The Radical:

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Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
to meet
au, KAI, E
Top: person , bottom: to say, fog (two , nose/private )
A person and "two noses" have a meeting. (Or: When the persons want to say sth. they meet.)
JLPT 3Joyo 3
all, whole, complete
mattaku, ZEN
Top: roof , below: king
Under the roof the king owns all and completely.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
warehouse, storehouse
From top: lid , door , entrance
(The simple sliding doors were not enough:) A lid closes the door and entrance of the warehouse.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
order, rule, command, decree
Top: lid , below: bent person
To put a lid on the bent person, that's the order.
JLPT 3Joyo 4
cool, freeze, cold
tsumetai, hieru, REI
Left: ice , right: order, command (A lid on the bent person . That is the order.)
Ice is "ordered" to cool.
JLPT 1Joyo 5
house, accommodation, quarters
From top: roof earth/ground and entrance
A roof above the ground with an entrance: that's an accommodation.
JLPT 2Joyo 5
in excess, ample, rest, remain
amari/ru/su, YO
Top: roof, below: variation of to show (a table/altar on which something is in excess.)
What is remaining (= ) on the altar is in excess.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
throw away, abandon, discard
suteru, SHA
Left: hand , right: accommodation (A roof above the ground with an entrance : that's an accommodation.)
Use your hand to remove the cover and put the garbage into the can to throw it away.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
shell, intervene, mediate
Top: person , below: armor (bucklers front and back)
The man jammed in this armor looks like a shell, sb. should intervene.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
plan, intend, enterprise
kuwadateru, KI
Top: person , below: to stop (= Footprint of the right foot rotated 90° to the left.)
A person should stop for planning the enterprise.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
kasa, SAN

Image of an umbrella.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
slant, tilted, diagonal, oblique
naname, SHA
Left: excess, remain (A heap is still on the variant of altar (= to show), thus there in excess.), right: measure of volume (1 TO = 18 L; stylized ladle with sth. in it)
Too much in the ladle makes it slant.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
route, road, way
Left: movement , right: excess, rest, remain (A heap is on an altar [=to show] in excess.)
Movement in abundance on this route.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
shop, store, pave
Left: lodge, accommodation (...with a roof over the ground and an entrance ), right: to begin (The hand takes the tool to use , when beginning sth.)
With a lodge began that shop.

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