The Radical: 一

one    一

Explanation Simply one stroke for "one".

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 1
hito, ICHI, ITSU

One line: One finger
JLPT 5Joyo 1
downwards, bottom
shita, sagaru, oriru, KA, GE

Shows the ground and a plant root underneath expressing downwards (opposite of )
JLPT 5Joyo 1
mi, SAN

Three lines = three fingers
JLPT 5Joyo 1
nana, SHICHI

Like an arabic 7 upside down
JLPT 5Joyo 1
upper side, up
ue, kami, uwa, noboru, agaru,
Ground with a growing plant (opposite of )
From the horizontal line, a plant is directed upwards.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
natsu, KA, GE
From top: Cover (against the sun), I, myself (The emphasized eye is myself.), upturned foot (= sitting cross-legged)
Covered (= in the shade) I myself sit cross-legged, because it is summer.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
picture, painting
Rice paddy and a frame /
With a frame around the rice field it becomes: a picture or painting.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
to come
kuru, RAI
Top: one , bottom: rice (with a long vertical stroke)
Because of one grain of rice I shall come?
JLPT 4Joyo 3
world, generation, age
yo, SEI, SE
Left: corner ∟, right: twenty 廿 (here: a bucket)
In the corner is a bucket from another world and since generations.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
quantifier, block of houses, even number

Originally the image of a T-shaped nail, then (possibly because of its geometrical shape): block of buildings.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
ten thousand

Derived from a swastika (Indian religious symbol) that stands for the ten thousand divinities.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
both, two, pair, double
Is seen as the image of a beam balance/scales
The balance weighs the two (comparatively) as a pair.
JLPT 4Joyo 4
not, un-, dis-

Four lines are not enough.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
magnet, porcelain
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones .), right: 2x mysterious (Here: mounting bracket with two hanging threads )
These stones, are mysterious (when hanging at threads and move), because they are: magnetic. (or porcelain)
JLPT 1Joyo 7
besides, moreover

A pile of stones [= a stone cairn] with more stones added, thus: moreover.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
oka, KYŪ
Top: axe , bottom: bottom
An axe at the bottom of the hill.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
blessing, do a favor, enlightenment, grace, kindness
megumu, KEI, E
From top: one (here: ground), reason (The seedlingin the rice field has its reason.), heart
The ground is pierced by the first sprout in the field and thus close to my heart: as a blessing.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
mutual, interdependence
tagai, GO
Image of a spool with a crosswinding and comprises the radical: 'intertwined' (= image of intertwined threads)
Threads crossing mutually.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
measure of length, height, approx. 3m
Variant of big , which shows a big person with spread arms. Here this person makes a wide step.
With a wide step it is measured: the length of 3m.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
spear (of grain), ear(bot.), crest(wave)
ho, SUI
Left: rice plant , right: blessing, favor (The first sprout pierces the ground of the rice field and is close to my heart : as a blessing.)
The rice plant is blessed with spears of grain.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
official, government service, companion, fellow
From top: one (here: ground), bend (here: two sprouting plants || in a field ), sun
Such that the ground is broken up by 2 sprouts, the sun is needed: and a caring companion who serves like the 'government'.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
C, 3rd sign in calendar
One , inside (originally altar with sth. placed on it) [understand λ as two lines]
One outside and two λ inside makes 3.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
line, row, rank, common, ordinary
nami, narabu/beru/bi, HEI
Originally a pictograph: twice to stand , but now merged to this character
People are standing side by side to form a line.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
handle, grip, crank, knob, pattern
gara, e, HEI
Left: tree , right: number 3: (one [Here: handle], inside [Here: simplification of gate )
Made of wood, a handle for a gate. This handle.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
give, convey, present, bestow
ataeru, YO
This character is a part of: "to copy" (It shows a photocopying machine with a cover and a paper sheet coming out of the machine)
The maschine give a sheet of paper , that is given to you.

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