The Radical: 今

now    今


Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
ima, KON, KIN
Top: a cover , below: corner フ
Put the cover into the corner! Now!
JLPT 3Joyo 4
thought, feeling, desire, wish
Top: now (The lid into the corner フ: Now!), bottom: heart
What now is in my heart, are thoughts and desires.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shadow, negative = Yin(female)
kage, IN
Left: hill , right: now (lid and corner フ) and: fog/mist (cf. cloud )
The hill is now in the fog, thus in the shadow.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
contain, include, hold
fukumu/meru, GAN
Top: now , bottom: mouth
What is now in the mouth is contained there.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Koto (harp)
koto, KIN
Top: tuning pegs (= for tensioning the strings of the harp), bottom: now (body of the harp)
The strings are now on the koto.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
versify, recital, recite, singing
Left: mouth , right: now
The mouth will now start reciting.
JLPT -Joyo 7
crave, covet, desire
musaboru, DON
Top: now , below: shell/money
Now I need the money! I'm craving for it!
JLPT -Joyo 7
twist, twirl
Left: Hand , right: thought (Now I have in my heart a thought.)
(If you are inattentive, you will injure yourself:) It happens to your hand when you are in thoughts: you will twist it.

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