The Radical: 聿


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brush    聿

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
write
kaku, SHO
A hand ナ/ヨ with a painting brush (cf. ) writes two lines = on a paper
With a brush in my hand on the paper: That's how I write.
JLPT 4Joyo 4
build, setup, erect
tatsu, KEN, KON
Left: movement , right: var. of write (A hand ナ/ヨ with three fingers holds a writing brush and writes two lines.)
The brush needs to move (when painting), if you want to build.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
health, fitness
sukoyaka, KEN
Left: person /, right: building, construction (The brush needs to move at the construction.) [The brush is a part of: to write ]
A person who wants to build must be healthy.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
brush, handwriting
fude, HITSU
Top: bamboo , bottom: writing brush var. of writing (A hand ナ/ヨ with a brush writes two lines.)
Bamboo brush for handwriting.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
wife
tsuma, SAI
Top: broom with hand ナ/ヨ (cf.:brush/pen or broom ), bottom: woman
With a broom in her hand is this woman: my wife.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
law, judge, melody
RITSU, RICHI
Left: go , right: var. of write (A hand ナ/ヨ with a brush writes two lines on a paper )
Go and write down the law.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
solemn, quietly, self-restraint, correct, sternly
SHUKU
Top: hand ナ/ヨ with pestle , bottem: rice in the mortar
When the hand with the pestle works on the rice in the mortar it is a solemn moment.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
harbor, port
tsu, SHIN
Left: water , right: var. of write (A hand ナ/ヨ with a pen writes two lines )
(Because of documentation of ship traffic by the harbor master:) It is at the water and there is written: the harbor.
JLPT -Joyo 7
key (to a lock or a problem), clue
kagi, KEN
Left: gold, metal , right: build, construct (The brush needs to move at the construction) [The brush is a part of: 'to write' ]
Use metal for your building: That's the key to the problem.

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