The Radical: 酉

alcohol    酉

Explanation wine jar

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
alcohol, sake
sake, saka-, SHU
Left: water , right: wine jar
The liquid in the wine jar is sake.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
distribute, deliver
kubaru, HAI
Left: wine mug , right: self (Following the winding path I find myself.)
A mug of wine for myself, the rest can be distributed.
JLPT 1Joyo 5
sour, acid, bitter
suppai, sui, SAN
Left: wine jar , right: (nose , legs , upturned foot [= sitting cross-legged])
Wine that smells in the nose like legs and feet is sour.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
honor, esteem, revered, value
tattoi/bu, tōtoi, SON
From top: out of , wine mug , skillful hand
If something is poured out of the wine mug with a skillful hand, it appears honorable.
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
cruel, severe, dreadful
Left: wine mug , right: proclaim, announce (The cow opens the mouth to announce sth.)
After a mug of wine, he proclaimed about the cruelties. (Or: Another mug of wine is announced: How dreadful!)
JLPT 1Joyo 7
vinegar, sour
su, suppai, SAKU
Left: wine mug , right: while, during (image of a saw ; cf. where a person used it to make sth.)
Using wine you can make this: sour vinegar!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
serve wine, bartending, pouring alcohol
kumu, SHAKU
Left: wine mug , right: one Shaku (18 ml: image of a ladle with sth. in it )
Wine in a portion of a 'shaku' is served.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
reward, retribution, recompense, repay
Left: wine mug , right: province (river with sandbanks )
A mug of wine for the province as a reward.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ugly, dishonorable, shameful, bad looking
minikui, SHŪ
Left: wine mug , right: devil (= death mask [mark , field ] with legs and nose )
A winemug and the devil: how ugly!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
obedience, follow rules, abide by, obey (a law)
Left: movement , right: esteem, honor (Serving out of the wine mug with a skillful hand is honorific.)
Honorific movements show your obedience.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
brew (beer/sake), cause
Left: wine mug , right: (six , well , clothes )
A wine mug, six wells and (appropriate) clothes are needed when: brewing.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
drunk, tipsy, dizzy
you, SUI
Left: wine mug , right: nine out of ten
Alcohol with 90% makes you drunk.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
still, deferment, furthermore, moreover, hesitate
Left: wild animal (dog on hind legs), right: out of , wine mug
The wild animal out of the wine mug (=alcoholic intoxication) is still causing deferments.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
dairy products
Left: wine mug , right: everybody (With crossed legs on a cushion sits everybody.)
It comes in mugs and is suitable for everybody (also children): Diary products!
JLPT -Joyo 7
be disillusioned, to sober up
sameru, SEI
Left: wine mug , right: star (= Suns that live )
After the mug of wine, you wake up under the stars and need to sober up.
JLPT -Joyo 7
Shōchū, strong sake
Left: wine mug , right: length/measure (as radical: skillful hand)
For (producing) this wine you need a skillful hand: For the (distilled) Shōchū.

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