The Radical: 玄


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mysterious    玄

Explanation Name of the radical: gen

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 2Joyo 5
ratio, rate, proportion
hikiiru, RITSU, SOTSU
From top: rotary disc , thread , four fragments, rotary disc
Two rotary discs crack the threads into fragments in a certain ratio.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
magnet, porcelain
JI
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones .), right: 2x mysterious (Here: mounting bracket with two hanging threads )
These stones, are mysterious (when hanging at threads and move), because they are: magnetic. (or porcelain)
JLPT 1Joyo 7
mysterious, occult, subtle, black
GEN
Part of magnet: , where an upper bracket holds hanging stones that behave mysterious)
In the bracket is a thread / that behaves mysteriously.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
string (of bow)
tsuru, GEN
Left: bow , right: mysterious (part of magnet: , where a upper bracket holds hanging stones that behave mysteriously)
The bow has a mysterious string.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
nourishing, nutritious, strengthen, nutrient-rich
JI
Left: water , right: 2x mysterious (part of magnet: , where a upper bracket holds hanging stones that behave mysteriously.)
Water is doubly mysterious, if it is nourishing and nutritious.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
mercy, affection, tenderness
itsukushimu, JI
Top: 2x mysterious (part of magnet: , where a upper bracket holds / hanging stones that behave mysteriously.), below: heart
Like a magnet of the heart [without that stone] is: mercy and affection.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
livestock, domestic fowl and animals
CHIKU
Top: mysterious, occult (part of magnet: , where a upper bracket holds / hanging stones that behave mysteriously), below: field
(The fertile fields are used to grow grain. But:) Mysterious (= barren) field can at least be used for breeding livestock.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
accumulate, store, save, keep
takuwaeru, CHIKU
Top: plant , below: livestock (Use a mysterious [= barren] field for beeding livestock) [cf. magnet ]
Plants for raising livestock should be accumulated as a store.
JLPT -Joyo 7
side of a boat
GEN
Left: boat , right: mysterious, occult (part of magnet where a backet holds / hanging stones that behave mysterious) [Starboard: (うげん); portside: (さげん)]
The ship has mysterious sides.

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