The Radical: 監


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supervise    監

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 1Joyo 7
supervise, oversee, observe, watch
KAN
Top: retainer (watchful eye), right: horizontal person looking at a surface of water/mirror , below: a plate
A retainer and a lying person are mirrored in the plate they supervise / observe.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
warship, battleship
KAN
Left: boat/ship , right: supervise (The retainer and a lying person are mirrored in a plate they supervise / observe.)
A ship that supervises is a warship.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
example, model, specimen
kangamiru, KAN
Left: metal/gold , right: watch, supervise (The retainer and a lying person are mirrored in the plate they supervise / observe.)
Due to its value its inventory is constantly monitored:) The way the gold is supervised is exemplary.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
flood, overflow, inundate
RAN
Left: water , right: supervise, observe (The retainer and a lying person are mirrored in a plate they supervise / observe.)
The water has to be supervised to avoid floodings.
JLPT -Joyo 7
indigo
RAN, ai
Top: plant , bottom: to watch, supervise (The retainer and a lying person are mirrored in the plate they supervise / observe.)
(It's used for dyeing:) The plant that "supervises" is the: indigo blue.

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