The Radical: 乚


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kneeing person    乚

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 1
nine
kokono, KYŪ, KU
The number ten with a hook , that is subtracted.
Ten minus one is: nine.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
electricity
DEN
Top: rain (view out of a window with a cloud , that is raining =,=), below: 电 (rice field with an extra stroke as a lightning arrester/rod)
When it rains in the rice field, you need a lightning arrester because of the electricity. (Or: Thunder [かみなり] with an arrester )
JLPT 3Joyo 3
etiquette, gratitude, to bow
REI
Left: to show, altar / (image of an altar with sth. on, that is shown), right: kneeling person
At the altar kneels somebody who shows etiquette and gratitude.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
genuine, purity, innocence
JUN
Left: thread , right: barracks (Where growing shoots 屮 pierced the ground they built a barracks.)
(The uniform is tidy.) The threads in the barracks are in genuine purity.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
breast, milk
chichi, chi, NYŪ
Left: nourish 孚 (a hand reaches down to a child ), right: kneeling person
To reach down to the child, when you are kneeling: You give breast and milk.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
revolt, riot, disorder, confuse
midareru/su, RAN
Left: tongue (thousand , mouth ), right: kneeling person (here: hook)
(If the government came up with the absurd idea of) the people's tongues piercing with a hook, there would be a revolt!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
hole, cavity, lack, confucius
ana,
Left: child , right: kneel
A child is kneeling in front of the hole Confucius used to live in.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
tag, card, bill, label
fuda, SATSU
Left: tree , right: kneeling person (here: image of a board)
Out of a tree you make boards or tags.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
rope, cord
nawa,
Left: thread , right: At the rope maker the rope is clamped in two holding jaws for being twisted.
Threads are clamped twice to make/twist a rope.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
dragon
tatsu, RYŪ, RYŌ
Top: stand , below: 电 (field with a tail )
It is standing in the field with a huge tail: A dragon.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
waterfall, cascade, rapids
taki,
Left: water , right: dragon (It stands in the field with a huge tail : a dragon.)
The "waterdragon" is the waterfall.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
barracks, camp, gather, assemble
TON
A variation of grass and a further sprout , as also shown in 屮
(On fertile ground:) Where growing shoots 屮 pierced the ground they built a barracks.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
stupid, dull, foolish, slow, blunt
nibui/ru, DON
Left: gold/metal , right: barracks/camp (On fertile soil, where growing shoots 屮 pierced the ground they built a barracks.)
If you take gold into the barracks, you are stupid and dull.
JLPT -Joyo 7
I (male language), we
ore,
Left: person , right: big , lower part of dragon (It stands in the field with huge tail : the dragon.)
The person who is as (boastful as) a big dragon: that's me. (with my toxic masculinity)
JLPT -Joyo 7
turtle
kame, KI
Irrespective of etymology:
Image of a turtle with a double shell, head and tail .
JLPT -Joyo 7
suddenly
TON
Left: barracks (On fertile soil, where growing shoots 屮 pierced the ground they built a barracks.), right: head
In the barracks, they need a head - suddenly!

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