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pile    268

Explanation originally two baskets, the lower one turned upside down

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 2Joyo 5
construct, structure, posture, to care for sb.
kamau,
Left: tree , right: piled up (originally two baskets, the lower one turned upside down.)
Trees are piled up for building.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
lecture

Left: word (sound waves out of mouth ), right: to pile up (originally two baskets, the lower one turned upside down.)
Words piled up are a lecture.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
again, twice, re-
futatabi, SAI, SA
Top: one , below: upturned basket
One upturned basket again!
JLPT 1Joyo 7
ditch, drain, gutter, channel
mizo, dobu,
Left: water , right: pile up/accumulate (two baskets on top of each other, the lower one upside down)
If you want to pile up (= collect) water, you need a ditch.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
purchase, buy

Left: shell/money right: pile up/accumulate (two baskets on top of each other, the lower one upside down)
Money is accumulated for purchases.

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