The Radical: 丈


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Meaning
measure of length    丈

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
使
JLPT 4Joyo 3
use, employ, handle
tsukau, SHI
Left: person (=), right: civil servant (Only a measure of length and a mouth is needed by a civil servant.) [ = big person with a long step]
If the person is a civil servant he can be useful.
便
JLPT 4Joyo 4
convenience, service, mail/letter
tayori, BEN, BIN
Left: person /, right: renew/again (The length or size of the sun shows renewedly.)
People will renew again, if it is convenient like the mail.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
renew, anew, change, fresh, again
sara, fukeru/kasu,
Center: sun , rest: measure of length (big person measures with long step distance of 3m)
The sun shows it size renewedly again.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
hard, solid, stiff
katai,
Left: stone , right: renew (The length or size of the sun shows renewedly.)
Stones show renewedly that they are hard and solid.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
measure of length, height, approx. 3m
take,
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
official, officialdom
RI
Center: mouth , rest: measure of length [Big person measures with long step 3m]
Just a measure of length and a mouth is needed by an official.
JLPT -Joyo 7
closed up, jammed, outline, summary

Left: tree , right: renew, again (The length or size of the sun shows renewedly.)
Even trees need to renew when they had a closed-up.

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