The Radical: 非

not, un-    非


Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
kanashii, HI
Top: wrong, false (two wings in opposite direction), bottom: heart
False hearts make me sad.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
guilt, sin, crime, offense
tsumi, ZAI
Top: eye , below: not (opposed wings )
The eyes do not want to see this guilt and sin.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
negative, not, un-, error

Two wings in opposite directions: that's negative.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
actor, Haiku-poem
Left: person /, right: not (two opposite wings )
The person is "not himself" when acting. (And this: might indicate the three lines of a haiku.)
JLPT 1Joyo 7
reject, repudiate, exclude, expel, push aside
Left: hand , right: not, to negate (two wings in opposite directions)
This hand is negating: It is rejecting.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
comrade, fellow, person, companion
Top: not/error (opposite wings ), bottom: vehicle (Here: as two seats in this vehicle)
On these seats of the vehicle sits first the senpai ( ), then together with the kouhai ( ): my comrade.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
front door, front page
tobira, HI
Left: door , rest: not (opposite wings , but here: image of a double swing door)
The door with the double swing doors is the front door.

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