The Radical: 夕


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Meaning
evening    夕

Explanation Variante of moon , that is not fully risen, because it is still evening.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 1
Evening
, SEKI
Image of a crescent moon , similar to moon
When the moon is not full (one stroke is missing) it's only evening.
JLPT 5Joyo 1
name, fame
na, MEI, MYŌ
Evening (If the moon is not yet complete [a stroke is missing], it is only evening .) and mouth
In the evening, you talk about people with name and fame.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
outside, other, undo
soto, hoka, hazusu, GAI, GE
Left: evening (= crescent moon) right: forking/parting of the ways
If you are (alone) in the evening at a fork in the road, you are an outsider.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
many
ōi, TA
Twice evening (If the moon is not yet complete [a stroke is missing], it is only evening .)
Two evenings can be too many.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
night
yo, yoru, YA
Top: cover (here: hat/beret), below: person and a variation of moon or evening
With a cap is a person observing the moon: in the night.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
move, transfer, shift
utsuru, I
Left: rice plant , right: many (twice evening ) [If the moon is not yet complete (a stroke is missing), it is only evening .]
Rice plants are so many, we have to move them.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
dream, vision
yume, MU
From top: plant , eye , cover , evening
With plants the eyes are covered in the evening: then come the dreams.
JLPT -Joyo 7
be imminent, approach
SATSU
Left: hand , right: var. of river , evening
(The action of) the hand, (the flow of) the river and (the arrival of) the evening: All this is imminent.

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