The Radical: 壴

drum    壴

Explanation Radical: tsuzumi

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 4
happy, joy, delight
yorokobu, KI
From top: samurai , beans , mouth . (This kanji has also been simplified to: )
(An army marches on its stomach!) A samurai with beans in his mouth is happy.

JLPT 1Joyo 6
tree, bush, stand
ki, JU
From left: tree , drums (cf: , but here: ten beans ), skillful hand
The tree gives you ten beans (= seed) and your skillful hand makes more: trees and bushes.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
tsuzumi, KO
Left: drums (A twig over bean which however is seen as the image of the drum.), right: twig (twig , hand )- BETTER: top: two twigs , below: two images of drums ,
The twigs beat on the two drums.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
swell, expand, get fat, bulge
From left: body /, drums (with a twig on a bean-like drums), hair (here: water )
The bodies of the ten beans in the water swell and expand.


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