The Radical: 竹


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Meaning
bamboo    竹

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 3Joyo 2
calculate, count, reckon
SAN
From top: bamboo , an abacus (=calculation board), and two hands (twice this hand 屮 with the fingers towards the top; simplified & combined)
I use the bamboo abacus with both hands to calculate and count.

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JLPT 3Joyo 1
bamboo
take, CHIKU

The image of young bamboo shoots.

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JLPT 4Joyo 2
answer
kotaeru,
Top: bamboo , bottom: match, fit (The cover fits to the pot .)
Under the bamboo, you will get the fitting answer.

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JLPT 3Joyo 3
grade, position, rank, order
DAI
Top: bamboo , bottom: variation of younger brother (bow and feathered arrow λ)
With a bamboo (cane) I teach my younger brother his position (rank).

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JLPT 3Joyo 3
equal, grade, class, etcetera
hitoshii, nado,
Top: bamboo , below: temple (.. from earth and built with skillful hands )
Put the bamboo (= the sprouts) into the earth and (take care of them) with a skillful hand , and (the growth) will be in the same way/class.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
tube, pipe, control
kuda, KAN
Top: bamboo , bottom: government (Under a roof with straightly connected rooms is the government.) - here: a cover and two tubes [in cross-section])
Made of bamboo is the cover over the two: pipes.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
occation, season, node, joint, section
fushi, SETSU, SECHI
Top: bamboo , below: immediate (Not good , he shall bend - immediately!)
For bamboo it's immediately the best occation, due to the joints.

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JLPT 3Joyo 3
brush, handwriting
fude, HITSU
Top: bamboo , bottom: writing brush var. of writing (A hand ナ/ヨ with a brush writes two lines.)
Bamboo brush for handwriting.

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JLPT 2Joyo 5
construct, build, fabricate
kizuku, CHIKU
From top: bamboo , craftsman , common/normal (A table /几 with a scratch is common.), tree
Bamboo, craftsmen and commonly also trees are needed for construction.

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JLPT 2Joyo 6
simple, easy, brief
KAN
Top: bamboo , below: space, gap (At the gate , the sun shines through to the space/gap.)
If you build with bamboo on gap, you make it yourself very easy.

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JLPT 1Joyo 6
muscle, sinew, line, vein
suji, KIN
Top: bamboo , bottom: bodypart / and strength/force
Bamboo as well as the body develops the strength through muscles and sinews.

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JLPT 1Joyo 6
policy, plan, measure, whip
SAKU
Top: bamboo , bottom: thorn 朿 (originally: tree and a pointed triangle; cf. "thorn")
To make bamboo into a thorn: That was the political plan.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
laugh, smile
warau, emu, SHŌ
Top: bamboo , below: early-death 夭 (here: sky, heaven )
Bamboo that grows up to heaven? This is to laugh!

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
a piece, item (counter)
KA, KO
Top: bamboo , below: hard (Some things [=meat, some vegetable] with age become hard )
Bamboo is hard and thus suitable as an: item counter.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
enroll, register, membership
SEKI
Top: bamboo , bottom: (tree with many branches; Here: stick with grooves for counting by making cuts), old days (Together in the sun thinking of old days.)
Bamboo and cutting sticks were used in old days as a register.

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JLPT 3Joyo 3
flute, whistle
fue, TEKI
Top: bamboo , below: reason (... for seedlingin the rice field ), here: as a flute with hands E ヨ at the sides.
Made of bamboo is this flute.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
tube, cylinder, pipe
tsutsu,
Top: bamboo , bottom: same (All containers have one opening and that is the same.)
Bamboo is the same as a tube.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
sincere, thoroughly, serious illness, fervent
TOKU
Top: bamboo , below: horse (mane in the wind, galopping legs and tail フ)
The bamboo horse is sincere but has a serious illness.

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JLPT 3Joyo 3
box, case
hako,
Top: bamboo , below: mutual, minister (tree , eye ) [here: box with two separators]
It's made of bamboo or wood and looks like a box: A box.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
example, model, pattern, norm
HAN
Top: bamboo , below: vehicle , slumped person
The bamboo vehicle overran a slumped person: That gives a bad example.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
token, sign, tally, mark, talisman, amulet
FU
Top: bamboo , below: attach, apply (A person with a skillful hand attaches sth.)
(For the announcement he used a bamboo panel:) It's made of bamboo and is attached: A token or a sign.

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簿
JLPT 1Joyo 7
accounting, register, accounting book, records
BO, HAKU
Top: bamboo , below: water and: var. of wholly, exclusive (The soil is penetrated by a sole sprout in the rice field , cared for by a skillful hand , which is exclusive)
About bamboo (its production) and water (its consumption) we have a comprehensive accounting.

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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
chopsticks
hashi,
From top: bamboo , AND '+', chopsticks ナ, white (or variation of person )
Made of bamboo AND the chopsticks are white: The chopsticks!

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JLPT -Joyo 7
basket, cage, to seclude oneself
kago, komoru,
Top: bamboo , below: old form of dragon 龍 (stand , body , & winding body of dragon) - [now: dragon ]
Made of bamboo: the dragon's cage where it can seclude.

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