The Radical: 士


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Samurai    士

Explanation Not mistake with earth, ground:

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
voice
koe, SEI, SHŌ
Top: samurai , bottom: a variation of door
The samurai is at the door - I hear his voice.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
sell
uru, BAI
From top: Samurai , a sales stand and legs
The samurai is behind a sales desk, when he is selling sth.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
serve, work under
tsukaeru, SHI, JI
Left: person /, right: samurai
A person who is a samurai is mainly a servant.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
happy, joy, delight
yorokobu, KI
From top: samurai , beans , mouth . (This kanji has also been simplified to: )
(An army marches on its stomach!) A samurai with beans in his mouth is happy.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
tie, knot, fasten, join
musubu, yuu, KETSU
Left: thread , right: luck/joy (A samurai with a full mouth is happy .)
Threads of joy tie us.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
Samurai, warrior, a learned man
samurai, SHI
Posing man with wide outstretched arms
He looks like a poser, the samurai.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
ambition, will, intent
kokorozashi, SHI
Top: samurai , bottom: heart
The samurai's heart is full of ambition.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
one (in documents)
, ICHI
From top: samurai , cover , sitting person . Here: See the cover as "one" and the sitting person of a variation of "two"- (The numbers: 1,2,3,10 are: , , , )
In a contract a samurai shall not falsify a "1" to a "2": Thus you need this "one".
JLPT 1Joyo 6
cereals, grain
KOKU
Left: samurai , cover , rice plant , right: (weapon 几 [battle axe] in a hand )
The samurai protects (= covers) the rice plants with the weapon in his hand and also other cereals and grains.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
magazine, journal, document, record
SHI
Left: word (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: samurai and heart
Words about the samurai's heart are in magazines.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
goodwill, friendship, article of agreement
KAN
Left: samurai , to show ; right: lack (= The mouth wide open of the yawning person is lacking [i.e. manners])
The samurai show his lack of goodwill to an agreement.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
good luck, fortune, joy
KICHI, KITSU
Top: samurai , bottom: mouth - (simplified from: luck , where the samurai has beans in his mouth.)
A samurai with a (full) mouth has good luck.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
pack, fill, stuff, full
tsumu/maru/meru, KITSU
Left: word (sound waves out of a mouth ), right: good luck/fortune (= A samurai with a full mouth is happy.)
With words of good luck he is packed.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
robust, manly, strong, manhood, heroic, prosperity

Left: bed (cf. 爿 developed from the image of a halved tree), right: samurai
The bed of a samurai is robust and strong.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
villa, majestic, solemn
SŌ, SHŌ
Top: plant , bottom: robust (The bed of the samurai is robust.)
The plants look very robust in that villa.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
cloth, wear, dress, equip
yosōu, SŌ, SHŌ
Top: robust, strong (The bed of the samurai is robust), bottom: clothes
Robust clothes are clothes that dresses you.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
servant, obey
REI
Left: samurai and to show /, right: (hand ナ/ヨ and an animal [i.e. cat] with a tail extremities/limbs spreading away from the body) (cf. to catch )
A samurai shows how to catch a cat by hand at the tail to the servant.

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