The Radical: 凵

frame    凵


Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 1
come out, go out
deru dasu, SHUTSU
Two mountains behind each other (traditionally to "send behind the mountains" for exile.)
Behind a mountain another mountain comes out.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
picture, painting
Rice paddy and a frame /
With a frame around the rice field it becomes: a picture or painting.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
ha, SHI
Top: to stop (a foot with a lower line to stop at), below: rice , container
Stop at the rice container: There is sth. for the teeth! (Or: image of nose , mouth and teeth )
JLPT 2Joyo 6

Left: part of body /, right: light , bad luck/desaster (empty container marked with a cross ) Here consider as the brain
This body part that shines from a container (= the skull) is: the brain.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
hollow, concave
kubo, boko, hekomu, Ō

Pictograph of a concave.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
can, container
kama, KAN
From top: opened lid , can opener and a can (At the introduction of the metal cans this kanji was selected because it fits phonetically)
Image of a can.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
bad luck, disaster, evil, villian/trickster
Container with a mark
The mark at the container shows that it is empty - bad luck.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
convex, protrusion
deko, TOTSU

The pictograph of a protruding object stands for convex.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
worry, trouble, in pain, distress
Left: feeling , right: light (here: overflowingly full), bad luck/disaster (container with a mark X, that indicates that it is empty = bad luck)
The feelings with the overflowing container of bad luck were worries.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shake, swing, rock, pitch, flicker
Left: hand , right: hand reaching down , var. of can (lid and can opener of that can )
(Due to an earthquake?) Use your hand to reach downwards to the can [without half of the lid ] because it is: shaking/swinging.

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