The Radical: 莫


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to go down, to set    莫

Explanation Please be aware that this very similar radical stands for the sunrise.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 1Joyo 5
grave, tomb
haka, BO
Top: sunset, disappear (The sun is setting between plants ,=), bottom: earth [Watch-out: sunrise is: or ]
Sinking among plants into the earth: into the grave.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
curtain, act
MAKU, BAKU
Top: sinking/going down (The sun is sinking among plants ,=), below: cloth [Watch out: Sunrise is: or ]
It is "sinking" (= hanging down): This cloth is a curtain.
JLPT 1Joyo 6
pattern, imitate, figure, copy, model
MO, BO
Left: tree , right: sink, go down (The sun is sinking among plants ,=) [Watch-out: sunrise is: or ]
The tree shows in the sunset (by the long shadow) its pattern.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
bury, funeral, interment
hōmuru,
Top & bottom: plant , middle: death (Below the earth are the bare bones of a sitting person )
Between the plants the dead are buried. (Or: Like a sunset of the dead is the: funeral.)
JLPT 1Joyo 7
desert, vague, vast, wide
BAKU
Left: water , right: sink, go down (The sun is sinking among plants ,) [Watch-out: sunrise is: or ]
Where the water has 'sunk', it is now a desert.
JLPT 2Joyo 7
recruit (employees), enlistings, raise (funds)
tsunoru, BO
Top: sinking, going down (The sun is sinking among plants ,=), below: strength/effort [Watch out: Sunrise is: or ]
With sinking strength we need (more) recruiting.
JLPT 1Joyo 7
yearn for, adore, pine, love dearly
shitau, BO
Top: sinking/going down (The sun is sinking among plants ,), below: heart [Watch out: Sunrise is: or ]
Like a sinking heart: That's yearning.
JLPT 2Joyo 6
live, sunset, end, life circumstances​
kureru/rasu, BO
Top: sinking/going down (The sun is sinking among plants ,=), bottom: sun [Notice: means sunrise such as in 'morning ']
The sinking sun means sunset. [OR: The plants needed from one sun to the next big sun are the life circumstances.]
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.
JLPT -Joyo 7
fissure, gap, free space, free time
suki, GEKI
Left: hill , right: vari. of sunset (small , day/sun , small [= the sun becomes smaller and smaller = sunset]
Let's go to the hill at sunset, we have space and time.

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