The Radical: 丶

stroke for emphasis    丶

Explanation The stroke for emphasis is used to give an emphasis to a particular item.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 1
inu, KEN
Left: big (man with outstretched arms), right: a small dog
The big man is holding his dog.

JLPT 3Joyo 1
ball, jewel
tama, GYOKU
King (The three sphares [heaven, earth, mankind] combinded in theperson of the king.), jewel
The king has a jewel.

JLPT 4Joyo 2
plan, diagram
hakaru, ZU, TO

A (paper) sheet with a cross and two marks makes a plan.

JLPT 4Joyo 2
thick, fat
futoi, TAI, TA
Top: big , below: a little bit more
When you are big, a little 'more' makes you thick and fat.

JLPT 3Joyo 3
oyogu, EI
Left: water , right: long time/lasting (The swimmer is in the water for: a long time)
In the water, a person can be for a long time (=above the water level ,) when swimming.

JLPT 4Joyo 3
master, head, owner
nushi, omo, SHU
Top: accentuation as emphasis, below: king (The three sphares [heaven, earth, mankind] combinded in theperson of the king.)
I emphasize: the king is the master and head.

JLPT 3Joyo 3
province, state, sandbank
su, SHŪ
Three sandbanks in a river
Three sandbanks in the river belong to the province.

JLPT 3Joyo 3
kōri, HYŌ
Upper left: a drop , rest: water
A drop of water turns into ice.

JLPT 4Joyo 4
starting from ..., by use
motte, I
From left: antique scratch-plow レ, point , person
The plow is at the point, where the person is starting from.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
ask for, request, want
motomeru, KYŪ
Top: cover (here: one and a drop ), below: water
(I'm dying of thirst) Just one drop of water, this is my: request!

JLPT 2Joyo 5
eternal, long time, permanent, lasting
nagai, EI
Top: head of a swimming person or an accent as emphasis, below: var. of water
I emphasise water has been here eternally. Or: This head is in the water already for a long time.

JLPT 3Joyo 2
round, circle, ball
maru, marui, GAN
Nine , additional stroke
A nine-sided shape needs an additional stroke to become round.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
repel, refuse, reject
shirizokeru, SEKI
Axe with emphasis . (cf. blade of the sword )
The emphasised axe will repel. ( ... also because the blade is at the opposite side)

JLPT 1Joyo 7
red (scarlet), sincere, earnest
ni, TAN
A simplified var. of boat/ship
This simple boat is red.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
fishing, angling, lure
tsuru/ri, CHŌ
Left: metal , right: ladle (image of a ladle with sth. in it; old measure of capacity: SHAKU; ca. 18 ml)
A metal hook (with a bait ) is for fishing.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
accuse, sue, appeal
uttaeru, SO
Left: word , right: repel/refuse (With the axe an emphasised repelling.)
Use words to repell sth. in a accusation or court trial.

JLPT -Joyo 7
bowl of food, donburi
donburi, DON
Well with sth. in it
Like a filled well is that bowl "Donburi".


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