The Radical: 北


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north    北

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
north
kita, HOKU, BOKU

Two persons , sit back-to-back, because they feel cold in the north.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
back, stature, height
se, sei, somuku/keru, HAI
Top: north (Two persons , sitting back-to-back because they freeze in the north.), below: part of body /
When sitting back-to-back, then with this body's part: The back.
JLPT -Joyo 7
stature, spine, vertebral column
SEKI
A variation of back/stature: with two persons [= north] sitting back-to-back
You are sitting 'back-to-back' with this body part: The spine.

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