The Radical: 充


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assign, fill (battery)    充

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Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
stream, flow, drift
nagareru, RYŪ, RU
Left: water , right: newborn baby (child turned upside down, because at birth with head first), water/amniotic fluid
Water as well as a newborn child's amniotic fluid are flowing.
JLPT 1Joyo 5
unification, unity, supervision, govern, lineage
suberu,
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 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 1Joyo 7
sulfur
RYŪ
Left: stone , right: var. of 'to flow' (newborn baby [child turned upside down, because at birth with head first], [amniotic] fluid /)
[The melting point is 115°C] A stone that can flow is sulphur.

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