The Radical: 曲


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to bend    曲

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
melody, bend, turn
magaru, KYOKU
A field with two growing plants II
(In the wind) The plants in the field are bending. (Or: Two flutes play a melody.)
JLPT 3Joyo 3
farming

Top: bend/melody (but here: field with two sprouts | | =fructuous), bottom: dragon (but here: to plow = At the field corner a first line is plowed by the farmer 农 [Chinese only: 农=nóng= farmer])
Fructuous fields that were plowed, are found in: farming.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
abundant, rich, wealthy, bountiful, voluptuous
yutaka,
Top: to bend (Two sprouts II protruding in the field are bending [in the wind]), bottom: bean
(Since all beans are bent, it's safe to say:) Bent beans are abundant.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
official, government service, companion, fellow
SŌ, ZŌ
From top: one (here: ground), bend (here: two sprouting plants || in a field ), sun
Such that the ground is broken up by 2 sprouts, the sun is needed: and a caring companion who serves like the 'government'.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
encounter, meet, associate, join
au,
Left: movement , right: companion (Such that ground is broken up by 2 sprouts in the field , the sun is needed: and a caring companion.)
Companions need to move, if they want to encounter.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
tub, vat, container, tank

Left: tree , right: companion (Such that the ground is broken up by 2 sprouts in the field , the sun is needed: and a caring companion.)
It is wooden and for your companion: It's a tub or vat.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
concentrated, rich (flavor, color, smell,), thick, dense
koi,
Left: water , right: agriculture (fructuous fields [=field with sprouts ||] and: to plow (At the field corner a first line is plowed by the farmer 农 [农=Chinese for farmer])
Water in agriculture makes everything grow more concentrated and thicker.
JLPT -Joyo 7
charm, glossy, luster, polish, colorful
tsuya, EN
Left: abundant (Bent beans are abundant.) [bend/melody = Sprouts II protruding from the field are bending (in the wind)], right: colour
With an abundance of color it is glossy and charming.

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