The Radical: 豆

bean    豆

Explanation The radical mame shows a one , below a vessel on a stand.

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT 4Joyo 2
head, top, a leader or boss
atama, kashira, TŌ, ZU
Left: bean , right: head/forehead
The bean-shaped head is really: a head!

JLPT 4Joyo 3
short, brief
mijikai, TAN
Left: arrow (An arrow flies in the sky ), right: bean
An arrow as short as a bean, is really short.

JLPT 3Joyo 3
climb, ascend
noboru, TŌ, TO
Top: volcano , bottom: beans
The volcano spits beans: Let's climb up!

JLPT 3Joyo 4
happy, joy, delight
yorokobu, KI
From top: samurai , beans , mouth . (This kanji has also been simplified to: )
(An army marches on its stomach!) A samurai with beans in his mouth is happy.

JLPT 2Joyo 5
abundant, rich, wealthy, bountiful, voluptuous
Top: to bend (Two sprouts II protruding in the field are bending [in the wind]), bottom: bean
(Since all beans are bent, it's safe to say:) Bent beans are abundant.

JLPT 1Joyo 6
tree, bush, stand
ki, JU
From left: tree , drums (cf: , but here: ten beans ), skillful hand
The tree gives you ten beans (= seed) and your skillful hand makes more: trees and bushes.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
tsuzumi, KO
Left: drums (A twig over bean which however is seen as the image of the drum.), right: twig (twig , hand )- BETTER: top: two twigs , below: two images of drums ,
The twigs beat on the two drums.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
clear, ludicity, settle, clarify
sumu/masu, CHŌ
Left: water , right: to climb (The volcano spits bean , let's climb up)
(In dirty water, the dirt settles down & a clean fraction rises up:) When water is climbing, it becomes clear. (Beforehand, in the water the view of insects was only indistinct, as if wrapped up , due to the impurity )

JLPT 3Joyo 3
beans, pea
mame, TŌ, ZU
Top: one , below: vessel on a stand
A vessel full of beans.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
pox, smallpox

Outside: illness (An ice--cold building 广 makes sick.), below: bean (one , pot on a stand)
The disease that looks like beans is (small)pox.

JLPT 1Joyo 7
fight, struggle, war
Outside: gate , insid: beans (Here: as bullets) & skillful hand
We are at the gate with bullets and skillful hands: Ready for the fight!

JLPT 1Joyo 7
swell, expand, get fat, bulge
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.

JLPT -Joyo 7
charm, glossy, luster, polish, colorful
tsuya, EN
Left: abundant (Bent beans are abundant.) [bend/melody = Sprouts II protruding from the field are bending (in the wind)], right: colour
With an abundance of color it is glossy and charming.


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