The Radical: 耂


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old man    耂

Explanation radical oigashira

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
teach
oshieru, KYŌ
Left: filial duty (An old man with a stick/cane teaches them to a child .), right: strike (hand with a stick )
The old man strikes the child with a stick in the hand when teaching.
JLPT 4Joyo 2
to think, consider
kangaeru,
Top: old man , bottom: wound seaweed
The old man is at the wound seaweed and he is thinking.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
person, being, some
mono, SHA
Top: old man , bottom: sun
The old man in the sun shows his whole person.
JLPT 4Joyo 3
hot weather
atsui, SHO
Top: sun , bottom: person (The old man shows in the sun his whole person.)
The sun is directly above the person - that's hot weather!
JLPT 3Joyo 4
old age, aged, grow old
fukeru, oiru,
Top: old man , below: sitting person
The old man sitting there has been aged.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
filial duty/piety (respect of child for parents)

Top: old man , below: child (an old man strikes with a stick a child )
Towards an old man, a child has: filial duties.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
government, public office, signature
SHO
Top: eye , below: person (The old man shows in the sun his whole person.)
Like an "eye" over the persons. That's the government (i.e. during signatures)
JLPT 2Joyo 6
various, several, many
moro, SHO
Left: word , right: person (The old man shows in the sun his whole person.)
The words of that person can mean various things.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
remarkable, author, renowned
ichijirushii, arawasu, CHO
Top: plant , below: person (The old man shows in the sun his whole person)
Under the plant, is a person who is a remarkable author.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
fermentation, yeast

Left: wine jar , tight: filial duty (An old man with a stick/cane teaches them to a child )
In the wine jar, with filial duty, yeast is set into fermentation.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
torture

Left: hand , right: think (The old man is at the seaweed for thinking.)
The hand thinks of torture.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
boil, cook, simmer
niru/eru/yasu, SHA
Top: person (The old man shows in the sun his whole person.), bottom: fire
The person at the fire is boiling sth.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
connection, thong, cord, beginning, string
o, SHO, CHO
Left: thread , right: person (is used at: に【いっしょに】, where the one thread makes the persons to be connected.)
A thread (or bond) between persons is their connection.
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
chopsticks
hashi,
From top: bamboo , AND '+', chopsticks ナ, white (or variation of person )
Made of bamboo AND the chopsticks are white: The chopsticks!

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