The Radical: 凶

bad luck    凶

Explanation The container is marked with a cross because it contains bad luck.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 2Joyo 6
chest, breast, bosom, heart
mune, muna, KYŌ
Left: body part /, right: 匈 (wrap and bad luck/disaster [The marked container brings bad luck])
The body's part that wraps a "void volume" is: the chest.
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
bad luck, disaster, evil, villian/trickster
Container with a mark
The mark at the container shows that it is empty - bad luck.
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
separate, leave, apart
hanareru/su, RI
Left: 离 (lid , bad luck (here: marked container), var. of scorpion (only hind legs , sting ), right: bird
Puts the lid on the container, because otherwise the scorpions and birds would leave.
JLPT -Joyo 7
gloom, melancholy, depression
Top: tree , container/jar (lid and can opener of that can ), tree ; below: lid , var. of disaster/bad luck , seated Person , three hairs
A container between two trees covers an unlucky person with three hairs who became depressed. (or simply: Such a kanji makes me depressed.)
JLPT -Joyo 7
lapis lazuli (gem), glassy
Left: king , right: cover , pot ( (lit. disaster/bad luck: marked container), var. of scorpion (hind legs , sting )
The king has a pot with scorpions looking like glassy lapis lazuli.

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