The Radical: 夂


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crossed legs    夂

Explanation This radical is understood as sitting with crossed legs or upturned foot.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
summer
natsu, KA, GE
From top: Cover (against the sun), I, myself (The emphasized eye is myself.), upturned foot (= sitting cross-legged)
Covered (= in the shade) I myself sit cross-legged, because it is summer.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
delayed, after, later, back
ushiro, ato, nochi, okureru, GO, KŌ
Left: walking , right: a variation of thread , crossed legs (= here together as: thread around the legs)
He walks with tied legs (= thread around crossed-legs) and thus is: delayed.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
winter
fuyu,
Top: wristed or upturned foot (also the picture when sitting cross-legged), bottom: ⺀ (variant of ice )
With twisted feet on the ice: it's winter.
JLPT 3Joyo 2
wheat, barley
mugi, BAKU
Top: growing plant (variation of live ), bottom: turned feet (a person who is stitting cross-legged)
Let the plants grow, cross your legs and enjoy the wheat.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
guest, visitor
KYAKU, KAKU
Top: roof , bottom: every (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
Who sits under the roof cross-legged on a cushion? - Our guest!
JLPT 4Joyo 3
finish
owaru, SHŪ
Left: thread (here: thread of life), right: winter (With twisted feet (or sitting cross-legged) on the ice: it's winter.)
The thread of life finds in winter its end.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
fall, drop, fail, decline
ochiru, RAKU
Top: plant , bottom: water , and each, all (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
Plants (their leaves) and water(drops) all fall down.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
road, street, way
ji, RO
Left: foot (kneecap and a footprint ) [= Footprint of the right foot rotated 90° to the left.], right: each/every (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
Feet on every: road and street.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
love
AI
From top: hand reaching down , cover , heart , sitting cross-legged (or upturned foot)
A hand reaching down to cover the heart of the person sitting cross-legged: That is love.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
each, every
ono, KAKU
Top: upturned foot or sitting with crossed legs , mouth (here better: futon/cushion)
Sitting cross-legged on a cushion does everybody.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
strange, change, alter
kaeru, HEN
Top: var. of red (When clay/earth is burned in fire , the pottery gets: red), bottom: upturned foot (also sitting cross-legged)
The red upturned foot looks strange. This has to be changed.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
status, class, rank, standard, standing
KŌ, KAKU
Left: tree , right: each/every (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
Also amoung trees, every has its status.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
amount of money, forehead, framed picture, sum
hitai, GAKU
Left: guest (Under our roof is everybody our guest.) [every = Sitting crossed-legged on a cushion does everybody ]., right: head/forehead
The guests gets for a certain amount of money into the framed picture.
JLPT 1Joyo 5
sour, acid, bitter
suppai, sui, SAN
Left: wine jar , right: (nose , legs , upturned foot [= sitting cross-legged])
Wine that smells in the nose like legs and feet is sour.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
paragraph, clause, quantifier

Top: upturned foot (or: sitting cross-legged), below: tree
An upturned foot in the tree is the topic of this paragraph.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
again, repeat, restore
FUKU
Left: to go , right: reversible, return (Who first lies on the tatami mat and then sits cross-legged , has "reversed".)
Go with a reverse and it will happen again.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
again, double, compound
FUKU
Left: clothes 衤/, right: reversible (Who first lies on the tatami mat and then cross-legged , has "reversed".)
Clothes that are reversible can be used again / double.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
cabinet, chamber, tower
KAKU
Outside: gate , inside: each/every (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
With a gate that is (open) for everybody: The cabinet.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
fall (rain), descend
oriru/rosu, furu,
Left: hill , right: upturned foot, sitting cross-legged (But here perhaps: image of dripping rain?), variant of stop
From the hill comes the falling rain and will stop at the bottom because it has fallen down.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
deal with, dispose, place where sb. acts, manage
SHO
Left: upturned foot (or sitting cross-legged), right: table 几 (cf. , )
An upturned foot (jammed) below the table: deal with it!
JLPT 2Joyo 6
belly, abdomen, guts
hara, FUKU
Left: part of the body /, right: reversible (Who first lies on the tatami mat and then cross-legged , has "reversed")
A body part that is reversible is the belly.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
basis, foothold, base, therefore
yoru, KYO, KO
Left: hand , right: deal with (An upturned foot on the table? (cf. /] - It has to be dealt with!)
The hand will deal with it on the basis of ...
JLPT 1Joyo 7
entice/attract, to tempt, allure, instigate, incite
sosonokasu, sosoru, SA
Left: mouth , right: (nose , legs , upturned foot )
Mouth, nose, legs and an upturned foot: Shall that be attracting?
JLPT 1Joyo 7
genius, excellent, smart, bright
SHUN
Left: person , right: (nose , legs , upturned foot )
A person with such a nose, legs and contorted feet must be a genius.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
peak, top, summit, ridge
mine,
Left: mountain , right: pointed, needle-shaped (When sitting cross-legged on the peak of a growing plant 丰 you feel it is pointed.)
The mountain is pointed at its peak.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
sew, stitch, embroider
nuu,
From left: thread , movement , pointed, needle-shaped (When sitting cross-legged on the peak of a growing plant 丰, you feel it pointed. )
The thread gets pointed (= provided with a pointed needle) and is moved when: sewing.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
grief, sorrow, trouble, fear
urei/eru, ui,
Variation of love (A hand reaching down to cover the heart of the person sitting cross-legged : That is love.) with head/forehead instead of a hand reaching downwards
If you have love in your head, then you have sorrow and perhaps grief.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
entwine, connect, involve
karamu/maru, RAKU
Left: thread , right: each (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
The threads are all entwined.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
dairy products
RAKU
Left: wine mug , right: everybody (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
It comes in mugs and is suitable for everybody (also children): Diary products!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
prosper, high, peak
RYŪ
Left: hill , right: upturned foot , life (The twig at the growing plant stands for life.)
Sitting on a hill with cross-legged feet and life looks: prosperous.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
imperial tomb, mausoleum, mound
misasagi, RYŌ
Left: hill , right: 夌 (earth , two legs , upturned foot )
The hill where under the earth (at least) two legs and a upturned foot are, is an imperial tomb.
JLPT -Joyo 7
not clear, vague, obscure
AI
Left: day/sun , right: love (A hand reaching down to cover the heart and an upturned foot : That is love) [ = A hand reaching down to cover the heart of the person sitting cross-legged : That is love.]
In daylight love becomes unclear.
JLPT -Joyo 7
bee, wasp
hachi,
Left: insect (body and sting of an insect), right: pointed, needle-shaped (When sitting cross-legged on the peak of a growing plant 丰, you feel it is pointed.)
Insects with pointed stings are bees. (Or: The insect sitting at the plant's top is the bee.)
JLPT -Joyo 7
a gift, bribe
RO
Left: money , right: every (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
Money is for everybody a (good) gift.

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