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hand    扌

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
JLPT HSK 1
to strike, dozen, to beat, to hit
dá, dǎ
Left: hand , right: a nail
The hand hits the nail with strikes.
JLPT HSK 1
hot, heat, to warm up, fervent

Top: grasp, seize (If you get your hand to that small bead you grasp it.), bottom: fire [bead, pill = A 'nine' needs an additional stroke to become round like a pill/bead.]
If your hand holds a bead over the fire, it gets really hot.
JLPT HSK 2
hand, (formal) to hold
shǒu

Image of a palm with fingers spread and a wrinkle in the palm. (The radical of hand is also depicted as: , ,, or )
JLPT HSK 2
to find/seek sb. for a job, to look for, to call on sb
zhǎo
Left: hand , right: halberd :
(Think of a freelance job) If you want to get your hand on a halberd, you seek a job.
JLPT HSK 2
to announce, to inform, report, newspaper
bào
Left: hand , right: bent person and a further hand
About the bent person with two different hands was informed in an announcement.
JLPT HSK 3
to occupy, to seize, according to
jū, jù
Left: hand , right: reside, live (Where the buttock [side view] becomes old , he has his residence.)
Where the hand is "living", it wants to: occupy sth.
JLPT HSK 3
to carry/hold in a hand (suspended), to lift, to raise
dī, tí
Left: hand , right: correct/indeed (The sun is correct ) [And it is correct to stop at the line ]
The hand is 'correct' for carrying sth.
JLPT HSK 3
to carry on shoulder, to undertake, to take responsibility
dān, dàn
Left: hand , right: sunrise (sun above the horizon )
The hand has already at sunrise the load carring on the shoulder.
JLPT HSK 3
handle, to hold, contain, grasp, take hold of
bǎ, bà
Left: hand , right: to hope (Behind the doorknob you may hope.)
The hand at the doorknob stands for holding (or handle).
JLPT HSK 3
to change, to exchange
huàn
Left: hand , right: great, brilliant (shows a woman giving birth; recognizable in traditional form: 換 with: head , two breasts ハ and spread legs )
The hand took the babies at birth and exchanged them.
JLPT HSK 3
to select, to choose, to pick
zé, zhái
Left: hand , right: vertical (A hand is vertically above the ground .)
With your hand you pose vertically over (the desired goods) when: selecting.
JLPT HSK 3
to contact with, to connect, to receive, to welcome sb.
jiē
Left: hand , right: stand , woman
(Shake) hands and stand up for the woman you want to make contact with.
JLPT HSK 3
to sweep, broom
sǎo, sào
Left: hand , right: hand /, which was simplified from 掃 showing at the right a hand holding a broom .
It is the hand that holds the broom: to sweep.
JLPT HSK 3
to transport, to (re-)move, relocate
bān
Left: hand , right: manner, kind (Boat is built with a battle-axe in the hand in a particular manner.)
Hands are used in a certain manner for the transport.
JLPT HSK 3
to protect, guard, shield

Left: hand , right: door 戸/ (image of a sliding door with an upper rail)
Like a hand, also a door can: protect.
JLPT HSK 4
to fall, to drop, to lag behind
diào
Left: hand , right: excellent ([before the day happens:] Fortune telling early at the morning is excellent.) [ = divining = crack in turtle's shell]
(As a support/hold when falling) A hand is excellent, when you fall.
JLPT HSK 4
to hold, to grasp, to support, to maintain
chí
From left: radical for hand , temple (= Made of earth and built with skillful hands )
Having a hand at the temple gives you a hold.
JLPT HSK 4
to push (forward), to pass sth, nominate
tuī
Left: hand , right: bird
When the hand (touches) a bird, it can push it or pass it on.
JLPT HSK 4
to beckon, to recruit, to provoke, contagious
zhāo
Left: hand , right: to call together (... with the sword and the mouth )
Using the hand for calling together is beckoning or recruiting.
JLPT HSK 4
to instruct, teach, award, to give
shòu
Left: hand , right: receive (A hand from above holds a cover , the other hand receives it.)
With the hand, to receive sth. This is an instruction.
JLPT HSK 4
to criticize, to ascertain, classifier for batches

Left: hand , right: compare (two sitting persons : compare them)
The hand that compares is criticizing.
JLPT HSK 4
to press (with the hand), to push, to control
àn
Left: hand /, right: peaceful (A woman in the house makes it peaceful.)
(At a massage) The hand is peaceful, when it is pressing.
JLPT HSK 4
to lift, to raise, to hold up, enumerate, choose

Top: flourish (flowers on a low table ), bottom: hand
Under the table with the flowers is a hand for lifting it.
JLPT HSK 4
to raise, hoist, scattering (in the wind), to flutter
yáng
Left: hand , right simplified from: 昜 (warming sun with rays )
Use your hands to let it shine in the sun: by raising it.
JLPT HSK 4
to hug or embrace, to hold (in arms), surround
bào
Left: hand , right: wrap (self wrapped )
Her hands wrapped me in a hug.
JLPT HSK 4
to break (e.g. stick or bone), fracture, loss, discount
shé, zhē, zhé
Left: hand , right: axe
The hand with the axe breaks or causes a loss.
JLPT HSK 4
to pull out, draw out, to remove part of the whole
chōu
Left: hand , right: reason (The sprout/seedling in the field has its reason.)
The hand takes the sprout/seedling from the field to pull it out.
JLPT HSK 4
to hang (from a hook), link (telephone), to be worried
guà
Left: hand , right: (2x earth )
The hand needs something elevated, like double piled earth, to hang something.
JLPT HSK 4
to sow, to scatter, spread, broadcast

Left: hand , right: foreign (The modified rice [= rice with accent/emphasis ] on the field is foreign.)
The hand puts the emphasized rice (= selected for breeding) on the field when sowing or spreading.
JLPT HSK 4
to resist, to repel, to refuse

Left: hand , right: huge (staring eye)
The hand is huge, it will resist.
JLPT HSK 4
skill, talent, ability

Left: hand , right: branch (branch/twig and hand )
A hand that balances a branch on the hand is skilled.
JLPT HSK 4
to lift, to raise, (of two or more persons) to carry
tái
Left: hand , right: platform, rack (That's the nose for the mouth )
If the hand brings sth. on a platform it has lifted or raised it.
JLPT HSK 4
straight, upright, stand erect, enduring, stiff
tǐng
Left: hand , right: judicial court (The movement of a scholar with hat [= judge] to the court.)
The hand at the judicial court decides straight and upright.
JLPT HSK 4
to disturb, interference, cause trouble
rǎo
Left: hand , right: outstanding (Despite the broken leg [= ] the emphasis makes the big person: outstanding.)
Who believes that his hand is outstanding, will cause disturbances.
JLPT HSK 4
to set in order, a row, a line
pái, pǎi
Left: hand , right: not (two wings in opposite directions, here: three elements at two rows ||
The hand sets three elements at two rows: in an order.
JLPT HSK 4
rubbing, to wipe, to clean, to polish

Left: hand , right: investigate (When there is a cover over the sacrificial item on the alter , it is to be investigated.) [sacrify = = The body / is put by hand on the altar to sacrifice.]
The hand investigates by rubbing.
JLPT HSK 4
to pull, to drag, to play (string instruments)

Left: hand , right: to stand
A hand on which sb. stands is pulled (back), such as a string instrument is pulled /played.
JLPT HSK 4
to throw, to throw away, discard
rēng
Left: hand , right: therefore/thus (normally: "pregnancy belly", but here: hand grenade)
By hand the grenade is thrown.
JLPT HSK 4
to pick up, to collate or arrange, ten (in finance)
shí
Left: hand , right: fit (The lid on the container is fitting.)
A hand reaches the fitting to pick it up.
JLPT HSK 4
to disguise oneself, to dress up, makeup
bàn
Left: hand (=), right: part, split (Here: A person with legs which however go to the left.)
If the hand and the person's legs go to the left, you have disguised yourself.
JLPT HSK 4
finger, to point at or to, to indicate
zhǐ
Left: hand , right top: sitting person , below: sun
The hand of a sitting person points at the sun with: its finger.
JLPT HSK 5
to slap, to pat, to clap, racket
pāi
Left: hand , right: white (The shine of the sun makes it white.)
("white finger disease" = blood circulatory disorder) The hand is white from (rhythmical) slapping.
JLPT HSK 5
to grasp, to hold, to control, to exercise
cāo, cào
Left: hand , right: to gather (Three mouths [beaks of birds] in a tree , where birds: gather.)
The hand is gathering/collecting, when (a lot) is grasped.
JLPT HSK 5
to include, to enclose
kuò
Left: hand , right: tongue (Thousand mouths with tongues.)
(At many actions) hands and tongue are included.
JLPT HSK 5
to throw, to send, to invest
tóu
Left: hand , right: (battle axe in a hand )
One hand holds the weapon, the other hand throws it.
JLPT HSK 5
depict, to copy, describe, to touch up
miáo
Left: hand , right: seedling (The 'grass' on the field are actually the seedlings.)
(The young shoots all look the same) The hand sets seedlings that copy each other. (= have the same depiction)
JLPT HSK 5
to carry on a shoulder pole, to choose, to nitpick
tiāo, tiǎo
Left: hand , right: sign, omen (turtle shell used for divination, but here: ropes || with loads)
By hand and loaded ropes you carry on a shoulder pole.
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 feel with the hand, to touch, to grope

Left: hand , right: negative (to sink/go down: sunset between plants =) [sunrise is: or ]
The hand can, after sunset, only feel.
JLPT HSK 5
to take in, to take a photo, to absorb, to assimilate
shè
Left: hand , right: whisper (To the ear with both hands and we whisper.)
By a hand or the ear, but (best) use both hands to take sth. in to absorb.
JLPT HSK 5
fight over, to rush, scramble, grab, snatch
qiāng, qiǎng
Left: hand , right: warehouse (Here: Person and slumped person )
The hands of the two persons fight over sth.
JLPT HSK 5
to shake, rock, wag, swing
yáo
Left: hand , right: hand reaching down , below: can, jar (lid and can opener of that can )
The hand reaches downwards to the can, to shake it.
JLPT HSK 5
to wave, to command, to wipe away, disperse
huī
Left: hand /, right: army, military (.. with camouflaged vehicles /)
When using a hand for commanding an army, you are waving it.
JLPT HSK 5
to insert, stick in, pierce, interfere, interpose
chā
Left: hand , right: 臿 (pestle in mortar [=it is pressed from both sides E, ])
By hand put the pestle into the mortar: by inserting.
JLPT HSK 5
knock against, ring a bell, meet by accident
zhuàng
Left: hand , right: child (is standing in the village [= Fields and earth belong to a village])
If a hand hits a child, it can only be a random knocking or bumping.
JLPT HSK 5
investigate, to search
sōu
Left: hand , right: old gentleman (supports himself with his hands E, on the stick , which serves as the 3rd hand )
With these four hands one stick is investigated.
JLPT HSK 5
grasp, seize, to hold in hand, receipt, to execute (a plan)
zhí
Left: hand /, right: small bead (A 'nine' needs an additional stroke to become round like a pill)
If you have a small bead in your hand, you hold it.
JLPT HSK 5
to grab, to catch, to arrest, to scratch
zhuā
Left: hand , right: claw
The hand becomes a claw when: grabbing or arresting.
JLPT HSK 5
to support with hand, to help sb up

Left: hand , right: husband (The big person with the extra-caring arms is the husband.)
The hand of the husband is a support.
JLPT HSK 5
crowded, to squeeze, throng

Left: hand , right: be in the same level (A written text lays flatly on two vertical sticks 丿|, that are in the same level.)
When the hands are on the same level, it is a crowded throng.
JLPT HSK 5
to accuse, to charge, to control, to sue
kòng
Left: hand , right: sky (... appears, where a hole is built in.)
The hand, that built the hole, should be: accused.
JLPT HSK 5
to tremble, to shake out, to reveal
dǒu
Left: hand , right: measure of volume (stylised ladle (1 dǒu = 10 l) with sth. in it)
As the hand hold the (heavy) ladle, it began to tremble.
JLPT HSK 5
to detain in custody, mortgage, to pawn

Left: hand , right: shell/armor (The seedling cracks its shell/husk )
The hand pushes into a "shell" when: detaining.
JLPT HSK 5
to unite, join together, stake all, spell
pīn
Left: hand , right: combine (When coming out the gate of a buddh. temple you shall be united.)
The hand that combines is: uniting.
JLPT HSK 5
to grasp, to hold, to clench (one's fist)

Left: hand , right: house, building (buttock seen from the side , and: reach [falling arrow reaching the ground ])
When the hand has reached the buttocks, it grasps it.
JLPT HSK 5
struggle to get free, throw off, earn (money)
zhēng, zhèng
Left: hand , right: dispute/fight (A bent person with stick in hand looking for a dispute.)
Use your hand in the fight to get free and earn money.
JLPT HSK 5
enlarge (foto), extend, magnify, expand
kuò
广
Left: hand , right: building 广
Put your hand on the building to enlarge it.
JLPT HSK 5
keep off, to resist, obstruct hinder, to block
dǎng, dàng
Left: hand , right: (=small hand /)
With a hand, a small hand is kept off.
JLPT HSK 5
to embrace, to wrap around, throng, swarm
yōng
Left: hand , right: use, employ (A fence can be used.)
The hand is used for embracing.
JLPT HSK 5
to trust, to entrust, to hold in one's hand
tuō
Left: hand , right: (often: rooted plant, but here: the hand's palm with lines)
If you have sth. in the hand's palm, you got it: entrusted.
JLPT HSK 5
obstruct, to block sb's path, hinder
lán
Left: hand , right: orchid (three petals)
The hand is for a backless sheep an obstruction.
JLPT HSK 5
to pick (flowers, fruit), pluck, take, borrow
zhāi
Left: hand , right: old emperor 啇 (mix of emperor [He stands and is covered with cloth ] and old )
The hand of the old emperor is picking/plucking sth.
JLPT HSK 5
to open, to unroll, to drape over one's shoulders

Left: hand , right: skin (A hand with a knife peels off the skin )
The hand peels off the skin and lays it open.
JLPT HSK 5
to tear open, to rip open, to destroy
chāi
Left: hand , right: blame, accuse (.. for the notch in the axe )
The hand must be blamed because it has teared sth. open.
JLPT HSK 5
to make a copy, to plagiarize, to raid, to grab
chāo
Left: hand , right: little
If your (own) hand only does a little, you are copying.
JLPT HSK 5
to kidnap/to shanghai, to turn, crutch, cane
guǎi
Left: hand , right: another (If it doesn't work with words , you have to try it with force : That's sth. different.)
I feel a hand over my mouth and a force - I am kidnapped!
JLPT HSK 5
to contribute, taxation, donation, to abandon
juān
Left: hand (), right: small worm (The head is as big as the body /)
On the hand a small worm, which I contribute as taxation.
JLPT HSK 5
to fall, drop, to throw down, break
shuāi
Left: hand , right: ratio (rotary disks , turn threads into small parts in that ratio)
The hand creates a ratio (of broken parts), if it lets it fall (& break).
JLPT HSK 5
to vibrate, to shake, to flap, to resonate
zhèn
Left: hand , right: 'early morning' =image of: plowing (At the field corner a first line is plowed by the farmer .)
Only one hand at the plow lets it: vibrate and shake.
JLPT HSK 5
accomplish, to set up, invigorate
gǎo
Left: hand , right: high (image of a guard tower)
With a hand high as a guard tower, you can accomplish.
JLPT HSK 5
to pick up, to collect, to gather
jiǎn
Left: Hand , right: together (person as one with three ツ together, here: as a trashcan with a lid )
(For a clean city) The hands should that stuff for the trashcan: to pick up.
JLPT HSK 5
to handle, to manage, measure, to execute
cuò
Left: hand , right: old days (Together in the sun we think of old days)
By hands in the old days measures were handled and managed.
JLPT HSK 5
to arrange, to exhibit, to move to and from, a pendulum
bǎi
Left: hand , right: cease, quit (In a drag net 罒 [cf. ] you are left and it will cease) [leave= =Below ground is the nose , which has left]
The hand shall quit with arranging and moving things.
JLPT HSK 6
quick, nimble, prompt, victory, triumph, Czech
jié
Left: hand , right: 疌 (middle: hand with stick , rest: correct ) Here: 疌 as part of eyelashes
The hand holding the stick correctly in the hand is quick and will have a victory. OR: A hand being as fast as eyelashes is: quick.
JLPT HSK 6
to let go, to cast, discharge, scatter, sprinkle
sā, sǎ
Left: hand , right: to disperse, scatter (Together in the moonshine to strike 攵/ and then disperse.)
When you use your hand to disperse, this means: 'to let go'.
JLPT HSK 6
rotate, turn, twist, wring, sprain
niǔ
Left: hand , right: ugly (ugly variation of hand , here: bearing point コ with pivot +)
By hand at the bearing point around the pivot sth. can be rotated.
JLPT HSK 6
to push aside, poke, to allocate (money), to dial

Left: hand , right: to send out (The mountain was drawn by the hand untidy, but [the letter] needs to be sent out.)
When the hands 'sends out', it means: to push.
JLPT HSK 6
to capture, to clutch, to grab
zhuō
Left: hand , right: foot (knee cap and footprint )
You need hands and feet (to run after) for: capturing.
JLPT HSK 6
to remove, to take away, to withdraw
chè
From left: hand , give birth, educate (The new born baby [=child upside down, as head first at birth] has a body , that is born and raised), strikes 攵/
The hand raises and educates with strikes and then removes/withdraws.
JLPT HSK 6
to put up, build (scaffolding), join

Left: hand , right: (plant , to fit (The lid on the pot )
The hand picks plants, that fit, to build up (sth. like a pagode )
JLPT HSK 6
to dig, to excavate, to scoop out

Left: hand , right: 穵 (hole , second [Thenumber 'two' written quickly, without lifting the pen.])
By hand the hole is made by the two of us: by digging.
JLPT HSK 6
to plunder, loot, to rob
lüè
Left: hand , right: capital (image of a stone lantern)
By hand from the capital the stone lantern is plundered.
JLPT HSK 6
to pull out, pluck, pick, outstanding, to surpass

Left: hand , right: 犮 (friend [= They shake hands , because they are friends.] and emphasis )
You need three hands for that , to be pulled out.
JLPT HSK 6
to carry, to take along, to bring along, to hold (hands)
xié
Left: hand , right: 隽 bird , below: (pregnancy belly in side view; cf. pregnancy , where a child comes out of that womb )
The hand holds the bird around the corpus/belly to carry it along.
JLPT HSK 6
to drag, to pull, to trail, to delay, to drag on
tuō
Left: hand , right: 㐌 (person lying down , twisting creature (e.g. snake)
By hand you get a 'straight lying person' from a 'bent creature', when you pull on it.
JLPT HSK 6
to conceal, cover up, surprise
yǎn
Left: hand , right: suddenly (i.e. lightning stroke: The big electricity comes suddenly.) [electricity = field with lightning arrester ]
The hand makes a sudden movement to conceal sth.
JLPT HSK 6
to catch, to seize, to capture

Left: hand , right: just now (A hand for holding an item is what I use/need just now) [to use: = A fence can be used.]
The hand does it just now: To catch! (quick movement)
JLPT HSK 6
adjacent, close to, to endure, in sequence
āi, ái
Left: Hand , right: end-particle (If the nose is hit by an arrow , it is the end.) [arrow = An arrow in the sky ]
A hand's width (distance) from the nose was that arrow: That was closely adjacent.
JLPT HSK 6
to plan to, to draft (a plan), to imitate, pseudo-

Left: hand , right: to use (The scratch plow レ has cut a plow furrow , which a person uses)
Before your hand is used, it should be planned.
JLPT HSK 6
to tear (cloth), to pull, to chat, gossip
chě
Left: hand , right: to stop (Footprint of a right foot that stops at a line )
By hand or a stopped foot you can make things tear.
JLPT HSK 6
to wipe (away), smear, erase, to plaster
mǒ, mò, mā
Left: hand , right: end (The top branch of the tree marks the end)
The hand has an end (namely: the fingertips), which you use to: wipe (away) or smear.
JLPT HSK 6
to arrest, adhere, capture, restrain

Left: hand , right: sentence (= sth. wrapped out of the mouth , Here: a gripping ="wrapping" hand and another wrist in cross-section )
The hand "enwraps" a wrist at the arrest.
JLPT HSK 6
to throw oneself at, to pounce on, devote one's energies

Left: hand , right: forking of a way
If your hand is at the fork of a way, you can throw yourself in the right direction.
JLPT HSK 6
to explore, to search out, to visit
tàn
Left: hand , right: 罙 (var. of hole , tree )
The hand in the hole of the tree is exploring.
JLPT HSK 6
to spread out, vendor's stand
tān
Left: hand , right: difficult (By hand [to catch] a bird is difficult)
By hand (to select) is difficult, if it is not spread out.
JLPT HSK 6
to destroy, break, devastate, repress
cuī
Left: hand , right: high mountain (= mountain only for birds )
(To throw) by hand a "high mountain" on a bird brings destruction.
JLPT HSK 6
Sentence-final particle as exclamation
lā, la
Left: mouth , right: pull (string instrument)
With my mouth, the hand and my standpoint I make an exclamation at the sentence-final.
JLPT HSK 6
to help, to assist, aid
yuán
Left: hand , right: to help (a hand reaches down to give a rope [with two knots] and another hand takes this help.)
A hand helps to help.
JLPT HSK 6
to support, prop up, maintain, to open/unfurl
chēng
Left: hand , right: palm of the hand (image of the palm [= esteem], Hand )
The hand can with the palm of the hand: support or prop / push.
JLPT HSK 6
to shift, to move
nuó
Left: hand , right: this/that/before (A double- edged sword in the village , what means this?)
By hand this can be shifted.
JLPT HSK 6
to resist, to fight, to defy, anti-
kàng
Left: hand , right: overbearing (image of the navigator from navigation as a sturdy person with a broad neck)
With the hands, the person with the broad neck will resist.
JLPT HSK 6
dig, excavate
jué
Left: hand , right: stoop/crouch (The buttock [= butt's crack] comes out when crouching. = "plumber's crack or smile")
You use your hands and you are crouched, when: digging.
JLPT HSK 6
to fish out (from pocket), to scoop
tāo
Left: hand , right: package (wrap , can [lid and can opener of that can ])
You need your hand for something packed, to fish it out from your pocket.
JLPT HSK 6
to pull, draw (a cart or a bow), lead (an animal), to coil
wǎn
Left: hand , right: avoid, escape (an escaping rabbit : long ears , big eyes 罒, legs , but without tail ) [cf.exchange ]
From this hand is no escape because it is pulling and leading you.
JLPT HSK 6
land clearing, to develop, to expand, open up (land)
tà, tuò
Left: hand , right: stone
The hand (removes) stones at the: land clearing.
JLPT HSK 6
button, buckle, to fasten, discount (money), to cover
kòu
Left: hand , right: mouth (here: buttonhole)
With the hand at the buttonhole you can button or draw your discount.
JLPT HSK 6
to hold up with both hands, to clasp, flatter
pěng
Left: hand , right: hand over respectfully (Three persons stretch out hand , respectfully for the offering.)
When hands are handing over sth., they hold it up.
JLPT HSK 6
fight, combat, seize

Left: hand , right: to announce (just now with skillful hand )
Use the hand just now with skillful hands to fight.
JLPT HSK 6
to gather together, collect, sum up
lǒng
Left: Hand , right: dragon (The outstanding person / has a broken leg with a dragon )
(From the standpoint of a beetle) The hand resembles a dragon when it gathers.
JLPT HSK 6
without authority, to usurp, to monopolize, to be good at
shàn
Left: hand , right: 亶 (cover , rotate , sun rise )
(A rotatable blind [= jalousie] at the window) The hand that turns the cover, before the sunrise, does this: unauthorized.
JLPT HSK 6
to place, to put aside, to shelve

Left: hand , right: pavilion (Behind the gate everybody has his pavilion.)
By hand they direct you in the pavilion to: your place.
JLPT HSK 6
obstructed, to fail, oppress / repress, defeat, frustration
cuò
Left: hand , right: to sit (Two persons sit on the earth ) [cf. seat ]
The hand on which he sat, became obstructed and this made him fail.
JLPT HSK 6
to lift (a lid), to rock, to convulse
xiān
Left: to break (The hand with an axe breaks or causes a loss.), right: lack (A yawning person is lacking sth) (cf. happy )
It will break, if it has a lack/deficiency and you try: to lift it.
JLPT HSK 6
to pick with fingers, falsify, to make up, to knead
niē
Left: hand , right: sun (Here: thumb and index finger pressing against each other), Earth
If a hand has some earth between its fingers, it has picked it up.
JLPT HSK 6
to press against, to prop up, to resist, balance

Left: hand , right: foundation 氐 (family is at the "bottom" _ sitting on the floor) [Family = A distorted person = = together with "Plus +" as multiplier makes a family.]
A hand pushing against the 'floor', when propping up (= pressing against).
JLPT HSK 6
to unmask, divulge, to take the lid off, to expose
jiē
Left: hand , right: interrogation (= The mouth with tongue enwraps the person in the corner at the interrogation.)
The hand during an interrogation will unmask sth.
JLPT HSK 6
to fish up, to dredge up
lāo
Left: hand , right: to struggle (To transform the growing plants into a flat top layer requires strength and a struggle.)
By hand, it is a struggle to fish up sth.
JLPT HSK 6
mat, mattress, pad, cushion
diàn
Top: grasp, seize (If you get your hand to that small bead you grasp it.), bottom: earth
By hand the beads/pills (are spread) to form: a mattress.
JLPT HSK 6
to toss, to throw dice
zhì
Left: hand , right: serious, solemn (If the mountain pass in the sky is closed , for the village this will be: serious.)
By hand out of into the sky over the village it was tossed.
JLPT HSK 6
to throw, toss, fling, cast, abandon
pāo
From left: hand , vari. of nine , force
In the hand you need nine-fold force for throwing.
JLPT HSK 6
to tie together, bundle, a bunch
kǔn
Left: hand , right: surrounded, distress (By the enclosure the tree is in distress)
The hand "surrounds" sth, if it ties together as a bundle.
JLPT HSK 6
to disturb, to annoy, to mix, to stir
jiǎo
Left: hand , right: awake (When the light beams fall through the cover on your seeing /見 eyes you awake from sleep)
A hand, that just awakes, disturbs.
JLPT HSK 6
clumsy, awkward, dull, inelegant, (polite) my
zhuó
Left: hand , right: come/go out (Two mountains coming out one after the other)
(i.e. at a traditional robe:) If a hand comes out, it looks clumsy and awkward.
JLPT HSK 6
to smash, crush, destroy, attack, stir
dǎo
Left: hand , right: island (What (only) a bird / can reach, with a mountain is an island.)
If a hand hits on a bird in a mountain-like way, it will be smashed.
JLPT HSK 6
to scratch, to thwart, to yield
náo
Left: hand , right: Emperor Tang Yao (var. of halberd and table )
In his hand he had a halberd and made on the table: a scratch.
JLPT HSK 6
to gather, to collect, solicit, embrace
lōu, lǒu
Left: hand , right: to collect (Rice grains are by women been: collected.)
The hands collect when gathering.
JLPT HSK 6
to caress, console, comfort, to stroke

Left: hand , right: denial (legs crossed out twice )
With your hand twice over the legs , when: caressing.
JLPT HSK 6
to knead, to massage, to rub
róu
Left: hand , right: soft, flexible (A spear from the upper part of a tree is soft&flexible)
The hand makes it soft and flexible when kneading at the massage.
JLPT HSK 6
to throw away, to discard, to fling aside
piē, piě
Left: hand , right: shabby, (humble) I (The cloth is hit/smashed 攵 into four pieces and then as shabby as I am.)
In the hand is the shabby, which is thrown away.
JLPT HSK 6
to choose, to pick up, to sort out
jiǎn
Left: hand , right: variant from the east / (The sun rises behind a tree in the east.)
(First come = free choice) The hand that comes first in the morning (=the sun still behind the trees) can choose.
JLPT HSK 6
to shake, to vibrate
hàn
Left: hand , right: feelings (= a salty heart is a feeling) [salty = The taste is for the person (= & ) in the mouth like a halberd such salty]
In the hand you have a feeling for: vibrations / a shaking.
JLPT HSK 6
carry on one's shoulder, to raise aloft with both hands
gāng, káng
Left: hand , right: work(er)
By hand, the worker has to carry on his shoulders.
JLPT HSK 6
sincere, cordial
zhì
Top: grasp, seize (If you get your hand to that small bead you grasp it.), bottom: hand
If you have graspted it with your (whole) hand, then it is sincere.
JLPT HSK 6
to express (emotions), to pour out, to relieve
shū
Left: hand , right: give, bestow (The bent person has a nail to give.)
A hand can give to express sth.
JLPT HSK 6
to tie, to bind, bundle, to prick, penetrating
zā, zhā, zhá
Left: hand , right: hook
In the hand is a hook for tying up or pricking.
JLPT HSK 6
to rub or roll between the hands or fingers
cuō
Left: hand , right: difference (A sheep with a bent leg and a craftsman have a difference.)
In your hand you have (wool from) the sheep and it is work (when spinning) to rub or twist it.
JLPT HSK 6
to cling to, hold on to, push aside, strip off, rake up
bā, pá
Left: hand , right: eight , (here variant of: grab/catch [The hand as a claw for: grabbing or arresting]
The hand is claw-like for: clinging or holding.
JLPT HSK 6
to pinch, wring, stubborn, mistake
níng, nǐng, nìng
Left: hand , right: peace, calm (If the roof is built with nails , you have your peace.)
If the hand is covering and acts like a nail, it pinches.
JLPT HSK 6
to drag, pull, to throw, haul, to fling
zhuāi, zhuài, yè
Left: hand , right: to drag (A [deformed] person with a heavy load on the shoulders who is dragging or pulling.)
A hand of the draging person, is: draging or pulling.
JLPT HSK 6
ward off (a blow)
hàn
Left: hand , right: drought (The sun has dried .)
By hand the drought is warded off.
JLPT HSK 6
to assist by the arm, to support, sustain
chān
Left hand , right: avoid, escape (an escaping rabbit : long ears , big eyes 罒, legs ), two strokes but without tail )
The hand that leads you like a rabbit over the ice : assists you by an arm.
JLPT HSK 6
to pick (flowers), to pinch, to clutch
qiā
Left: hand , right: pitfall (falling person over a pit trap )
The hand acts like a "pitfall" when picking sth. or pinching.
JLPT HSK 6
press down, restrain, restrict, suppress, or

Left: hand , right: ([at the left] an odd person bowing down deeply [at the right])
The hand that makes an 'odd' person to 'bow down deeply' is: repressing or restraining.
JLPT HSK 6
to beat up, to break to pieces
zòu
Left: hand , right: make musik (Three persons perform 'heaven-like' music.)
As if "the hand is making music", it is when you are beating up sb.
JLPT HSK 6
to bring together, collect, hoard, accumulate, save
cuán, zǎn
Left: hand , right: to praise, endorse (Foremost with money payments, one can praise and endorse.)
That hand is praised, that brings together.
JLPT HSK 6
to mix, to mix in, to toss (a salad)
bàn
Left: hand , right: half (A knife cuts a birthday cake with candles in half.)
The hand needs to halve before mixing.
JLPT HSK 6
to deliver, to bring sth to sb
shāo
Left: hand , right: alike/resemble (Small bodies are alike.)
In his hand is a small body/object to: deliver.
JLPT HSK 6
to lean on, to prop on
zhǔ
Left: hand , right: master, owner (I emphasize , the king is the master.)
The hand serves as a master, when you lean on it.
JLPT HSK 6
to carry (over the arm, shoulder or side)
kuà
Left: hand , right: boast (With part of jaw [=two teeth , tongue , lower jaw ], such that your big/extreme jaw is boasting.)
The hand can boast, when a carrying a load over the arm.
JLPT no HSK
rescue, save, to raise, to aid, to support
zhěng
Left: hand , right: deputy, assist, rescue (The strokes at top and bottom give for the water the channel of (freedom of action) that the deputy has.)
A hand takes you out of the water-channel when rescuing.
JLPT no HSK
to seize, to grasp, to take hold of, monopolize
lǎn
Left: hand , right: to look at (The cut bamboo is what I am looking /見 at.)
The hand wants the cut bamboo, which he saw and: seizes it.
JLPT no HSK
(sound) bang

Left: mouth , right: to slap, to pat (The hand is white from slapping)
The sound (= what comes out of the mouth) of a slap is: bang!
JLPT no HSK
to coerce, to clasp under the arm
xié
Left: hand right: squeezed in (A husband between persons (=) is squeezed; cf. 挾)
A hand that is squeezed in, is "coercing".
JLPT no HSK
to capture, catch, seize, arrest
qín
Left hand , right: poultry (The image of a chicken coop with a ladder stands: for poultry)
By hand the poultry can be: captured.
JLPT no HSK
to grip forcefully, clutch at, control, to hold
è
Left: hand , right: distress (below the cliff a crouching person is in distress)
A hand in distress will grip forcefully.
JLPT no HSK
to reject, to disregard
pàn, pīn
Left: hand , right: 弁 (nose , two hands )
The hand is used to cover the nose with the hands and this means: rejection.
JLPT no HSK
thumb, big toe

Left: hand , right: mother (= woman with emphasized, swollen bosom : when breast-feeding)
At the hand it is seen as the 'mother', the: thumb.
JLPT no HSK
to hold sth. with yourself, to guess, surmise
chuāi, chuài
Left: Hand , right: concentrated (like a mountain of beards )
The hand is concentrated, if it holds something with it.
JLPT no HSK
to seize, to clutch, to hold tight, to grip
jiū
Left: hand , right: autumn (when the rice plants are on fire )
(In autumn you have to collect for the winter) The hand in autumn seizes.
JLPT no HSK
to cover, to seal, to muffle, to resist

Left: hand , right: I, my
The hand of mine can cover or resist.
JLPT no HSK
to pull, to draw out, to turn
bān, pān
Left: hand , right: contrary (Climbing the cliff by hand ? I am opposing)
The hand does sth. contrary when: pulling or turning.
JLPT no HSK
to tie up
shuān
Left: hand , right: all (The person of the king means all.)
(against theft) By hand everything is tied up.
JLPT no HSK
to compose, to compile, write
zhuàn
Left: hand , right: 巽 (self , together )
By hand things which were 'each themselves' (= words) are made into a: 'together' (= a composition), when: composing.
JLPT no HSK
to beat, to flog, to copy
kǎo
Left: hand , right: to check, verify (From the ground with a stick the seeweed is checked.)
The hand should (first) check, before it beats.
JLPT no HSK
to cup one's hands in salute, to surround to arch
gǒng
Left: hand , right: together (Put the plants on the table together)
Both hands together can cup against for surrounding sth.
JLPT no HSK
to mix, to blend, to grasp
chān, shǎn
Left: hand , right: participate (Where the simplified woman ム with the big hair is, I like to participate.)
A hand that participates is: mixing.
JLPT no HSK
to wipe away stains with cloth, to clean
shì
Left: hand , right: type/style (Craftsmen make sabres in their (preferred) type.)
The hand has a good style if it wipes stains away.
JLPT no HSK
to poke through
tǒng
Left: hand , right: (bent person , use/usage [A fence can be used.]).
The hand at the bent person is needed, when poking.
JLPT no HSK
to hold, lift, to carry in one's hand, to take
līn, līng
Left: hand , right: order, command (A lid on the bent person, was ordered)
When the hand is ordered, it: holds.
JLPT no HSK
attack, impeach
pēng
Left: hand , right: flat, equal (= image of a scales)
(When striking a clout/slap in the face) The hand is flat (open) at this attack.
JLPT no HSK
to reject or resist, to seize, to perturb, to steal
rǎng
Left: hand , right: to help, assist (For covering both [=two pieces ] wells with cloth , I need help!)
The hand can help because it can resist.
JLPT no HSK
to scratch, to disturb
sāo
Left: hand , right: 蚤 (fork , insect )
The hand that pricks like a hand with a fork or like an insect, causes: a scratch.
JLPT no HSK
to capture, to seize

Left: hand , right: cature, seize (With a tiger you need force to capture it.)
The hand: captures.
JLPT no HSK
twirl (in the fingers)
niǎn
Left: Hand , right: remembrance (now with the heart to remember)
The hand remembers how to twirl.
JLPT no HSK
beat with the fist, to hammer, to cudgel
chuí
Left: hand , right: hang (down), droop (a vehicle with a loose tire that almost drops off)
The hand hangs (or moves) downwards, when: beating with the fist.
JLPT no HSK
to bring together, to shovel a heap, to gather
cuō
Left: hand , right: most, extremely (The sun takes/captures [with its shine] mostly the extreme. [to take = at the ear by hand ]
The hand captures sth. extreme, when bringing things together.
JLPT no HSK
to greet by raising clasped hands

Left: hand , right: 咠 (mouth and ear )
You clasp the hands, speak (= ) and hear: when greeting.
JLPT no HSK
to lift/pull up (cloth, sleeve), to tease, to provoke
liāo, liáo
Left: hand , right: (big , out of , day here: as the torso of a body), small )
With my hand I can pull up the sleeves of a jacket over the body , as well as the pants ハ over the legs , that is: pulling up.
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
to pick out, to single out
jué
Left: hand: /, right: (a person with a backpack コ)
(When carrying this way, you have your hands free:) The hand of the person with the backpack still can: pick out / select.
JLPT no HSK
to pry open, to lever open, to lift
qiào
Left: hand /, right: triple hair
The hand that makes one hair into two hair has pried open.
JLPT no HSK
to grasp with fingers, to nip, to draw lots
niān
Left: hand , right: fortune telling, to occupy (Here: The stick is firm in the gripping hand.)
When the hand is occupying, it grasps wih the fingers.
JLPT no HSK
break in two, to defy, disobey, stubborn, obstinate
ào, ǎo, niù
Left: hand , right: infant (A thread / with the strength of an infant.)
The hand of an infant: breaks things.
JLPT no HSK
to rub and wipe, to dust, to clean
kāi
Left: hand , right: all, everything (I compare but the rays of the sun make it white : all & everything!)
By hand everything can be wiped away.
JLPT no HSK
cramp, spasm, convulsion, twitch
chù
Left: hand , right: mysterious (part of magnet: , where a upper bracket holds threads with hanging stones that are mysterious) and field
When the hand contracts mysteriously to a fist , it is: a cramp.
JLPT no HSK
beat, hit, to grind, to beat (a drum)
léi, lèi, lēi
Left: hand , right: thunder (Rain falls on the fields amidst thunder.)
A hand like a thunder, when: beating.
JLPT no HSK
to seize, to snatch, to grab
jué
Left: hand , right: 矍 (2x eye , to seize 隻 [... a bird by hand ])
You need your hand and both eyes when seizing a bird with your hand: The seizing.
JLPT no HSK
beat, to strike
zhuā
Left: hand , right: to pass through (A movement of the skillful hand and you passed through.)
A hand can pass through, if it beats.
JLPT no HSK
to smooth, purse up (lips)
mǐn
Left: hand , right: people, nation (several times 'family' behind each others as multiplier for the people.)
A hand that forms (families into) a people: smoothes.
JLPT no HSK
hoop, to bind with hoops, to tie around

Top: bamboo , bottom: hand , 匝 (enclosure , cloth )
Take bamboo (bent as a ring) and by hand make a cover of cloth to get a hoop.
JLPT no HSK
to discard, to get rid of
bìng
Left: hand , right: reject (That the buttocks combine is to be rejected) [= When you are coming out of the open temple's gate , you shall be combined/united. ]
When the hand is rejecting, it discards to get rid of it.
JLPT no HSK
to expel, to oust
niǎn
Left: hand , right: 辇 (2x husband and vehicle /
A hand (pushes) the gay couple (=2 husbands) on a vehicle, because they are expelled.
JLPT no HSK
to put down, to leave behind, to abandon or discard
liào
Left: hand , right: field , every (Sitting cross-legged on a cushion does everybody.)
When the hands are in the field (at work), then everyone will (in the evening) put this down.
JLPT no HSK
to hold, to grip, to grasp
zuàn
Left: hand , right: to compile, edit (You have to calculate and need threads , when: compiling [e.g. deliveries])
The hand that compiles, has a hold on it.
JLPT no HSK
(downwards-right concave character stroke), press down firmly

Left: hand , right: what, how can one help
The hand has sth. big to show : It's this downward-stroke.
JLPT no HSK
to tuck (into a pocket), to hide, to conceal

Left: hand , right: night (On the roof is a person / watching the moon during the night.)
If the hand is in the 'night' it was tucked (into a pocket).
JLPT no HSK
whirl (one's arm), select
lūn, lún
Left: hand , right: arrange, set up (When a person changes into a sitting person , it is well arranged.)
A hand is well arranged when it: whirls around.
JLPT no HSK
trembling, shake
sǒu
Left: hand , right: to count, to enumerate (Rice seeds for a woman with a stick in a hand to count them.)
A hand that counts is trembling.
JLPT no HSK
to reprimand, to fire (an employee), to rub

Left: hand , right: stupid, clumsy (Putting the fish / in the sun is stupid and clumsy.)
The hand that is stupid is reprimanded.

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