The Radical: 朝

morning    朝


Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
asa, CHŌ
Left: sunrise (The sun rises between plants ), right: moon
At sunrise, the moon is still there: It is morning.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
seawater, tide
shio, CHŌ
Left: water , right: morning - BETTER: lake , having the part: "old " both normal and upside-down to show changing directions of the tides.
The lake with changing directions stands for: seawater & tides.
JLPT -Joyo 7
ridicule, scoff, sneer
azakeru, CHŪ
Left: mouth , right: morning (= sunrise [= sun rises between plants ] and the moon is still there.)
This mouth early in the morning cannot but ridicule sneer.

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