The Radical: 骨


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bone    骨

Explanation

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JLPT 2Joyo 5
excessive, go beyond, overdo, exceed, error
sugiru, ayamachi, KA
Left: movement , right: vertebrae (pictograph cf. , bone/skeleton)
When the vertebrae move, an excessive overdo can be an error.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
bone, skeleton, frame
hone, KOTSU
From top: bone (pictograph of a vertebra), cover , body/flesh /
The bones of the body are the bones.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
eddy, whirlpool
uzu, KA
Left: water , right: vertebrae (image of bones = skeleton), Here: visible swirls of water
The water has swirls and eddies: The eddy!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
disaster, calamity, misfortune
wazawai, KA
Left: to show, altar /, right: vertebrae ( =backbone, skeleton)
At the altar only a vertebrae was donated, which caused the disaster.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
slip, slide, glide, soft, smooth
suberu, nameraka, KATSU
Left: water , right: bone (bone [pictograph of a vertebra], cover and body/flesh )
(bursa in the joints) Water on the bones makes them smooth and slippery.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
marrow (inside a bone), medulla, inner core
ZUI
From left: bone (from top: pictograph of a vertebra, body/flesh ), movement , have, exist (I have a hand and a body , thus: I'm existing!)
Within the bones it exists and it can be "moved" out: the marrow.
JLPT -Joyo 7
skeleton, dead remains, a corpse, husk
GAI
Left: bones, vertebrae , right: zodiac boar [cf. pig / ]
These mere bones are like those of a pig: It is a skeleton.
JLPT -Joyo 7
pot, pan
nabe,
Left: gold/metal , right: backbone, vertebrae (cf =bone, skeleton)
Metal is the backbone of: pots and pans.

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