The Radical: 匕

sitting person    匕

Explanation The Radical sajinohi means "spoon". But due to its appearance is typically used as a "sitting person". In few cases however, it is understood as claws (i.e. of a bear).

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 2
kita, HOKU, BOKU

Two persons , sit back-to-back, because they feel cold in the north.

JLPT 3Joyo 3
chemistry, change, bewitched
bakeru, KA, KE
Left: a standing person , right: a sitting person
If a standing person is sitting down, it is a change.

JLPT 4Joyo 3
death, die
shinu, SHI
Left: Bones (vertebrae or rib), right: sitting person under the ground
Under the earth are already the bones of a sitting person. This means death.

JLPT 3Joyo 3
finger, point at, indicate
yubi, sasu, SHI
Left: hand , right: order, delicious (He is sitting in the sun and enjoys the tasty)
The hand of the sitting person points at the sun: with his finger.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
old age, aged, grow old
fukeru, oiru,
Top: old man , below: sitting person
The old man sitting there has been aged.

JLPT 1Joyo 5
appearance, intention, attitude, condition
waza, zama, TAI
Top: ability, talent (The nose , body and claws / prove [at masks at Nō-theater] the talent), bottom: heart
Your abilities and your heart determine your appearance.

JLPT 2Joyo 5
ability, capacity, competence
Left: nose and body , right: claws /
(i.e. at masks at Nō-theater or at dog breeding) Nose, body and claws prove ability.

JLPT 2Joyo 5
compare, ratio, contrast
kuraberu, HI
Sitting persons
There are two people sitting: compare them.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
one (in documents)
From top: samurai , cover , sitting person . Here: See the cover as "one" and the sitting person of a variation of "two"- (The numbers: 1,2,3,10 are: , , , )
In a contract a samurai shall not falsify a "1" to a "2": Thus you need this "one".

JLPT 2Joyo 6
doubt, distrust, suspect
utagau, GI
Left: seated person , arrow ; right: bent person , correct
Both persons have an arrow, whether if it's the correct one, they doubt.

JLPT 2Joyo 6
Left: hand , right: to compare (Two sitting persons who are compared.)
The hand that compares, is criticizing.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
delicious, tasty, relish, purpose, skillful, expert
mune, umai, SHI
Top: typically this radical is understood as a sitting person, even though this kanji [さじ] means "spoon", bottom: sun
On the spoon in the sun and is sth. delicious. How skillful!

JLPT 1Joyo 7
purple, violet
murasaki, SHI
Top: this 此 (to stop and sitting person ), below: thread
Stop at the person with the threads in: purple.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
female, feminine
mesu, me, SHI
Left: this 此 (to stop , sitting person ) right: bird
The stop-and-sit-bird is the female and the male is the ten-nose-bird.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
snake, serpent
hebi, JA, DA
Left: insect , right: 它 (roof [here: cave] and sitting person )
The "insect" that rolls up in its cave like a sitting person, is: a snake.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
to steal, stealth, secret, hushed
nusumu, hisoka, SETSU
Top: hole, cavity (It is covered and a narrowing path leads into the cave.), below: cut (with seven swords )
The hole was cut for stealing.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
bury, funeral, interment
Top & bottom: plant , middle: death (Below the earth are the bare bones of a sitting person )
Between the plants the dead are buried. (Or: Like a sunset of the dead is the: funeral.)

JLPT 2Joyo 7
mud, dirt, mire, adhere to
doro, nazumu, DEI
Left: water , right: nun (On her buttocks is sitting the nun.)
The water, in which the nun is sitting, is muddy.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
nun, priestess
ama, NI
Top: buttock from the side , rest: sitting person
Sitting on her buttocks is the nun.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
cease, quit, stop, discontinue, cancel, resign, dismissal
makaru, HI
Top: net , below: ability, talent (The nose , body and claws / show [at masks of Nō-theater] the talent)
(If it is full of fish:) The net's capacity has ceased.

JLPT -Joyo 7
Top: ability, talent (The nose , body and claws show abilities at masks of Nō-theater]), below: fire (here 4 legs)
It has abilities and four legs: The bear.

JLPT -Joyo 7
practice, consider, think
Left: rice plant , right: var. of dog , tasty, sweet, purpose (He is sitting in the sun and enjoys the tasty)
In the rice plants is the dog for the purpose of practice.

JLPT -Joyo 7
about this time, towards, about, time
Left: seated person , right: head/forehead
Somebody sitting here, but his head is in here only "about this time".

JLPT -Joyo 7
scold, reprove
shikaru, SHITSU
Left: mouth , right: sitting person
With his mouth wide open, he is sitting and scolding.

JLPT -Joyo 7
fill in, to insert, be inserted
hamaru, hameru, TEN
Left: earth , right: sitting person , var. of prefecture (The eye sees in the corner ∟ (of a map) a small prefecture)
As for the earth, there is a person from the prefecture who will fill it up.

JLPT -Joyo 7
smell, odor, scent
Top: wrap (here: seen as coat or jacket), below: sitting person
Inside the jacket of a sitting person it may develop a certain smell.


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