The Radical: 丂


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wound seeweed    丂

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
to think, consider
kangaeru,
Top: old man , bottom: wound seaweed
The old man is at the wound seaweed and he is thinking.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
number, title, issue, suffix

Top: mouth , bottom: winding seaweed (here: the number "5")
When the mouth says "5" it is a number.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
copy, reproduce
utsusu, SHA
Top: cover , below: give/bestow
Photocopying machine with a cover and a paper sheet coming out of the machine.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
pole, extreme, zenith, extremely
kiwameru, KYOKU, GOKU
Left: tree , from right, a hand pushes seaweed between two bars into a small opening
A tree as a mast holds those two bars extremely far apart such that a hand can hang seaweed in the opening between them: This is extreme.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
dirty, polluted, foul, dishonor
kegareru, yogoreru, kitanai, O
Left: water , right: var. of seaweed
Water with double seaweed is dirty.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
decay, rot, get old
kuchiru, KYŪ
Left: tree , right: seaweed
Trees are like seaweed, when they are decaying.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
proud, boast, pride, triumphantly
hokoru, KO
Left: word (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: 夸 (This is similar to: jaw, chin (= Under the eyes ロロ on the head is the jaw )
When your words come from such a fat jaw , you are proud and boast.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
skill, dexterous, adroit
takumi,
Left: craftsman , right: seaweed
The craftsman works with the seaweed skillfully.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
torture

Left: hand , right: think (The old man is at the seaweed for thinking.)
The hand thinks of torture.
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.
JLPT -Joyo 7
jaw, chin
ago, GAKU
Left: eyes ロロ, a nose and underneath a (biting) jaw , right: the corresponding head
Below the eyes and at the head is the jaw.

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