The Radical: 彡

hair    彡

Explanation The radical sanzukuri shows three hair.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
kao, GAN
Left: to stand , cliff , hair , right: forehead
There is somebody standing at the cliff with only three hair on the (fore)head - what a face!
JLPT 3Joyo 2
shape, pattern
katachi, kata, KEI, GYŌ
Left: open (image of a toori, the entrance gate of a Shintō-shrine, cf. open ), right: hair
Open hair and you are in a good shape.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
participate, attend, go, come, visit
mairu, SAN
From top: Nose , big , hairy (Originally this was the image of a woman = く with long hair (possibly with hairpins ?), with the meaning: beautiful)
Where the simplified woman with the 'big' hair is, I would like to participate.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
study, practice, discipline, obtain
osameru, SHŪ, SHU
Left: person , center: stick , right: to strike , hair
A person with a stick is striking (desperately) the hair during Kanji's study.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shadow, light, silhouette
kage, EI
Left: scene, panorama (sun over the capital ) [ = image of a stone lantern], right: hair
(When long hair are in front of the eyes:) The panorama is concealed by hair and is: in a shadow.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
coloring, makeup, painting
irodoru, SAI
Left: to pluck (.. a hand reaches down into a tree ), right: hair
I pluck something (like the staining plant 'henna') for my hair to be colored.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
miserable, wretched, harsh, cruel, sad
mugoi, mijime, SAN, ZAN
Left: feeling , right: participate (Where the simplified/kneeling woman with the 'big' hair is, I like to participate.)
The feeling that my nose is big and hairy makes me miserable.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
manifest, demonstrate, reveal
Left: medal, chapter (Stand up early and you'll get a medal.), right: hair
The medals in the hair are manifest.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
diagnose, medical examination, diagnostics, checkup
miru, SHIN
Left: word , right: skin rash 㐱 (person with eczema ) [cf. 疹 = しん = measles]
Words tell the person with eczema his: diagnosis of the medical examination.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Japanese cedar, crytomeriam
Left: tree , right: hair
The tree with hair (=protruding florescence) is the Japanese Cedar. (See the 'hairs' also as pollen that cause the frequent allergies.)
JLPT 1Joyo 7
carve, engrave, sculpture, chisel
horu, CHŌ
Left: surrounding, circumference (Also enclosed luck affects the surrounding) [luck = A samurai with a full mouth is happy.], right: three lines/hair
Surroundingly three lines are engraved.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
strange, unusual, rare
mezurashii, CHIN
Left: king , right: skin rash 㐱 (person with eczema ) [cf. 疹 = しん = measles]
A king with skin rash looks strange.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
hair of the head
kami, HATSU
Top: var. of long and hair , below: friend (= two hands ナ/)
Long hair? That's my friend's hair.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
swell, expand, get fat, bulge
From left: body /, drums (with a twig on a bean-like drums), hair (here: water )
The bodies of the ten beans in the water swell and expand.
JLPT -Joyo 7
gloom, melancholy, depression
Top: tree , container/jar (lid and can opener of that can ), tree ; below: lid , var. of disaster/bad luck , seated Person , three hairs
A container between two trees covers an unlucky person with three hairs who became depressed. (or simply: Such a kanji makes me depressed.)
JLPT -Joyo 7
by all means, necessary
Left: hair , right: head/forehead
Hair has to be on the head, by all means!

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