The Radical: 丘

hill    丘


Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 4
clan, linage, family
uji, SHI
Variant of hill . Clan families often had their estates on the top of hills. This developed into the family name.
A distorted variant of person = = together with a "plus +" as a multiplier results in a family.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
soldier, troops, army
Top: hill , bottom: eight
At the hill are eight soldiers.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
peak, high mountain
take, GAKU
Top: hill , bottom: mountain
The hill on the mountain is its peak.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
oka, KYŪ
Top: axe , bottom: bottom
An axe at the bottom of the hill.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
beach, seacoast, sands
hama, HIN
Left: water , right: soldier (... on the hill are eight )
Over the water, soldiers came to the beach.

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