The Radical: 尺


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Shaku    尺

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
noon, daytime
hiru, CHŪ
Top: measure of length (from the body one foot forward = 1 Shaku = 30.3 cm), below: sunrise (sun over the horizon )
It is measured in Shaku when the sun is vertically above the horizon: Then it is noon.
JLPT 5Joyo 3
(railway) station
EKI
Left: a horse (image with a mane in the wind, four legs and the tail フ), right: a measure unit (from the body one foot forward = 1 Shaku = 30.3 cm)
(The railway stations were previously relay stations where horses were evaluated (=measured) if they could continue or need to be changed.) - Horses are measured at the station.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
measure of length (approx. 30,3cm)
SHAKU, SEKI
Top: body of a person, below: legs
If you stretch out a leg to measure the length, you have a foot (= 1 shaku).
JLPT 1Joyo 7
explain, release, solve
toku, SHAKU
Left: ripe rice-plant (combination of rice plant and rice ), right: measure of length (from the body one foot forward = 1 Shaku = 30.3 cm)
The ripe rice plants are measured in Shaku, that's the explanation.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
translate, meaning
wake, YAKU
Left: word , right: measure of length (from the body one foot offset = 1 Shaku = 30.3 cm)
When words are offset by a certain measure (=1 Shaku) this is their translation.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
depleted, exhausted, use up, exert, run out of
tsukiru/kusu, JIN
Outside: measure of length (from the body one foot forward = 1 Shaku = 30.3 cm), below: two
Even two Shaku are eventually used up.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
choose, select, elect
erabu, yoru, TAKU
Left: hand , right: measure of length (from the body one foot forward = 1 Shaku = 30.3 cm)
The hand measures and then chooses.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
marsh, swamp, brilliance, grace
sawa, TAKU
Left: water , right: measure of length (from the body one foot forward = 1 Shaku = 30.3 cm)
(Because you would sink in too easily if you took long steps:) In this "water", you carefully place step by step: in the marsh or swampy terrain.

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