The Radical: 也


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"in different shape"    也

Explanation Shows a coiled creature, like a snake shedding its skin. It is used with the meaning: "in different shape"

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
ground, land
CHI, JI
Left: earth , right: a placeholder for a change (image of a snake that molts [=shedding the skin])
The earth in a different shape becomes ground and land.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
lake, pond
ike, CHI
Left: water , right: a placeholder for change (image of a snake that molts [=shedding the skin])
Water in a changed form is a lake or pond.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
somebody else, other
hoka, TA
Left: person , right: a placeholder for a change (image of a snake that molts [=shedding the skin])
A person who changes becomes somebody else.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
charity, donate, bestow, alms
hodokosu, SHI, SE
Left: direction , right: lying person and a placeholder for a change (image of a snake that molts [=shedding the skin])
Only in one direction can be a change for the lying person: by charity and alms.

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