The Radical: 母

mother    母

Explanation Shows a woman with a longer right stroke and with two dots : which are swollen breasts of a nursing (breast-feeding) woman.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
sea, ocean
umi, KAI
Left: water , right: every (Persons = have mothers , namely: everybody!) [mother = woman with swollen breasts : of pregnancy]
Water is in every sea.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
haha, BO
A variation of woman with emphasized breasts indicated by the two dots :
(When breastfeeding:) A woman with swollen breasts is a mother.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
every, each
goto, MAI
Top: a lying person (= variation of ), below: a variation of mother (= breastfeeding woman with swollen breasts [= the two points :] )
A person has a mother, and indeed: EVERYBODY!
JLPT 3Joyo 4
poison, harm
Top: growing plant , bottom: mother (= a breastfeeding woman with swollen breasts : )
Vegetarian (nutrition) for mothers can be poisoning?
JLPT 2Joyo 5
become used to, be accustomed
nareru, KAN
Left: feelings , right: to pierce (Mother's money is pierced.)
My feelings were pierced, but I get used to it.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
regret, repent, vexing
kuyama, kuyashii, kuiru, KAI
Left: feeling , right: each/every (A [horizontal] person = has a mother , namely: every)
A feeling that everyone has (at times) is regret.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
pierce, penetrate
tsuranuku, KAN
Top: mother (= a breastfeeding woman with swollen breasts :), below: shell/money
Mother's money is pierced.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
ume, BAI
Left: tree , right: every (A lying person = has a mother , namely every!) [mother = breastfeeding woman with swollen breasts :]
The tree for everybody is the plum tree.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
cleverness, intelligent, agile, quick
Left: each/every (A person = has a mother namely: every!), right: strike (Hand with stick )
(Think of the revenge of the inferior:) Every strike must be with cleverness.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
despise, scorn, disdain
anadoru, BU
Left: person / (= standing persion), right: every, each (A [lying] person has a mother , namely: every!)
A standing person will do it with every--thing, like a lying person or a [untidy written] mother . He will: despise it.

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