The Radical: 员


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Meaning
member    员

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT HSK 2
member, person, employee
yuán
Top: mouth , bottom: shell/money /貝 (貝 = cone-shell with two feelers = shell-money)
If you have a mouth and money, you can become a member.
JLPT HSK 5
to lose, to leave behind, to omit, to bequeath

Left: movement , right: 貴 (member and twice crossed out as 'no more')
The movement when you are 'no-more' a member, is a: losing or been left behind.
JLPT HSK 5
to damage, injured, to harm, to lose
sǔn
Left: hand , right: member /員 (Who has a mouth and money can become a member.)
The hand of the member is injured.
JLPT HSK 5
to bestow (a reward), to give (to an inferior), to hand down
shǎng
Top: esteem, to value (A small house with a window is furthermore esteemed.), below: money /貝, better: crown and member /員
The crown is given to the member as a reward. Or: as the hand's palm with three fingers: Into the hand he got the money as reward.
JLPT HSK 5
round, circle, spherical, full(-moon)
yuán
Outside: enclosure , inside: member /員 (Who has a mouth and money /貝 can become a member.)
When the members are within the enclosure, it becomes a round thing.
JLPT no HSK
to fall, to perish, meteor
yǔn
Left: hill , right: member /員 (Who has a mouth and money can become a member) Here: as a simplification of head/shoulder
This hill or stone / that can fall on the head is a meteorite.
JLPT no HSK
medal, merit
xūn
Left: member (=員 Who has a mouth and money can become a member), right: power, force
The member gets for his power a medal.

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