The Radical: 立

to stand    立


Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 1
music, sound, noise
oto, ne, ON, IN
Top: stand, get up , bottom: sun/day
(My alarm clock makes music:) Get up into the day with music & sounds.

JLPT 5Joyo 1
stand, rise, leave
tatsu/teru, RITSU, RYŪ
Top: head and arms , bottom: legs of a person standing on the ground
A person with two legs on the ground for: standing.

JLPT 4Joyo 2
kao, GAN
Left: to stand , cliff , hair , right: forehead
There is somebody standing at the cliff with only three hair on the (fore)head - what a face!

JLPT 5Joyo 2
atarashii, arata, SHIN
Left: to stand , tree , right: axe
Out of a standing tree, the axe makes something new.

JLPT 4Joyo 2
parents, intimate
oya, shitashii, SHIN
Left: to stand , tree , right: to see (= The eye is on legs when looking around.)
Who is standing on a tree and is watching out (for the kids)? - The parents!

JLPT 4Joyo 3
dark, shady, gloomy, unclear
kurai, AN
Left: sun/day , right: sound, music (Stand up into the day with music [of the clock radio?])
When the sun stands between two days , it is: dark.

JLPT 4Joyo 3
intention, mind, thought
Top: sound, noise (Stand up into the day with sound/music [of the clock radio?]), bottom: heart
Like sounds of my heart: My intentions!

JLPT 3Joyo 3
badge, medal, chapter, emblem
Top: to rise/stand , below: fast/early (When the (rising ) sun is at the marked spot at the horizon , it is still early.)
Get up early to get a medal.

JLPT 3Joyo 3
child, baby
Top: stand , bottom: village (Both fields and earth belong to the village.)
Standing in the village: a child.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
grade, rank, position
kurai, I
Left: person /, right: to stand
People are standing according to their rank.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
hundred million
Left: person /, right: thought (= the sounds of my heart )
A (normal) person can only think about having 100 million dollar.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
kagami, KYŌ
Left: metal (Covered in the ground are 2 gold nuggets ), right: to stand , below a variation of seeing: (One line is missing: therefore only "practically" seeing)
The metal in front of which you stand and practically see yourself, is a mirror.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
compete, contend
kisou, seru, KYŌ, KEI
Top: to stand , bottom: 2x elder brother [A big mouth on legs ]
There are standing two elder brothers and competing.

JLPT 4Joyo 4
give birth to, produce
umu, SAN
From top: to stand , cliff and life (The twig at the growing plant stands for life.)
She is standing on the cliff and gives life: She gives birth.

JLPT 2Joyo 5
border, boundary
sakai, KYŌ, KEI
Left: earth , right: to stand , sun and legs (here as: to go)
The earth remains standing, while the sun continues to go: We are at the border.

JLPT 2Joyo 5
to touch, contact, connected, join
tsugu, SETSU
Left: hand , right: to stand , woman
(Shake) hands and stand up for the woman you want to touch.

JLPT 3Joyo 4
cry, weep, moan
naku, KYŪ
Left: water , right: to stand
Standing in the water and crying.

JLPT 1Joyo 6
hinder, hurt, block
sawaru, SHŌ
Left: hill , right: medal, chapter (Stand up early and you'll get a medal.) [early = When the rising sun is at the marked spot at the horizon it is still early]
On the hill you will get a medal for your hindrance.

JLPT 2Joyo 6
the following, the next
Top: wings , bottom: to stand
(When a rooster crows in the morning, it first fluffs itself up.) Its feathers stand up (= deploy) to announce the next/following (day).

JLPT 1Joyo 7
rhyme, tone
Left: sound (Stand up into the day with music [of the clock radio?]), right: member (Who has a mouth and money , can become a member.)
Sounds, that are (mutually) members are the rhymes.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
remember, recollection, reminiscence, think
Left: feeling , right: thought/mind (= the sounds of my heart )
Feelings and thoughts will be remembered (= reminiscences).

JLPT 1Joyo 7
resound, echo, get known
hibiku, KYŌ
Top: home town (The thread of the 'husband' connects to the hometown.) [husband = the 'good' from the village], bottom: sound (Stand up into the day with music [of the clock radio?])
(There always remains a reference to the home.) From the home town is sounding an echo.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
manifest, demonstrate, reveal
Left: medal, chapter (Stand up early and you'll get a medal.), right: hair
The medals in the hair are manifest.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
kane, SHŌ
Left: metal (Covered in the ground are 2 gold nuggets ), right: child (It stands in the village )
A metal for children is a bell.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
waterfall, cascade, rapids
Left: water , right: dragon (It stands in the field with a huge tail : a dragon.)
The "waterdragon" is the waterfall.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
extremely, edge, end, border
hashi, hata, ha, TAN
Left: stand , right: 耑 (mountain & the beard hangs down below the mouth )
(e.g. a hunter) He stand on the mountain with a beard at the edge.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
cultivate, foster, to grow sth.
tsuchikau, BAI
Left: earth , right: to spit (stand with open mouth and spit)
On the earth it was spit and then they started cultivating.

JLPT 2Joyo 7
grain, particle, drop, counter for tiny objects
tsubu, RYŪ
Left: rice , right: to stand
Where the rice stands, there are also grains.

JLPT -Joyo 7
pupil (anat., .. of the eye)
Left: eye , right: child (Standing in the village : a child.)
The eye has a 'child': The pupil.

JLPT -Joyo 7
dark, darkness
Outside: gate , inside: sound (Stand up into the day with music [of the clock radio?]), (cf. )
The gate stands in the sun and causes (behind it) darkness.

JLPT -Joyo 7
crush, squash
Left: hand , right: stand
A hand on which sb. is standing gets crushed. (However: A hand on sb. is sitting , will only be sprained )


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