The Radical: 束


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bundle, sheaf    束

Explanation (Things , bound with a ribbon to a bundle)

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
arrange, put in order, prepare
totonou/eru, SEI
Top: bundle (Things , strapped with a ribbon to a bundle.) and strike (a hand with a stick), bottom: correct (at the line to stop is correct)
The bundle needs to be punched, but correctly for (good) arrangement.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
fast, quick, speed
hayai, sumiyaka, SOKU
Left: movement 辶, right: bundle (Plants , like sheafs of rice (cf. ) are bound with a ribbon to a bundle )
If you bundle it, the movement (= transport) is faster.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
rapids, current, torrent, shallows
se,
Left: water , right: rely, request (bundle [= things , are strapped with a ribbon to a bundle ], head/forehead )
The water, in which bundles float like heads, are the rapids!
JLPT 3Joyo 4
bundle, bunch
tabaneru, tsukaneru, SOKU
In the background a tree , in front an embracement . - The tree stands for many plants , that are lashed with a ribbon
'Trees' are bound to a bundle.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
alienate, neglect, scattered, sparse
utoi/mu, SO
Left: var. of correct (At the line to stop is correct.), right: bundle (Things , strapped with a ribbon to a bundle)
(When you form a group, you no longer care about the individual:) If you tie it up properly into a bundle, (each individual:) is neglected / alienated.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
imperial edict
CHOKU
Left: bundle (Things , strapped with a ribbon to a bundle), right: strength/effort
A bundle of strength is the imperial edict.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
request, rely, ask, beg
tanomu/moshii, tayoru, RAI
Left: bundle (Things / that are strapped with a ribbon to a bundle.), right: head/forehead
The bundle on your head. I ask for it.
JLPT -Joyo 7
bitter, harsh
RATSU
Left: hot, bitter (needle for tattoo), right: bundle (Things , strapped with a ribbon to a bundle)
(The bitter taste is dominant:) If sth. bitter is in a bundle, it is still bitter and harsh.

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