The Radical: 用


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use    用

Explanation The radical mochiiru shows originally the picture of a fence.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
pass, commute, communicate
ru, kayou, TSŪ
Left: movement , right: 甬 (bent person , and use/usage (= A fence can be used.)
The bent person needs movement for passing through (commuting).
JLPT 4Joyo 2
use
mochiiru,
Looks like a fence
A fence can be used.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
equipment, prepare, possess
sonaeru/waru, BI
Left: person /, right: plant , cliff 广, use
The person picks up plants from the cliff for use as equipment.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
pain, ache, hurt
itai/mu/meru, TSŪ
Top: sick (An ice--cold building 广 makes sick.), below: 甬 = bent person , use (image of a fence)
The disease, when somebody is hanging bent over a fence causes pain.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
supplement, assist, supply, make good
oginau, HO
Left: clothes 衤/, right: begin (The hand takes the tool to use , when beginning sth.)
With clothes you begin providing supplements.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
capture, seize, catch, grasp
toru/raeru, tsukamaru/maeru, HO
Left: hand , right: to begin (The hand takes the tool to use , when beginning sth.)
(No matter what you want to do) The hand begins with: grasping.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
coast, inlet, bay, seashore
ura, HO
Left: water , right: to begin (The hand takes the tool to use , when beginning sth.)
Water begins at the coast.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shop, store, pave
HO
Left: lodge, accommodation (...with a roof over the ground and an entrance ), right: to begin (The hand takes the tool to use , when beginning sth.)
With a lodge began that shop.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ordinary, work, mediocre

广
Outside: building 广, below: hand ナ/ヨ, holding a pestle , combined with use [A fence can be used.]
When in a building a hand uses a pestle, it is very ordinary.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
dance
odoru,
Left: foot (kneecap and a footprint ), right: var. of pass The bent person needs movement for passing/ commuting.)
The foot of the bent person is needed when: dancing.
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
suckle, breast feeding
HO
Left: mouth , right: to begin (The hand takes the tool to use , when beginning sth.)
(At a new born baby:) The mouth starts suckling.

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