The Radical: 分


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minute    分

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
share, divide, minute, understand
wakaru, BUN, FUN, BU
Top: eight , below: sword
Eight swords to divide the time into minutes and to understand.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
flour, powder
kona, ko, FUN
Left: Rice , right: divide (with eight swords )
Rice is divided and becomes: flour.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
poor, meager, needy
mazushii, HIN, BIN
Top: to divide, share, minute (... with eight swords ), bottom: money
If you only have a part of the money, you are poor.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
widow, few, slightly
KA
From top: roof , head/forehead (for person) , share, divide (with eight swords )
Under the roof according to the head(-count) [the inheritance] is divided. A little remains for the widow.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
distribute, partition, divide, disseminate
HAN
Left: to share/divide (.. with eight swords ), right: head/forehead
Divide the head and distribute it.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
distract, confusion, stray, be diverted, be mistaken for, go astray
magireru/rasu/rawashii, FUN
Left: thread , right: divide (with eight swords )
Threads that were divided can easily be confused.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
atmosphere, ambience, mood
FUN
Top: rain (view out of a window with a cloud , that is raining =,=), below: divide (.. with eight swords )
The rain is only a part of the atmosphere.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
tray, Bon-festival
BON
Top: divide (with eight swords ), below: plate
Divided plates (=shared = commonly used) are like a tray, specially at the Bon festival.

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