The Radical: 石

stone    石

Explanation Variante of cliff , below a stone

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 1
stone, rock
Top: var. of cliff , bottom: stone
Below the cliff are stones.
JLPT 3Joyo 2
rock, crag
iwa, GAN
Top: mountain , bottom: stone (Below the cliff are stones )
In size between a mountain and a stone: a rock
JLPT 4Joyo 3
research, polish, grind, sharpen
togu, KEN
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: open, start (entrance gate of a Shintō-shrine cf. )
(Only polished gems show their beauty:) A stone "opens", if it is grinded for being researched.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
certainly, sure, ascertain, confirm, firm
tashika, KAKU
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: bird with a comb
The stone hit the bird with that cap! Certainly!
JLPT 2Joyo 5
tear, break, crack
yaburu/reru, HA
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: skin (The skin of that animal is peeled off with a knife by hand )
Stones on the skin cause tears and breaks.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
sand, grit
suna, SA, SHA
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: few/little (Such a small stroke is too little.)
If stones are made to "fewer", you get sand.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
magnet, porcelain
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
Go (= the game)
Top: image of a grain shovel/scoop , that is seen here as the play board for 'Go', bottom: stone as gaming piece
Use a 'grain-scoop'-like play board with the play-stones to play 'Go'.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
hard, solid, stiff
Left: stone , right: renew (The length or size of the sun shows renewedly.)
Stones show renewedly that they are hard and solid.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
break, smash, crush
kudaku/keru, SAI
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: nine , ten
A stone makes it in nine out of ten cases: to break.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
niter/nitrate, saltpeter, gunpowder
Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: alike/imitate (Small bodies / are alike.)
To a stone this looks 'alike', but it is: nitrate.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
hidden reef
Left: stone , right: charcoal, scorching, fret (a bird on fire turns into: charcoal)
These stones are (as bad) as scorching: At a hidden reef.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
foundation, basis
ishizue, SO
Left: stone , right: forest (here: two poles of the building), below: correct
Stones under both poles are correct as: foundation.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
clearing (of land), develop, make accessible
Left: hand , right: stone (Below the cliff are stones )
The hand (removes) the stones when clearing the land.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
tombstone, monument
Left: stone , right: ignoble, vulgar (I emphasised already twice that this field is tenfold ignoble.)
The stone that is ignoble is the tombstone.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
cannon, slingshot, gun barrel

Left: stone (Below the cliff are stones ), right: wrap (The wrap itself makes it to be wrapped.)
Stones are 'wrapped' in a slingshot (catapult), which is like a cannon.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
polish, rub, burnish, clean
migaku, MA
Outside and top: hemp (Protected in the building 广 is a whole forest of hemp), below: stone
With hemp stones can be polished.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
Left: stone , right: var. of 'to flow' (newborn baby [child turned upside down, because at birth with head first], [amniotic] fluid /)
[The melting point is 115°C] A stone that can flow is sulphur.
JLPT -Joyo 7
jealousy, envy, to begrudge
netamu, TO
Left: woman , right: stone
When a woman acts "like a stone", she is jealous.

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