The Radical:

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Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 1
learn, study, scholarship
manabu, GAKU
From top: light, rays , cover (Here: crown ), child (Image of a child with an oversized head 乛, a body 丿 and two outstretched arms )
It's the crown over the child when it is busy in learning.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
prosper, flourish, glory
sakaeru, haeru, EI
Top: rays , center: cover (both as: crown ), below: tree .
Light rays like a crown over the tree, that is flourishing and prospers.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
remember, memorize, wake up
oboeru, sameru, KAKU
From top: light rays a cover (here both: crown ), watch/see (= The eye is on legs when looking around.).
It is the "crown" on what you saw, if you can remember when waking up.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
raise, behavior, offer, put up
ageru, kozotte, KYO
From top: rays of light , table , hand
(The trick of a magician:) Light shines on the table, with a hand below, to raise it.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
war, fight
tatakau, ikusa, SEN
Left: simply, single, merely (It shines the sun in a group of ten [= with the 9 planets] as the mere single.), right: halberd
Only a single halberd as symbol for war.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
merely, simply, single, only
From top: rays of light , sun , ten
It shines the sun in a group of ten (= with the 9 planets) as the single one.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
labor, trouble, toil

From top: Light , cover (together: crown ) and strength (hand/arm with biceps )
The crown above the force stands for the fulfilled labor.

JLPT 2Joyo 5
conduct, occupate, perform, manage business
itonamu, EI
Top: light , bottom: variation of shrine (cover , connected rooms )
The illumination at the roof of the connected rooms has the meaning: "to conduct or run a business".

JLPT 1Joyo 6
strict, severe, grave
kibishii, ogosoka, GEN, GON
From top: rays of light , cliff , daring (One [person's] ear was striked : How daring!)
At this light on the cliff? Too daring, there I have to be strict.

JLPT 2Joyo 6

Left: part of body /, right: light , bad luck/desaster (empty container marked with a cross ) Here consider as the brain
This body part that shines from a container (= the skull) is: the brain.

JLPT 1Joyo 5
cherry blossom
sakura, Ō
Left: tree , right: rays and: woman
A tree sending out its rays (of delight) like a woman during cherry blossom.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
firefly, lightning bug
hotaru, KEI
From top: rays of light , cover (both as: crown ), insect
Rays of light cover this insect: The firefly.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
beast, brute
Left: var. of merely, single (It shines the sun in a group of ten [= with 9 planets] as the mere single), mouth , right: dog
As it is unique, the mouth of the dog shows the beast.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
nest, cobweb, lair
Top: light, below: fruit (The 'fields' of the trees are their fruits.)
Three small birds are in a tree in a nest .

JLPT 1Joyo 7
Zen meditation
Left: to show altar /, right: merely, simply (It shines the sun in the group of ten [= with the 9 planets] as the mere single.)
You are at the altar simply/merely (yourself) during: Zen meditation.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
play (an instrument), bullet, shot, spring, play
hiku, hazumu, tama, DAN
Left: bow , right: single, merely (It shines the sun in the group of ten [= with 9 planets] as the mere single.)
The bow is unique to play an instrument or to make a shot.

JLPT 2Joyo 7
worry, trouble, in pain, distress
Left: feeling , right: light (here: overflowingly full), bad luck/disaster (container with a mark X, that indicates that it is empty = bad luck)
The feelings with the overflowing container of bad luck were worries.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
praise, honor, fame, reputation, credit
homare, YO
Top: 兴 (light , low table ), bottom: word (sound waves out of a mouth )
The light on the table illuminates: the words of praise.


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