The Radical: 爪


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Meaning
claw, nail (of finger)    爪

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 1Joyo 7
cruelty, tyrannize, oppress, annoy
shiitageru, GYAKU
Top: tiger (image with the fangs), below: rotated claws
The tiger has claws to cruel.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
hunting
RYŌ
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: claws , use (A fence can be used)
(For example, the hound:) Animals with claws are used for hunting.
JLPT -Joyo 7
claw, nail (i.e. of finger), talon
tsume, (tsuma),

Image of the claw of an animal.

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