The Radical: 丨

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Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 1
king, prince
The three spheres (heaven, earth and mankind) and person
The three spheres are combined in the one person of the king.
JLPT 5Joyo 1
vehicle, car
kuruma, SHA

A hand-cart seen from above with axle , loading area and two wheels .
JLPT 5Joyo 1
middle, inside
naka, CHŪ

The vertical line in the middle of the square shows the middle.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
to say (humble vs. superior), report
su, SHIN
Variant of: to speak 曰 [いわ-く], which shows a mouth with a tongue . But better a mouth with a big "plus" + indicating a surplus out of that mouth.
A mouth with an outgoing surplus when: speaking.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
past, old times, former old ...
Left: var. of one , right: day
One day has passed, which means 'old times'.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
study, practice, discipline, obtain
osameru, SHŪ, SHU
Left: person , center: stick , right: to strike , hair
A person with a stick is striking (desperately) the hair during Kanji's study.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
mourning, condolences, funeral
tomurau, CHŌ
Shows a bow , but here understood as image of a snake winding around a person
The person who was strangled by a snake is mourned.
JLPT -Joyo 7
cloth, towel
haba, KIN

Pictograph that shows a thread in a piece of cloth.
JLPT -Joyo 7
skewer, spit

Pictograph of a skewer.

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