The Radical: 午


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noon    午

Explanation

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JLPT 5Joyo 2
noon
GO

Image of the pestel (handle at the top), that hits the middle of the mortar, like 'noon' is the middle of the day.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
permit, forgive, approve
yurusu, moto, KYO
Left: word (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: noon (The vertical pestle hits the center of the mortar --> center of the day)
Words at noon are permitted.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
wholesale
orosu, oroshi,
Left top: noon , below: stop , right: bowing person
A noon break for the bowed person, who is a wholesaler.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
respectful expression, handle, drive, control
o(n)-, mi-, GYO, GO
Left: go , right: wholesale (A noon--break for the bowed person from the wholesale)
I go (to the wholesaler) at noon, stop and bow, because I am respectful.

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