The Radical: 又

hand    又

Explanation Several characters are used for hand: , , , ヨ

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
Comprises twice the radical for hand: , as shaking hands
They shake hands because they are friends.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
easy, light, flippant
karui, KEI
Left: a vehicle (A hand-cart seen from above with axle , loading area and two wheels ), right: vertical (A hand is vertically above ground )
Pulling a vehicle by hand over the flat earth (=aligned to the vertical) is easy.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
hold, take, control, grip
toru, SHU
Left: ear , right: hand
Take his ear with your hand to hold him.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
receive, get
ukeru, JU
From top: hand reaching down , cover , hand
A hand from above holds a cover, another hand receives it.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
degree, x-times, extent
tabi, DO, TAKU
广 廿
Left: building 广, below: various objects 廿 [=twenty], hand
In this building is an object that I have in my hand to measure the degrees various times.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
anti-, against, opposition
soru, HAN, TAN
Left: cliff , right: hand
Climbing the cliff by hands only: I am against it.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
return, replace
kaesu/ru, HEN
Left: movement , right: against/opposition (Climbing the cliff by hand ? I am opposing!)
A movement into the 'opposite' means to return.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
make efforts, endeavor, to strive
tsutomeru, DO
Top: guy, slave (women's--hands made me to a guy, but also to a slave.), bottom: strength (hand/arm with biceps )
The slave has enough strength to make an effort.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
pass on, transfer, confer, teach, award, grant
sazukeru, JU
Left: hand , right: receive (A hand reaching down holds a cover , another hand receives it.)
A hand that has received will also pass on. (Or: Three hands reach out for the blanket to pass it on.)
JLPT 2Joyo 6
obtain, have, earnings, return
osameru, SHŪ
Left: twisted (image of two intertwined threads), right: hand
(The hand's palm is directed upwards) Twist your hand to obtain sth.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
firm, solid, hard
katai, KEN
Top: retainer and hand , below: earth/ground
A retainer has to work by hand in the earth, when it is firm and hard.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
wise, intelligent
kashikoi, KEN
Top: retainer , hand , below: shell/money
A retainer with a hand at the money is wise and intelligent.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
parent's (younger) siblings
Left: pepper plant , right: hand
Pepper plants in the hands of my younger uncles and aunts.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
confer (of titles/decorations), nomination (for position)
Left: excess, remain (A heap is still on the altar [= to show], thus there in excess.), right: hand
As he needs extra hands he confers those titles...
JLPT 2Joyo 7
one out of a pair, quantifier (for ships)
Top: bird , below: hand
Some birds (i.e. ducks) and also hands always come in a pair.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Top: three hands 叒/, below: tree
Three hands on a tree: This must be a mulberry. (during the harvest of leaves for the silkworms)
JLPT 2Joyo 7
pair, both
Two hands
Two hands make a pair.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
search, look for, seek, investigation
Left: hand , right: say, talk (A mouth with a big "plus" + for the outgoing surplus when talking.), hand
One hand tells the other hand to search.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
slave, servant, footman, guy
yatsu, yakko, -me, DO
Left: woman , right: hand
Women's hands made me to a guy, but also to a slave.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
anger, rage, wrath
ikaru, okoru, DO
Top: slave (women's hands made me to a guy, but also to a sklave.), bottom: heart
My woman puts the hand to her heart when she is angry.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
coach, supervise, lead, urge, keep watch
Top: younger siblings of the parents (.. are harvesting pepper plants by hand ), bottom: eye
The younger uncle's eye coaches me.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
again, once again, and, too, also
Pictograph of a hand
A hand: again!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
lazy, rude, ridicule, boastful, chronic (disease)
Left: feeling , right: beautiful 曼 (.. when the sun shines on the eyes with long eyelashes )
The feelings that she was such beautiful made her lazy and boastful.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
cartoon (Manga), random, diffuse, boundless
sozoro, MAN
Left: water , right: beautiful 曼 (.. when the sun shines on the eyes with long eyelashes )
With water-(colors it shows: ) the sun and (big) eyes (with eyelashes): The Manga.
JLPT -Joyo 7
get thin, get lean
Outside: illness/disease (An ice--cold building 广 makes sick.), below: speak/talk (A mouth with a big "plus" + for the outgoing surplus when talking.), hand
Of a disease we speak when even the hand gets thin.

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