The Radical: 同


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the same    同

Explanation All containers only have one opening , and that is the same.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
same
onaji,
A container upside down: , one and an opening
All containers only have one opening, and that is the same.
JLPT 1Joyo 5
interest, entertain, raise, retrieve
okosu, KYŌ, KŌ
Left and right: pressing hands , ヨ like a mortar , center: same [= All containers have only one opening and that is the same.], below: table Here: seen as two turned hands grasping upwards 屮 from below. Thus four hands are shown.
All four hands have the same interest.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
copper
akagane,
Left: metal , right: same [All containers have only one opening and that is the same.]. ("akagane" means: red metal)
(Metals differ, but no other is red.) The [red] metal that is always the same is: copper.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
tube, cylinder, pipe
tsutsu,
Top: bamboo , bottom: same (All containers have one opening and that is the same.)
Bamboo is the same as a tube.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
cave, penetrate
hora,
Left: water , right: same .(Here: see as view into a mining tunnel ロ with beams supporting its walls and ceiling.)
A wet mining tunnel is a cave.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
body, torso, trunk

Left: part of body /, right: same [All containers have only one opening and that is the same.]
This body part resembles a torso/body.

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