The Radical: 赤


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red    赤

Explanation When earth (clay) is burned , the pottery becomes red.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 1
red
akai, SEKI, SHAKU
Combination of earth and fire
When earth (clay) is burned in the fire, the pottery gets: red.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
strange, change, alter
kaeru, HEN
Top: var. of red (When clay/earth is burned in fire , the pottery gets: red), bottom: upturned foot (also sitting cross-legged)
The red upturned foot looks strange. This has to be changed.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
menace, threaten, terrorize
odosu/kasu, KAKU
Left: mouth , right: 2 x red (When clay/earth is burned in fire , the pottery gets: red)
A mouth with a double red is menacing.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
forgiveness, pardon, excuse
SHA
Left: red (When clay/earth is burned in fire , the pottery gets: red), right: to strike (a hand holds a stick
Until 'red' he was beaten and then granted forgiveness.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
trace, track, mark, remains, impression
ato, SEKI
Left: foot (kneecap [=patella] and a footprint ), right: var. of red (When earth/clay is burned , the pottery turns into red. But here: bloody)
A foot that is reddish/bloody leaves traces.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
barbarian, savage
BAN
Top: var. of red (When earth/clay is burned in fire , the pottery gets: red.), below: insect
Like reddish insects are these barbarians.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
love, beloved, long for
koi, koishii, REN
Top: var. of red (When clay/earth is burned in fire , the pottery gets: red), below: heart
A somewhat red heart stands for: love.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
bay, gulf
WAN
Left: water , right: var. of red (When earth/clay is burned in fire , the pottery gets: red.), and bow
The water is reddish in the bow-shaped bay.

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