The Radical: 白

white    白

Explanation The sun and a sun beam makes everything appear white.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 1
shiroi, HAKU
The sun with a sun ray
(You are dazzled) The shining sun makes it: white.
JLPT 5Joyo 1
One stroke and white , developed from the thumbnail, that stood in gesture language for 100, Easier to remember:
Tilt your head to the right and you will see a 'one' with two zeros = 100.
JLPT 3Joyo 2
origin, field, a plain
hara, GEN
Top: cliff , below: variation of spring (white and small instead of water )
Under the cliff, the small spring has its origin.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
fun, pleasure, delight, joyful, music
tanoshii, RAKU, GAKU
Combination of white , splashes of water and a tree
Splashing white water on a tree is fun.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
learn, be taught, study
narau, SHŪ
Top: wings , below: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.)
Wings that are white are easy to study.
JLPT 3Joyo 2
line, (railway) track, wire
Left: thread , right: spring/fountain (= white water )
Like a thread flows the spring's water: in a line. (Or: The thread in white water is a [fishing] line.)
JLPT 4Joyo 3
medicine, drug
kusuri, YAKU
Top: plant , below: pleasure, joyful (white splashes in a tree )
A plant we can enjoy is medicine.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
target, mark, object
mato, TEKI
Left: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.), right: ladle (Shaku is measure of 18ml)
(i.e. at archery = bow shooting) A white ladle is the target.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
wata, MEN
Left: thread/fibers , right: 帛 (= white cloth/fabric )
The threads of the white cloths are: cotton.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
emperor, Tenno
Top: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.), below: king Here: consider as an emphasis with a sun
This particular sun is over the king: It's the emperor.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
spring, fountain
izumi, SEN
Top: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.), below: water
White water from the spring.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
everything, all, everyone
min(n)a, KAI
Top: compare (Two sitting persons are compared.), below: white (ray of the sun )
(Blinded by the bright sun) I compare but the rays of the sun make it white: everything and everyone!
JLPT 1Joyo 6
violent, intense, vehement, ardent
hageshii, GEKI
Left: water , middle top: white , below + right: let go/release (In his side he was striked to release.)
(During a storm at sea:) When the water is white (= has white foam crests) at all sides/directions and is striking , it becomes violent.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
earl, chief, oncle (a parent`s big brother or sister)
Left: person , right: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.)
The person in white (= the hair) is my oncle, the earl.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
clap, beat, handclap, applause
Left: hand , right: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.)
The hand is white from clapping.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
overnight stay, lodge
tomaru/meru, HAKU
Left: water , right: white (The shine of the sun makes it white)
Where they have water and white (bed sheets), we are going to stay.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
urge, oppress, force, push, imminent
semaru, HAKU
Left: movement , right: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.)
(The Imperialism came from Europe:) This "white" movement has urged and oppressed.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ship, naval shipping
Left: boat/ship , right: white
Not just a boat, but a white ship!
JLPT -Joyo 7
nishiki, KIN
Left: gold/metal , right: 帛 (= white cloth )
A gold embroidered white cloth is brocade.
JLPT -Joyo 7
gland [anat.]
Left: body part /, right: spring/fountain (It has white water )
This bodypart is a "spring": the glands.
JLPT -Joyo 7
gamble, bet, risk
kakeru, TO
Left: shell/money , right: variant of person (old man , white )
The money of the white person was risked in gambling.
JLPT -Joyo 7
From top: bamboo , AND '+', chopsticks ナ, white (or variation of person )
Made of bamboo AND the chopsticks are white: The chopsticks!
JLPT -Joyo 7
appearance, shape, looks

Left: var. of pig , right: white , legs
A horned pig on white legs is a special appearance.

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