The Radical: 失


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Meaning
to lose, to fail    失

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT HSK 3
iron (metal)
tiě
Left: metal 钅/ (Covered in the ground are 2 gold nuggets ), right: to lose (I emphasize (= accent ) it is the husband who loses) [husband = big person with extra-caring arms ]
The metal, you can safely lose (due to its little value) is iron.
JLPT HSK 4
to lose, to miss, to fail
shī
Top left: accent (for emphasis), rest: husband (The big person with the extra-caring arms is the husband.)
I emphasize: the husband will lose.
JLPT HSK 5
order, orderliness
zhì
Left: rice plant , right: to lose (I emphasize the husband will lose.)
Rice plants were lost, we need more order!
JLPT HSK 6
to tumble, to drop, to fall
diē
Left: foot (knee cap and footprint ), right: to lose (I emphasize the husband will lose.)
If a foot is 'lost', you: tumble.
JLPT no HSK
alternately, repeatedly, iteration
dié
Left: movement , right: to lose (I emphasize the husband will lose.) [husband = big person with extra-caring arms ]
(Think of a pendulum:) Movement gets lost in alternations.
JLPT no HSK
lazy, idle

Left: person , right: to lose (I emphasize the husband will lose.)
A person will lose, if he is lazy.

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