The Radical: 冂


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Meaning
comprise, down box    冂

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT HSK 1
same, like, similar, alike, together with
tóng
A container upside down: , one and an opening
All containers only have one opening, and that is: the same.
JLPT HSK 1
again, once more, re-, second, another
zài
Top: one , below: upturned basket
On the upturned basket I put another! again!
JLPT HSK 1
sales, trade, commerce
shāng
Top and around: could be seen as var. of emperor (with extended robe ) - Better: Consider a vendor standing behind a sales desk /冏 with some goods
The vendor at the sales desk has goods to sell.
JLPT HSK 3
to emit (smoke), to give off, to send out
mào
Top: cover and two (here: smoke), below: eye
Under a cover smoke accumulated and becomes visible: It has been emitted.
JLPT HSK 4
inside, inner, interior
nèi
Outside: enclosure , inside: person
The enclosure keeps the person inside.
JLPT HSK 5
book, booklet, classifier for books


Image of something bound, hold with a tie : A book
JLPT HSK 6
center, middle, mit beg
yāng
Top: yoke , below: big
The yoke on the shoulders of the big person is centered.
JLPT no HSK
mound, hill, ridge of a mountain
gāng
Outside: frame , inside: cross (simplified from 岡)
Image of a hill, where the cross emphasizes its size.
JLPT no HSK
bright, brilliant, clear
jiǒng
Left: fire , right: 冋 (here: wall with a window )
A fire or a window can make it bright.
JLPT no HSK
gradually, slowly, passing (of time)
rǎn
Variation of: again, once more without the upper stroke [ = Image of an upturned basket on which another is put again]
If there is no "again", he was too slow.
JLPT no HSK
crown, ceremonial cap, corona (e.g. solar)
miǎn
Top: two (Take this part as the image of a crown), bottom: to avoid, escape (an escaping rabbit : long ears , big eyes 罒, legs but no tail )
It looks like a crown , and is padded/cushioned with rabbit's fur: The crown.
JLPT no HSK
distant
jiǒng
Left: movement , right: 冋 (here: wall with a window )
When watching a movement out of a window, it appears to be distant.

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