The Radical: 犭


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(wild) animal    犭

Explanation The radical kemono shows a dog on the hind legs.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 2Joyo 5
alone, single, Germany
hitori, DOKU
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: insect
Such animals and insects exist only in Germany.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
crime, commit, assault
okasu, HAN
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: slumped person
A dog protects a slumped person from a crime.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
monkey, ape
saru, EN
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: (Chinese only) long robe (= Down to the ground extends the sleeve of this clothes .)
A wild animal in a long robe appears like: a monkey.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
obtain, acquire, seize, gain
eru, KAKU
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: (only as a radical) seize/lure into a trap (a plait/bind/basket made of plants to attract/lure a bird below for catching by hand )
The wild animal is lured into a trap to obtain it.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
insane, lunatic, mad
kuruu, KYŌ
Left: wild animal (Dog on its hind legs), right: king
A wild animal that behaves like a king is insane.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
narrow, small, cramped
semai, KYŌ
Left: wild animal , right: squeezed in (husband , squeezed from both sides ) [traditionally: 狹 with two persons ]
The animal is squeezed in because it is so narrow.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
prison
GOKU
From left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), word , dog
(The wild animal stands for the criminal and the tame dog is the good citizen:) A wild animal is tamed with words into a dog, when being in prison.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ground-breaking cultivate, open up farmland
KON
Left: var. of wild animal , right: not good ('good' would be , but here the accent is missing, thus 'not good'), earth
Wild animals with horns are not good on a ground that shall be cultivated.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
sociable, courtesy, polite, kind
nengoro, KON
Top left: var.of wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: not good , below: heart .
A wild animal with horns is not good but in its heart it is sociable & kind.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
hunt
karu/ri, SHU
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: protect (.. by a roof or a skillful hand ) [cf. to catch , where a basket is falling on that bird]
For wild animals use a trap and your skillful hand to hunt them.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
cat
neko, BYŌ, MYŌ
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: seedling (= The plant [that is still as small] as grass on the field )
The animal in the seedlings is a cat.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
fierce, raging, heavy, furious

Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: child (=together: dog's baby/puppy), plate
A dog's puppy on a plate? Here sb. is fierce.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
still, deferment, furthermore, moreover, hesitate
nao,
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: out of , wine mug
The wild animal out of the wine mug (=alcoholic intoxication) is still causing deferments.
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
aim at, aspire, intent
nerau, SO
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: in addition/moreover (A pile of stones [= a stone cairn] where moreover stones are added.)
The dog, in addition, is targeting an aim.

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