The Radical: 谷


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valley    谷

Explanation Picture of a valley that opens between/below mountains.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 2
valley
tani, ya, KOKU

Image of a valley between lateral slopes that opens into a plain .
JLPT 3Joyo 4
bathe
abiru, YOKU
Left: water , right: valley (Image of a valley that opens into a plain .)
The water flows into the valley, where you can have your bath.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
outer appearance, looks, contain, agree
ireru,
Top: roof , below: valley (pictogr. of a valley opening towards the plain)
The roofs (=houses) in this valley have an outer appearance, that is acceptable.
沿
JLPT 1Joyo 6
run alongside, run beside
sou, EN
Left: water , right: var. of valley (Shows a valley that opens into a plain .)
The water in the valley runs alongside.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
vulgar, custom, common
ZOKU
Left: person , right: valley (Shows a valley that opens into a plain .)
The people in this valley are commonly vulgar.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
desire, longing, want
hoshii, YOKU
Left: valley (Shows a valley that opens into a plain .), right: lack (The mouth wide open of the yawning person is lacking [i.e. manners])
In the valley (everything) is lacking, hence the wants and desires.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
lead (the metal)
namari, EN
Left: metal , right: variation of valley (Shows a valley that opens into a plain .)
(Because of the weight it is found in deeper places:) The metal in the valley is lead.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
rich, abundant, leisure, spare time
yutaka,
Left: clothes 衤/, right: valley (Shows a valley that opens into a plain .)
The clothes in this valley look rich.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
melt, dissolve
tokeru/kasu,
Left: water , right: outer apperance (The roofs in the valley define its appearance.)
Water comes from the roofes into the valley, because it is melting.

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