The Radical:

person who lies    171

Explanation (Further radicals with „person“ are: sitting , sitting cross-legged , kneeling , skilled , bending ,, slumped or husband )

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
sea, ocean
umi, KAI
Left: water , right: every (Persons = have mothers , namely: everybody!) [mother = woman with swollen breasts : of pregnancy]
Water is in every sea.
JLPT 5Joyo 2
every, each
goto, MAI
Top: a lying person (= variation of ), below: a variation of mother (= breastfeeding woman with swollen breasts [= the two points :] )
A person has a mother, and indeed: EVERYBODY!
JLPT 4Joyo 3
family, clan, race
Left: side, direction , right: lying person and arrow - Better right: Two lying persons and big
It develops in one direction, if the two lying persons [= the parents] (breed) something big, namely: into a family.
JLPT 3Joyo 3
play, amuse, relax
asobu, YŪ, YU
From left: Movement , direction , lying person and a child
In (various) directions you can lie and be a child when moving, while: playing!
JLPT 4Joyo 3
journey, trip, travel
tabi, RYO
Left: square/direction , right: originally two persons assembling under a banner - (alternatively: see it as a variation of clothes ?)
Arranged in one direction the people are under the banner ready for the journey.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
shio, EN
Left: earth/soil , right: horizontal person , mouth , plate
It comes from the ground and the lying person takes it into the mouth. On the plate is: salt.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
observe, appearance, view, the look
Left: The bird with a bird's comb and cover ( and ) is understood as a proud cock/rooster; right: see/watch (= The eye is on legs when looking around)
The proud cock sees, that he is observed because of his appearance.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
flag, banner
hata, KI
Left: Side/direction: , right: lying person (here: waving banner in the wind) and a grain scoop =shovel that was used to separate the grain from the husk
In one direction blows the banner at the end of the grain scoop: Our flag!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
joy, delight, rejoice, jubilant
yorokobu, KAN
Left: bird with comb /, right: lack (The mouth wide open of the yawning person is lacking [i.e. manners])
A bird (i.e. in a cage) is lacking joy.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
appellation, denomination, name, praise, admire
Left: rice plant , right: 尔 (horizontal person , small )
In the rice plants lies a small person: Does he has a name or title?
JLPT 2Joyo 5
again, repeat, restore
Left: to go , right: reversible, return (Who first lies on the tatami mat and then sits cross-legged , has "reversed".)
Go with a reverse and it will happen again.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
again, double, compound
Left: clothes 衤/, right: reversible (Who first lies on the tatami mat and then cross-legged , has "reversed".)
Clothes that are reversible can be used again / double.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
persuade, advise, encourage
susumeru, KAN
Left: bird with double cockscomb as a proud rooster; right: force/strength (hand/arm ナ with biceps )
The proud rooster has the strength to persuade me.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
authority, right, claim, power
Left: tree , right: bird with comb / like i.e. a proud rooster
At the tree there is a combed bird that claims authority.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
wound, injury, hurt, pain
kizu, itami/mu/meru, SHŌ
Left: person , right: horizontal person, sunrise / (sun above horizon with sunrays )
The upright turns into a lying person at the sunrise because he wounded painfully.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
belly, abdomen, guts
hara, FUKU
Left: part of the body /, right: reversible (Who first lies on the tatami mat and then cross-legged , has "reversed")
A body part that is reversible is the belly.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
observe, perusal (=check a document), exhibition, watch
Top: retainer (watchful eye), horizontal person , one , bottom: to see, watch (= The eye is on legs when looking around)
(A peeping Tom (voyeur) is observing a bed scene:) His watchful eyes see a lying person and a second one underneath with his eyes when he is observing carefully.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
attend, look to, face, confront, participate
nozomu, RIN
Left: retainer (watchful eye), right: horizontal person , merchandise
A retainer and a further person are at the merchandise: They are attending, and have a look at it.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
regret, repent, vexing
kuyama, kuyashii, kuiru, KAI
Left: feeling , right: each/every (A [horizontal] person = has a mother , namely: every)
A feeling that everyone has (at times) is regret.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
can, container
kama, KAN
From top: opened lid , can opener and a can (At the introduction of the metal cans this kanji was selected because it fits phonetically)
Image of a can.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
dry, to dry
kawaku, KAN
Left: sunrise (sun rises between plants ), right: horizontal person , odd/2nd: (two , written quickly, without pen's lifting)
By the sunrise the two odd persons get dry.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
supervise, oversee, observe, watch
Top: retainer (watchful eye), right: horizontal person looking at a surface of water/mirror , below: a plate
A retainer and a lying person are mirrored in the plate they supervise / observe.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
warship, battleship
Left: boat/ship , right: supervise (The retainer and a lying person are mirrored in a plate they supervise / observe.)
A ship that supervises is a warship.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
example, model, specimen
kangamiru, KAN
Left: metal/gold , right: watch, supervise (The retainer and a lying person are mirrored in the plate they supervise / observe.)
Due to its value its inventory is constantly monitored:) The way the gold is supervised is exemplary.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
charity, donate, bestow, alms
hodokosu, SHI, SE
Left: direction , right: lying person and a placeholder for a change (image of a snake that molts [=shedding the skin])
Only in one direction can be a change for the lying person: by charity and alms.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
decorate, ornament, beautify, embellish
kazaru, SHOKU
Left: vari. of food (cover on good food), right: horizontal person , cloth
(A nice table decoration:) For the food the person uses cloth as decoration.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
rotate, turn, revolve, gyrate
Left: side, direction , right: horizontal person , var. of correct . (When sleeping, one must occasionally turn to the other side to avoid pressure & bed sores & circulation problems.)
The side of the lying person is fine/correct, but he must turn.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
flood, overflow, inundate
Left: water , right: supervise, observe (The retainer and a lying person are mirrored in a plate they supervise / observe.)
The water has to be supervised to avoid floodings.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
ume, BAI
Left: tree , right: every (A lying person = has a mother , namely every!) [mother = breastfeeding woman with swollen breasts :]
The tree for everybody is the plum tree.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
cleverness, intelligent, agile, quick
Left: each/every (A person = has a mother namely: every!), right: strike (Hand with stick )
(Think of the revenge of the inferior:) Every strike must be with cleverness.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
despise, scorn, disdain
anadoru, BU
Left: person / (= standing persion), right: every, each (A [lying] person has a mother , namely: every!)
A standing person will do it with every--thing, like a lying person or a [untidy written] mother . He will: despise it.
JLPT -Joyo 7
Top: horizontal, thus lying person , below: odd, 2nd, elegant (Shows the number two , written quickly without lifting the pen.)
There lies sb. oddly elegant, but he is begging.
JLPT -Joyo 7
increasingly, more and more
ya, MI
Left: bow , right: 尔 (lying person and small , together: small person)
Bows are also used by small persons, and they become more and more.
JLPT -Joyo 7
RAN, ai
Top: plant , bottom: to watch, supervise (The retainer and a lying person are mirrored in the plate they supervise / observe.)
(It's used for dyeing:) The plant that "supervises" is the: indigo blue.

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