The Radical: 肉


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Meaning
body part, meat    肉

Explanation This radical is at the left side of a character and typically drawn as: , which looks equal to: "moon, month " but still has the meaning body-part.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 5Joyo 1
moon, month
tsuki, GETSU, GATSU
The radical means moon or month. (The kanji for meat/flesh as a radical is typically simplified to this: )
Image of an ascending moon.

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JLPT 5Joyo 2
before, front portion
mae, ZEN
Top: a part 䒑 of the head/horns of a sheep , bottom: flesh /, knife, cut
The horns and the flesh are cut (beginning) at the front position.

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JLPT 3Joyo 3
educate, breed, raise, develop
sodatsu, IKU
Top: new born baby (child turned upside down, because at birth with the head first), below: body /
The new born baby has a body, that needs to be raised and educated.

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JLPT 3Joyo 3
festival, celebration
matsuri, matsuru, SAI
Top: body/flesh (simplified from flesh/meat ), hand or: , bottom: show (image of an altar with sth. on; therefore 'to show')
Flesh is put by a hand on the altar: at the festival (of sacrifice).

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JLPT 3Joyo 3
win, beat, surpass
katsu, masaru, SHŌ
Combination of imperial majesty and strength - BETTER: flesh/meat /, = fire with BBQ-grate , power
If you barbeque your meat on a BBQ-grate over a fire you will have power to win.

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JLPT 4Joyo 2
meat, flesh
NIKU
Top: inside , person - Or: twice [=rips], around which the meat is. (As a radical simplfied to: , which looks equal as the radical for month/moon)
The inside of a person is flesh. (Or easier: Image of marbled meat.)

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JLPT 4Joyo 3
cloth, garment
FUKU
From left: body /, bent person , hand
The body bends down with the hand for the clothes.

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JLPT 4Joyo 3
being, have, own
aru, YŪ, U
Upper left: hand ナ/ヨ, below: body /
I have a hand and a body: I'm existing!

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
stomach
I
Top: Rice field , below: part of body /
It comes from the field and ends up in this part of the body: The stomach.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
affirmative, thus, so, but
shikashi, ZEN, NEN
Top: (chinese only) dog meat 肰 (body / and dog ), bottom: fire
The body of the dog (roasted) over the fire: That was affirmatively so, but....

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
intestines, bowels
harawata, CHŌ
Left: body part /, right: Warm temperature with sunrise (sun , horizon , rays )
(The intestines of freshly hunted animal/game are warm.) The body's part that emits warmth are the intestines.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
wish, hope, desire, gaze
nozomu, BŌ, MŌ
Top: death (coffin in cross section) and body /, below: king
The dead body of the king goes with our wishes.

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JLPT 3Joyo 4
vein, pulsation, pulse
MYAKU
Left: body /, right: affluents (= side rivers) (cf. water and faction/sect )
The body's affluents are the veins.

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JLPT 1Joyo 6
silk
kinu, KEN
Left: thread , right: [Chinese only: small worm] 肙 (The mouth is as big as the body /.)
A thread coming from an orifice of a body is silk.

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JLPT 2Joyo 5
burn
moeru, NEN
Left: fire , right: affirmative/natural/but (body /, dog , fire )
A fire has the nature to burn. - Or: A fire on which the body of a dog is fried, is really burning.)

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JLPT 1Joyo 5
fertilizer, fatten, enrich
koeru/yasu, HI
Left: body /, right: var.of slumped person
The body of that slumped person becomes: fertilizer.

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JLPT 2Joyo 6
chest, breast, bosom, heart
mune, muna, KYŌ
Left: body part /, right: 匈 (wrap and bad luck/disaster [The marked container brings bad luck])
The body's part that wraps a "void volume" is: the chest.

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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 2Joyo 6
bone, skeleton, frame
hone, KOTSU
From top: bone (pictograph of a vertebra), cover , body/flesh /
The bones of the body are the bones.

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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 2Joyo 6
brain

Left: part of body /, right: light , bad luck/desaster (empty container marked with a cross ) Here consider as the brain
This body part that shines from a container (= the skull) is: the brain.

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JLPT 2Joyo 6
back, stature, height
se, sei, somuku/keru, HAI
Top: north (Two persons , sitting back-to-back because they freeze in the north.), below: part of body /
When sitting back-to-back, then with this body's part: The back.

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JLPT 1Joyo 6
lungs
HAI
Left: body part /, right: simplification of city (Better: shoulders , lungs/chest and middle of the body )
The body part below head and shoulders with the lobes of the lung lateral to the backbone are: the lungs.

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JLPT 2Joyo 6
belly, abdomen, guts
hara, FUKU
Left: part of the body /, right: reversible (Who first lies on the tatami mat and then cross-legged , has "reversed")
A body part that is reversible is the belly.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
liver, courage
kimo, KAN
Left: body part /, right: dry (laundry rack)
(no fluid flows out) A body part that is relatively dry, is the liver.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
leg, foot
ashi, KYAKU, KYA
Left: body part /, right: instead, to drive away (= to leave and bent person )
This body part is used for 'leaving' and can be bent: the leg (foot).

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
threaten, frighten, coerce
odosu, obiyakasu, KYŌ
Top: 3x strength , below: body /
The threefold strength of this body is threatening.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
shoulder
kata, KEN
Top: door , below: body part /
The door is (as high as) this body part: The shoulder.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
agreement, acknowledge, affirm, consent

Top: to stop (= Footprint of the right foot rotated 90° to the left.), bottom: body or body part /
(Consent of vegetarians:) The stop (of consumption) of meat is our agreement.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
limbs (=arms and legs), extremities, part
SHI
Left: body part /, right: support/branch (hand , holding a twig )
The body's "twigs" are the limbs.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
fat, grease, lard, resin, tallow, gum, tar
abura, yani, SHI
Left: meat/body /, right: tasty, purpose (He is sitting in the sun and enjoys the tasty)
Meat is tasty, if it is fat. (Or: Grease is applied with the finger )

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婿
JLPT 1Joyo 7
son-in-law
muko, SEI
Left: woman , right: var. of correct/proper (At the line to stop is correct.), body /
That woman wants a "proper body" as son-in-law.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
lazy, idle, indolent
DA
Left: feeling , right: left , body /
(When you are a right-handed person:) I feel that my left body (= left body's half) is lazy.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
womb, foetus, embryo, plazenta
TAI
Left: body part /, right: platform (nose over the mouth )
This body part serves as 'platform' for the foetus: The womb.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
undress, take off, quit, escape, removing, get rid of
nugu, DATSU
Left: body /, right: 兑 = the elder brother [= a big mouth on legs ], lifting both arms
(He raises his arms while stripping off his shirt. And I see:) the body of my elder brother with raised arms, who is undressing.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
gall, courage
kimo, TAN
Left: body part /, right: sunrise (sun above the horizon )
([Medically not fully correct, but:] Gallstones can cause nausea after eating or in the morning:) The body part you feel (already) at sunrise is: the gall.

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JLPT 1Joyo 8
expand, swell, bulge
fukuramu/reru, CHŌ
Left: body part /, right: long
A part of the body that gets longer is: expanding.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
(royal) we
CHIN
Left: body /, right: 关 (coming out of , heaven/sky )
A body, out of the heaven: that's Us.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
body, torso, trunk

Left: part of body /, right: same [All containers have only one opening and that is the same.]
This body part resembles a torso/body.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
pig, pork
buta, TON
Left: body /, right: pig
The body of a pig is and remains a pig.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
skin, surface, texture
hada, KI
Left: body part /, right: table 几 (cf. ,)
All bodies and also a table have a 'skin' or surface.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
rot, decay, go bad, sour
kusaru/reru, FU
Top: (urban) prefecture, government (building 广, attach [Person with skillful hand attaches sth.]), below: meat
If sb. attaches meat to a building, it will rot.
广
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JLPT 2Joyo 7
skin
hada, FU
Top: tiger (pictograph of a tiger with two claws), below: stomach (from the field into this body's part /)
(The tiger eats everything of the prey:) The tiger has in the stomach also the skin.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
placenta, womb

Left: body part /, right: wrap (The wrap itself makes it to be wrapped.)
The bodypart for "wrapping" in the placenta.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
obese, fat

Left: body part /, right: side
The body is at its sides: too fat.

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JLPT 1Joyo 7
swell, expand, get fat, bulge
fukuramu/reru,
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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JLPT 1Joyo 7
membrane
MAKU
Left: part of body /, right: sink, go down (Here: =2x10, = image of a membrane and = big part)
The body's part, that separates 20 parts by a membrane from the big part is a: membrane.

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JLPT 2Joyo 7
hip, lower back, loins
koshi,
Left: part of body /, right: necessity (Hand bags 覀 are for women a necessity.)
(Asian women have less 'butt') A body part of western 西 women are the hips.
西
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JLPT 2Joyo 7
arm, ability, skill
ude, WAN
Left: body /, right: address (The roof under which I fall at the evening into a slumped position: that is my address.)
My body collapses under the roof at the (live's) evening into a slumped person, but my arms are still capable/skilled.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
thigh, crotch
mata, momo, KO
Left: body or part of the body /, right: weapon 几 (battle axe) and hand
(It is the longest bone:) The part of the body which can serve as "weapon in a hand" is the thigh(-bone).

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JLPT -Joyo 7
swelling, tumor
hareru, harasu, SHU
Left: body part /, right: heavy (vehicle with double wheels)
A body part becomes heavy when it is swollen by a tumor.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
kidney
JIN
Top: retainer , hand , bottom: body part /
Like a loyal retainer with his hand, this body part is serving us: The kindney.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
stature, spine, vertebral column
SEKI
A variation of back/stature: with two persons [= north] sitting back-to-back
You are sitting 'back-to-back' with this body part: The spine.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
gland [anat.]
SEN
Left: body part /, right: spring/fountain (It has white water )
This bodypart is a "spring": the glands.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
tray, served dishes
ZEN
Left: body/body part /, right: goodness, virtuous (A sheep , that stands and opens the mouth , has goodness andi is virtuous.)
The body feels good in front of a tray with dishes.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
go upstream, reverse movement
sakanoboru, SO
Left: reverse, opposite [movement out to the mountain and downwards movements are reversed], right: body part /
If you reverse your body, you go backwards: upstream.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
knee
hiza,
Learn this together with "lacquer/varnish" (うるし) = "From the water/sap of this tree the person makes drops of: lacquer "
(In former times they had wooden lacquered knee-protectors) The body part / with the lacquer are the: knee.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
elbow
hiji,
Left: body part /, right: skillful hand
The body part at which the 'skillful hand' is: The elbow.

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JLPT -Joyo 7
aside, another place
waki,
Left: body part /, right: 3 x strength (hand/arm ナ with biceps )
A body with triple strength is at my side.

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