The Radical: 鳥


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Meaning
bird    鳥

Explanation Two radicals are equally used for bird, namely: and .

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 2
bird
tori, CHŌ

Image of a bird with head , wrings , tail feather フ and talons
JLPT 3Joyo 2
non-human cry
naku, MEI
Left: mouth , right: a bird (Image of a bird with head , wrings , tail feather フ and talons )
Out of the mouth of the bird comes an animal's cry.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
island
shima,
Top: variation of bird (Image of a bird with head , wings , tail feather フ and talons ), bottom: mountain
What (only) a bird can reach and where a mountain is: An island.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
chicken (domesticated)
niwatori, KEI
Left: hand reaching down , husband , right: bird . ('niwa' means garden, thus "niwatori" is: "gardenbird")
(The chicken is domesticated but other birds would fly away when touched) The protecting hand of the husband is with the 'gardenbird': The chicken.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
recommend, advise, encourage
susumeru, komo, SEN
鹿
From top: plant , var. of deer 鹿 (originally a pictograph, but not discernible), variation of bird
(These animals are clever and do not eat anything poisonous:) Plants eaten by deers and birds can be recommended.
JLPT -Joyo 7
crane (the bird)
tsuru,
Left: bird with a comb , right: bird (Image of a bird with head , wrings , tail feather フ and talons )
A bird with that comb is this bird: the crane.

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