The Radical: 亅

vertical line, stick    亅

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Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 3
affair, thing, matter, fact, case
koto, JI, ZU
From top: ten , mouth , hand ナ/ヨ
Ten mouths and only one hand: what an affair!
JLPT 3Joyo 3
beforehand, prior, previous
kanete, YO
Top: bent person , bottom: var. of block
(work preparation) To make a bent nail into a straight nail is done: beforehand.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
dispute, compete, conflict, fight
Top: bent person , below: hand ナ/ヨ, stick
The bent person with a stick in his hand is looking for a dispute.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
complete, finish, understanding
A child , but without arms
A child without arms? I understand: It has to be completed!

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