The Radical: 乍


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saw    乍

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
to make
tsukuru, SAKU, SA
Left: a person /, right: while, during (image of a saw)
The person has a saw to make something.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
yesterday, last, ago
SAKU
Left: Sun/day , right: while, during (image of a saw ; cf. where a person used it to make sth.)
(At midnight:) The (present) day is cut by the saw into: yesterday.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
lie, deceive, cheat
SA
Left: word (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: while, during (image of a saw ; cf. where a person used it to make sth.)
Words, that were "fabricated", are the lies.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
vinegar, sour
su, suppai, SAKU
Left: wine mug , right: while, during (image of a saw ; cf. where a person used it to make sth.)
Using wine you can make this: sour vinegar!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
squeeze, press, wring
shiboru, SAKU
Left: hand , right: hole, cave (It is covered and a narrowing path leads into the cave.), while, during (image of a saw ; cf. where a person used it to make sth.)
When a hand makes a hole with a saw, its material is 'squeezed out'.

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