The Radical: 灬


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fire    灬

Explanation Both the radical renga and this radical are used for fire.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 1
red
akai, SEKI, SHAKU
Combination of earth and fire
When earth (clay) is burned in the fire, the pottery gets: red.
JLPT 3Joyo 2
fish
sakana, uo, GYO

Image of a fish with a head , body and tail fin that is swimming upwards.
JLPT 3Joyo 2
point, dot, spot
TEN
Top: fortune telling (crack in the shell of a turtle from which the fortune was told) bottom: fire
Fortune telling over the fire: There you get to the point!
JLPT 3Joyo 2
horse
ma, uma, BA

Image of a running horse with the mane in the wind, four legs and the tail フ.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
illuminate, light, shine
teru, SHŌ
Top: clear/bright (The sun is summoned , such that it gets bright & clear) [summon = with sword and mouth ], below: fire
A bright fire for illumination. - (Or: As if the sun was summoned, is the fire that illuminates.)
JLPT 3Joyo 4
affirmative, thus, so, but
shikashi, ZEN, NEN
Top: (chinese only) dog meat 肰 (body / and dog ), bottom: fire
The body of the dog (roasted) over the fire: That was affirmatively so, but....
JLPT 3Joyo 4
heat, temperature, fever
atsui, NETSU
Top left: earth , eight , earth , right: round (sth. nine--sided needs an extra stroke to become round.), bottom: fire
Earth in eight layers around the fire: This will be a heat.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
burn
moeru, NEN
Left: fire , right: affirmative/natural/but (body /, dog , fire )
A fire has the nature to burn. - Or: A fire on which the body of a dog is fried, is really burning.)
JLPT 3Joyo 4
none, not, naught, nil
nai, nashi, MU, BU
Top: dancer (originally image of dancers lined up, cf. dance ), bottom: fire
A dancer in the fire? Not possible!
JLPT 1Joyo 6
ripen, mature, cooked
JUKU
Top: receive/pleased (The tall child has received and is pleased.), round (sth. nine--sided needs an extra accent to become round.), bottom: fire
The tall children around the fire have ripened/matured.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
steam, vapour, sultry
musu/reru,
From top: plant , child and water , fire
Like winding plants or splashing children, the water bubbles on the fire and it gets sultry from the steam.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
do, make, perform
suru, nasu, tame, I
Top left: some kind of a hand, rest originally elephant . Here a bird in a hand )
Teach the bird in your hand to perform sth.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
lagoon, beach, inlet
kata, SEKI
Left: water , right: mortar , which looks like the inlet to a bay, wrap and four legs (cf. bird , horse
Behind the water is the bay, wherein protected (= wrapped) four legs (= animals) are: in the lagoon.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
meritorious deed, merit
KUN
Top: move (For sth. heavy you need strength for moving.), bottom: fire
Move the fire. That's a meritorious deed.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
fragrance, aroma, odour
kaori, KUN
From top: plant , heavy , fire Or: A heavy pot over the fire has its bottom black
When the plants in the heavy pot on the fire dye black, they spread a fragnance.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
boil, cook, simmer
niru/eru/yasu, SHA
Top: person (The old man shows in the sun his whole person.), bottom: fire
The person at the fire is boiling sth.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
intercept, obstruct, interrupt
saegiru, SHA
广 廿
Left: movement , right: common, various (In a building 广 the objects 廿 on the fire are various) - Here: 廿 as the horns of animals, cf.: leather
(No free-range livestock): We have the stable/hutch 广 for the animals (horns 廿 and 4 legs ) such that their movement is: intercept/ interrupted.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
common, various, illegitimate bastard
SHO
广 廿
From top: building 广, various objects, 20 廿 (here: cooking pot), fire
A house with a cooking pot on the fire: That's just common.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
char, scorch, burn, in a hurry, impatience
kogeru/gasu, aseru, jireru, SHŌ
Top: bird , below: fire
The bird on the fire: burning with impatience.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
hidden reef
SHŌ
Left: stone , right: charcoal, scorching, fret (a bird on fire turns into: charcoal)
These stones are (as bad) as scorching: At a hidden reef.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ink, ink stick
sumi, BOKU
Top: black (The underside of the pot on the fire is black.), bottom: earth
Black earth is used for ink.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
be silent, stop speaking
damaru, MOKU
Left and bottom: black (The underside of the pot on the fire is black.), right: dog
(Because it barked too loud:) The village's dog was put into the fire to make it silent.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
kiln, oven, furnace
kama,
From top: hole, cavity (here: the oven itself), sheep , fire
In this hole sheep are roasted on fire: in the oven.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
fierce, furious, vehement, intense, extreme
RETSU
Top: row (bones separated with a knife and lined up.), below: fire
A row of fires is burning fiercely.
JLPT -Joyo 7
bear
kuma,
Top: ability, talent (The nose , body and claws show abilities at masks of Nō-theater]), below: fire (here 4 legs)
It has abilities and four legs: The bear.
JLPT -Joyo 7
roast, toast, to broil down
iru, SEN
Top: front, before (The horns of the sheep and the flesh are cut at the front position.), below: fire
The horns and the meat should separated with a knife, before using fire for: roasting. - Or: (For preservation) Beforehand (= before rotting/decay) take fire to roast it.

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