The Radical: 未

immature, unripe    未

Explanation The upper twig of the tree is shorter (=not yet)

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
younger sister
imōto, MAI
Left: woman , right: immature (The tree's upper branch is shorter, hence: young/immature)
The woman, who is still immature, is my younger sister.

JLPT 4Joyo 3
taste, flavor, relish
aji, ajiwau, MI
Left: mouth , right: unripe, not yet (The upper branch of the tree is still shorter = immature.)
In the mouth sth. unripe can be tasted. [In contrast: In the mouth old things taste: hard ]

JLPT 3Joyo 4
not yet, immature
mada, MI
Tree with upper shorter branch (in contrast to: = end)
As the upper branch is shorter, the tree is "not yet" or immature.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
vermilion, red
Top: branch with accent as emphasis, below: young tree or immature
(An apple?) A branch of a young tree has sth. red.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
fascination, bewitched, charm
Left: demon (= death mask [mark , field ] with legs and nose ), right: immature, not yet (The upper branch of the tree is still shorter = immature)
The devil has not yet fascinated me.

JLPT -Joyo 7
dark, ambiguous, unclear, doubious
Left: sun/day , right: not yet/ immature (The upper branch of the tree is still shorter =immature.)
The day is still immature: It is dark and ambiguous.


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