The Radical: 友


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Friend    友

Explanation Comprises twice the sign for hand: , , because friends shake hands.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
friend
tomo,
Comprises twice the radical for hand: , as shaking hands
They shake hands because they are friends.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
warm
atatakai/maru/meru, DAN
Left: sun , right: (Chinese only) to help (a hand reaches down to give a rope [with two knots] and another hand takes this help.)
The sun helps to warm up.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
help, aid, support
EN
Left hand , right: (Chinese only) to help (a hand reaches down to give a rope [with two knots] and another hand takes this help.)
The hand helps with support.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
loosen, slacken, lessen, ease
yurui/mu/meru/yaka, KAN
Left: thread , right: (Chinese only) to help (a hand reaches down to give a rope [with two knots] and another hand takes this help.)
(On the loom, the tension should not be too high:) The thread is helpful if it is loose.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
hair of the head
kami, HATSU
Top: var. of long and hair , below: friend (= two hands ナ/)
Long hair? That's my friend's hair.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
extract, pull out (sword), pluck, select, pick out
nuku,karu,keru,kasu, BATSU
Left: hand , right: friend (= .. who are shaking hands ナ/)
The hand of my friend is pulling/selecting me out (from the many).
JLPT -Joyo 7
princess, a noble lady
EN
Left: woman , right: (Chinese only) to help (A hand reaches down to give a rope [with two knots] and another hand takes this help.)
The woman who is that helpful is my 'princess'.

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