The Radical: 旨


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Meaning
order, purpose    旨

Explanation

Used in these Kanji:
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 6
fat, rouge (cosmetics), resin
zhī
Left: meat/body /, right: order, purpose (If sb. is sitting in sun he has the purpose [to indicate with the fingers ])
Meat/Flesh has been 'ordered' to contain: fat.
JLPT HSK 6
order, purpose, imperial decree, aim
zhǐ
Top: sitting person , bottom: sun
If sb. sits above the sun, he can issue orders and decrees.
JLPT no HSK
fin

Left: fish / (... with mouth , body and tail fin ), right: person above 60 years ( [Old man , sitting person ], sun )[old man & order, purpose ]
At the fish they give like an old man (with the fingers ), the orders : the fins.
JLPT no HSK
to inspect, to check, bow to the ground
jī, qǐ
Left: rice plant , right: var. of dog , purpose, aim (if sb. is sitting in sun he has a purpose)
In the rice plants is a 'dog' for the purpose of inspecting.
JLPT no HSK
addicted to, fond of, preference, (word's end ...-phil)
shì
Left: mouth , right: old man (old, experienced [old man , sitting person ], sun )
(He likes eating?) By the mouth has the old man his preferences: his addiction.
JLPT no HSK
academic achievements, accomplishment, visit a superior

Left: word /, right: order, purpose (If sb. is sitting in sun he has the purpose [as to indicate with the fingers ])
When his words are purpose-ful, he has (academic) achievements.
JLPT no HSK
man of sixty or seventy

Top: old, experienced (old man as a sitting person ), bottom: sun
Image of an old man sitting in the sun (.. who gives instructions with the finger .)

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