The Radical: 兆


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Meaning
omen    兆

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
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 1Joyo 7
challenge, defy, contend for
idomu, CHŌ
Left: hand , right: sign/omen (Shows cracks in a turtle shell that were used in ancient China for divination.)
(Is he really strong?) His hand is the sign/omen if you should challenge him.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
gaze, look, view, watch
nagameru, CHŌ
Left: eye , right: sign/omen (Shows cracks in a turtle shell that were used in ancient China for divination.)
An eye as the symbol for: gazing.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
jump, hop, leap up, spring, jerk
haneru, tobu, CHŌ
Left: foot (kneecap and a footprint ), right: sign/omen (cracks in a turtle shell that were used in ancient China for divination)
The foot makes traces (= signs) when jumping and hopping.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
escape, evade, run away
nigeru/gasu, nogareru/su,
Left: movement , right: sign/omen (But here as an image of radiating outwardly from a center in all directions)
Movements in all different directions is a sign of escape.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
peach
momo,
Left: tree , right: sign, omen, trillion (cracks in a turtle shell; used for divination in ancient China)
The tree with a stone like a turtle's shell is: the peach.

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