The Radical: 出

come out    出


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 1Joyo 7
stoop, bending, to bow, crouch, yield
Top: buttock from the side , rest: come, go out (Two mountains coming out one after the other)
("plumber's crack or smile", refers to the visible butt-crack if sb. with a too short shirt crouches) The buttock (=the crack) comes out when stooping (=bowing).
JLPT 2Joyo 7
dig, excavate, delve
horu, KUTSU
Left: hand , right: stoop, bow, crouch (The buttock [=butt's crack) comes out when bowing [="plumber's crack or smile"])
You use your hands and you are crouched, when: digging.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
clumsy, unskilled, bungling
tsutanai, mazui, SETSU
Left: Hand , right: come/go out (Two mountains coming out one after the other)
(Country people are unskilled and awkward?) A hand from "mountains-behind-each-other" is: clumsy.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
moat, ditch, canal
hori, KUTSU
Left: earth , right: stoop/crouch (The buttock [= butt's crack] comes out when stooping. = "plumber's crack or smile")
It is in the ground and you need to crouch into: a moat or ditch.
JLPT -Joyo 7
cave, cavern
Top: cave/hole (It is covered and a narrowing path leads into the cave), below: stoop/crouch (The buttock [=butt's crack] comes out when stooping: = "plumber's crack or smile")
A hole where you have to stoop is a cave.

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