The Radical: 弗


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Meaning
not, negation    弗

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT HSK 4
expenses, costs, spendings, fee
fèi
Top: not, negation (A bow with two strings || is to be denied.), below: money /貝 (= cone-shell with two feelers as shell-money)
The negation (= the opposite) of my money are my: expenses.
JLPT HSK 5
Buddha, Buddhism
fó, fú
Left: person , right: deny, negation (A bow with two strings || is to be denied.)
A person of denial (of needs) is the (godlike) buddha.
JLPT HSK 6
to boil, bubbling up
fèi
Left: water , right: denial, not (here not etymological: flow water heater with heater coil and pipes || that are streamed through)
The water in the boiler is boiled.
JLPT no HSK
not, negation, denial


A bow with two strings || is to be denied.
JLPT no HSK
hamadryad baboon
fèi
Left: wild animal (dog on the hind legs), right: denial (A bow with two strings || is to be denied.)
The animal that (is playful) and makes denials is the baboon.
JLPT no HSK
to brush away, shake off

Left: hand , right: denial (A bow with two strings || is to be denied.)
The hand that "denies" brushes away.
JLPT no HSK
flour, fluorine (chemistry)

Left: gas , right: denial (A bow with two strings || is to be denied.)
(Because it is poisonous:) The gas that is to be denied is: the flourine.

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