The Radical: 舟

boat    舟

Explanation The radical fune as a picture of a rowing boat without rear with two persons, transverse oars and a rope at the front.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 2
ship, (boat)
fune, funa-, SEN
Left: vessel/boat , right: eight and opening
A vessel with eight openings (=portholes) is a large boat.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
navigation, voyage, sail

Left: boat , right: grand/big (person with broad shoulders, wearing a cap) Here: This person is a strong, sturdy sailor (navigator)
The boat with the strong navigator makes a voyage.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
warship, battleship
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 2Joyo 7
boat, (ship)
fune, funa-, SHŪ

Image of a rowing boat without rear with two persons, transverse oars and a rope at the front.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
red (scarlet), sincere, earnest
ni, TAN
A simplified var. of boat/ship
This simple boat is red.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
bark, rowboat
From left: boat , judicial court (The samurai with a hat [= judge] moves to the court.)
The boat, on which the judge moves, is a bark.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ship, naval shipping
Left: boat/ship , right: white
Not just a boat, but a white ship!
JLPT 2Joyo 7
common, general, a kind, carrier, circulate
Left: boat , right: weapon 几 (image of a battle axe) in a hand
(Seafaring was dangerous:) Boats where they had a battle axe at hand were common.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
conveyor, carry, transport
Left: hand , right: general (Boats where they had a battle axe 几 at hand were generally common.)
Hands are generally needed for conveyoring.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
tray, board, plate, platter, shallow bowl, disk
Top: general (Boats where you have your battle axe 几 at hand were generally common.), bottom: plate
A boat is built with a weapon/tool in a hand as equally also plates, trays or boards.
JLPT -Joyo 7
side of a boat
Left: boat , right: mysterious, occult (part of magnet where a backet holds / hanging stones that behave mysterious) [Starboard: (うげん); portside: (さげん)]
The ship has mysterious sides.

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