The Radical: 儿

moving feet    儿

Explanation Radical: hitoashi

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 1
watch, see, look, show
miru, KEN
Top: eye , bottom: legs
When the eye is wandering (roaming), it is called: to watch/see.
JLPT 5Joyo 1
precede, previous
saki, SEN
Top: variant of cow , bottom: legs
A cow with only two legs walks preceding.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
light, shine
hikari, hikaru,
Top: variation of fire , bottom: two legs . The legs stand for transportability of the fire, such as in a lantern.
The fire which can be transported stands for light.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
yomu, DOKU, TOKU
Left: word (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: to sell (A samurai  with two legs  is behind a sales desk  when: selling.)
Words are sold, for being read.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
uru, BAI
From top: Samurai , a sales stand and legs
The samurai is behind a sales desk, when he is selling sth.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
elder brother
ani, KEI, KYŌ
A mouth and legs
A big mouth on legs: That's my elder brother.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
departure, leave, sent-(by)
From top: erupting volcano , two , legs
When the volcano erupts, I get on both legs for departure.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
strive, endeavour, exertion
Left: escape, permit (an escaping rabbit 兔=兎=[うさぎ] - long ear , big eyes , legs ), right: strength (hand/arm with biceps )
For escaping you need strength and (you succeed when:) you strive hard.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
remember, memorize, wake up
oboeru, sameru, KAKU
From top: light rays a cover (here both: crown ), watch/see (= The eye is on legs when looking around.).
It is the "crown" on what you saw, if you can remember when waking up.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
child, kid, newbown baby
ko, JI, NI
Top: old/past (One day has passed.), bottom: legs
Old legs and still a child.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
tax, tariff
Left: rice plant , right: var. of elder brother (out of , mouth , legs )
The rice plants from my elder brother are taxed.
JLPT 1Joyo 5
unification, unity, supervision, govern, lineage
Left: thread , right: fill (The new born baby [child turned upside down, because at birth with head first] flounders with its legs to be 'filled' [= to be fed].)
If threads are filled in, it's a unification.
JLPT 4Joyo 6
to wash, laundry
arau, SEN
Left: water , right: precede, previous (The cow uses the front legs to preceed.)
(In Japan you have to shower BEFORE you go into the ofuro [= hot bath], thus:) The water should be used 'before' for: washing.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
sign/omen, trillion, portent
kizashi/su, CHŌ
Pictograph: cracks in a turtle shell (were used in ancient China for divination)
The cracked turtle shell show a trillion signs/omens.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
(political) party, clique, fraction

Top: crown , bottom: elder brother (= A big mouth on legs )
Like a coronation (= receiving a crown) was for my older brother his admission to the party.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
nightfall, evening, late
Left: sun , right: escape, permit (an escaping rabbit 兔=兎=[うさぎ] - long ear , big eyes , legs )
The sun escapes during nightfall.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
overcome, intense, skillfully, severe
Top: ten , below: elder brother (A big mouth on legs )
Ten elder brothers will overcome.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
assign, fill, charge (battery), sufficient, allot
mitasu, ateru,
Top: newborn baby (child turned upside down, because at birth with head first), below: legs - Here: see similarity to flow/stream
The new born baby flounders with his legs to be 'filled' [= be fed]) and satisfied.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
gun, rifle, arms

Left: metal , right: fill, charge (The new born baby [child turned upside down, because at birth with head first] flounders with its legs to be 'filled' [= fed])
Metal fills/charges the gun.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
sink, go down, fall
shizumu/meru, CHIN
Left: water , right: 冘 (big person with broken arms and a broken leg )
In the water is sb. with broken arms and leg: Now he is sinking.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
permit, licence, permission, escape, excuse
manukareru, MEN
Image of a rabbit 兔=兎=[うさぎ] on the run: long ear , big eyes , legs , but without tail
With one big ear, two googly eyes and two long legs it: escapes. - This is: ..a permit.
JLPT -Joyo 7
tora, KO
Top: tiger (pictograph: jumping tiger with protruding teeth), below: hind legs
Only a tiger on hind legs is a real tiger.
JLPT -Joyo 7
appearance, shape, looks

Left: var. of pig , right: white , legs
A horned pig on white legs is a special appearance.
JLPT -Joyo 7
pillow, head rest
makura, CHIN
Left: tree , right: 冘 etymology not clear: orig. pictograph for hanging, now interpreted as a big person with broken arms and broken leg
Under the tree, there is sb. with broken arms and leg: Bring a pillow!

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