The Radical: 戸

door    戸

Explanation The radical "todare" shows a sliding door mounted in an upper guide/rail.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 2
to, KO

Image of a jpn. sliding door with an upper guidance rail.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
koe, SEI, SHŌ
Top: samurai , bottom: a variation of door
The samurai is at the door - I hear his voice.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
Gate, (door)
kado, MON
Looks like two mirrored doors:
Two wings of a gate.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
place, scene, address, spot
tokoro, SHO
Left: door (sliding door with an upper guidance rail), right axe
Next to the door there is (always) the axe, (exactly) in this place, which is its "address".
JLPT 2Joyo 5
compile, knit, edit, book
amu, HEN
Left: thread , right: door plate (= a door with a writing tablet )
Use a thread and book covers and pages to make a compilation.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
disclose, enlighten, illuminate, state
Top: door , hit, strike (bang) (hand with a stick ), below: opening
When the door opens with a bang into an opening, things get disclosed.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
kata, KEN
Top: door , below: body part /
The door is (as high as) this body part: The shoulder.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
employ, hire, engage
yatou, KO
Top: door , below: bird (Here: door of a shop, in which sb. is shouting for clients.)
The one in the door like a bird is an employee.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
look back, reminisce
kaerimiru, KO
Left: employ (The one in the door shouting like a bird is employee.), right: head/forehead
(An entrepreneur or business owner is proactive and energetic, but:) The employee's head looks back.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
(folding) fan
ōgi, aogu, SEN
Top: gate , below: wings
Gates and wings resemble folding fans.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
front door, front page
tobira, HI
Left: door , rest: not (opposite wings , but here: image of a double swing door)
The door with the double swing doors is the front door.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
bias, unilateral, partial, incline, left-side radical
katayoru, HEN
Left: person , right: door plate (= a door with a writing tablet )
People with such a door plate show their bias.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
everywhere, widely used, universally
amaneku, HEN
Left: movement , right: door plate (= a door with a writing tablet )
Moveable door plates are everywhere.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
room, wife, bunch, tassel
Top: door , below: side (in contrast to the main entrance with double swing-doors )
The door at the side leads into: a room.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
tear, teardrop, sympathy
namida, RUI
Left: water , right: to return (From a distance the door still appears small, but: The door gets bigger and bigger [the closer you get] when you return.)
(Risk of flooding) If the water returns to your door, you will get (big) tears.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
return, bring back, restore
modoru/su, REI
Outside: door , below: big
(From a distance the door still appears small, but:) The door gets bigger and bigger (the closer you get) when you return.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Left: fire , right: door
If the fire is behind a door (= shutter), it is: a furnace.

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