The Radical: 居


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Meaning
exist    居

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 2Joyo 5
residence, inhabit, exist, stay
iru, oru, KYO
Top: buttocks in side view , below: old (= originally a skull, but more helpful: the image of a tomb stone)
When the buttocks gets old, he stays at his residence.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
lay a foundation, set, place, fix, install, equip
sueru/waru,
Left: hand , right: reside, residence (Where your buttocks gets old , is your residence.)
My hand lays for my residence: the foundation.
JLPT -Joyo 7
hem, cuff (of trousers), foot of a mountain
suso,
Left: clothes 衤/, right: exist, residence (Where your buttocks gets old , is your residence.)
Clothes have/exist-only with hems and cuffs.

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