The Radical: 東


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east    東

Explanation The sun rises behind a tree in the east.

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JLPT 5Joyo 2
east
higashi,

The sun rises behind a tree in the east.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
to train, practice, drill, elaborate, knead, military drill
neru, REN
Left: thread , right: east (sunrise in the east behind a tree )
With endurance (long as a thread) and already at the early morning (sun is still behind the trees) we shall do our training.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
exhibition, state, to express, show, old, remarkable
CHIN
Left: hill , right: east (...where the sun rises behind a tree )
"The Hills in the East" is an exhibition, that it remarkable.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
freeze
ru, kogoeru,
Left: ice , right: east (.. where the sun rises behind a tree )
(Think to icicles at a tree, in contrast to frost ) The ice hangs at the tree for the whole day because it is frozen.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ridgepole, building
mune, muna,
Left: tree , right: east (here: the tree as the ridge beam, located horizontal at the roof's top, which supports at both sides boards that form the roof)
The tree located at the top, which supports the roof's boards is the ridgepole.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
handrail, column (of text), section
RAN
Left: tree , right: gate , below: east
The tree at the eastern gate becomes a handrail.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
refine, knead, train, drill
neru, REN
Left: metal , right: east
Metal is trained (= ) in the east when refined or kneading (i.e. forging.)

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