The Radical: 戈


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Meaning
halberd, spear, lance    戈

Explanation This radical kanohoko stands for halberd and is rather similar to the sabre shikigamae Other radicals with weapons are:

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 3
feeling
KAN
Top: (Chinese only:) salty [gǎn] (The taste is for the person (= & ) in the mouth like a halberd such: salty.), bottom: heart
When I have a 'salty heart' it is: a feeling.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
machine, device
KAI
Left: tree , right: admonish, warning (Two hands hold halberd as warning.) [ = twice this hand 屮 next to each-other and combined]
To process a tree by hand into a halberd, you need a machine.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
loom, machine, chance, quantifier
hata, KI
Left: tree , right: several (Two threads / were cut by a person with a halberd into several.)
The needed trees are several for a machine. - Or: Made of wood, with at least two threads in a rack and a person you get: a loom or machine.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
discussion, consultation, consideration, deliberation
GI
Left: word , right: morality, justice (If the sheep is killed by me - is this justice?) [I, me = with my hand at the halberd ]
Words of morality are part of a discussion.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
remain, remainder, leave, rest, leftover
nokoru, ZAN
Left: bare bone (vertebrae or rib), right: two and halberd
Only bones and two halberds remained.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
achieve, become (into), make, consist
naru, SEI, JŌ
Left: part of direction , right: a halberd
In this direction the halberds will achieve it.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
shallow, short, light
asai, SEN
Left: water , right: two , halberd (cf. decrease )
Water covering only two halberds is too shallow.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
war, fight
tatakau, ikusa, SEN
Left: simply, single, merely (It shines the sun in a group of ten [= with the 9 planets] as the mere single.), right: halberd
Only a single halberd as symbol for war.

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JLPT 1Joyo 5
justice, morality, righteousness
GI
Top: sheep (The horned animal with a backbone and laterally protruding due to thick wool is the: sheep), bottom: I, self (with my hand at the halberd )
If the sheep is killed by a hand with a halberd, is that justice?

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JLPT 2Joyo 5
decrease, decline, reduce, shrink, dwindle
heru, GEN
Left: water , right: (Chinese only:) salty [gǎn] (The taste is for the person (= & ) in the mouth like a halberd such: salty.)
(Salt is dissolved in water over time and then no longer visible:) In water, the salt will decrease and decline.

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JLPT 2Joyo 5
knowledge, consciousness (in buddist sense), thinking
SHIKI
From left: Word , sound (Stand up into the day with music [of the clock radio?]) and halberd
His words on the sound of the halberd prove his knowledge.

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JLPT 1Joyo 5
weave, fabric
oru, SHOKU, SHIKI
Left: thread , center: sound (Stand up into the day with music [of the clock radio?]), right: halberd
(Looms are noisy:) Threads cause sounds like halberds when being weaved.

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JLPT 2Joyo 5
job, employment, work
SHOKU
Left: ear , center: sound (Stand up in the day with music [of the clock radio?]), right: halberd
The ear hears the sound of the halberds and knows there is a job to do.

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JLPT 1Joyo 5
coin, Sen (=1/100 yen), money
zeni, SEN
Left: metal (Covered in the ground are 2 gold nuggets ), right: two & halberd
The metal for two halberds is enough for one Sen coin.

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JLPT 2Joyo 6
region, zone, range, area
IKI
Left: earth , right: a certain 或 (halberd , outline of a field with marked border/division line )
Earth and fields were divided by halberds into regions and zones.

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JLPT 1Joyo 6
myself, I
ware, waga, GA
Halberd with variation of hand /
The one with the hand at the halberd, that is me - myself.

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JLPT 1Joyo 6
judge, decide, to tailor
sabaku, tatsu, SAI
Top/right: ten , var. of halberd , with additions, below: clothes
Whether he used the 10 halberds to tailer clothes, is what the judge = [さいばん・かん] shall decide.

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JLPT 2Joyo 6
castle
shiro,
Left: earth/ground , right: achieve/become (In the direction of the halberds we will achieve.)
(When earth/ground is piled up to a wall:) Out of this ground we will achieve/make: a castle.

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JLPT 1Joyo 6
truthful, sincerity, good faith, admonish
makoto, SEI
Left: word , right: to achieve/become (In the direction of the halberds we will achieve.)
Words become truth.

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JLPT 2Joyo 6
warehouse, storehouse
kura,
From top: plant , var. of halberd , retainer
At the plants a retainer with a halberd is at the warehouse.

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JLPT 2Joyo 6
inner organs, entrails, viscera
harawata,
Left: body part /, right: warehouse (At the plants a retainer with a halberd guards the warehouse)
The body is the "warehouse" for the inner organs.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
authority, intimidate, dignity, threaten
odosu, I
From top: halberd , person (= + ), woman
When the person with that halberd stands with one leg above a woman, he has a threatening authority.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
cross over, pass. exceed
koeru/su, ETSU
From left: run/rush (On the earth feet must run.), a limitation レ, halberd
(At the pole vault:) Run to the limitation レ with your halberd (= the pole) to cross over.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
starve, being hungry
ueru, GA
Left: food (cover on good food), right: I/myself (with my hand at the halbered : That's me!)
Food for myself, I am starving.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
admonish, command
imashimeru, KAI
Left: two hands (twice this hand 屮 with the fingers towards the top; simplified & combined), right: halberd
Two hands holding up a halberd to admonish.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
several, how many, some
iku, KI
Top: twice varation of thread /, below: person , halberd
Two threads were cut by a person with a halberd into several.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
frolic, joke, play, fun
tawamureru, GI
Left: empty/hollow (tiger's den is empty. [den = hollow = extinct volcanic vent]), right: halberd
In a tiger's den (= cavern) with a halberd you should not frolic (= joke around).

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
plantation, planting, cultivation, plant
SAI
Left: ten , tree , right: halberd
(If necessary, the halberd can be used as a plow:) Ten trees can (by use of a halberd) be planted.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
year, year of age
SAI, SEI
From top: stop , var. of halberd , var. of show/altar
I stop at the altar with the halberd (as a gift). I do that every year.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
load (luggage), put on, carry, publish
noru/seru, SAI
Outside: halberd , ten , below: vehicle
With ten halberds the vehicle was loaded and sth. about it was published.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
scaffold, frame, jetty, beam, cleat
SAN
Left: tree , right: two and halberd
>ou need a tree and two halberds to make: a beam or scaffold.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
step on, tread/step, trample, practice
fumu, SEN
Left: foot (kneecap and a footprint ), right: two and halberd
The foot needs (the space of) two halberds to step on a tread.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
fine, slender, fiber, slim
SEN
Left: thread , right: halberd with ten , hollow (= hollow vent of an extinct vulcano)
Like 'threads' are the ten hollow halberds: such fine.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
burglar, thief, rebel, traitor, robber
ZOKU
From left: shell/money , ten , halberd
He got money and ten halberds. The burglar!

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
attack, to strike sth. to fall, cut down (i.e. wood), fell
BATSU, HATSU
Left: person , right: halberd
A person with a halberd attacks.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
Clan, faction, clique, lineage, pedigree
BATSU
Top:gate , bottom: attack (The person with the halberd attacks)
Symbolized by a gate and a person with a halberd: That's our clan.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
destroy, ruin, crumble
horobiru/bosu, METSU
From left: water , variation of person (= +), halberd , fire
Water, persons, fire and halberds can be: destructive.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
grow thickly, thicket, overgrown
shigeru, MO
Top: plant , below: halberd with additions
Plants need to be cut with halberds, if they grew too thickly.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
relative, grieve
SEKI
Outside: halberd , below: pepper plant (cf. oncle )
When halberds are raging in the pepper fields the relatives are grieving.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
paper, letters, composition
SEN
From top: bamboo , 2x halberd
Take bamboo and two halberds (like a scissors) to split it into: paper.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
be crowned with, (polite:) receive
itadaku, TAI
From top: ten , halberd ; curious/strange (Put a rice paddy together (with other paddies) and you will see how strange they are.)
He received ten strange halberds at the coronation.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
neglect, ignore, disprize, disesteem
sagesumu, BETSU
From top: grass/plant , eye (With the pupil ロ in the center), garrison 戍 (= The persons (= & ) at the halberds )
(When crossing the border illegally, you need to crawl lying flat.) If your eyes are below the grass, the garrison will neglect you, but also might despise you.

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