kanji for cheap/convenient
consists of house and woman 女. Meaning: having a woman in the house is cheap and convenient.
Then the women, however, stroke back. The kanji for (ex)change
consists of twice the kanji for husband 夫 and one kanji for day/sun 日. Hence, changing the husband twice a day…