The Radical: 易

simple    易


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JLPT 4Joyo 2
Left: earth , right: sunrise / (Sun over the horizon with sun rays )
The earth at the sunrise with warming rays: This is my place.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
hot water, bath
Left: water , right: sunrise (= sun above horizon ) together with sunrays ) as: warming sun (cf. )
Water with warming sunrays changes into: hot water.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
sunlight, positive, male = yang
Left: hill , right: sunrise / (sun over horizon ), rays
At the hill the rising sun shows its rays: Sunlight is positive.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
intestines, bowels
harawata, CHŌ
Left: body part /, right: Warm temperature with sunrise / (sun , horizon , rays )
(The intestines of freshly hunted animal/game are warm.) The body's part that emits warmth are the intestines.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
easy, simple, divination, fortune telling
yasui, yasashii, EKI, I
Top: sun , below: rays
Sunrays make it easy.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
wound, injury, hurt, pain
kizu, itami/mu/meru, SHŌ
Left: person , right: horizontal person, sunrise / (sun above horizon with sunrays )
The upright turns into a lying person at the sunrise because he wounded painfully.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
audience (with high person)
Left: word , right: variation of easy/simple (sun and rays , with a sitting person instead of two rays
When words come from a sun shining down to you (= a small sitting person), you are at an audience.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shout loudly, scold, browbeat, hoarse
Left: mouth , right: (var. of easy (sun , rays with a sitting person instead two rays)
(Is it too hot for them?) The mouths of those sitting in the sunshine are shouting loudly.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
kawaku, KATSU
Left: water , right: var. of easy (sun , rays, where the inner rays are subsituted by a sitting person )
Water is needed by the person sitting in the sunshine, because he is thirsty.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
dark brown, coarse woolen cloth
Left: clothes 衤/, right: var. of easy (sun , rays with sitting person instead two rays)
The clothes of the person sitting in the sunshine are made of coarse wool and is dark brown.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
announcement, display, hold up, bulletin, posting
kakageru, KEI
Left: hand , right: var. of easy (sun , rays , with a sitting person instead of the inner rays)
The hand points like the sunshine on a sitting person for an announcement.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
present, bestow, to honor, blessing
tamawaru, SHI
Left: money (Image of a cone-shell with two feelers/antennas as shell-money), right: simple (sun shine makes it easy.)
(A personal gift is more difficult.) Money is simple/easy as a present.
JLPT -Joyo 7
a swelling, carbuncle, boil (med.)

Left/top: illness , below: var.of simple (with sunrise instead of sun )
A disease that is rather simple is a swelling or carbuncle.

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