The Radical: 亠

cover    亠

Explanation Other covers are:

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 1
stand, rise, leave
tatsu/teru, RITSU, RYŪ
Top: head and arms , bottom: legs of a person standing on the ground
A person with two legs on the ground for: standing.
JLPT 4Joyo 2

A stone lantern as the symbol for the capital.
JLPT 3Joyo 2
exchange, crossing, mix
majiru, kawasu,
Image of a crosslegged sitting person which means to mix. Simplified: at top six , below a cross X
Six crosses mark an exchange or crossing.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
high, tall, expensive
Building with a window in the first floor , another window above and with a roof
A building with two floors is high and expensive.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
city, marketplace
ichi, SHI
Top: a cover , bottom: fabric/cloth
A cover and cloth are available in the city at the marketplace.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
direction, side, way, person
Top: cover , below: a sword
The cover covers the sword to all directions. (Or: Only one out of ten thousand knows the direction.)
JLPT 4Joyo 2
yo, yoru, YA
Top: cover (here: hat/beret), below: person and a variation of moon or evening
With a cap is a person observing the moon: in the night.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
graduate, completion
From top: rotary disc , two persons , rotary disc
(In the exam:) As if squeezed between two rotary discs: the graduates.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
liquid, fluid, juice
Left: water , right: night (With a cover/beret is a person observing the moon in the night.)
Water is also at night a liquid.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
ratio, rate, proportion
hikiiru, RITSU, SOTSU
From top: rotary disc , thread , four fragments, rotary disc
Two rotary discs crack the threads into fragments in a certain ratio.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
deceased, to die, perish, lose
nai/kunaru, BŌ, MŌ
Originally a corner ∟ at the left and a person , who changed over the times to a "lid"
A coffin in cross-sectional view as symbol for deceasing.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
receive, take, have, pleased
Top: var. of high/tall , below: child
The tall child received sth. and is pleased.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
mysterious, occult, subtle, black
Part of magnet: , where an upper bracket holds hanging stones that behave mysterious)
In the bracket is a thread / that behaves mysteriously.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
measure of surface, 99.3sqm, furrow
une, se,
Left: lid , field , right: long lasting (This bent person has been here already for a long time)
This 'lid' served in the field for a long time as a: surface measure.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
pavilion, inn, bower
Top: var. of high/tall (two-storied building), below: city block
In the high city block, there is a pavilion with an inn.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
protect, embrace, hug

Left: hand , right: lid , connection (Use a thread to bind bird for making a connection.)
With a hand, a cover or a thread (for tying up) a bird can be protected.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
separate, leave, apart
hanareru/su, RI
Left: 离 (lid , bad luck (here: marked container), var. of scorpion (only hind legs , sting ), right: bird
Puts the lid on the container, because otherwise the scorpions and birds would leave.
JLPT -Joyo 7
lapis lazuli (gem), glassy
Left: king , right: cover , pot ( (lit. disaster/bad luck: marked container), var. of scorpion (hind legs , sting )
The king has a pot with scorpions looking like glassy lapis lazuli.

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