The Radical:

buttocks    156

Explanation Please note the similarity with: connected rooms

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 3
large building, palace, mansion
Left: eating (cover on good food), right: government (= Under a roof with straightly connected rooms )
The food from the government is served in a large building.

JLPT 3Joyo 3
chase, pursue, follow
ou, TSUI
Left: movement , right: a pair of buttocks (both cheeks)
(I see him from behind:) his buttocks in movement when I chase or follow him.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
Government, bureaucrat
Top: roof , below: typically understood as buttocks (both cheeks), but herer better: two connected rooms
Under a roof with straightly connected rooms is the government.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
tube, pipe, control
kuda, KAN
Top: bamboo , bottom: government (Under a roof with straightly connected rooms is the government.) - here: a cover and two tubes [in cross-section])
Made of bamboo is the cover over the two: pipes.

JLPT 2Joyo 5
teacher, expert, master, reverend
Commander (A buttocks in cloth , that's the commander!) and upper right additional: cane
A commander with a cane feels like a teacher and expert.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
dispatch, send, use, donate, undertake
tsukau, yaru, KEN
Left: movement , right: center , one , buttocks (picture!)
From our center (= group) one buttocks shall move: for the dispatching.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
commander, leader
Left: buttocks (both cheeks), right: cloth
A buttocks in cloth, that's the commander!

JLPT -Joyo 7
mound, terrestrial, hill
tsukasa, FU,
At top in typical interpretation: buttocks , but here as a variant of: "connected rooms ", bottom: ten
(Perhaps an anthill?) When connected rooms (with chimney ) are tenfold piled up it is a mount/hill.


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