The Radical: 录


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Meaning
squeeze out    录

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
green, verdure
midori, RYOKU, ROKU
Left: thread (here: plant fiber), right: extrude (= a pressing hand ヨ lets liquid drop out.)
When plant fibers are pressed the extruding liquid is green.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
record, transcript
ROKU
Left: metal , right: exude/squeeze (pressing hand ヨ makes liquid drop out, but here: embossing)
Metal can be pressed (or embossed), and thus is used for recordings.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
juice, soup
shiru,
Left: water right: ten (Here as simplification of , which is the right portion of green: = squeezing hand ヨ makes liquid to drop.)
The 'water' dropping down, when squeezing by hand is a juice (or soup).

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