Ulrike's Mnemonics

Welcome to Ulrike's Mnemonics! This free, invaluable resource comes to you from the clever mind of Ulrike Narins, who has a passion for creating kanji mnemonics. Her collection of memory tricks will grow until she has provided mnemonics for all 2,136 Joyo kanji. (By the way, if you're wondering how to pronounce her name, "Eureka" is a good approximation. That is, in fact, Ulrike's "Starbucks name"!)

Kenneth Henshall's book A Guide to Remembering Japanese Characters inspired many of Ulrike's mnemonics. After presenting scholarly etymologies, Henshall suggests memory tricks that may have nothing to do with the true history. Taking a cue from his playful ideas, Ulrike prefers mnemonics that are easy to remember over those that adhere closely to the actual etymology.

Ulrike's mnemonics look simple, which is part of their brilliance, but there's actually quite a bit going on in each one. Here's how they work:

• Column 1 contains a kanji number and a kanji.

• Column 2 contains all the Joyo yomi for this kanji (with on-yomi in katakana and kun-yomi in hiragana). 

• Column 3 presents all the meanings of the kanji in question. Capital letters denote definitions that play a part in the mnemonic.

• Column 4 deftly interweaves two mnemonics—one for the shape and meaning and one for the yomi—and presents footnotes. Here is more information about those three features:

Shape-and-meaning mnemonics

Fully capitalized black words refer back to the capitalized definitions in column 3.

Ulrike has broken down each kanji into parts. In the mnemonics for the shape and meaning, these parts appear in parentheses. Words preceding the parentheses indicate what the parts represent. For example, for kanji 1021 (越: to cross over), we see this: "run (走) with spears (戈)."

Yomi mnemonics

• Romanized readings in all capital letters approximate the readings. The actual readings follow in parentheses, again in hiragana for kun-yomi and in katakana for on-yomi. For example, the yomi mnemonic for kanji 6, 音 (オン, イン, おと, ね), is "my blue ONkel (オン: German for “uncle”) from INdia (イン)." Note that the yomi mnemonic features two of the four yomi. Note, also, that Ulrike sometimes uses mnemonics that incorporate German (her native language) and Japanese, as well as English. You'll learn some German on top of everything else!

The yomi mnemonic may appear smack in the middle of the mnemonic for the shape and meaning. Alternatively, the yomi mnemonic may come first or last. For kanji 6, the yomi mnemonic is at the center of the whole thing: "The SOUND that my blue ONkel (オン: German for “uncle”) from INdia (イン) makes when he stands (立) on the sun (日) must be truly horrible."

The yomi mnemonic appears entirely in blue, which isn't just a pretty color. The two mnemonics together should create a striking picture in your mind. When you later recall the whole scene, try to visualize the blue object in the picture. The blue entity may not be an object but rather a distinct sound. Zeroing in on that blue focal point will tell you the yomi. For instance, the mnemonic for kanji 235 (横) is "Yellow (黄) wood (木) on its SIDE. 'OH (オウ), look! A blue YOKO (よこ) Ono is sitting on it!'" It is important that you imagine a piece of yellow wood lying on its side with Yoko Ono sitting on it. Because Yoko Ono represents the yomi, visualize her in blue, possibly in a blue kimono. You need to visualize each scene as vividly as possible with the main features exaggerated or even twisted and infused with emotion. That way you will find the kanji much easier to remember.

Whenever possible, Ulrike distinguishes between short and long yomi (e.g., TO and TOU) by representing the short one with something small or short in duration and by representing the long yomi with the same object in a larger size.

Footnotes

Footnotes for each mnemonic list the parts of each kanji and provide definitions or explanations.

A kanji could have three kinds of parts:

1. Shapes that constitute autonomous kanji, such as the 祭 inside 察 (489: to guess). For such shapes, a link will take you to the row for that particular kanji so that you can find out more about it (e.g., its mnemonic).

2. Shapes that serve as radicals, such as the 宀 (radical 40: "roof") in 察. For such shapes, links will take you to corresponding Radical Notes, if they exist. If they don't yet exist, they will eventually, and links to them will appear at that point.

3. Shapes that are mere components and that appear in a component sidebar on the upper right side of the page. For example, the first two strokes of kanji 2, 右 (right), constitute a component that you should interpret as "hand" for the purposes of that mnemonic, though the proper etymology may say otherwise. The sidebar lists all such components.

Very often, a shape constitutes both an autonomous kanji and a radical. In such cases, we present the shape first as a kanji, then as a radical, also listing its radical number and name, as with 口 (20: mouth; radical 30: “mouth”) in the mnemonic for 右. We have chosen this sequence because an autonomous kanji is likely to have a mnemonic presented in its own row, and you may benefit from following that thread. By contrast, although you'll find a wealth of information in each Radical Note, you won't find a mnemonic there.

When a shape constitutes a radical, we present the actual radical name, but the footnote also suggests how you should perceive a radical in the context of a particular mnemonic, as it fits the story better. Here are some examples:

儿 (radical 10: ”legs”; take as “bent legs”)

攵 (radical 66: "strike"; take as "stick in hand")

耂 (radical 125: "old"; take as "stick in the earth")

A shape may constitute both a radical and a non-Joyo kanji. In that case, we present it only as a radical. That's true of 頁 (radical 181: "big shell"; take as "head"). Although it is also a non-Joyo kanji meaning "page" or "leaf," we say nothing about that in the footnote.

• Column 5 lists Joyo kanji that contain the character in question. (If no Joyo kanji include the given shape, column 5 simply says "None.") For example, kanji 886 (若) appears inside 諾 (1557: consent) and 匿 (1664: to hide). If many Joyo kanji contain the given shape, then we list just a few and indicate that others exist. 

Incidentally, when we say that one kanji "contains" another, we don't mean that there's an etymological relationship between the two. Sometimes a shape looks the way it does because of a simplification or miscopying. Thus, there is no real connection between 上 (37: above, up) and 止 (129: to stop), for instance. But this part of the site is about mnemonics, not etymology, so we're casting those concerns aside for now and saying that 上 is inside 止.

Here's another great feature of the mnemonics page. Clicking on a kanji in column 5 changes the whole display significantly, showing how various shapes relate to one another. In column 5 for row 886 (若), choosing (1557) makes that row appear atop the now-indented (886) row. The kanji contains not only but also 言 (274: to say), so that row simultaneously appears, indented as much as row 886 is. Because contains 右 (2: right), the row for kanji 2 displays under row 886, indented more. Finally, includes 口 (20: mouth), so the ultra-indented row 20 appears at the bottom. This hierarchical arrangement (akin to a family tree) lends clarity to chaos in the kanji world.

1
イツ, イチ
ひと-つ, ひと

ONE; "one" radical

If you hold ONE finger horizontally for too long it will start to ITCH (イチ).


The kanji itself is radical 1: "one"

(3: rain)

(327: world)

(1149: hill)

and more

2
ウ, ユウ
みぎ

RIGHT (as opposed to left)

In shock over the illegal U-turn (ユウ), he covered his mouth (口) with his RIGHT hand ().


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

, take as "hand"

(886: young)

3

あま, あめ

RAIN; "rain" radical

If you take the U(ウ)-Boot (U-Boot: German for "submarine") to AMErika (あめ), then you won’t notice the RAIN. They just know it’s RAINING when the one (一) piece of cloth (巾) they hang out is dripping wet.


 (1: one; radical 1: "one")

 (1989: cloth; radical 50: "cloth")

The kanji itself is radical 173: "rain"

(180: electricity)

(1444: to quake)

(1940: leak)

and more

4
エン
まる-い

circle; YEN

"Get YEN coins from a teller's window and put the special ones in the blue ENvelope (エン)."


None

None

5
オウ

KING, magnate; "jewel" radical

The KING rules three (三) entities: heaven, Earth, and humans. He is the vertical force ( | ) binding them together. "OH (オウ), no!" screamed the crowd when he turned blue.


(23: "three)

| (radical 2: "rod"), take as "vertical force"

The kanji itself is a variant of radical 96: "jewel"

(299: to preside over)

(330: all)

(1161: lunatic)

and more

 

 

6
イン, オン
おと, ね

SOUND, noise; "sound" radical

The SOUND that my blue ONkel (オン: German for "uncle") from INdia (イン) makes when he stands (立) on the sun (日) must be truly horrible.


(73: to stand; radical 117: "standing")

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

The kanji itself is radical 180: "sound"

(224: darkness)

(226: mind)

(1015: rhyme)

and more

7
カ, ゲ
さ-げる, くだ-る, くだ-さる, した, お-りる, もと, さ-がる, くだ-す, お-ろす, しも

BELOW, down; to descend, give; LOW, INFERIOR

The T-bar with the droopy LOWER handle is of such INFERIOR quality that it broke off and fell on the blue CAr (カ) BELOW.


None

(1663: mountain pass)

8

ほ, ひ

FIRE; Tuesday; Mars; "fire" radical

Flames of FIRE shot out of the blue CAr (カ). "HI (ひ: German sound for "sniggering"), hi, hi," chuckled the arsonist.


The kanji itself is radical 86: "fire"

(556: light)

(680: disaster)

(818: ash)

and more

9

はな

FLOWER

HANA (はな) called to her friend, "Look at that beautiful blue CAlla (カ) lily! FLOWERS appear when the plant (艹) undergoes a change (化)."


艹 (radical 140: "grass")

(238: to change)

None

10
ガク
まな-ぶ

study, LEARNING, science

Under an ornate roof (), each child (子) LEARNS about GArlic COOking (ガク) and practices with a blue pot.


, take as "ornate roof"

(25: child; radical 39: "child")

None

11
ケ, キ

SPIRIT, mind; air, ATMOSPHERE, mood; breath; flavor

If you put the big blue KEY (キ) in the keyhole marked with X, a SPIRIT-like vapor (气) will be released into the ATMOSPHERE.


气 (radical 84: "vapor")

None

12
ク, キュウ
ここの-つ, ここの

NINE

The NINE desperately wanted to be a ten (十) but it was about to fall over. So it used a blue hook-shaped Q(キュウ)-tip to lean on.


(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(253: research)

(687: miscellaneous)

(1125: rut)

and more

13
キュウ
やす-む, やす-める, やす-まる

to REST, sleep; DAY OFF

This very CUte (キュウ) person (亻) all dressed in blue RESTs against a tree (木) on her DAY OFF.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

None

14
キン, コン
かな, かね

metal (esp. GOLD); money; Friday; Venus; "metal" radical

He presented two GOLD nuggets ( \ / ) covered () with earth (土) to the blue KINg (キン).


\ /, take as "two nuggets"

, take as "cover"

(60: earth; radical 32: "earth")

The kanji itself is radical 167: "metal"

(353: iron)

(462: mirror)

(611: to record)

and more

15
クウ
あ-く, から, そら, あ-ける

EMPTY, void, vacant; SKY

I work (工) to create a hole (穴) in the roof to see the EMPTY SKY, but instead I see a big blue KUH (クウ: German for "cow").


(113: manufacturing; radical 48: "katakana e"), take as "to work"

(849: hole; radical 116: "hole")

(1258: to hold back)

16
ガツ, ゲツ
つき

MOON, month; Monday; "moon" and "flesh" radicals

A pitted crescent MOON shone down on them. She whispered to him, "Do you have the GUTS (ガツ) to go to the graveyard? The nugGETS (ゲツ) on Grandpa’s grave will look blue in the moonlight." 


The kanji itself is radical 74: "moon" and radical 130: "flesh"

(208: bright)

(316: to extinguish)

(401: to possess)

and more

17
ケン
いぬ

DOG; "animal" radical

The big (大) spotted (丶) DOG named KEN (ケン) is standing on his hind legs.


(53: big; radical 37: "big")

丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "spotted"

The kanji itself is radical 94: "animal"

(528: as such)

(717: status quo)

(1219: offering)

and more

18
ケン
み-える, み-る, み-せる

to SEE, LOOK AT; opinion; visible; "seeing" radical

I bend down (儿) to LOOK AT KEN (ケン), who is lying on the floor all blue. I want to SEE with my own eyes (目) that he is alive.


儿 (radical 10: "legs"), take as "bent legs"

(72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

The kanji itself is radical 147: "seeing"

(149: parent)

(439: to memorize)

(445: view)

and more

19

いつ, いつ-つ

FIVE

On this strange chair with a cover, you can only sit until you are FIVE. The cover is blue and doubles as a GO (ゴ) board.


None

(112: language)

(1239: to understand)

20
ク, コウ
くち

MOUTH, OPENING; "mouth" radical

Saying "KUCHI KUCHI (くち) coo" to a baby makes it OPEN its MOUTH with delight. But then its lips turn blue because COld (コウ) air gets in.


The kanji itself is radical 30: "mouth"

(2: right)

(166: a stand)

(655: phrase)

and more

21
コウ

SCHOOL; to revise, proofread

It's easy to recognize the SCHOOL. Its roof features six (六) wooden (木) crosses (乂) COAted (コウ) with blue paint.


(76: six)

(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

乂, take as "cross"

Alternate interpretation: (115: association)

None

22

ひだり

LEFT

She grabbed the I-beam (工) with her LEFT hand () to divert attention while she HID A RIbbon (ひだり) in her blue SAri (サ).


, take as "hand"

(113: manufacturing; radical 48: "katakana e"), take as "I-beam"

(1283: assistant)

(1540: lazy)

23
サン
み-つ, み, みっ-つ

THREE

When her SON (サン) is feeling blue, she writes beautiful THREE-line poems.


None

寿 (1351: longevity)

(1586: casting)

24
サン
やま

MOUNTAIN; pile; "mountain" radical

This is the triple-peaked MOUNTAIN that my SON (サン) climbs when he is feeling blue.


The kanji itself is radical 46: "mountain"

(249: boulder)

(358: island)

(1801: to crumble)

and more

25
ス, シ

CHILD; noun suffix; sign of the rat; "child" radical

A long-armed CHILD named SUE (ス) is lying on a blue COtton (こ) SHEet (シ).


The kanji itself is radical 39: "child"

(10: study)

(101: to teach)

(1752: floating)

and more

26

よ-つ, よん, よ, よっ-つ

FOUR

FOUR corners of the square were supposed to be marked, but SHE (シ) ran out of steam after two.


None

None

27

いと

THREAD; "thread" radical

Skeins of THREAD are laid out on a blue SHEet (シ).


The kanji itself is radical 120: "thread"

(132: paper)

(785: to knit)

(1701: truss)

and more

28

あざ

CHARACTER, letter; word; SECTION OF VILLAGE

A child (子) at her home (宀) in a remote SECTION OF THE VILLAGE studies the Chinese CHARACTERS embroidered on her mother’s blue JEAns (ジ).


(25: child; radical 39: "child")

宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "home"

None

29

みみ

EAR, hearing; "ear" radical

This EAR looks just like the one on my blue robot MIMI (みみ).


The kanji itself is radical 128: "ear"

(200: to hear)

(301: to take)

(721: employment)

and more

30
シチ
なな-つ, なな, なの

SEVEN

SHE CHEAted (シチ) and turned the SEVEN upside down. "NA-NA (なな: German "scolding" sound)," scolded her partner.


None

(156: to cut)

(1488: stealth)

31
シャ
くるま

CAR, vehicle; train; wheel; "vehicle" radical

He saw a blue two-wheeled rickSHAW (シャ) and decided to make it into a CAR.


The kanji itself is radical 159: "vehicle"

(466: armed forces)

(601: wheel)

(607: to take along)

and more

32
シュ
た, て

HAND, arm; performer of an action; manually handled; means; skill; trouble; "hand" radical

A HAND with fingers spread out will never fit in the tiny blue SHOE (シュ).


The kanji itself is radical 64: "hand"

(458: to raise)

(1209: attack)

(1402: to manipulate)

and more

33
ジュウ, ジッ
と, とお

TEN; complete; cross; "cross" radical

A roman numeral TEN (X) is balancing on its TOEs (とお) until they turn blue.


The kanji itself is radical 24: "cross"

(105: to measure)

(349: straightaway)

(905: needle)

and more

34
スイ, シュツ
で-る, だ-す

to exit, leave, go out, COME OUT, put out, protrude

When I DARE (でる) to COME OUT from behind the bamboo SHOOTS (シュツ), I see mountain (山) upon mountain (山).


(24: mountain; radical 46: "mountain")

(1188: to bend)

(1189: to dig)

(1487: clumsy)

and more

35
ニョ, ジョ, ニョウ
おんな, め

WOMAN, female; "woman" radical

The kneeling WOMAN with the outstretched arms was the one who dated short, blue-haired JOE (ジョ).


The kanji itself is radical 38: "woman"

(223: peaceful)

(859: liking)

(1278: marriage)

and more

36
ショウ
ちい-さい, お, こ

SMALL; minor; young; "little" radical

In his magic SHOW (ショウ) he uses a blue COat (こ) to turn a hook (亅) into two SMALL needles ()—and says he is not CHEAting (ちい(さい)).


亅 (radical 6: "barb"), take as "hook"

, take as "two small needles"

The kanji itself is radical 42: "little"

(99: capital)

(143: few)

(695: to show)

and more

37
ジョウ, ショウ
あ-げる, のぼ-る, のぼ-す, うえ, かみ, あ-がる, のぼ-せる, うわ

ABOVE, UP

That bar has a handle that sticks UP ABOVE the baseline. Whenever JOE (ジョウ) is blue he tries to balance on the handle on one foot.


None

(129: to stop)

(1250: agreement)

(1663: mountain pass)

and more

38
シン
もり

FOREST, woods

Blue-haired MORRIs (もり) said that a FOREST has at least one tree (木) more than a grove (林).


(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(75: grove)

None

39
ジン, ニン
ひと

PERSON; "person" radical

This headless, armless PERSON works as a blue NINja (ニン).


The kanji itself is radical 9: "person"

(419: preposition)

(1310: umbrella)

(1353: prisoner)

and more

40
スイ
みず

WATER; Mercury; "water" radical

The WATER of incredibly blue SWIss (スイ) rivers squeezes through narrow banks.


The kanji itself is radical 85: "water"

(915: spring)

(1657: to step on)

尿 (1675: urine)

and more

41
セイ, ショウ
ただ-す, ただ-しい, まさ

right, CORRECT, exact; justice; regular, formal

Whenever he reaches a blue stop sign, SEIji (セイ) tells himself, "To stop (止) at the line (一) is the CORRECT thing to do."


(129: to stop; radical 77: "stopping")

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "line"

(724: politics)

(1397: symptoms)

(1472: to subjugate)

and more

42
ショウ, セイ
は-える, き, い-かす, う-まれる, お-う, は-やす, い-きる, なま, い-ける, う-む

LIFE; birth, to GROW; raw; student; "birth" radical

A GROWING plant serves as a symbol for LIFE in the SHOW (ショウ) on the stage on the blue SEE (セイ: German for "lake").


The kanji itself is radical 100: "birth"

(154: star)

(491: products)

(723: gender)

and more

43
セイ, ショウ
あお, あお-い

BLUE, green; youth; PALE; "blue" radical

The PALE plants that grow () on the SHOre (ショウ) of the blue SEE (セイ: German for "lake") appear BLUE when the moon (月) shines.


, take as twist on (42: to grow; radical 100: "birth")

(16: moon; radical 74: "moon")

The kanji itself is radical 174: "blue"

(155: to clear up)

(519: quiet)

(719: emotion)

and more

44
セキ
ゆう

EVENING; "evening" radical

A clear moon indicates that EVENING has arrived. And YOU (ゆう) want to celebrate by hitting the slopes at night on our blue SKIs (セキ).


The kanji itself is radical 36: "evening"

(71: name)

(91: outside)

(1844: dream)

and more

45
セキ, コク, シャク
いし

STONE; "stone" radical

A square STONE at the base of the cliff fell on my blue SKI (セキ) and caused my ISCHIas (いし: German for "sciatica") to flare up.


The kanji itself is radical 112: "stone"

(249: boulder)

(634: assurance)

(767: tear, break)

and more

46
シャク, セキ
あか-らむ, あか-い, あか-らめる, あか

RED; "red" radical

The fire () glowed RED. It melted all the snow, exposing the earth (土) below and making him feel silly for wearing blue SKIs (セキ).


, take as twist on (8: fire; radical 86: "fire")

(60: soil; radical 32: "earth")

The kanji itself is radical 155: "red"

(1080: to intimidate)

(1336: to pardon)

47
セン

THOUSAND

"A picture is worth a THOUSAND words," said the SENator (セン) in the blue suit, studying an image of Jesus with a cross (十) in one hand and a whip (丿) in the other.


(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

丿 (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "whip"

(221: talk)

(244: active)

(732: tongue)

and more

48
セン
かわ

RIVER; "curving river" radical

A big rod ( | ) is floating down the RIVER, right in the CENter (セン) between the banks ().


| (radical 2: "rod")

, take as "(river) banks"

The kanji itself is radical 47: "curving river"

(409: flow)

(506: sequence)

(656: instruction)

and more

49
セン
さき

AHEAD; before; LAST (week, etc.), recently; tip; DESTINATION

The blue-haired SENator's (セン) legs (儿) carried him AHEAD toward his DESTINATION, but his mind was on LAST week and the birth () of his son.


儿 (radical 10: "legs")

, take as twist on (42: life; radical 100: "birth")

(916: to wash)

50
サッ, ソウ
はや-める, はや-まる, はや-い

early; QUICK

Judging from the sun (日), it must be 10 (十) already. Time goes by QUICKLY when you are SEWing (ソウ) a blue quilt.


(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(162: grass)

(318: written passage)

(902: barrier)

and more

51
ソク
た-りる, た-す, あし, た-る

FOOT, LEG; step; to walk; counter for pairs of footwear; SUFFICE; "foot" radical

A FOOT with a heel () and a kneecap (口) constitute half a LEG. It SUFFICES that the blue SOCKs (ソク) go up only to the marker on the shin ().


, take as "foot with heel"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "kneecap"

, take as "marker on shin"

The kanji itself is radical 157: "foot"

(415: route)

(1536: to stimulate)

(2056: to catch)

and more

52
ソン
むら

VILLAGE

It is blue-haired SONia's (ソン) job to measure (寸) all trees (木) in the VILLAGE.


(909: measurement; radical 41: "inch")

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

None

53
ダイ, タイ
おお, おお-いに, おお-きい

BIG; general, very; university; "big" radical

This boy who is trying to look as BIG as possible wears DEIne (ダイ: German for "your") blue TIE (タイ), which hangs to his knees.


The kanji itself is radical 37: "big"

(614: cause)

(1668: to pierce)

(1920: to return)

and more

54
ナン, ダン
おとこ

MAN, male

When strength (力) is needed in the rice field (田), the MAN in blue DUNgarees (ダン) comes to help.


(74: strength; radical 19: "strong")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(592: brave)

(1903: captive)

(2124: to well (up))

55
ジュウ, チュウ
なか

MIDDLE; in; among; during; throughout; CHINA; to hit the target

The CHINESE arrow (丨) with blue CHEWing (チュウ) gum on the tip hits the target (口) right in the MIDDLE.


丨 (radical 2: "rod"), take as "arrow"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "target"

(934: go-between)

(936: loyalty)

(1583: open sea)

56
チュウ
むし

INSECT; worm; belittling term; "insect" radical

I pinned the INSECT () to the bottom of the showcase with a little sign (中) but someone obscured the writing with blue CHEWing gum (チュウ).


, take as "insect"

(55: middle), take as "sign on pin"

The kanji itself is radical 142: "insect"

(100: strong)

(198: wind)

(763: alone)

and more

57
チョウ
まち

TOWN

The TOWN where the blue-haired CHOsen (チョウ) one lived was built around a rice field (田) with a statue of a giant nail (丁) in the middle.


(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(346: town subsection), take as "nail"

None

58
テン
あま, あめ

SKY, heavens; weather; nature; top; Uranus

The blue-haired AMErican (あめ) TENor (テン) looked up in awe while singing this aria: "Above us all there is one (一) big (大) SKY."


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(53: big; radical 37: "big")

(688: silkworm)

(918: to play music)

(1631: to append)

and more

59
デン

RICE FIELD; (oil, coal, etc.) field; "rice field" radical

When the DENtist (デン) feels blue, he strolls along the paths that cross the RICE FIELD.


The kanji itself is radical 102: "rice field"

(131: to think)

(424: stomach)

(627: fruit)

and more

60
ト, ド
つち

soil, EARTH, ground; land; Saturday; Saturn; Turkey; "earth" radical

This sturdy plant grows in the EARTH even if DOgs (ド) keep peeing on it.


The kanji itself is radical 32: "earth"

(258: to leave)

 (372: slope)

(612: pressure)

and more

61

ふた-つ, ふた

TWO; "two" radical

"Hold TWO fingers horizontally and lift your blue FOOT Up (ふた) to touch the opposite KNEE (ニ), also blue."


The kanji itself is radical 7: "two"

(906: humanity)

(950: second)

(1470: well)

and more

62
ジツ, ニチ
ひ, か

DAY; SUN; Japan; Sunday; "sun" radical

The HEAt (ひ) of the SUN powers NIETZSCHE’s (ニチ: German philosopher) blue CAr (か) by DAY.


The kanji itself is radical 72: "sun"

(6: sound)

(1481: past)

(1816: cap)

and more

63
ニュウ
い-れる, い-る, はい-る

to ENTER, COME IN; put in; contain; accept; emphatic verbal suffix; "enter" radical

The blue-eyed NEW (ニュウ) Yorker ENTERED the teepee (入) only after the Native American called out in an EErie (い(る)) voice, telling him to COME IN.


The kanji itself is radical 11: "enter"

(1275: to move inward)

64
ネン
とし

YEAR

Every YEAR, blue-haired NENa (ネン) brings the person () guarding the well () a blue TOSHIba (とし) laptop.


, take as twist on (39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as twist on (1470: well)

None

65
ビャク, ハク
しら, しろ, しろ-い

WHITE; blank; unblemished; clear; to say; "white" radical

A WHITE ray () of sunshine (日) falls on the bowl of blue HUCKleberries (ハク).


, take as "ray"

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

The kanji itself is radical 106: "white"

(915: spring)

(1695: beat)

(1696: to stay overnight)

and more

66
ハチ
よう, や, やっ-つ, や-つ

EIGHT; many; specific time of day; "eight" radical

The teacher had a special nose. It would always sneeze EIGHT times—four on the left side and four on the right—always with a tremendous HATSCHI (はち: German sound of a sneeze).


The kanji itself is radical 12: "eight"

(122: valley)

(199: to divide)

(277: public)

and more

67
ヒャク

HUNDRED; various

"What? HE's YAKUza (ヒャク)? No way! Only about one (一) in a HUNDRED of the white (白) males in this town has ties to those gangsters."


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(65: white; radical 106: "white")

None

68
モン, ブン
ふみ

SENTENCE, letter; language; "literature" radical

Blue-haired MONica (モン) tells her students to dot their i's and cross their t's (亠) in all SENTENCES. Otherwise she is going to cross out (乂) everything they've written.


亠 (radical 8: "lid"), take as "to dot the i's and cross the t's"

乂 (to mow), take as "to cross out"

The kanji itself is radical 67: "literature"

(336: to)

(1056: mosquito)

(1857: pattern)

and more

 

69
モク, ボク
こ, き

TREE, wood; Thursday; Jupiter; "tree" radical

This TREE with the sweeping branches has a blue KEY (き) on top so that the blue BOCK (ボク: German for "buck") cannot reach it.


The kanji itself is radical 75: "tree"

(832: desk)

(1304: label)

(1389: bed)

and more

70
ホン
もと

BOOK; basis, origin; this; main; real; counter for cylindrical objects

Under the blue sky of HONolulu (ホン) he wonders how much of a tree (木) it takes to make one (一) BOOK.


(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(165: body)

(1705: bowl)

71
ミョウ, メイ

NAME; fame; excellence; counter for people

Blue-haired MEI (メイ) stands at the window (口) each evening (夕), calling her lover's NAME.


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window"

(44: evening; radical 36: "evening")

(1847: inscription)

72
ボク, モク
め, ま

EYE; to look; point of view; aim; item; ordinal number suffix; "eye" radical

An upright EYE painted on the blue MElon (め) seemed to MOCK (モク) people.


The kanji itself is radical 109: "eye"

(18: to see)

(530: mutual)

(1816: cap)

and more

73
リツ, リュウ
た-てる, た-つ

to STAND, be independent; erect, establish, rise; start; "standing" radical

He is STANDING there, staring at the huge blue RITZ (リツ) Hotel in front of him.


The kanji itself is radical 117: "standing"

(6: sound)

(421: rank)

(563: double)

and more

74
リキ, リョク
ちから

power, ability; STRENGTH; force; influence; energy; "strong" radical

RICKY (リキ) turned blue from all the effort of showing off the STRENGTH of his biceps.


The kanji itself is radical 19: "strong"; take as "biceps"

(314: to help)

(431: addition)

(795: duty)

and more

75
リン
はやし

FOREST, grove

Blue-haired RINgo (リン) was the only person who called the two trees (木) in his front yard a FOREST.


(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(1830: to rub)

(1831: to polish)

(1832: demon)

and more

76
ロク
む-つ, むい, む, むっ-つ

SIX

Whoever wins this game of rock (丶), paper (一), scissors (八), using a blue ROCK (ロク), will get the SIX-pack.


丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "rock"

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "sheet of paper"

(66: eight; radical 12: "eight"), take as "scissors"

None

77
イン
ひ-く, ひ-ける
pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to
78
ウン
くも
cloud
79
オン, エン
とお-い

DISTANT, far

In her travels (辶) to a DISTANT land (土), she made sure to have enough food to put in her mouth (口), comfortable clothes (), and of course her blue TOY (とおい).


辶 (radical 162: "movement"), take as "travels"

(60: land; radical 32: "earth")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

, take as twist on (420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

None

80

なん, なに
what
81

department, course, section
82
ゲ, カ
なつ

SUMMER

You see a lot of lanterns () and crossed legs (夂) in a SUMMER dance around a blue CAr (カ) filled with NUTS (なつ).


, take as "lantern"

夂 (radical 34: "winter"), take as "crossed legs"

None

83
ケ, カ
いえ, や
house, home, family, professional, expert, performer
84

うた-う, うた

SONG; POEM

In this picture, blue-haired UTA (うた) has her mouth wide open. It is possible (可) that she is yawning (欠). But it is also possible (可) that she is singing a SONG or reciting a POEM.


(816: possible)

(471: lack; radical 76: "yawning")

None

85
ガ, カク

PICTURE; to draw a line; plan; kanji stroke 

To preserve his PICTURES, blue-haired GArfield (ガ) attaches each one to a wooden lattice (田) that hangs (丨) from a rod (一) in an open box (凵).


(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field"), take as "lattice"

丨 (radical 2: "rod"), take as "to hang"

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "rod"

凵 (radical 17: "open box")

None

86
カイ, エ
まわ-る, まわ-す
-times, round, game, revolve, counter for occurrences
87
エ, カイ
あ-う

MEETING; party; association; collecting; fortune

"OW (あ(う))!" said the two (二) people who bumped elbows (ム) at a MEETING under the awning ().


(61: two; radical 7: "two")

ム (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "elbow"

, take as "awning," is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(89: picture)

88
カイ
うみ

sea, OCEAN; Neptune

"Every (毎) drop of water (氵) flows to the OCEAN," muses blue-haired KYle (カイ).


(206: every)

氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

None

89
カイ, エ

PICTURE

At the party (会) the blue-haired twins KYle (カイ) and Emile (エ) gave out colorful threads (糸). The guests had to arrange them to make a PICTURE of the hosts.


(87: party)

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

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90

かい

SHELLFISH; seashell; "small shell" radical

A SHELLFISH with protruding legs becomes tangled up with a sunken blue KIte (かい).


The kanji itself is radical 154: "small shell"

(193: to buy)

(728: blame)

(742: rule)

and more

91
ガイ, ゲ
そと, はず-す, ほか, はず-れる
outside
92
ケン, カン
ま, あいだ

interval; SPACE; between; relationship; timing; room

When MA (ま) has the blues, she appreciates the SPACE in the gate (門) that lets sun (日) into the room.


(211: gate; radical 169: "gate")

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

(829: simple)

(2121: dark)

93
ガン
かお

FACE, EXPRESSION

You should have seen the EXPRESSION on the lad's (彦) FACE when I showed him the blue GUN (ガン) made of big shells (頁).


彦 (lad)

頁 (page; radical 181: "big shell")

None

94

vapor, steam
95

しる-す

to WRITE DOWN; record; MEMORY; symbol

Blue-eyed KEIth (キ) says (言) he himself (己) WROTE DOWN the sequence of events from MEMORY.


(274: to say; radical 149: "word")

(855: self; radical 49: "oneself")

None

96

かえ-す, かえ-る
homecoming, arrive at, lead to, result in
97
ギュウ
うし

COW

"The COW with a broken horn? I call her USCHI (うし)."


The kanji itself is radical 93: "cow"

(387: thing)

(632: to solve)

(760: special)

and more

98
ギョ
うお, さかな

FISH; "fish" radical

In the middle of the rice field (田) he made a fire (灬) and roasted the FISH that was still on the hook (). Then he said, "Now hand me the spices from the blue SACK, ANNA (さかな)."


(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

灬 is a variant of 火 (radical 86: "fire")

, take as "hook"

The kanji itself is radical 195: "fish"

(459: fishing)

(1208: whale)

(1501: fresh)

99
キョウ, ケイ

CAPITAL, metropolis; Tokyo; Kyoto

In the back of the blue KIOsk (キョウ), in a small (小) opening (口) covered by a lid (亠), they hide the map of the CAPITAL's secret passages.


(36: small; radical 42: "little")

(20: opening; radical 30: "mouth")

亠 (radical 8: "lid")

(469: scene)

(890: to start)

(1906: refreshing)

and more

100
キョウ, ゴウ
し-いる, つよ-い, つよ-める, つよ-まる
strong
101
キョウ
おそ-わる, おし-える

to TEACH, faith, doctrine

With stick in hand (攵) TEACH child (孑) to put sticks in the earth (耂). TODAY (キョウ: Japanese for "today") that would not be allowed.


攵 (radical 66: "strike"), take as "stick in hand"

孑 is a variant of (25: child; radical 39: "child")

耂 (radical 125: "old"), take as "stick in the earth"

None

102
ギョク
たま

ball; spherical object; JEWEL; "jewel" radical

The king (王) has a tiny bag (丶) containing JEWELS and a rare, blue TAMArind (たま) hanging from his belt for emergencies.


(5: king; radical 96: "jewel")

丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "tiny bag"

The kanji itself is radical 96: "jewel"

(123: country)

(971: treasure)

(1329: emperor's seal)

103
キン
ちか-い
near (in space or time)
104
ケイ, ギョウ
かたち, かた

SHAPE

Blue-haired KAte (ケイ) checks the SHAPE of her short hair (彡) in a reflection in the well ().


彡 (radical 59: "short hair")

, take as twist on (1470: well)

None

105
ケイ
はか-らう, はか-る

to MEASURE, plan, SCHEME, plot

Those were his last words (言): "Counting in tens (十) is a good SCHEME for MEASURING the depth of the blue CAve (ケイ)."


(274: word; radical 149: "word")

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

None

106
ガン, ゲン
もと

beginning, FORMER TIMES, origin

She had her MOTTO (もと) tattooed in blue on her two (二) legs (儿): "Forget FORMER TIMES. The past is dead."


(61: two; radical 7: "two")

儿 (radical 10: "legs")

(440: perfect)

(1119: stubborn)

(1982: to play with)

and more

107
ゲン
はら

FIELD; plateau; original, primary

The spring () at the foot of the cliff (厂) provides water for the FIELD that MorGAN (ゲン) always visits when he is blue.


, take as twist on (915: spring)

厂 (radical 27: "cliff")

(446: wish)

(853: source)

108

DOOR; counter for houses

The front DOOR got a COat (コ) of blue paint. Before it dried, someone left a small TOE (と) print on it.


The kanji itself is radical 63: "door"

(1212: shoulder)

(1809: chamber)

(1920: to return)

and more

109

ふる-い, ふる-す

OLD; obsolete; secondhand

After you told (口) me the story of your blue COat (コ) 10 (十) times, it got really OLD.


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "to tell"

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(264: suffering)

(476: solid)

(649: to reside)

and more

110

NOON, sign of the horse, 11AM-1PM, seventh sign of Chinese zodiac

NOON strikes, knocking top bit off cow (牛) as it bumps into the blue GOgo (ゴ) girl.


None

(650: to permit)

111
ゴ, コウ
のち, あと, うし-ろ, おく-れる
behind, back, later
112

かた-る, かた-らう
language; word; to talk; story
113
コウ, ク

manufacturing, CONSTRUCTION, engineering; craftsperson; "katakana e" radical

The I-beams used to CONSTRUCT the bridge need a new blue COAt (コウ) of paint.


The kanji itself is radical 48: "katakana e"; take as "I-beam"

(15: empty)

(22: left)

(295: style)

and more

114
コウ
ひろ-がる, ひろ-い, ひろ-める, ひろ-げる, ひろ-まる
wide; to spread
115
コウ
ま-ざる, か-う, まじ-わる, ま-じる, ま-ぜる, か-わす, まじ-える

association; exchange; cross; to BLEND; deliver; by turns

My father (父) put everything for the blue COconut (コウ) smoothie in the BLENDER and then turned it on without placing the lid (亠) on top.


(197: father; radical 88: "father")

亠 (radical 8: "lid")

Alternate interpretations:

(76: six)

乂 (to mow), take as "cross"

(21: school)

(671: effect)

(1254: suburbs)

and more

116
コウ
ひかり, ひか-る

LIGHT; to shine; scenery; honor

Blue-haired COdy (コウ) sees rays () of LIGHT bouncing off of the table's (兀) surface.


, take as "rays," a twist on (36: small; radical 42: "little")

兀 , take as "table"

(1132: to sparkle)

117
コウ
かんが-える
consider, think over
118
ギョウ, コウ, アン
い-く, おこな-う, ゆ-く
going, journey
119
コウ
たか-い, たか-まる, たか, たか-める
tall, high, expensive
120
オウ, コウ
こ, き

YELLOW; "yellow" radical

Look for the man in the blue COAt (コウ) who has a blue KEY (き) hanging around his neck. He will tell you that the YELLOW brick road cuts across the grassy (艹) area near the rice field (田).


艹 (radical 140: "grass")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

The kanji itself is radical 201: "yellow"

(235: side)

121
ガッ, ゴウ, カッ
あ-う, あ-わせる, あ-わす

to COMBINE; FIT

"COMBINE this roof () with those windows (口) and you have a perfect FIT!" said blue-haired architect HuGO (ゴウ).


, take as "roof"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window"

None

122
コク
たに

VALLEY, gorge

The VALLEY is lined with double-roofed () houses (口), each with a blue TANNE (たに: German for "fir tree") in the yard.


, take as "double roof"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "house"

The kanji itself is radical 150: "valley"

(802: to contain)

(925: customs)

(1868: abundant)

and more

123
コク
くに

COUNTRY

Blue-eyed KUNIgunde (くに) returned to the COUNTRY that had confiscated her jewels (玉) and found them displayed in a special enclosure (囗) at a museum.


(102: ball; radical 96: "jewel")

囗 (box; radical 31: "enclosure")

None

124
コク
くろ-い, くろ

BLACK; "black" radical

To film HitchCOCK's (コク) "Blue Lantern," they created a village (里) and used fire (灬) to turn the town hall BLACK.


(219: village; radical 166: "village")

灬 is a variant of 火 (radical 86: "fire")

(1821: black inkstick)

125
コン, キン
いま

NOW; near future

"Take cover () in the corner () NOW!" yelled the blue-haired CONcierge (コン).


, take as "cover"

, take as "corner"

(561: thoughts)

(1118: to include)

(2091: to twirl)

and more

126
サイ
talent; genius; age suffix
127
サク, サ
つく-る

to MAKE, production, prepare, build

A person (亻) with a saw () sets out to MAKE something while SUCKing (サク) on a blue lollipop.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as "a saw"

None

128
サン

CALCULATION

When my SON (サン) feels blue, he holds his bamboo (竹) abacus (目) with both hands (廾) and does one CALCULATION after the other.


(170: bamboo; radical 118: "bamboo")

(72: eye; radical 109: "eye"), take as "abacus"

廾 (radical 55: "letter H"), take as "both hands"

None

129

と-まる, と-める

to STOP, halt

Everybody STOPPED in their tracks when the pole ( | ) with the blue SHEet (シ) appeared above (上) the harbor.


丨 (radical 2: "rod"), take as "pole"

 (37: above)

The kanji itself is radical 77: "stopping"

(202: to walk)

(290: tooth)

(1158: honorable)

and more

130

いち
market, city, town
131

おも-う

to THINK; remember

Blue-haired SHEila (シ) is truly a farmer at heart (心). All she THINKS about is her rice field (田).


(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(1196: blessing)

(1460: ear of grain)

(1904: consideration)

and more

132

かみ

paper; NEWSPAPER

With braided threads (糸) he ties up NEWSPAPERS containing articles by Ms. (氏) SHEila (シ) Miller, famous for her blue earrings.


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

(495: Ms.; radical 83: "clan")

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133

てら

BUDDHIST TEMPLE

At the BUDDHIST TEMPLE, I measured (寸) the depth of the earth (土) under each TERRAcotta (てら) statue that was wearing a blue bib.


(909: measurement; radical 41: "inch")

(60: soil; radical 32: "earth")

(135: time)

(337: to wait)

(361: equal)

and more

134
ジ, シ
みずか-ら

SELF; "oneself" radical

When I introduce mySELF, I always bat an eye (目) lash () and shout "I'm JIm (ジ)!"


(72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

, take as "eyelash"

The kanji itself is radical 132: "oneself"

(332: breath)

(377: nose)

(1356: to stink)

and more

135

とき

TIME, o’clock, hour; when, if

Blue-haired JImmy (ジ) can tell the TIME from the way the sun (日) shines on the Buddhist temple (寺).


(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(133: Buddhist temple)

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136
シツ
むろ

ROOM

They arrived at (至) noon and went into a ROOM where blue SHEETS (シツ) hung from the ceiling (宀).


(875: to arrive at; radical 133: "arriving")

宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "ceiling"

None

137
シャ
やしろ
company, firm, office, association, shrine
138
ジャク
よわ-い, よわ-まる, よわ-る, よわ-める
weak, frail
139
シュ
くび

NECK, HEAD; narrow part; LEADER; first; to confess; dismissal (from work); "neck" radical

A big shell () hangs around the NECK of the LEADER, and on his HEAD there are two pins () in the shape of tiny blue SHOEs (シュ).


, take as twist on 頁 (radical 181: "big shell")

, take as "two pins," is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

The kanji itself is radical 185: "neck"

(188: way)

140
シュウ
あき
autumn
141
シュン
はる
springtime, spring (season)
142
ショ
か-く
write
143
ショウ
すこ-し, すく-ない

a little; FEW, insufficient; to reduce in quantity; young

The detective found a FEW small (小) eyelashes (ノ) on the murder victim's SHOUlder (ショウ), which was blue with bruises.


(36: small; radical 42: "little")

ノ (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "eyelash"

(869: sand)

(1390: excerpt)

(1841: exquisite)

and more

144
ジョウ

PLACE; occasion; scene; market

Blue-haired JOE (ジョウ) laid out blue BAnanas (ば) for the picnic at a PLACE where rays () of the sun (日) hit the ground (土).


, take as "rays"

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

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145
シキ, ショク
いろ

COLOR; facial expression or tone; SENSUAL PLEASURE; character, feature; "color" radical

The artist's installation includes statues of bent bodies (, 巴), which are SHOCKingly (ショク) blue, in front of a COLORful background that almost evokes SENSUAL PLEASURE.


, take as "bent body"

巴, take as "bent body"

The kanji itself is radical 139: "color"

(733: to break off)

(1966: glossy)

146
ショク, ジキ
く-らう, く-う, た-べる

to eat; FOOD, dish, meal; eclipse; "food" radical

It is good (良) to put a lid () on FOOD so it will not spoil, even if it is just for the blue KUH (くう: German for "cow"). Otherwise all the blue stuff growing on it will SHOCK (ショク) you.


(598: good)

, take as "lid"

The kanji itself is radical 184: "food"

(230: to drink)

(247: building)

(565: cooked rice)

and more

147
シン
こころ

HEART, mind; center; "heart" radical

It felt as if his HEART suffered multiple strokes when he hit his SHINs (シン) so hard that they turned blue.


The kanji itself is radical 61: "heart"; take as "multiple strokes"

(1101: afflicted)

(1122: mourning)

(1598: to listen)

and more

148
シン
あら-た, あたら-しい, にい
new
149
シン
した-しい, おや, した-しむ
parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity, dealer (cards)
150
ト, ズ
はか-る
map, drawing, plan, unexpected, accidentally
151
ス, スウ
かぞ-える, かず

NUMBER; several; to COUNT

The woman (女) COUNTS the NUMBER of rice (米) grains. "I will strike (攵) you or even SUE (スウ) you if you count them wrong!" yells her boss.


(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

(201: rice; radical 119: "rice")

攵 (radical 66: "strike")

None

152
西
サイ, セイ
にし

WEST; Spain

Blue-haired SEIko (セイ) put her foot (儿) in her mouth when she said that of the four (四) directions, WEST was the most important one (一).


儿 (radical 10: "legs"), take as "foot"

(26: four)

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(593: need)

(626: value)

(1879: hip)

and more

153
ショウ, セイ
こわ, こえ
voice
154
セイ, ショウ
ほし

STAR; celestial body

"A STAR is called a sun (日) when it is the center of a planetary system," blue-eyed SEIko (セイ) tells her astronomy students (生).


(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(42: student; radical 100: "birth")

(2041: to awaken)

155
セイ
は-れる, は-らす

to CLEAR UP; good weather; formal, gala

Blue-haired SEIji (セイ) gathered his soccer players around and said, "HURRY (はれ(る))! The sun (日) is out and the sky is blue (青). It finally CLEARED UP! Let's play!"


(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

(43: blue; radical 174: "blue")

None

156
セツ, サイ
き-る, き-れる
cut, cutoff, be sharp
157
セツ
ゆき
snow
158
セン
ふね, ふな
ship, boat
159
ゼン
まえ

BEFORE; front; PORTION; worthy of

The blue-eyed ZEN (ゼン) priest always removes at least one (一) of the cow's horns () BEFORE cutting (刂) the meat (月) into PORTIONS.


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

, take as "horns," a twist on (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

刂, take as "cutting," is a variant of 刀 (radical 18: "sword")

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

(2044: to roast)

160

くみ, く-む

GROUP; class; to FORM, COMBINE; grapple with

"Furthermore (且), you need to COMBINE threads (糸) by color to FORM various GROUPS," said blue-haired KUMIko (くみ).


(1091: furthermore)

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

None

161
ソウ
はし-る

to RUN; move at high speed; "running" radical

While RUNNING through the fields to SOW (ソウ) blue HASHIsh (はし(る)) seeds, he caught his foot () on something sticking up from the ground (土).


, take as twist on 足 (radical 157: "foot")

(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

The kanji itself is radical 156: "running"

(250: to arise)

(1021: to cross over)

(1594: ultra-)

and more

162
ソウ
くさ

GRASS, WEED; draft; amateur; source

I always SOW (ソウ) blue GRASS (艹), which grows fast, but the WEEDS grow just as quickly (早).


艹 (radical 140: "grass")

(50: quick)

None

163

おお-い
many, frequent, much
164
タイ, タ
ふと-い, ふと-る

PLUMP, THICK, big around

The PLUMP dog (犬) has his tail (丶) between his legs because he cannot run fast anymore. He TIres (タイ) easily and has to rest on the FUTOn (ふと(い)).


(17: dog)

丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "tail"

(1541: burdensome)

(2058: luxury)

165
テイ, タイ
からだ

BODY; SUBSTANCE; style

The person (亻) with the blue TIE (タイ) saw a book (本) on a blue TAble (テイ) about SUBSTANCES that nourish the BODY.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(70: book)

None

166
ダイ, タイ
a stand, base, platform; observatory; counter for machines and vehicles
167
ジ, チ
ground, earth
168

いけ
pond, cistern, pool, reservoir
169

し-る

to KNOW

He KNEW which opening (口) the arrow (矢) would go through, so it's unfair that he won the blue CHIcken (チ).


(20: opening; radical 30: "mouth")

(981: arrow; radical 111: "arrow")

(1575: idiot)

170
チク
たけ

BAMBOO; "bamboo" radical

The blue CHICK (チク) tried to squeeze between two BAMBOO stalks.


The kanji itself is radical 118: "bamboo"

(900: to laugh)

(1486: to enroll)

(2048: piece of paper)

and more

171
サ, チャ
tea
172
チュウ
ひる
daytime, noon
173
チョウ
なが-い

LONG, LEADER

The LONG-haired guy walking with a stick is their LEADER. He was CHOsen (チョウ) for his blue hair.


The kanji itself is radical 168: "long"

 (347: notebook)

 (752: to expand)

 (1706: hair on the head)

174
チョウ
とり

BIRD, CHICKEN

The BIRD with big talons and blue feathers was CHOsen (チョウ) to play the CHICKEN in the annual play.


The kanji itself is radical 196: "bird"

(209: to chirp)

(1206: chicken)

(2072: crane)

175
チョウ
あさ

MORNING; dynasty; KOREA (esp. NORTH)

Each Monday (月), the blue-haired CHOsen (チョウ) one climbs a hill in NORTH KOREA to see the MORNING sun (日) rise between plants ().


(16: Monday; radical 74: "moon")

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

, take as "plants"

(941: tide)

176
ツ, ツウ
かよ-う, とお-す, とお-る

to PASS; communicate; common; know thoroughly; STREET; counter for ways and letters; frequent a place; in accordance with

He uses (用) swift movements (辶) of his elbows (マ) to PASS through the crowd on the STREET. He is eager to catch a glimpse of the COYOte (かよ(う)) with the blue tail.


(215: use; radical 101: "using")

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

マ, take as "elbow"

None

177
ダイ, テイ, デ
おとうと
younger brother, faithful service to elders
178
テン
みせ

shop, STORE; stall

A STORE selling blue TENnis (テン) balls now occupies (占) the building (广) next to the church.


(1491: to occupy)

广 (radical 53: "dotted cliff"), take as "building"

None

179
テン

POINT, dot; counter for articles; to LIGHT

While telling my fortune (占) outside the blue TENt (テン), the woman makes a POINT of LIGHTING a candle without using fire (灬).


(1491: to tell a fortune)

灬 is a variant of 火 (radical 86: "fire")

None

180
デン

ELECTRICITY

Lightning (乚) strikes a rice field (田) in an ELECTRIC rain (雨) storm, leaving a big blue DENt (デン) right in the middle.


乚, take as "lightning," is a variant of (1041: second; radical 5: "fishhook")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(3: rain; radical 173: "rain")

None

181
トウ
かたな

SINGLE-EDGED SWORD; "sword" radical

This SINGLE-EDGED SWORD is good for cutting off big blue TOEs (トウ).


The kanji itself is radical 18: "sword"

(156: to cut)

(580: vicinity)

(632: to solve)

and more

182
トウ
ふゆ

WINTER

In the middle of WINTER they sit cross-legged (夂) on the ice () until their TOEs (トウ) turn blue.


夂 (radical 34: "winter"), take as "sitting cross-legged"

, take as twist on 冫 (radical 15: "ice")

(306: end)

183
トウ
あ-たる, あ-てる
hit, right, appropriate, himself
184
トウ
ひがし
east
185
トウ
こた-え, こた-える
solution, answer
186
ト, ズ, トウ
かしら, あたま

HEAD, CHIEF; top; edge, part that stands out; counter for large animals

Under the blue skies of KASHIRA (かしら: town in Russia), blue-haired TOny (トウ) interviewed the CHIEF of the ZUni (ズ) people. The tribal leader wore a HEADdress made of beans (豆) and big shells (頁).


(1640: bean; radical 151: "bean")

頁 (page; radical 181: "big shell")

None

187
ドウ
おな-じ

SAME, aforementioned; TOGETHER

All the houses (冂) on his street looked the SAME, built close TOGETHER with one (一) window (口) facing the street. To make his house stand out, he placed a statue of a blue DOE (ドウ) in the garden.


冂 (radical 13: "upside-down box"), take as "house"

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window

(758: copper)

(1661: cave)

(1662: torso)

and more

188
ドウ, トウ
みち

WAY, path, road; passage; journey; morality; prefix for Hokkaido; to say; Taoism

By moving (辶) her head (首), she indicated the WAY to the famous blue TOE (トウ) monument.


辶 (radical 162: "movement")

(139: head)

None

189
ドク, トウ, トク
よ-む
read
190
ナ, ナン
みなみ
south
191

ま, うま

HORSE

A rearing HORSE comes into a BAr (バ) where they play the blues and says, "A whiskey for me and my MA (ま)."


The kanji itself is radical 187: "horse"

(233: station)

(1172: surprise)

(1541: burdensome)

and more

192
バイ
う-れる, う-る
sell
193
バイ
か-う
to buy; appreciate
194
バク
むぎ

WHEAT; BARLEY; oats; rye; "wheat" radical

Blue-eyed BUCK (バク) sits cross-legged (夂) every day, watching plants grow () and waiting to see if they will become WHEAT or BARLEY.


夂 (radical 34: "winter"), take as "sitting cross-legged"

, take as twist on (42: to grow; radical 100: "birth")

The kanji itself is radical 199: "wheat"

(2118: noodles)

195
ハン
なか-ば
half, middle, odd number, semi-, part-
196
バン
number; ranking; watch; duty
197

ちち

FATHER; "father" radical

My FATHER is my hero. Although he was only a FOotsoldier (フ) in a blue uniform, he received eight (八) crosses (乂) for bravery.


(66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

乂 (to mow), take as "cross"

The kanji itself is radical 88: "father"

(115: association)

(671: effect)

(1950: iron pot)

and more

198
フ, フウ
かざ, かぜ
wind, air, style, manner
199
フン, ブン, ブ
わ-ける, わ-かる, わ-かれる, わ-かつ

to DIVIDE; PART; MINUTE (of time); share; branch off; one's lot; understand

He DIVIDED blue-eyed BOONe's (ブン) birthday cake into eight (八) PARTS with his sword (刀). The partygoers all had one MINUTE to grab a piece.


(66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

(181: single-edged sword; radical 18: "sword")

(577: powder)

(777: poverty)

(1828: tray)

and more

200
ブン, モン
き-く, き-こえる
hear, ask, listen
201
マイ, ベイ
こめ

RICE; United States; AMERICA (the continent); meter; "rice" radical

By the light of the blue COMEt (こめ) she saw grain-laden ears of AMERICAN RICE floating in the BAY (ベイ).


The kanji itself is radical 119: "rice"

(577: powder)

(599: fee)

(797: astray)

and more

202
ブ, ホ, フ
ある-く, あゆ-む
to walk; steps; progress; rate
203

はは

MOTHER; home; base material; "mother" radical

"Your MOTHER is a woman () with prominent nipples (丶)," he said. "HAHA (はは)!" said the son, laughing to cover his embarrassment.


, take as twist on (35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "nipple"

The kanji itself is a variant of radical 80: "mother"

None

204
ホウ
かた

DIRECTION; place; side; concerned party, person, polite suffix for person; way of doing, method; square; "direction" radical

Blue-haired HOmer (ホウ) stretched out his arms, lifted a leg, and resolutely took the first step in the DIRECTION of KolKATA (かた), the city in India they are painting blue.


The kanji itself is radical 70: "direction"; take as "man with outstretched arms lifting one leg"

(791: to prevent)

(1808: to hinder)

(1810: animal fat)

and more

205
ホク
きた
north
206
マイ

EVERY; at an interval of

"EVERY person () has a mother (毋)," said MAYa (マイ).


, take as "person"

毋 (radical 80: "mother")

(88: sea)

(1063: chagrin)

(1689: Japanese apricot)

and more

207
マイ
いもうと
younger sister
208
メイ, ミョウ
あか-らむ, あ-ける, あ-くる, あ-かり, あか-るむ, あき-らか, あ-く, あ-かす, あか-るい
bright, light
209
メイ
な-く, な-らす, な-る

CHIRP, CRY, bark, SOUND, ring, echo, honk, nonhuman cry

The mouth (口) of a bird (鳥) produces a CHIRP, CRY, or even a SOUND like MÄH (メイ: German for the sound that sheep make).


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

(174: bird; radical 196: "bird")

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210
モウ
fur, hair, feather, down
211
モン
かど

GATE; division; student; sect; family; "gate" radical

Blue-haired MONica (モン) thought the two-door GATE resembled saloon doors.


The kanji itself is radical 169: "gate"

(92: interval)

(396: question)

(444: related to)

and more

212

よ, よる

NIGHT

He is a strange person (亻). When the moon () is full, he puts on a top hat (亠) and YOdels (よ) all NIGHT.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as twist on (16: moon; radical 74: "moon")

亠 (radical 8: "lid"), take as "top hat"

(620: liquid)

213

plains, field, rustic, civilian life
214
ユウ
とも

FRIEND

Hands (, 又) are reaching out to the blue EWE (ユウ) in FRIENDship.


, take as "left hand"

(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "right hand"

(932: warm)

(1706: hair on the head)

(1708: to extract)

and more

215
ヨウ
もち-いる

USE; things to do; necessity; "using" radical

They USE blue MOCHI (もち(いる): Japanese rice cake) to stuff the holes that long YOdeling (ヨウ) caused in their picket fence.


The kanji itself is radical 101: "using"

(176: to pass)

 (774: preparation)

(1784: to catch)

and more

216
ヨウ
weekday
217
ライ
く-る, きた-す, きた-る

to COME; FUTURE; derive from; since; auxiliary verb

Please COME in the near FUTURE to get your 10 (十) grains of white rice (米) and blue RYE (ライ).


(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(201: rice; radical 119: "rice")

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218
ラク, ガク
たの-しい, たの-しむ

PLEASURE; comfort; MUSIC

It is an exquisite PLEASURE to see blue-haired RAKU (ラク) dancing to this wild MUSIC on the wooden (木) platform with drops of sweat () flying off his white (白) face.


(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

, take as "drops of sweat"

(65: white; radical 106: "white")

(398: drug)

219

さと

VILLAGE; old unit of distance; "village" radical

Rice fields (田) and tilled soil (土) surround the VILLAGE, which has a blue calamaRI (リ) as its mascot.


(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(60: soil; radical 32: "earth")

The kanji itself is radical 166: "village"

(220: logic)

(363: child)

(2033: to yearn)

and more

220

logic; MORALLY or logically CORRECT; science; to ARRANGE; manage

"To ARRANGE for the king (王) to stay in the village (里) is the MORALLY CORRECT decision," said blue-haired RIchie (リ).


(5: king; radical 96: "jewel")

(219: village; radical 166: "village")

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221

はな-す, はなし

talk; STORY

She loves telling the STORY of how a slip of the tongue (舌) during her speech (言) in the blue state of IoWA (ワ) almost cost her the election.


(732: tongue; radical 135: "tongue")

(274: speech; radical 149: "word")

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222
アク, オ
わる-い

bad; evil; HATE; unpleasant; at fault

Blue-eyed Oscar (オ) harbored HATRED for Asia (亜) in his heart (心).


(997: Asia)

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

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223
アン
やす-い

PEACEFUL, SAFE; INEXPENSIVE; easy

My blue-haired AUNt (アン) is one of those women (女) who feels most PEACEFUL and SAFE under her own roof (宀), even if her house has only INEXPENSIVE furniture.


(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "roof"

(418: proposal)

224
アン
くら-い

DARKNESS, to disappear, shade, informal, GROW DARK, be blinded

The sun (日) sets without a sound (音), and the town GROWS DARK. The DARKNESS makes my AUNt (アン) so blue that she CRIEs (くらい).


(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

(6: sound; radical 180: "sound")

None

225

doctor, medicine
226

MIND; intention; meaning

A thought in the MIND is usually random, but sometimes it's a sound (音) from the HEART (心) accompanied by a beautiful blue Image (イ).


(6: sound; radical 180: "sound")
(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(430: hundred million)

(1039: memory)

(1969: timidity)

227
イク
はぐく-む, そだ-てる, そだ-つ

to raise; educate; TRAIN

I TRAINED my kid to be careful not to get his nose (ム) caught between the lid (亠) and pot when checking meat (月) stew and to be suspicious of blue SODA (そだ(てる)).


ム (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "nose"

亠 (radical 8: "lid")

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

(1629: to go through)

(1630: withdrawal)

228
イン

organization member, EMPLOYEE, number (esp. of people) 

INgrid (イン), the HR woman at the blue desk, tells all EMPLOYEES to keep their mouth (口) shut when outsiders ask about money (貝).


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

(90: shellfish; radical 154: "small shell"), take as "money"

511: prize)

(745: loss)

(1412: to make up for)

and more

229
イン
institution
230
イン
の-む

to DRINK, swallow

Blue-haired INgrid (イン) often lacked (欠) food (飠) but always had enough to DRINK.


(471: lack; radical 76: "yawning")

飠 is a variant of (146: to eat; radical 184: "food")

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231
ウン
はこ-ぶ
carry, luck, destiny, fate, lot, transport, progress, advance
232
エイ
およ-ぐ
to swim
233
エキ
station
234
エン
その

GARDEN; PARK; FARM; institution; business name suffix

The enclosure (囗) includes not only a GARDEN but also land (土) around the FARMhouse. When the ENgineer (エン) is feeling blue, he squeezes through an opening (口) in the hedge, sometimes ripping his clothing (), and strolls in the PARK.


囗 (radical 31: "enclosure")

(60: land; radical 32: "earth")

(20: opening; radical 30: "mouth")

, take as twist on (420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

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235
オウ
よこ

SIDE; across; dictatorial

Yellow (黄) wood (木) lies on its SIDE. "OH (オウ), look! A blue YOKO (よこ) Ono is sitting on it!"


(120: yellow; radical 201: "yellow")

(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

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236
オク

ROOF, house, SHOP, DEALER, seller

We arrive at (至) the SHOP with the big blue "OCCUpant (オク) missing" sign across the entrance and find the corpse (尸) of the saké DEALER on the ROOF.


(875: to arrive at)

尸 (radical 44: "corpse")

(999: to hold)

237
オン
あたた-かい, あたた-める, あたた-か, あたた-まる
warm
238
ケ, カ
ば-ける, ば-かす

to CHANGE, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization

The man CHANGEs gracefully from a standing position (亻) to a sitting position (ヒ) when he gets into his tiny blue CAr (カ).


亻, take as "standing person," is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

ヒ (radical 21: "katakana hi"), take as "sitting person"

(9: flower)

(432: freight)

(1052: shoes)

and more

239

baggage, shoulder-pole load, bear (a burden), shoulder (a gun), load, cargo, freight
240
カイ
world; boundary
241
カイ
ひら-く, あ-く, ひら-ける, あ-ける
open, unfold, unseal
242
カイ

FLOOR; STAIRS; rank, class

Everyone (皆) takes the STAIRS to the top FLOOR to watch the blue KIte (カイ) flying competition on the left hill (阝).


(1064: everyone)

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

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243
カク
かど, つの

ANGLE, corner, square, HORN, antlers

The ANGULAR HORN of the ox got caught in the blue CAr DOor (かど).


The kanji itself is radical 148: "horn"

(632: to solve)

(1428: to touch)

244
カツ

active, LIVELY; to live; MOVABLE

At the hair salon Blue CUTS (カツ), the dog deftly uses his tongue (舌) to lick up water (氵) under the MOVABLE chairs, giving the place a LIVELY atmosphere.


(732: tongue; radical 135: "tongue")

氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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245
カン
さむ-い

COLD; poor

It's so COLD that they need to cover (宀) the six () wells () near the blue ryoKAN (カン) so the water will not turn to ice ().


宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "cover"

, take as twist on (76: six)

, take as twist on (1470: well)

, take as twist on 冫 (radical 15: "ice")

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246
カン

FEELING, sense, perception; being AFFECTED BY 

Cutting one (ー) opening (口) in the cliff (厂) with his spear (戈) fills his heart (心) with FEELINGS of pride. He is so strongly AFFECTED BY it that he puts on his blue tutu and dances the CANcan (カン).


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(20: opening; radical 30: "mouth")

厂 (radical 27: "cliff")

戈 (radical 62: "spear")

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(1113: to regret strongly)

247
カン
やかた

BUILDING

Government officials (官) need to eat (飠) in a huge BUILDING so they have room to dance the CANcan (カン) in blue tutus after lunch.


(441: government official)

飠 is a variant of (146: to eat; radical 184: "food")

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248
ガン
きし
beach
249
ガン
いわ
boulder, rock, cliff
250

お-きる, お-こす, お-こる

to ARISE, rise, awake; lift up; origin

He makes himself (己) ARISE early every day, puts the blue house KEY (キ) around his neck, and goes for his morning run (走).


(855: self; radical 49: "oneself")

(161: to run; radical 156: "running")

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251
ゴ, キ

TERM; age; era; time limit; to expect, hope for

On the first Monday (月) of each new school TERM, blue-haired KEIth (キ) places the ladder on the table (其) to replace the schedule on the wall.


(16: Monday; radical 74: "moon")

其 (that), take as "ladder on the table"

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252
キャク, カク

VISITOR; customer; object; skilled person

The CACKLE (カク) of the blue bird greets every (各) VISITOR at the house (宀).


(438: every)

宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "house"

(635: amount)

253
キュウ
きわ-める
research, study
254
キュウ
いそ-ぐ
hurry, emergency, sudden, steep
255
キュウ
class, rank, grade
256
キュウ, ク, グウ
みや

PALACE; IMPERIAL FAMILY MEMBER; Shinto shrine; constellation 

To protect IMPERIAL FAMILY MEMBERS from rain, the PALACE buildings (口) are connected by roofed (宀) walkways (ノ). The Bluebird Cafe on MIYAjima (みや) has a CUte (キュウ) picture of one such walkway.


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "building"

宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "roof"

ノ (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "walkway"

Alternate interpretation: (2136: ロ sound)

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257
キュウ
たま

BALL

The king (王) was seeking (求) his BALL and found it amid blue TAMArind (たま) trees.


(5: king; radical 96: "jewel")

(455: to seek)

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258
コ, キョ
さ-る

to leave; PAST; completely

COdy (コ), the dog with the blue collar, puts his nose (ム) to the ground (土) to find out if his friends were there in the recent PAST.


厶 (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "nose"

(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

(584: law)

(1145: to eliminate)

(1146: leg)

and more

259
キョウ
はし
bridge
260
ゴウ, ギョウ
わざ

business, vocation, PROFESSION; arts, performance

Blue-haired GEOrg (ギョウ) makes models of sheep (羊) and trees (木) as a PROFESSION. He lines them up in his store, half a row () of each.


(986: sheep; radical 123: "sheep")

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

, take as "half a row," a twist on (1775: row)

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261
キョク
ま-げる, ま-がる

piece of music, SONG; curve

While wandering along the paths ( | ) between the rice fields (田), he sings a SONG in a minor KEY in OKU (キョク: language spoken in Cameroon).


丨 (radical 2: "rod"), take as "path"

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(366: farming)

(790: abundant)

(1681: concentrated)

and more

262
キョク
bureau, board, office, affair, conclusion, court lady, lady-in-waiting, her apartment
263
ギン

SILVER; abbrev. of "bank"

She stops (艮) below the blue GINgko tree (ギン) when she spots a metal (金) bracelet. It turns out to be pure SILVER.


艮 (northeast (Oriental zodiac); radical 138: "stopping")

(14: metal (esp. gold); radical 167: "metal")

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264

くる-しむ, にが-い, くる-しい, くる-しめる, にが-る
suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
265

TOOL; ingredients (of soup, curry, etc.); to have what’s necessary

"Keep an eye (目) on the table () with all my TOOLS. I do not want the blue GOo (グ) to spill on them."


(72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

, take as "table"

(514: true)

(1442: prudent)

(1605: to quell)

266
クン
きみ
old boy, name-suffix
267
キョウ, ケイ
あに

ELDER BROTHER

My ELDER BROTHER, blue-eyed KYOsuke (キョウ), seems to be all mouth (口) and legs (儿) because he is always yelling at me or running after me.


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

儿 (radical 10: "legs")

(706: to celebrate)

(727: tax)

(1163: condition)

and more

268
ケイ
かかり, かか-る

to RELATE TO, CONNECT; PERSON IN CHARGE; adversely influence

Blue-haired KAte (ケイ), the PERSON IN CHARGE of the family lineage (系) chart, realized that she is not RELATED TO every person (亻) on it by blood but is CONNECTED by marriage to the rest.


(844: lineage)

亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

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269
ケイ
かる-い, かろ-やか
lightly, trifling, unimportant
270
ケツ

BLOOD; "blood" radical

His blue-eyed CATS (ケツ) watch as he pours pork BLOOD into his special bowl (皿) and stirs in the pork rind, barley, and spices with a chopstick (丿) to make blood sausage.


(1307: dish), take as "bowl"

丿 (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "chopstick"

The kanji itself is radical 143: "blood"

(705: the public)

271
ケツ
き-まる, き-める
decide, fix, agree upon, appoint
272
ケン
と-ぐ
polish, study of, sharpen
273
ケン
prefecture
274
ゴン, ゲン
こと, い-う

to SAY, call; speech, WORD; "word" radical

On the screen you see a mouth (口) SAYING the WORDS of a four-line poem (), accompanied by a blue KOTO (こと).


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

, take as "four-line poem"

The kanji itself is radical 149: "word"

(221: talk)

(650: to permit)

(1557: to consent)

and more

 

 

 

275
コ, ク

STORAGE SPACE; treasury

He removes the vehicles (車) from the large building (广) to make it into a STORAGE SPACE for blue COtton (コ) shirts.


(31: vehicle; radical 159: "vehicle")

广 (radical 53: "dotted cliff"), take as "large building"

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276

みずうみ

LAKE

When COdy (コ), the dog with the blue collar, jumps in the LAKE, the reflection of the full moon (月) in the water (氵) changes, suddenly resembling an old (古) man.


(16: moon; radical 74: "moon")

氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

(109: old)

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277
コウ
おおやけ

PUBLIC, PRINCE, official, governmental

Eight (八) PRINCES wearing blue COAts (コウ) pick their noses (ム) in PUBLIC.


(66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

ム (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "nose"

(1037: venerable old man)

(1394: pine tree)

(1401: to sue)

and more

278
コウ
む-かう, む-ける, む-こう, む-く

to turn toward, GO TOWARD; direction; OTHER SIDE

Blue-haired COdy (コウ) looks to the OTHER SIDE of the street. There he sees a house (冂) with a convenient mark (丶) above the bedroom window (口) of the girl he likes. He swiftly GOES TOWARD it.


冂 (radical 13: "upside-down box"), take as "house"

丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "mark"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window"

(1392: still)

279
コウ
さいわ-い, しあわ-せ, さち
happiness, blessing, fortune
280
コウ
みなと
harbor
281
ゴウ

NUMBER; name; symbol; signal

Blue-eyed HuGO (ゴウ) took one (一) slip of paper from the hook (勹) by the door and approached the window (口) when his NUMBER was called.


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

勹 (wrapping enclosure; radical 20: "wrapping"), take as "hook"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window"

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282
コン
root; basis; stamina; ね sound
283
サイ
まつ-る, まつ-り

FESTIVAL, WORSHIP, ritual

Using both hands (), he puts meat (月) on the altar (示) with a SIGH (サイ) in the FESTIVAL of WORSHIP.


, take as "warped hand"

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

(695: to show; radical 113: "showing"), take as "altar"

(489: to guess)

(683: occasion)

284
サイ
こま-かい, ほそ-い, こま-か, ほそ-る

SLENDER; tiny; detail        

"Finding a SLENDER thread (糸) in a rice field (田) is difficult," he SIGHed (サイ).


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

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285
ジ, シ
つか-える
attend, doing, official, serve
286

し-ぬ

DEATH, to die

The DEATH (歹) of the fallen woman (ヒ) was instantaneous. He covered her with a blue SHEet (シ).


歹 (radical 78: "death")

ヒ (radical 21: "katakana hi"), take as "fallen woman"

(1523: to bury)

287
使

つか-う
use
288

はじ-める, はじ-まる
commence, begin
289

ゆび, さ-す

FINGER, toe; to point to; nominate; instruct

Blue-haired SHEila (シ) looks carefully at her hand (扌) to figure out the purpose (旨) of each FINGER.


扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

(1312: purpose)

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290

TOOTH; cog

"HA (は) ha ha!" he laughed, using his TEETH to stop (止) the rice (米) from falling out of his mouth (口).


(129: to stop; radical 77: "stopping")

(201: rice; radical 119: "rice")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

The kanji itself is radical 211: "tooth"

(1925: age)

291

POEM

Blue-haired SHEila (シ) gave a speech (言) in the Buddhist temple (寺) in the form of a POEM.


(274: speech; radical 149: "word")

(133: Buddhist temple)

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292
ジ, シ
つ-ぐ, つぎ

NEXT; second; order; ordinal suffix

First they forgot the blue JIgsaw (ジ) puzzle. The NEXT thing lacking (欠) was the ice (冫). What a miserable party!


冫 (radical 15: "ice")

(471: lack; radical 76: "yawning")

姿 (877: figure)

(1649: to steal)

(2022: selfish)

and more

293
ズ, ジ
こと

THING, FACT, occurrence; WORK; nominalizer; to serve

At WORK blue-haired JImmy (ジ) takes one (一) THING at a time out of the box (口), points out its features with a stick (亅) in his hand (), and tells his colleagues FACTS about it.


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "box"

亅 (radical 6: "barb"), take as "stick"

, take as "hand"

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294

も-つ
hold, have
295
シキ
style, ceremony, rite, function, method, system, form, expression
296
ジツ
みの-る, み
reality, truth
297
シャ
うつ-す, うつ-る

PHOTOGRAPH; to COPY; DEPICT

The blue-haired geiSHA (シャ) lifts the cover (冖) off the box and gives (与) him a PHOTOGRAPH. He COPIES it by hand, DEPICTING the blue bOOTS (うつ(す)) in detail.


冖 (radical 14: "katakana wa"), take as "cover"

(1873: to give)

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298
シャ
もの

PERSON; one

"Every PERSON will be old (耂) one day (日) if they live long enough," said the geiSHA (シャ) in the blue kimono.


耂 (radical 125: "old")

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(313: hot (weather))

(355: metropolis)

(897: government office)

and more

299
シュ, ス
おも, ぬし

to PRESIDE OVER; deity; main; you

A small, blue SHOE (シュ) on your keychain marks (丶) you as the one the king (王) appointed to PRESIDE OVER the city.


丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "to mark"

(5: king; radical 96: "jewel")

(344: to pour into)

(623: journey)

(1587: parking)

and more

300
ス, シュ
も-り, まも-る
guard, protect, defend, obey
301
シュ
と-る

to TAKE, fetch, take up

The hand (又) TAKES a little blue SHOE (シュ) and places it over one ear (耳).


(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "hand"

(29: ear; radical 128: "ear")

(484: most)

(1305: to photograph)

(1350: gist)

302
シュ
さけ, さか

ALCOHOL; saké

Although the ALCOHOL in the saké bottle (酉) was watered (氵) down, he got so drunk that he threw up all over his blue jeans from OSAKA (さか).


酉 (radical 164: "saké"), take as "saké bottle"

氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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303
ジュ
う-かる, う-ける

to RECEIVE, accept; take, get, catch; inherit

Little blue-eyed JUlie (ジュ) stretched out her hand (又) to RECEIVE her diploma (冖) from her teacher's hand (爫).


(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "hand"

冖 (to cover; radical 14: "katakana wa"), take as "diploma"

爫, take as "hand," is a variant of (2071: nail; radical 87: "claw")

(702: to confer)

304
シュウ
province, state; sandbank
305
ジュウ, シュウ
ひろ-う
pick up, gather, find, go on foot, ten
306
シュウ
お-わる, お-える

END

For each week of winter (冬) they tie a blue SHOE (シュウ) lace (糸) to the banister. Tying the last one means that winter has come to an END.


(182: winter)

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread"), take as "lace"

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307
シュウ
なら-う
to learn; custom
308
シュウ

WEEK

With his new blue SHOEs (シュウ) he moves (辶) even faster and now runs 100 laps (周) a WEEK.


辶 (radical 162: "movement")

(504: lap)

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309
シュウ
あつ-める, あつ-まる, つど-う

to GATHER

On the tree (木) where the blue SHOE (シュウ) is hanging, old birds (隹) GATHER every evening.


(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

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310
ジュウ
す-む, す-まう
dwell, reside, live, inhabit
311
ジュウ, チョウ
かさ-なる, え, かさ-ねる, おも-い
heavy; serious, important; stack; duplicate
312
ショ
ところ
place; situation
313
ショ
あつ-い

HOT (WEATHER); summer heat

If there's HOT WEATHER tomorrow, we'll have to keep the open-air blues SHOw (ショ) short because one very important person (者) in the audience cannot be exposed to the sun (日) for too long.


(298: person)

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

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314
ジョ
たす-かる, たす-ける, すけ

to HELP, RESCUE; ASSISTANT; auxiliary

Blue-haired JOshua's (ジョ) ASSISTANT HELPS out around the office. Moreover (且), his strength (力) comes in handy during dangerous RESCUE operations.


(1091: moreover)

(74: strength; radical 19: "strong")

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315
ショウ

abbrev. of "Showa"; clear; ENLIGHTENED

After the blue-haired SHOgun (ショウ) achieved ENLIGHTENMENT, he ate (召) only on Sundays (日).


(1387: to eat)

(62: Sunday; radical 72: "sun")

(510: to illuminate)

316
ショウ
け-す, き-える

to EXTINGUISH; DISAPPEAR; spend; kill

Every month (月) a little () water (氵) DISAPPEARS from the reservoir. It turns out the blue-haired SHOgun (ショウ) uses it to EXTINGUISH his candle each night.


(16: month; radical 74: "moon")

, take as twist on (36: small; radical 42: "little")

氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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317
ショウ
あきな-う

COMMERCE; quotient

COMMERCE in the town picked up again after the merchants put on a SHOW (ショウ) on the blue stage with people standing (立) on upside-down boxes (冂) and with others running around with open mouths (口) and flailing legs (儿).


(73: to stand; radical 117: "standing")

冂 (radical 13: "upside-down box")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

儿 (legs; radical 10: "legs")

Alternate interpretation: 冏 (light)

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318
ショウ

WRITTEN PASSAGE; badge, medal, emblem

The blue-haired SHOgun (ショウ) arranged the WRITTEN PASSAGE on his shield so that his motto would stand (立) out quickly (早).


(73: to stand; radical 117: "standing")

(50: quick)

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319
ショウ
か-つ, まさ-る

WIN; to excel, be better than; dominant; apt to

Blue-haired KATSU (か(つ)) is strong (カ), so he always WINS the competition held on the second (二) Tuesday (火) of every month (月).


(74: power; radical 19: "strong")

(61: two; radical 7: "two")

(8: Tuesday; radical 86: "fire")

(16: month; radical 74: "moon")

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320
ジョウ
の-せる, の-る

to RIDE, GET ABOARD; mathematical power, MATHEMATICAL MULTIPLICATION; take advantage of; feel like doing

Blue-haired JOE (ジョウ) and Jill come () RIDING down the hill. The two (二) GET ABOARD the bus and do MATHEMATICAL MULTIPLICATION all the way to school.


, take as twist on (217: to come)

(61: two; radical 7: "two")

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321
ショク
う-わる, う-える
plant
322
シン
もう-す

to REPORT; apply; SPEAK HUMBLY

SPEAKING in HUMBLE terms, the blue-eyed SHINto (シン) priest REPORTS to the main temple every day (日) about whether or not he used the rod ( | ) on his disciples.


(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

| (radical 2: "rod")

(324: god)

(1439: gentleman)

323
シン

BODY, somebody; one's station in life

When the pregnant woman sees her conspicuous BODY with the blue SHINs (シン) in the MIrror (み), she hopes that she will be back to normal soon.


The kanji itself is radical 158: "body"

(701: to apologize)

(882: to shoot)

(1152: hard up)

324
ジン, シン
こう, かん, かみ

GOD; mind; Shinto 

Blue-haired GENE (ジン) puts on a special robe (衤) and uses humble speech (申) when worshipping GOD.


衤 is a variant of (420: robe; radical 145: "clothing")

(322: to speak humbly)

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325
シン
ふか-まる, ふか-い, ふか-める

DEEP; intense

The SHINto (シン) priests in their blue robes assemble at the DEEP watering (氵) hole () in front of the holy tree (木) each morning.


氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

, take as twist on (849: hole; radical 116: "hole")

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

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326
シン
すす-む, すす-める
advance, proceed, progress, promote
327
セ, セイ

WORLD; era; GENERATION

In this part of the WORLD, all GENERATIONS sit together in a corner () and help turn the spit with the pig () while YOdeling (よ).


, take as "corner"

, take as "spit with a pig"

(405: leaf)

328
セイ
ととの-う, ととの-える
organize, arranging, tune, tone, meter, key (music)
329
セン

LINE; wire; TRACK

"To get to the station, just follow the rope (糸) that stretches in a straight LINE from the fountain (泉) to the railroad TRACKS," said the blue-haired SENator (セン) to the blind girl.


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread"), take as "rope"

(915: fountain)

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330
ゼン
まった-く, すべ-て

all; COMPLETE

The blue-eyed ZEN (ゼン) priest has to make sure that the king (王) is COMPLETELY safe under the temple's roof ().


(5: king; radical 96: "jewel")

, take as "roof," is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

 

(1493: cork)

(2047: investigation)

331
ソウ
おく-る
to send; see off; transmit
332
ソク
いき

BREATH; rest; OFFSPRING; monetary interest

He looks at his OFFSPRING'S filthy blue SOCKs (ソク) on the floor, and with every BREATH he calms himself (自) and releases all anguish from his heart (心).


(134: self; radical 132: "oneself")

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

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333
ゾク
tribe, family
334

ほか
other, another, the others
335

う-つ

to HIT; batting (in baseball); do; verbal prefix

Blue-haired BrenDA (ダ) took the hammer in her hand (扌) and HIT the nail (丁).


扌is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

(346: town subsection), take as "nail"

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336
ツイ, タイ

to, for; OPPOSING; contrast; in relation to; to deal with, receive; pair

He measured (寸) the correlation between wearing a blue TIE (タイ) and OPPOSING gay literature ().


(909: measurement; radical 41: "inch")

, take as twist on (68: sentence; radical 67: "literature")

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337
タイ
ま-つ

to WAIT, anticipate; treat, host 

I will WAIT at the steps (彳) of the Buddhist temple (寺), wearing a blue TIE (タイ).


彳 (radical 60: "going person"), take as "steps"

(133: Buddhist temple)

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338
タイ, ダイ
か-える, しろ, か-わる, よ
substitute, change, convert, replace, period, age, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., generation, charge, rate, fee
339
ダイ
ordinal number prefix; order
340
ダイ
topic, subject
341
タン
すみ

CHARCOAL; carbon

Blue-haired SUMI (すみ) takes Blau-TANnen (タン: German for "blue fir tree") from the mountain (山) to make CHARCOAL, then uses the ash (灰) to improve the soil in her garden.


(24: mountain; radical 46: "mountain")

(818: ash)

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342
タン
みじか-い

SHORT, brief; shortcoming

She shoots SHORT arrows (矢) at the beans (豆) that she placed on the branches of the Blau-TANne (タン: German for "blue fir tree").


(981: arrow; radical 111: "arrow")

(1640: bean; radical 151: "bean")

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343
ジャク, チャク
き-せる, つ-ける, き-る, つ-く

to put on (clothes), WEAR; ARRIVE; suffix related to arrivals; adhere to; apply; settle down

Blue-haired CHUCK (チャク) ARRIVED in time to see with his own eyes (目) that a sheep (羊) was WEARING a woolen scarf (ノ).


(72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

(986: sheep; radical 123: "sheep")

ノ (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "scarf"

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344
チュウ
そそ-ぐ

to POUR INTO; inject; attention; explanatory notes; order 

The landlord (主) POURS water (氵) INTO cups after offering everybody blue CHEWing (チュウ) gum.


(299: to preside over), take as "landlord"

氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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345
チュウ
はしら

PILLAR

Kids stick blue CHEWing (チュウ) gum on the wooden (木) PILLAR erected to appease the deity (主).


(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

(299: deity)

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346
チョウ, テイ

TOWN SUBSECTION; COUNTER FOR GUNS, servings of food, cakes of tofu, etc; courteous

When Liz TAYlor (テイ) had the blues, she CHOse (チョウ) to COUNT her GUNS at a T-intersection (丁) in our SUBSECTION of TOWN.


丁, take as "T-intersection"

(57: town)

(556: light)

(938: government office)

and more

347
チョウ
notebook, account book, album
348
調
チョウ
しら-べる, ととの-える, ととの-う

TONE; CONDITION; to INVESTIGATE; prepare; mix; HARMONY; ADJUST

After scanning the CONDITION of his surroundings (周), the blue-haired CHOsen (チョウ) one ADJUSTED the TONE of his speech (言) about the INVESTIGATION so as not to disturb the HARMONY of the community.


(504: surroundings)

(274: speech; radical 149: "word")

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349
チョク, ジキ
ただ-ちに, なお-る, なお-す

straight; to REPAIR, correct, change, redo; immediately; DIRECT; honest

Ten (十) eyes (目) stare DIRECTLY at blue-haired NAOmi (なお(る)) as she REPAIRS the corner ().


(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

, take as "corner"

(321: plant)

(933: price)

(1426: to multiply)

and more

350
ツイ
お-う

to CHASE, pursue, drive out; additional; mourning

We CHASED the criminal on our fast moving (辶) blue lawn mOWer (お・う), only to find him sitting on his buttocks (㠯), an incriminating dollar bill () sticking out of his pocket.


辶 (radical 162: "movement")

㠯 (preposition indicating direction, time, or range), take as "buttocks"

, take as "dollar bill"

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351
ジョウ, テイ
さだ-まる, さだ-める, さだ-か

to DECIDE, set, settle; regular; constant

Blue-haired JOE (ジョウ) DECIDED to limit the number of animals (疋) under his roof (宀) to 20.


疋 (head; radical 103: "animal counter")

宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "roof"

(1423: lock)

(2064: to come apart)

352
テイ
にわ
yard, garden; home; courtyard
353
テツ

IRON

Blue-haired TETSU (テツ) lost (失) a metal (金) bracelet, but it was only made of IRON.


(501: to lose)

(14: metal (esp. gold); radical 167: "metal")

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354
テン
ころ-がす, ころ-げる, ころ-ぶ, ころ-がる

to rotate, REVOLVE; fall down; undergo change

I myself (厶) drive one of the two (二) vehicles (車) that REVOLVE around the pole of the blue TENt (テン) to the Russian folk song KOROBUshka (ころ・ぶ).


厶 (myself; radical 28: "katakana mu")

(61: two; radical 7: "two")

(31: car; radical 159: "vehicle")

Alternate interpretation: 云 (to say)

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355
ツ, ト
みやこ

METROPOLIS, capital; Tokyo; all

"A METROPOLIS is just a village (阝) with many persons (者)," said blue-haired TOni (ト).


阝 (radical 163: "right village")

(298: person)

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356
ド, タク, ト
たび

DEGREE; occurrence; term; standard; attitude

The blue teleTUBBY (たび) stuck his hand (又) into the building (广). It measured 21 () DEGREES.


(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "hand"

广 (radical 53: "dotted cliff"), take as "building"

, take as "21" (which is 2 times 十 plus 一)

(1636: to cross)

357
トウ
な-げる
throw, discard, abandon, launch into, join, invest in, hurl, give up, sell at a loss
358
トウ
しま
island
359
トウ
hot water, bath, hot spring
360
トウ, ト
のぼ-る
ascend, climb up
361
トウ
ひと-しい

EQUAL; class; etcetera

While making all the bamboo (竹) stalks around the Buddhist temple (寺) EQUALLY tall, I hit my TOE (トウ) so hard it turned blue.


(170: bamboo; radical 118: "bamboo")

(133: Buddhist temple)

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362
ドウ
うご-く, うご-かす
move, motion, change, confusion, shift, shake
363
ドウ
わらべ

CHILD

In this strange village (里) CHILDREN stand (立) on one leg and knead blue DOUGH (ドウ) until they become teenagers.


(219: village; radical 166: "village")

(73: to stand; radical 117: "standing")

(1414: bell)

(2033: to yearn)

(2079: pupil (of eye))

364
ダイ, ナイ
うち

INSIDE, within; private, unofficial

The person (人) trapped INSIDE the upside-down box (冂) uses a blue KNIfe (ナイ) to cut a hole in the top.


(39: person; radical 9: "person")

冂 (radical 13: "upside-down box")

(365: flesh)

(953: to pay)

(1773: third (in order or quality))

and more

365
ニク

flesh; MEAT; unaided by mechanical devices; "flesh" radical

No more than two people (人) fit in the butcher shop (冂) with the best MEAT. The butcher sometimes wears nothing but blue KNICKers (ニク).


(39: person; radical 9: "person")

冂 (radical 13: "upside-down box"), take as "butcher shop"

Alternate interpretation: (364: inside)

(1755: to decay)

366
ノウ

FARMING

The "Blue People" NOmads (ノウ) believe that singing the dragon (辰) song (曲) when FARMING will protect their harvest.


辰 (radical 161: "'dragon' character")

(261: song)

(1681: concentrated)

367

なみ
waves, billows, Poland
368
ハイ
くば-る
distribute, spouse, exile, rationing
369

はたけ, はた
field
370
ホツ, ハツ
discharge, departure, publish, emit, start from, disclose, counter for gunshots
371
タン, ホン, ハン
そ-らす, そ-る

to oppose, flout; ANTI-; reaction; reflection; bend backward

Blue-haired HANs (ハン) threw his ANTI-impotence drugs against the cliff (厂), picked them up, and threw them again (又) because they had stopped working.


厂 (radical 27: "cliff")

(1835: again; radical 29: "again")

(372: slope)

(389: to return)

(625: temporary)

and more

372
ハン
さか

SLOPE

The blue-haired HUNgarian (ハン) asked everybody to oppose (反) the plan to pave over the soil (土) of their favorite ski SLOPE.


(371: to oppose)

(60: soil; radical 32: "earth")

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373
ハン, バン
いた

BOARD; plate (esp. metal); CHEF

The CHEF at the popular eatery the Blaue BAHN (バン: German for "blue train") is opposed to (反) a wooden (木) bulletin BOARD in his kitchen.


(371: to oppose)

(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

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374

かわ

PELT, hide; leather

HIdeo (ヒ) of the Blue Guild of butchers said he is opposed () to removing the PELT from the rabbit with one stroke ( | ).


, take as twist on (371: to oppose)

| (radical 2: "rod"), take as "one stroke"

The kanji itself is radical 107: "hide"

(1725: he)

(1728: exhausted)

(1729: to be subjected to)

and more

375

かな-しむ, かな-しい

SAD; to grieve

When blue-haired HIdeo (ヒ) found the bird with the broken wings (非), he felt great SADNESS in his heart (心).


(773: not; radical 175: "negative"), take as "wings"

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

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376

うつく-しい

BEAUTIFUL; good

They passed a blue BIllboard (ビ) claiming, "Only big (大) sheep (羊) are BEAUTIFUL."


(53: big; radical 37: "big")

(986: sheep; radical 123: "sheep")

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377

はな

NOSE; "nose" radical

Standing under the blue BIllboard (ビ), he decides to check on the gates (廾) to the rice field (田) himself (自) because only he has a NOSE for tampering.


廾 (radical 55: "letter H"), take as "gate"

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(134: self; radical 132: "oneself")

The kanji itself is radical 209: "nose"

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378
ヒョウ
ひ, こおり
icicle, ice, hail, freeze, congeal
379
ヒョウ
おもて, あらわ-れる, あらわ-す

FRONT SIDE; to express; be made public; surface; chart

A macaw, specifically a blue ARA, WAS (あらわ・す) stitched on the FRONT SIDE of the samurai's (士) clothing (衣).


(494: military man; radical 33: "samurai")

(420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

(775: large straw bag (esp. for rice))

380
ビョウ
second (1/60 minute)
381
ビョウ, ヘイ
や-む, やまい

ILLNESS

Although it was just a third-class (丙) hospital, they diagnosed blue-haired BJOrn's (ビョウ) ILLNESS correctly. And he had a room with a window (疒).


(1773: third (in order or quality))

疒 (radical 104: "sickness"), take as "room with a window"

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382
ヒン
しな

item; PRODUCT; ELEGANCE; category

The new PRODUCT is a set of blue HINges (ヒン) that connect to three windows (口) in an ELEGANT way.


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window"

(922: to control)

(1190: to shift to the next stage)

(1528: to dry up)

and more

383

ま-かす, ま-ける, お-う
defeat, negative, -, minus, bear, owe, assume a responsibility
384

section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
385
フク

CLOTHES; to yield to; take (medicine or tea)

His job at the Blue Moon clothing store in FUKUoka (フク) was to take the CLOTHES off the rack (卩), fold them, and place them on the appropriate shelf (月) again (又).


卩 (stamp; radical 26: "seal"), take as "hatrack"

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "shelf"

(1835: again; radical 29: "again")

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386
フク

happiness; GOOD FORTUNE

To bring GOOD FORTUNE to the Blue Lagoon, a restaurant in FUKUoka (フク), he built an altar (礻) at one (一) entrance (口) to his rice field (田).


礻, take as "altar," is a variant of (695: to show; radical 113: "showing")

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "entrance"

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

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387
モツ, ブツ
もの
thing, object, matter
388
ヘイ, ビョウ
ひら, たい-ら

FLAT; ordinary; calm, peaceful

"HEY (ヘイ), you! You need to place the scale (干) on a FLAT surface if you want to check whether the two objects () have the same weight," yelled BJOrn (ビョウ), the instructor in the blue suit.


(825: dry; radical 51: "dry"), take as "scale"

, take as "two objects," is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

(1609: 3.3 square meters)

389
ヘン
かえ-す, かえ-る

to RETURN; reply; redo; completely

The blue HEN (ヘン) faced so much opposition (反) when she wanted to move (辶) across the street that she RETURNED to her own henhouse.


(371: to oppose)

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

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390
ベン
exertion
391
ホウ
はな-れる, はな-つ, ほう-る, はな-す
set free, release, fire, shoot, emit, banish, liberate
392
バン, マン

TEN THOUSAND; all; countless; マン sound

At the popular eatery Blaue BAHN (バン: German for "blue train"), blue-haired MANfred (マン) saw on TV that TEN THOUSAND protesters were marching in the wrong direction (万).


万, take as twist on (204: direction; radical 70: "direction")

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393

あじ-わう, あじ

TASTE; interest

Blue-haired MImi (ミ) savored the TASTE of the not-yet-diluted (未) acacia syrup by swishing it around in her mouth (口) before adding mineral water.


(794: not yet)

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

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394
ミョウ, メイ
いのち

life; FATE; COMMAND; to name

As soon as the COMMAND was out of her mouth (口) in the wrong language, blue-eyed MEI (メイ) knew that she'd blown her cover (). That sealed (卩) her FATE.


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

, take as "cover"

卩 (stamp; radical 26: "seal")

Alternate interpretation: 叩 (to strike)

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395
メン
おもて, おも, つら

FACE; side; to MEET IN PERSON; (newspaper) page; "face" radical

Rectangles (囗) are hanging (ノ) from the ceiling (一). MEN (メン) in blue hats paint FACES with big eyes (目) on them for the OMOTE (おもて) "living makeup" project. I heard this from one of the blue-hatted men I MET IN PERSON.


囗 (radical 31: "enclosure"), take as "rectangle"

丿 (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "to hang"

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "ceiling"

(72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

The kanji itself is radical 176: "face"

(2118: noodles)

396
モン
と-い, と-う, とん

QUESTION; problem; to PAY A VISIT

When you PAY A VISIT to blue-haired MONica (モン), you have to answer a lot of QUESTIONS at the window (口) in the gate (門).


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window"

(211: gate; radical 169: "gate")

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397
エキ, ヤク

ROLE; USEFULNESS; service 

That person is going (彳) around with a pike (殳), prodding a blue YAK (ヤク) while mumbling to himself. He finds it USEFUL to work with props as he practices his ROLE in the next play.


彳 (radical 60: "going person")

殳 (pike; radical 79: "lance shaft")

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398
ヤク
くすり

DRUG; chemical; compound

He heard that listening to a certain kind of music (楽) should enhance the taste of the plant (艹)-based DRUG. But when he put it in his mouth, he exclaimed "YUCK (ヤク)!"


(218: music)

艹 (radical 140: "grass"), take as "plant"

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399
ユウ, ユ, ユイ
よし

REASON, cause; origin; to pass through

"The REASON for the rod ( | ) in the middle of the rice field (田) is so YOU (ユウ) can tie up the EWE (ユ) with the blue collar," explained YOSHI (よし) with his usual condescension.


| (radical 2: "rod")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(400: oil)

(948: to deliver)

(1584: to pluck)

and more

400

あぶら
oil, fat
401
ユウ, ウ
あ-る

to POSSESS, HAVE, exist, happen, occur

Is the meat (月) you HAVE in your hand () meant for the blue EWE (ユウ) in your POSSESSION?


月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

, take as "hand"

(1462: to follow)

(1941: bribe)

402
ユ, ユウ
あそ-ぶ
play
403

beforehand, ALREADY, previous

He wants another piercing from which to hang his blue YOyo (ヨ), but he ALREADY has two hooks (, 亅) through his nose (マ).


, take as "horizontal hook"

亅 (radical 6: "barb"), take as "vertical hook"

マ, take as "nose"

(213: plains)

(710: order)

(801: deposit)

404
ヨウ
ocean; West
405
ヨウ

LEAF; page; era

Blue-eyed HArdy (は) YOdels (ヨウ) about the many generations (世) of LEAVES and plants (艹) that have grown on this tree (木).


(327: generation)

艹 (radical 140: "grass"), take as "plant"

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

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406
ヨウ

SUN; POSITIVE

On days (日) when the rays () of the SUN hit the left side of the hill (阝), the dairymaid gets in a POSITIVE mood and starts YOdeling (ヨウ).


(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

, take as "rays"

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

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407
ヨウ
さま

formal title; way of doing; style; APPEARANCE; so that

Have you seen the sheep (羊) YOdeling (ヨウ) under a blue SUMMER (さま) sky beneath the trees (木) near the water (氺)? Their APPEARANCE there is a real mystery.


(986: sheep; radical 123: "sheep")

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

氺 is a variant of (40: water; radical 85: "water")

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408
ラク
お-ちる, お-とす
fall, drop, come down
409
リュウ, ル
なが-れる, なが-す

FLOW, current, stream; style; class

Blue-eyed RUdolph (ル) injured his elbow (厶) when he lifted the manhole cover (亠). Underneath FLOWED the dirty water (氵) of the sewer (川).


厶 (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "elbow"

亠 (radical 8: "lid"), take as "manhole cover"

氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

(48: river; radical 47: "curving river"), take as "sewer"

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410
リョ
たび
trip, travel
411
リョウ

BOTH; car; old monetary unit

The twins were the first to climb that mountain (山). They BOTH stepped on one (一) podium (冂) and received blueberries from RIO (リョウ) de Janeiro as their prize.


(24: mountain; radical 46: "mountain")

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

冂 (radical 13: "upside-down box"), take as "podium"

(588: full)

412
リョク, ロク
みどり

GREEN

Blue-haired ROCKy (ロク) ties a string (糸) around the pig's snout (彐) so the animal won't eat the truffles it is likely to find at the roots of the GREEN oak trees growing along the creek (氺).


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread"), take as "string"

彐 (snout; radical 58: "katakana yo")

氺, take as "creek," is a variant of (40: water; radical 85: "water")

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413
レイ, ライ

ETIQUETTE; BOWING; salute; rite, CEREMONY; THANKS; remuneration

ETIQUETTE requires that worshippers stay behind the blue RAIling (レイ) when they kneel (乚) before the altar (礻), BOWING their heads and giving THANKS during a CEREMONY.


乚, take as "kneeling," is a variant of (1041: second (in order or quality); radical 5: "fishhook")

礻, take as "altar," is a variant of (695: to show; radical 113: "showing")

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414
レツ
file, row, rank, tier, column
415

ROUTE, road

Each (各) foot () follows the ROUTE until they reach the blue ROse (ロ).


(438: each)

is a variant of (51: foot; radical 157: "foot")

(1935: dew)

416
ワ, オ
やわ-らげる, なご-やか, やわ-らぐ, なご-む

HARMONY; to SOFTEN; JAPAN

Blue-haired Oscar (オ) from IoWA (ワ) believes that in JAPAN, people achieve HARMONY by eating hard grains (禾) that SOFTEN in the mouth (口).


禾 (two-branched tree; radical 115: "grain")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

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417
アイ

LOVE; Ireland

I am sitting cross-legged (夂), my hand (爫) covering (冖) my heart (心), as I look into my girlfriend's blue EYEs (アイ) and declare my LOVE for her.


夂 (winter; radical 34: "winter"), take as "sitting cross-legged"

爫, take as "hand," is a variant of (2071: nail; radical 87: "claw")

冖 (to cover; radical 14: "katakana wa")

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(1461: unclear)

418
アン

PROPOSAL; IDEA; EXPECTATIONS

They sit around my blue-haired AUNt's (アン) wooden (木) table, peacefully (安) discussing IDEAS and EXPECTATIONS until they agree on a PROPOSAL.


(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

(223: peaceful)

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419

preposition indicating direction, time, or range; BY MEANS OF; because

Blue-haired Igor (イ) is a person (人) who earns his living BY MEANS OF a plow () and the sweat (丶) of his brow.


(39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as "plow"

丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "drop of sweat"

(696: similarity)

420

ころも

CLOTHING, robe; "clothing" radical

His CLOTHING looks like it's all collar and sleeves with little blue Images (イ) around his neck.


The kanji itself is radical 145: "clothing"

(1001: reliant)

(1524: attire)

(1546: bag)

and more

421

くらい

RANK, PLACE; APPROXIMATELY; as ... as; term of respect; THRONE

In front of the THRONE, people (亻) are standing (立) in a line determined by their RANK. At APPROXIMATELY 11 o'clock, blue-haired Igor (イ) takes his PLACE among them.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(73: to stand; radical 117: "standing")

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422

かこ-う, かこ-む

to encircle; CIRCUMFERENCE; fence

Blue-haired Igor (イ) measures the CIRCUMFERENCE of the well (井) so he can build an enclosure (囗).


(1470: well)

囗 (box; radical 31: "enclosure")

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423

ゆだ-ねる

to ENTRUST

We ENTRUST grain (禾) only to women (女) who wear an apron with an Image (イ) of a blue tree.


禾 (two-branched tree; radical 115: "grain")

(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

(1956: to wither)

424

STOMACH

Blue-haired Igor (イ) has a queasy feeling in his STOMACH as he lies in the rice field (田), holding out meat (月) as bait for birds of prey.


(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

(1757: skin)

425
イン
しるし

to IMPRINT; seal; mark, sign, symbol; India

He carefully pressed his hand () on the stamp (卩) to make a perfect IMPRINT in the INdigo (イン) wax.


, take as "hand," a twist on 爫, which is a variant of (2071: nail; radical 87: "claw")

卩 (stamp; radical 26: "seal")

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426
エイ
England, English
427
エイ
さか-える, は-える, は-え
flourish, prosperity, honor, glory, splendor
428
エン
しお
salt
429
オウ
center, middle
430
オク
hundred million
431

くわ-わる, くわ-える

ADDITION, increase; participation; Canada

The CAliph (カ) with his blue turban ADDED two bodyguards to his entourage. The one on the left is strong (カ). The one on the right has a big mouth (口).


(74: strength; radical 19: "strong")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

(630: celebration)

(1045: to span)

432

freight, goods, property
433

chapter, lesson, section, department, division, counter for chapters (of a book)
434

bud, sprout, spear, germ
435
カイ
あらた-まる, あらた-める

to CHANGE, redo; examine

In order to CHANGE his bad habit, blue-haired KYle (カイ) would hit (攵) himself (己) whenever he relapsed.


攵 (hit; radical 66: "strike")

(855: self; radical 49: "oneself")

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436
カイ
contraption, fetter, machine, instrument
437
ガイ
harm, injury
438
カク
おのおの

EACH, every

EACH person sits cross-legged (夂) with an open mouth (口), chanting "ONO, ONO (おのおの)" at the sight of Yoko Ono.


夂 (radical 34: "winter"), take as "sitting cross-legged"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

(252: visitor)

(415: route)

(633: grade)

and more

439
カク
さ-ます, おぼ-える, さ-める
memorize, learn, remember, awake, sober up
440
カン
perfect, completion, end
441
カン

government; GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL; bodily organ 

A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL fulfills his duties while sitting on his buttocks (㠯) under a roof (宀) all day. But at his lunch break he puts on a blue tutu and dances the CANcan (カン).


㠯 (preposition indicating direction), take as "buttocks"

宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "roof"

(247: building)

(443: tube)

(1107: coffin)

442
カン

Chinese, ANCIENT CHINA; kanji; man

Her husband (夫) was sent to the grassy (艹) fields at the mouth (口) of a river (氵) in ANCIENT CHINA to dance the CANcan (カン) in his blue outfit.


(573: husband)

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

氵, take as "river," is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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443
カン
くだ

TUBE; to EXERCISE CONTROL OVER

Government officials (官) EXERCISE CONTROL OVER all the bamboo (竹) TUBES used for brewing a beer called BarraCUDA (くだ) Blue.


(441: government official)

(170: bamboo; radical 118: "bamboo")

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444
カン
かか-わる, せき

RELATED TO; entrance, BARRIER; SUMO WRESTLER; to affect

Unless you are RELATED TO a SUMO WRESTLER, the gate (門) to heaven (天) is a magical BARRIER made of eight () blue CANs (カン).


(211: gate; radical 169: "gate")

(58: heaven)

is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

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445
カン

VIEW; appearance; outlook

"Look at (見) that old bird (隹), sitting beside a blue CAN (カン) under the eaves (). Isn't that a splendid VIEW?"


(18: to look at; radical 147: "seeing")

隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

, take as "eaves"

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446
ガン
ねが-う

WISH; to apply for, request; prayer

It was blue-haired GANdhi's (ガン) WISH to keep the big shells (頁) he had found in the field (原).


頁 (page; radical 181: "big shell")

(107: field)

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447

hope, beg, request, pray, beseech, Greece, dilute (acid), rare, few, phenomenal
448

seasons
449

era; discipline; CHRONICLE; Nihon Shoki

She binds the pages of the CHRONICLE of herself (己) with thread (糸), locks it in a drawer, and wears the blue KEY (キ) around her neck.


(855: self; radical 49: "oneself")

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

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450

よろこ-ぶ

HAPPY

Whenever the samurai (士) is HAPPY, he pops a bean () in his mouth (口). That's why he has a little bag with beans on his blue KEYchain (キ).


(494: samurai; radical 33: "samurai")

, take as twist on (1640: bean; radical 151: "bean")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

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451

はた
national flag, banner, standard
452

うつわ
utensil, vessel, receptacle, implement, instrument, ability, container, tool, set
453

はた
mechanism, opportunity, occasion, machine, airplane
454

deliberation, consultation, debate, consideration
455
キュウ
もと-める

to SEEK; request, demand

SEEKING the butterfly with the 10 (十) dots (丶), the CUte (キュウ) blue-haired heroine crossed the water (氺).


(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

丶 (radical 3: "dot")

氺 is a variant of (40: water; radical 85: "water")

(257: ball)

(456: to rescue)

456
キュウ
すく-う

to RESCUE; salvation

The group leader, a CUte (キュウ) woman in a blue jumpsuit, demanded (求) that a helicopter RESCUE the injured mountaineer. The leader said that if the helicopter didn't come, she would strike (攵) a member of her group.


(455: to demand)

攵 (strike; radical 66: "strike")

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457
キュウ
salary, wage, gift, allow, grant, bestow on
458
キョ
あ-がる, あ-げる
raise, plan, project, behavior, actions
459
リョウ, ギョ
fishing, fishery
460
キョウ
とも

shared, TOGETHER, BOTH; including; communism

In the blue KIOsk (キョウ), they place a plant (艹) on a little table () and sell BOTH of them TOGETHER.


艹 (radical 140: "grass"), take as "plant"

, take as "table"

(793: outburst)

(839: to submit)

(1252: flood)

and more

461
キョウ
co-, cooperation
462
キョウ
かがみ

MIRROR; lens; scope

For hours she stands (立) behind the blue KIOsk (キョウ), looking at (見) herself in the metal (金) MIRROR.


(73: to stand; radical 117: "standing")

(18: to look at; radical 147: "seeing")

(14: metal; radical 167: "metal")

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463
キョウ, ケイ
せ-る, きそ-う
emulate, compete with, bid, sell at auction, bout, contest, race
464
ゴク, キョク
きわ-み, きわ-まる, きわ-める

EXTREME, utmost; POLE

With their hands (又) they push the person () through the opening (口) between the two (二) wooden (木) POLES and take away his blue-frosted manGO COOkies (ゴク), which makes him EXTREMELY upset.


(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "hand"

, take as "person"

(20: opening; radical 30: "mouth")

(61: two; radical 7: "two")

(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

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465

ward, DISTRICT, section

The house where the "Clan of the Blue Star" plans the COUP (ク) is marked with an X (X), and the DISTRICT has already been enclosed (匚) on three sides.


X, take as "marked with an X"

匚 (radical 22: "box on side"), take as "enclosed"

(1034: Europe)

(1183: to run (race))

(1464: hinge)

and more

466
グン

ARMED FORCES; team

Attacked by a bunch of GOONs (グン) with their faces painted blue, the ARMED FORCES take cover (冖) under their vehicles (車).


冖 (to cover; radical 14: "katakana wa")

(31: car; radical 159: "vehicle")

(231: to carry)

(833: to wield)

(1132: to sparkle)

467
グン
county, district
468
ケイ
かた
mould, type, model
469
ケイ

scene, VIEW; outlook

Blue-haired KAte (ケイ) looks out over the capital (京) on a sunny day (日). It is such a beautiful VIEW.


(99: capital)

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(1017: shadow)

(1997: to yearn)

470
ゲイ

ART, craft; performance, trick; to plant

His latest piece of ART was two (二) gigantic noses (ム) on grass (艹) with a blue GEIsha (ゲイ) sitting in one of the nostrils.


(61: two; radical 7: "two")

ム (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "nose"

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

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471
ケツ
か-ける, か-く

LACK; to break off; absence; yawning; "yawning" radical

The LACK of fresh air made the boy yawn. When he wanted to open a window, his mother yelled, "No, you will CATCH (ケツ) a cold!"


The kanji itself is radical 76: "yawning"

(292: next)

(1452: to blow)

(1453: to cook)

and more

472
ケツ
ゆ-う, むす-ぶ, ゆ-わえる

to unite, TIE (up); form a mass; conclude; result in; dress (hair)

Looking through all the blue pocKETS (ケツ), he finally found a piece of thread (糸) that he could TIE around the samurai's (士) mouth (口).


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

(494: samurai; radical 33: "samurai")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

Alternate interpretation: (1142: lucky)

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473
ケン, コン
た-てる, た-つ
build
474
ケン
すこ-やか
healthy, health, strength, persistence
475
ゲン, ケン
verification, effect, testing
476

かた-める, かた-い, かた-まる

SOLID, firm; to harden; stiff; stubborn

The old (古) castle is enclosed (囗) by a SOLID wall to protect the precious blue COat (コ) of arms.


(109: old)

囗 (radical 31: "enclosure")

(669: individual)

(1054: counter for things)

(1951: imprisonment)

477
ク, コウ

merit; SUCCESS, achievement

Blue-haired COdy (コウ) is a craftsperson (工) whose energy (力) has led to his SUCCESS.


(113: craftsperson; radical 48: "katakana e")

(74: energy; radical 19: "strong")

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478
コウ
そうろう

season; WEATHER; symptom; to AWAIT

Every morning the man stands outside in a blue COAt (コウ), AWAITING the WEATHER forecast. It comes from an old person (亻) who uses a rod (|) to lift the heavy lid () off the quiver, then chooses a colored arrow (矢) to indicate the day's weather.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

| (radical 2: "rod")

, take as "heavy lid"

(981: arrow; radical 111: "arrow")

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479
コウ

to NAVIGATE, SAIL, cruise; fly 

This boat (舟) SAILS by means of a billowing blue COAt (コウ). The captain NAVIGATES by referring to maps secured on the table (几) with heavy lids (亠).


(1354: boat; radical 137: "boat")

几 (table; radical 16: "table")

亠 (radical 8: "lid")

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480
コウ
ease, peace
481
コク
つ-げる

to notify, ANNOUNCE, tell, report; advise, warn; sue, accuse

With a bull-like () roar from a huge mouth (口), he ANNOUNCED the new HitchCOCK (コク) movie "Blue Lantern."


, take as "bull," a twist on (97: cow; radical 93: "cow")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

(739: to make)

(1273: severe)

482

さ-す

DIFFERENCE; to cross; offer; send; measure

The DIFFERENCE between the sheep (羊) on the left (左) and the rest is that their wool is finer and used for blue SAris (サ).


(986: sheep; radical 123: "sheep")

(22: left)

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483
サイ
vegetable, side dish, greens
484
サイ
もっと-も

MOST

"You told me that I can take (取) in the MOST sun (日) when it is at its highest point, but now I've got a sunburn!" he SIGHed (サイ).


(301: to take)

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(1305: to photograph)

485
ザイ
lumber; material; talent
486
サク
yesterday, previous
487
サツ
す-る
printing, print
488
サツ, セツ, サイ
ころ-す

to KILL; reduce; emphatic affix

She attacked him with a wooden (木) cross (乂) but KILLED him only when she used the pike (殳), a long, pointed weapon. It took a lot of blue SUDS (サツ) to remove all the blood.


(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

乂 (to mow), take as "cross"

殳 (pike; radical 79: "lance shaft")

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489
サツ

to GUESS, presume, surmise, judge, understand

"GUESS why they worship (祭) under a roof (宀). It's because they don't want rain to dilute the blue SUDS (サツ) with which they wash the statue of the god."


(283: worship)

宀 (radical 40: "roof")

(1306: to grate)

490
サン
まい-る
nonplussed, three, going, coming, visiting, visit, be defeated, die, be madly in love
491
サン
う-まれる, う-む, うぶ
products, bear, give birth, yield, childbirth, native, property
492
サン
ち-る, ち-らかす, ち-らす, ち-らかる
scatter, disperse, spend, squander
493
ザン
のこ-す, のこ-る

to REMAIN, stay; leave behind

"On ZANzibar (ザン) there's a guy who can strip away the flesh of a whole cow with two (二) halberds (戈) so that only bare bones (歹) REMAIN," he said. "And I can get him at NO COSt (のこ(す))!"


(61: two; radical 7: "two")

戈 (halberd; radical 62: "spear")

歹 (bare bone; radical 78: "death")

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494

military man; SAMURAI; distinguished man; profession suffix; "samurai" radical

The SAMURAI places a cross (十) on the tiny piece of flat land (ー) in honor of the blue SHE (シ)-wolf.


(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "tiny piece of flat land"

The kanji itself is radical 33: "samurai"

(192: to sell)

(692: intention)

(1142: lucky)

and more

495

うじ

Mr., Ms.; SURNAME; FAMILY, clan; he; third-person pronoun; "clan" radical

This FAMILY scoops up milk from the blue SHEep (シ) using a ladle engraved with their SURNAME.


The kanji itself is radical 83: "clan"

(132: paper)

(548: low)

(1278: marriage)

and more

496

history; chronicles
497

to officiate, TAKE CHARGE OF; ADMINISTRATOR

The ADMINISTRATOR told blue-haired SHEila (シ) to TAKE CHARGE OF one (一) of the entrances (口) on the southwest corner ().


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "entrance"

, take as "corner"

(879: words)

(1313: to inquire)

(1321: heir)

498

あね
elder sister
499

こころ-みる, ため-す
test, try, attempt, experiment, ordeal
500

や-める
resign, word, term, expression
501
シツ
うしな-う

to LOSE; mistake

Uschi's husband (夫) finally has LOST his mind. Wrapped in blue SHEETS (シツ), waving his baton (ノ), he runs down the street yelling "USCHI, NOW! (うしなう)."


(573: husband)

ノ (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "baton"

(353: iron)

(1580: regularity)

(1627: to replace someone)

502
シャク
か-りる
borrow, rent
503
シュ
たね
species, kind, class, variety, seed
504
シュウ
まわ-り

LAP, circuit; surroundings; circumference; circle

Each Saturday (土) he takes his blue SHOEs (シュウ) from the cubbyhole (口) and runs LAPS around an upside-down box (冂).


(60: Saturday; radical 32: "earth")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "cubbyhole"

冂 (radical 13: "upside-down box")

(308: week)

調 (348: tone)

(1590: to carve)

505
宿
シュク
やど, やど-す, やど-る
inn, lodging, relay station, dwell, lodge, be pregnant, home, dwelling
506
ジュン

SEQUENCE; to obey; FAVORABLE, RIGHT

Whenever JUNE (ジュン) has a blue moon, they throw big shells (頁) into the river (川) in the RIGHT SEQUENCE to ensure a FAVORABLE outcome.


頁 (page; radical 181: "big shell")

(48: river; radical 47: "curving river")

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507
ショ
うい, はじ-め, はつ, そ-める, はじ-めて

FIRST; first time; early

"To make clothing (衤), you FIRST have to cut (刀) fabric. That's what they do in the blue HUTS (はつ). I can SHOW (ショ) you."


衤 is a variant of (420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

(181: single-edged sword; radical 18: "sword"), take as "to cut”

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508
ショウ
とな-える
chant, recite, call upon, yell
509
ショウ
や-く, や-ける

to BURN; COOK BY FIRE; pottery

The blue-haired SHOgun (ショウ) BURNED 31 () legs of lamb (儿) when he COOKED them BY FIRE (火).


, take as "31" (which is 3 times 十 plus 一)

儿 (radical 10: "legs")

(8: fire; radical 86: "fire")

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510
ショウ
て-らす, て-る, て-れる

to ILLUMINATE, shine; contrast; inquire; embarrassed

During the blues SHOW (ショウ), fires (灬) behind clear (昭) windows at the back of the stage ILLUMINATED the singers.


灬 is a variant of 火 (radical 86: "fire")

(315: clear)

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511
ショウ

prize; REWARD; to COMMEND

After the SHOW (ショウ) on the blue stage, they COMMENDED an employee (員) for his excellent contributions and REWARDED him with a crown ().


(228: employee)

, take as "crown"

(1412: to make up for)

512
シン, ジン

RETAINER, subject

The RETAINER keeps a watchful eye out and kicks intruders in the SHINs (シン) until they are black and blue.


The kanji itself is radical 131: "minister (of state)"; take as "watchful eye"

(1179: to tighten)

(1580: regularity)

(1627: transfer)

513
シン
faith, truth, fidelity, trust
514
シン

TRUE, real

"It's TRUE. The tools (具) I sell come in sets of 10 (十)," says the SHINto (シン) priest in his blue robe.


(265: tool)

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(1442: prudent)

(1605: to quell)

515
セイ, ジョウ
な-す, な-る

to BECOME; form, constitute; established; achieve, succeed; mature; perform an action deliberately

Blue-haired JOE (ジョウ) takes an ordinary chair () and skillfully works with his spear (戈) until the chair BECOMES a throne.


, take as "chair"

戈 (radical 62: "spear")

(903: castle)

(912: sincerity)

(1476: prosperous)

516
ショウ, セイ
かえり-みる, はぶ-く
government department; to conserve; self-examination; omit
517
セイ, ショウ
きよ-い, きよ-める, きよ-まる
pure, purify, cleanse, exorcise, Manchu dynasty
518
セイ
いきお-い
forces, energy, military strength
519
セイ, ジョウ
しず-か, しず-める, しず, しず-まる

quiet, CALM; motionless

For negotiations blue-haired JOE (ジョウ) always wore his green suit because he knew that the sight of green (青) would CALM any heated dispute (争).


(43: green; radical 174: "blue")

(529: dispute)

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520
セキ

SEAT; MEETING PLACE; one’s place

This building (广) with the blue SKI (セキ) near the entrance is an ideal MEETING PLACE. It has 21 () comfortable cloth (巾) SEATS.


广 (radical 53: "dotted cliff"), take as "building"

, take as "21" (which is 2 times 十 plus 一)

(1989: cloth; radical 50: "cloth")

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521
セキ
つ-もる, つ-む

volume, to PILE (UP), product (x*y), amass, contents, load

He takes blame (責) for PILING UP grain (禾) with a blue SKI (セキ).


(728: to blame)

禾 (radical 115: "grain")

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522
セツ
お-れる, おり, お-る
to break; fold, bend; occasionally; give in
523
セツ, セチ
ふし
joint, node; season of the year; time; festival; paragraph; tune; to economize, be moderate; moral integrity; bamboo tally used in ancient China
524
ゼイ, セツ
と-く

to EXPLAIN; PERSUADE; theory; opinion; story 

He tries to find words (言) to PERSUADE his elder brother (兄) to come out () of his room and EXPLAIN to the dancers how to form SETS (セツ) of four people around the blue poles.


(274: to say; radical 149: "word")

(267: elder brother)

, take as "to come out," is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

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525
セン
あさ-い
shallow; superficial
526
セン
いくさ, たたか-う
war, battle, match
527
セン
えら-ぶ

to CHOOSE; ELECT

"We, two self-made (己) millionaires, CHOOSE to move (辶) forward together (共) into a bright future," said the blue-haired SENator (セン) before the ELECTION.


(855: self; radical 49: "oneself")

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

(460: together)

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528
ネン, ゼン

AS SUCH, like

The blue-hooded guy is the ZEN (ゼン) priest at this temple. AS SUCH, it is his duty to roast (灬) meat (月) for stray dogs (犬).


灬, take as "roast," is a variant of 火 (radical 86: "fire")

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

(17: dog; radical 94: "animal")

(765: to burn)

529
ソウ
あらそ-う

to contend, contest, COMPETE, struggle for, dispute, argue

SOphie (ソウ) always gets the blues when she sees old, bent men () with sticks (亅) in their hands () COMPETING for the one empty seat on the bus.


, take as "bent man"

亅 (radical 6: "barb"), take as "stick"

, take as "hand"

(519: quiet)

(1417: clean)

530
ショウ, ソウ
あい

appearance; mutual, EACH OTHER; MINISTER OF STATE; emphatic verbal prefix

On a blue stage during a long SHOW (ショウ), the MINISTERS keep an eye (目) on EACH OTHER from behind trees (木).


(72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(532: to imagine)

(1529: frost)

(1703: box)

531
ソウ
くら
godown, warehouse, storehouse, cellar, treasury
532
ソ, ソウ

to imagine, THINK; IDEA

I like the IDEA of having mutual (相) feelings (心), especially when I THINK of blue-eyed SOphie (ソウ).


(530: mutual)

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart"), take as "feelings"

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533
ショウ, ゾウ
elephant, pattern after, imitate, image, shape, sign (of the times)
534
ソク
はや-める, すみ-やか, はや-い, はや-まる

QUICK

She moved (辶) the bundles (束) of wet, blue SOCKs (ソク) into the house QUICKLY so they would not freeze.


辶 (radical 162: "movement")

(1535: bundle)

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535
ソク
がわ

SIDE; part

It is an honor to work SIDE by side with a person (亻) of such high principles (則), even if he wears mismatched blue SOCKs (ソク).


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(742: principle)

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536
ゾク
つづ-ける, つづ-く
to continue; sequel, successive
537
ソツ
to graduate; common soldier; suddenly
538
ソン
まご

GRANDCHILD; descendant

She places pictures of her GRANDCHILDREN below those of her blue-eyed SON (ソン) and her other children (子) on the family lineage (系) chart.


(25: child; radical 39: "child")

(844: lineage)

(2057: humble)

539
タイ
おび, お-びる

BELT; to WEAR, carry, be armed with; have; work together

Under the cover (冖) of one (一) rock in the mountains (山), he finds a blue TIE (タイ) made of beautiful cloth (巾) and WEARS it as a BELT.


冖 (to cover; radical 14: "katakana wa")

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(24: mountain; radical 46: "mountain")

(1989: cloth; radical 50: "cloth")

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540
タイ
regiment, party, company, squad
541
タツ

to REACH, attain, achieve; deliver, notify; pluralizing suffix

Blue-haired TATSUhiro (タツ) watches sheep (羊) move (辶) along the ground (土) until they REACH the lush meadow.


(986: sheep; radical 123: "sheep")

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

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542
タン
simple, one, single, merely
543
ダン
discuss, talk
544
ジ, チ
おさ-める, なお-る, おさ-まる, なお-す
reign, be at peace, calm down, subdue, quell, govt, cure, heal, rule, conserve
545

お-く
to place, put, leave behind; establish; alternation suffix
546
チョ
savings, store, lay in, keep, wear mustache
547
チョウ
intestines, guts, bowels, viscera
548
テイ
ひく-める, ひく-い, ひく-まる

LOW

LOW on flour, the person (亻) uses a ladle (氏) for one (一) last scoop but ends up spilling flour all over the blue TAble (テイ).


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(495: Mr.; radical 83: "clan"), take as "ladle"

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

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549
テイ
そこ
bottom; basis
550
テイ
halt, stopping
551
テキ
まと

TARGET; accurate; adjective suffix

They placed white (白) ladles (勺) on the blue THEKE (テキ: German for "bar") for TARGET practice.


(65: white; radical 106: "white")

勺 (ladle)

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552
テン
code, ceremony, law, rule
553
デン
つた-わる, つた-う, つた-える
transmit, go along, walk along, follow, report, communicate, legend, tradition
554

junior, emptiness, vanity, futility, uselessness, ephemeral thing, gang, set, party, people
555

つと-める
toil, diligent, as much as possible
556
トウ

LIGHT, lamp

Blue-haired TOni (トウ) found a subsection of town (丁) where they still use real flames (火) in their street LIGHTS.


(346: town subsection)

(8: fire; radical 86: "fire"), take as "flames"

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557
ドウ
public chamber, hall
558
ドウ
はたら-く
work, kokuji
559
ドク

POISON; harm

My mother (毋) grows () POISONOUS plants for the blue-haired DOC (ドク), who uses them for his homeopathic remedies.


毋 (radical 80: "mother")

, take as twist on (42: to grow; radical 100: "birth")

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560
ネツ
あつ-い

HOT; EXCITED

The campfire (灬) makes the nearby round (丸) earthen (土) knolls really HOT. Kids, protected by blue safety NETS (ネツ), jump over the mounds with EXCITEMENT, lifting their legs (儿) high in the air.


灬, take as "campfire," is a variant of 火 (radical 86: "fire")

(830: round)

(60: earth; radical 32: "earth")

儿 (radical 10: "legs")

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561
ネン
wish, sense, idea, thought, feeling, desire, attention
562
ハイ
やぶ-れる
failure, defeat, reversal
563
バイ
double, twice, times, fold
564
バク, ハク
Dr., command, esteem, win acclaim, Ph.D., exposition, fair
565
ハン
めし

COOKED RICE; meal

The blue-haired HUNter (ハン) is opposed (反) to eating (飠) COOKED RICE with his game.


(371: to oppose)

飠 is a variant of (146: to eat; radical 184: "food")

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566

と-ばす, と-ぶ
fly, skip (pages), scatter
567

つい-える, つい-やす
expense, cost, spend, consume, waste
568
ヒツ
かなら-ず
invariably, certainly, inevitably
569
ヒツ
ふで
writing brush, writing, painting brush, handwriting
570
ヒョウ
ballot, label, ticket, sign
571
ヒョウ
signpost, seal, mark, stamp, imprint, symbol, emblem, trademark, evidence, souvenir, target
572
ブ, フ

NOT; negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy

There are three ropes () hanging from the ceiling (ー). Although they are NOT of equal length, the blue-haired FOol (フ) tries to braid them. He wants to write a BOok (ブ) about it.


, take as "three hanging ropes"

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "ceiling"

(962: to negate)

(1685: saké cup)

573
フウ, フ
おっと

HUSBAND; male worker; MAN

The big (大) MAN named OTTO (おっと) has a pin (一) through his head. He is a good HUSBAND but acts like a FOOl (フウ) when he feels blue.


(53: big; radical 37: "big")

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "pin"

(643: regulation)

(1548: exchange)

(1748: to support)

and more

574

つ-く, つ-ける

to ATTACH, add to; deliver; do vigorously; appearance

With only several inches (寸) of bandages, this person (亻) ATTACHED the splint to the blue, broken FOOt (フ).


(909: brief; radical 41: "inch")

亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(575: prefecture)

(1750: to attach)

(1753: symbol)

and more

575

PREFECTURE; GOVERNMENT OFFICE

The GOVERNMENT OFFICE in this PREFECTURE is attached (付) to a cliff top (广). FOotsoldiers (フ) in blue uniforms protect the building.


(574: to attach)

广 (radical 53: "dotted cliff"), take as "cliff top"

(1755: to decay)

576
フク

secondary, VICE-; supplementary; adverb

The VICE-president puts one (一) of his blue toFU COOkies (フク) in his mouth (口) while walking along rice fields (田), using his sword (刂) as a walking stick.


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

刂 is a variant of 刀 (radical 18: "sword")

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577
フン
こ, こな

powder; FLOUR

They were making FLOUR by repeatedly dividing (分) rice (米) on the beach in KONA (こな), Hawaii, when COdy (こ) yelled, "TyPHOON (フン)!"


(199: to divide)

(201: rice; radical 119: "rice")

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578
ヘイ, ヒョウ
soldier, private, troops, army, warfare, strategy, tactics
579
ベツ
わか-れる
separate, branch off, diverge, fork, another, extra, specially
580
ヘン
べ, あた-り
environs, boundary, border, vicinity
581
ヘン
か-える, か-わる
unusual, change, strange
582
便
ビン, ベン
たよ-り

CONVENIENT; news, LETTER; excrement; transportation service

Blue-haired BEN (ベン) suggested changing (更) the way they mail LETTERS. It would be more CONVENIENT, he said, to use a mail carrier (亻) instead of the blue mail BIN (ビン) down the street.


(1248: to change)

亻, take as "mail carrier," is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

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583
ホウ
つつ-む

to WRAP, cover, conceal, pack up

"HOly (ホウ) cow!" he exclaimed when he saw that he had WRAPPED (勹) a serpent (巳) instead of a walking stick as his uncle's present.


勹 (radical 20: "wrapping")

巳, take as "serpent," is a variant of 己 (radical 49: "oneself")

(1794: to embrace)

(1795: bubble)

(1796: small membranous sac)

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584
ホウ, ホッ, ハッ

LAW; method, way; grammatical mood

"HOly (ホウ) moly!" he yelled. "You cannot take the water (氵). You must leave (去) it here. This notice says that it's the LAW!"


氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

(258: to leave)

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585
モウ, ボウ
のぞ-む
to hope, desire, expect; look afar, command a view of
586
ボク
まき
breed, care for, shepherd, feed, pasture
587
マツ, バツ
すえ

END, last; powder

The blue MUTTS (マツ) pushed their BUTTS (バツ) against the tree (木), hoping to shake down their frisbee (一) from the END of a branch.


(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "frisbee"

(1836: to rub away)

588
マン
み-ちる, み-たす

FULL, whole; satisfaction; to expire

"Both (両) water (氵) and grass (艹) can make an animal's belly FULL," said blue-haired MANfred (マン) in his booming voice.


(411: both)

氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

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589
ミャク
vein, pulse, hope
590
ミン
たみ
people, nation, subjects
591
ヤク

approximately; PROMISE, treaty; to contract; summarize; economize

He knotted a thread (糸) to remind him of his PROMISE to buy his mother a ladle (勺). "YUCK (ヤク)!" he exclaimed, when he discovered some chewing gum stuck on the thread.


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

勺 (ladle)

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592
ユウ
いさ-む

BRAVE; to be encouraged

Through his BRAVE actions, the man (男) kneeling (マ) before the king saved the blue EWE (ユウ).


(54: man)

マ, take as "kneeling"

(2124: to well (up))

593
ヨウ
かなめ, い-る

NEED, request; essence, summary; important

Every Western (覀) movie NEEDS a woman (女) in it, but tall, blue-haired YOlanda (ヨウ) looked out of place.


覀 is a variant of 西 (152: west; radical 146: "west")

(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

(1879: hip)

594
ヨウ
やしな-う
foster, bring up, rear, develop, nurture
595
ヨク
あ-びる, あ-びせる
bathe, be favored with, bask in
596

き-く

PROFIT, ADVANTAGE, benefit

Blue-haired RIchie (リ) takes ADVANTAGE of his sharp sword (刂), using it to cut grain (禾) for a PROFIT.


刂 is a variant of 刀 (radical 18: "sword")

禾 (radical 115: "grain")

(1895: diarrhea)

(2086: pear tree)

597
リク

LAND

His legs (儿) swiftly carried him across blue-haired RICK's (リク) LAND, which stretched between the hill (阝) in the west and the two earthen (土) mounds in the east.


儿 (radical 10: "legs")

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

(60: soil; radical 32: "earth")

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598
リョウ
よ-い

GOOD, pleasing, skilled

When she took the lid () off the food (食), she thought it looked really GOOD, especially the blueberries from RIO (リョウ) de Janeiro.


, take as "lid"

(146: to eat; radical 184: "food")

(995: cheerful)

(1846: daughter)

(1937: wave)

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599
リョウ
fee, materials
600
リョウ
はか-る

QUANTITY; measurement; assessment

The QUANTITY of blueberries from RIO (リョウ) de Janeiro will last just one (一) more day (日) in the village (里).


(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(219: village; radical 166: "village")

(1912: supply of food)

601
リン

WHEEL, ring, circle, link, loop, counter for wheels and flowers

Make sure all WHEELS of your car (車) are still there, properly aligned (冊) and covered () with a cap. Sometimes a giant steals blue ones to wear as RINgs (リン).


(31: car; radical 159: "vehicle")

(874: counter for books), take as "aligned"

, take as "covered"

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602
ルイ
たぐ-い
sort, kind, variety, class, genus
603
レイ

COMMAND, orders; law

The REIgning (レイ) king in a blue cape COMMANDED the kneeling person (マ) to put a cover () on his head.


マ, take as "kneeling person"

, take as "cover"

(604: to cool)

(1921: bell)

(1922: zero)

and more

604
レイ
ひ-える, ひ-やす, さ-める, つめ-たい, ひ-や, ひ-やかす, さ-ます

to COOL, CHILLED; coldheartedness

The REIgning (レイ) king struts about in a blue crown and commands (令) his servants to bring more ice (冫) to COOL his beer. He likes it CHILLED.


(603: command)

冫 (radical 15: "ice")

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605
レイ
たと-える
example, custom, usage, precedent
606
レキ
history, experience; career; obvious
607
レン
つら-ねる, つら-なる, つ-れる
take along, lead, join, connect, party, gang, clique
608
レン
ね-る
training; paste
609
ロウ
ふ-ける, お-いる

OLD; "old" radical

For blue-haired WoodROW (ロウ), being OLD means preparing to be buried in the ground (土), using a walking stick (ノ), and being spoon-fed (ヒ). 


(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

ノ (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "walking stick"

ヒ (radical 21: "katakana hi"), take as "spoon"

The kanji itself is radical 125: "old"

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610
ロウ
labor, thank for, reward for, toil, trouble
611
ロク
to record, register
612
アツ

PRESSURE; oppression; overwhelming

Blue-haired ATSUko (アツ) stuffed so much soil (土) into the little space in her attic that the PRESSURE damaged the roof (厂).


(60: soil; radical 32: "earth")

厂 (radical 27: "cliff"), take as "roof"

(1069: outer limits)

613

うつ-す, うつ-る
shift, move, change, drift, catch (cold, fire), pass into
614
イン
よ-る
cause, factor, be associated with, depend on, be limited to
615
エイ
なが-い
eternity, long, lengthy
616
エイ
いとな-む

RUNNING A BUSINESS, MAKING A PROFIT; camp

Blue-haired Abel (エイ) is RUNNING A BUSINESS building secret passageways (ノ) between rooms (口). He is MAKING so much PROFIT that he could afford to buy the house with the ornate roof ().


ノ (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "passageway"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "room"

, take as "ornate roof"

Alternate interpretation: (2136: ロ sound)

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617
エイ
guard, protection
618
エキ, イ
やさ-しい
easy; trade; divination
619
エキ, ヤク
benefit, gain, profit, advantage
620
エキ

LIQUID; JUICE

Blue-haired EzEKIel (エキ) wanted water (氵) in the middle of the night (夜), but the only LIQUID he could find was JUICE.


氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

(212: night)

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621
エン

PERFORMANCE; making a speech

She dreamed of a PERFORMANCE under the roof (宀) of the blue ENclosure (エン) near the yellow () river (氵).


宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "roof"

, take as twist on (120: yellow; radical 201: "yellow")

氵, take as "river," is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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622
オウ
こた-える
apply, answer, yes, OK, reply, accept
623
オウ
journey, chase away, let go, going, travel
624
オン
grace, kindness, goodness, favor, mercy, blessing, benefit
625
カ, ケ
かり

TEMPORARY; FALSE

Blue-eyed KAREEm (かり) is an honest person (亻). He opposes (反) bearing FALSE witness, even in a TEMPORARY courtroom.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(371: to oppose)

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626

あたい
value, price
627

は-て, は-てる, は-たす

FRUIT; result; to carry out; emphatic verbal suffix indicating completeness; end

Our reward for picking FRUIT from the trees (木) between the rice fields (田) is to drive away in a blue CAr (カ).


(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(433: chapter)

(1047: confection)

(1886: naked)

and more

628

かわ
river
629

す-ごす, あやま-ち, す-ぎる, あやま-つ

to PASS, EXCEED; elapse; process; error

His mouth (口) fell open when a blue CAr (カ) filled with bones () PASSED him, moving (辶) so fast that it well EXCEEDED the speed limit.


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

, take as twist on (867: bone)

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

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630

CELEBRATION

GAlina (ガ) was feeling blue but found that adding (加) seashells (貝) to the decorations made her birthday CELEBRATION much more festive.


(431: addition)

(90: seashell; radical 154: "small shell")

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631
カイ
こころよ-い
cheerful, pleasant, agreeable, comfortable
632
カイ, ゲ
と-く, と-ける, と-かす

to unravel, SOLVE, explain, undo, untie, answer

He SOLVES the problem by cutting (刀) off the cow's (牛) horn (角) and hanging it on a blue KITE (カイ).


(181: single-edged sword; radical 18: "sword")

(97: cow; radical 93: "cow")

(243: horn; radical 148: "horn")

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633
カク, コウ

GRADE, standard, status; personality; dignity; framework, BUILD; STYLE

Each (各) bonsai tree (木) was judged on BUILD and STYLE. The blue COconut (コウ) tree got the highest GRADE.


(438: each)

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

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634
カク
たし-かめる, たし-か

to CONFIRM, assurance, firm, SOLID, tight, hard, clear, EVIDENCE

We could CONFIRM that the old bird (隹) under the roof (宀) was not made of SOLID stone (石). It was EVIDENT when the bird started to CACKLE (カク).


隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

宀 (radical 40: "roof")

(45: stone; radical 112: "stone")

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635
ガク
ひたい

AMOUNT; forehead; frame

While blue-haired HelGA COOlly (ガク) writes a check for the AMOUNT, the visitors (客) from the South Seas island take out big shells (頁) to pay for the dinner.


(252: visitor)

頁 (page; radical 181: "big shell")

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636
カン
publish, carve, engrave
637
カン
みき
tree trunk
638
カン
な-れる, な-らす

to GROW ACCUSTOMED TO, custom, habitual practice

Every night in the lab, the med student shouted, "I CAN (カン) do it," and penetrated (貫) hearts (忄) with needles. It took a long time for him to GROW ACCUSTOMED TO doing that.


(1102: to penetrate)

忄 is a variant of 心 (radical 61: "heart")

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639
カン
joy, happiness
640
ゲン, ガン
まなこ

EYE; INSIGHT

Blue-haired GANdhi (ガン) stopped (艮) and stared with wide EYES (目) as he arrived at an INSIGHT.


艮 (radical 138: "stopping")

(72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

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641

もと, もとい
fundamentals, (chem), counter for machines, foundation
642

よ-せる, よ-る
draw near, stop in, bring near, gather, collect, send, forward
643

regulation, MEASURE

Blue-haired KIyoshi (キ) gathers the opinions (見) of all male workers (夫) before he devises new security MEASURES.


(18: opinion; radical 147: "seeing")

(573: male worker)

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644

わざ
skill, art, craft, ability, feat, performance, vocation, arts
645

righteousness, justice, morality, honor, loyalty, meaning
646
ギャク
さか-らう, さか

inversion; to GO AGAINST

An upside-down guy () with a blue SUCKER (さか) in his mouth moves (辶) swiftly along the zipline, GOING AGAINST the flow of the river.


, take as "upside-down guy"

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

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647
ク, キュウ
ひさ-しい

LONG TIME; lasting

"The stooped person () leaning on a prop () has to stand there a LONG TIME," the assistant remarks. "Give him a blue Q (キュウ)-tip so he has something to do," yells the film director.


, take as "stooped person"

, take as "prop"

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648
キュウ

OLD, FORMER

Only one ( | ) day (日) OLD, with CUte (キュウ) blue eyes, she looked like a FORMER colleague of mine.


| (radical 2: "rod"), take as "one"

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(697: newborn babe)

(1098: to collapse)

(1656: rice plant)

649
キョ
い-る
reside, to be, exist, live with
650
キョ
ゆる-す
permit, approve
651
キョウ, ケイ
さかい

boundary, BORDER, frontier; situation

Blue KAle (ケイ) grows in the earth (土) along the BORDER where guards stand (立), watching for (見) suspicious activity.


(60: earth; radical 32: "earth")

(73: to stand; radical 117: "standing")

(18: to see; radical 147: "seeing"), take as "to watch for"

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652
キョウ, コウ
おこ-す, おこ-る

FUN, INTEREST; to rise to prosperity, flourish; promote, develop; rouse up

It is always the same (同) people at the blue COrner (コウ) table () who raise their hands () to show INTEREST in the FUN activity.


(187: same)

, take as "table"

, take as "hands"

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653
キン

EVEN, equal, uniform; balanced

The blue KINg (キン) announces that the delinquents must make the ground (土) within the castle walls EVEN, using only one (一) ladle (勺).


(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

勺 (ladle)

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654
キン

PROHIBITION; abstaining; imprisoning

A notice at the entrance to the forest (林) in Blue KINg (キン) Canyon points out (示) that hunting is PROHIBITED.


(75: forest)

(695: to point out; radical 113: "showing")

(1181: collar)

655

PHRASE; HAIKU

The mouth (口) wraps (勹) itself around a PHRASE from a HAIKU about blue-eyed KUmiko (ク).


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

勹 (radical 20: "wrapping")

(846: respect)

(847: to admonish)

(1249: to arrest)

and more

656
クン

INSTRUCTION; kun-yomi

He gave her INSTRUCTIONS on repairing the lawn that the blue-eyed racCOON (クン) had destroyed, but they washed over her like a river (川) of words (言) that she could not absorb.


(48: river; radical 47: "curving river")

(274: to say; radical 149: "word")

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657
グン
む-れる, むら, む-れ
group; to gather
658
ケイ, キョウ
へ-る

to PASS THROUGH, experience; elapse; economics; sutra; longitude

The colorful strings (糸) hang down to the ground (土), forming a curtain. He slips his hands (又) between the cords and PASSES THROUGH to the blue KIOsk (キョウ).


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread"), take as "string"

(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "hands"

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659
ケツ
いさぎよ-い
undefiled, pure, clean, righteous, gallant
660
ケン
affair, case, matter, item
661
ケン
ticket
662
ケン
けわ-しい

danger; STEEP; GRIM

When my elder brother () KEN (ケン) has the blues, he puts on a cap () and climbs a STEEP hill (阝) with a GRIM face.


, take as twist on (267: elder brother)

, take as "cap"

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

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663
ケン
examination, investigate
664
ケン
きぬ
silk
665
ゲン
かぎ-る
limit
666
ゲン
あらわ-れる, あらわ-す
present, existing, actual
667
ゲン
へ-らす, へ-る

to DECREASE; subtract

Blue-haired MorGAN (ゲン) thought that DECREASED water (氵) levels in the country brought out heartless feelings (咸) in people.


氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

咸, take as "heartless feeling," a twist on (246: feeling)

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668

ゆえ

deceased, OLD; INCIDENT, affair; intentional; REASON

Blue-haired YUE (ゆえ) still gets upset when she thinks of the INCIDENT. Her brother struck (攵) her OLD (古) doll for no apparent REASON.


攵 (radical 66: "strike")

(109: old)

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669

INDIVIDUAL; counter for things

This INDIVIDUAL is a person (亻) with a solid (固) character. He always wears a blue COat (コ).


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(476: solid)

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670

to PROTECT

After the cat attacked the old bird (隹) in the grass (艹), blue-haired MarGO (ゴ) tried to PROTECT the little bird not only by shielding it with her hands (又) but also by using loud words (言).


隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "hand"

(274: to say; radical 149: "word")

Alternate interpretation: (1483: one of a pair)

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671
コウ
き-く

EFFECT

"The blend (交) of your strength (力) and my sense of humor has the most stunning EFFECT on our audience," said blue-haired COdy (コウ).


(115: to blend)

(74: strength; radical 19: "strong")

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672
コウ
あつ-い
thick, heavy, rich, kind, cordial, brazen, shameless
673
コウ
たがや-す
till, plow, cultivate
674
コウ
mineral, ore
675
コウ
かま-える, かま-う

to CONSTRUCT; plan; enclosing radical; prepare for; CARE ABOUT

"Do you CARE if we CONSTRUCT the fence () again (再) out of wood (木)? This time, though, we'll give it a COAt (コウ) of blue paint!"


, take as "fence"

(679: again)

(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

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676
コウ
lecture, club, association
677
コン
こ-む, ま-じる, ま-ぜる, ま-ざる
to mix; confusion; be crowded
678

INVESTIGATION, inspection, examination

Furthermore (且), the objects made of blue balSA (サ) wood (木) are the subject of an INVESTIGATION.


(1091: furthermore)

(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

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679
サイ, サ
ふたた-び

again, twice, SECOND TIME

This is the SECOND TIME, he SIGHed (サイ), that the baskets are empty and turned upside down.


None

(675: to construct)

(676: lecture)

(1263: gutter)

and more

680
サイ
わざわ-い
disaster
681
サイ
つま

WIFE

"That woman (女) holding a cross (十) in her hand () is my WIFE," he SIGHed (サイ).


(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

, take as "hand"

(2040: amazing)

682
サイ
と-る
pick, take, fetch, take up
683
サイ
きわ

verge; OCCASION; when; EDGE

The festival (祭) on the EDGE of the hill (阝) is quite an OCCASION. I SIGH (サイ) because I cannot be there.


(283: festival)

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

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684
ザイ
あ-る
exist, outskirts, suburbs, located in
685
サイ, ザイ
property, money, wealth, assets
686
ザイ
つみ
crime; sin
687
ゾウ, ザツ
miscellaneous
688
サン
かいこ
silkworm
689
サン
す-い
acid, bitterness, sour, tart
690
サン
approve, praise, title or inscription on picture, assist, agree with
691

ささ-える
branch, support, sustain
692

こころざし, こころざ-す

INTENTION, aspiration; determination 

This samurai (士) INTENDS with all his heart (心) to protect the blue SHEep (シ) in his country.


(494: samurai)

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(880: magazine)

693

expert, teacher, master, model, exemplar, army (incl. counter), war
694

funds, ASSETS; resources; natural ability

The next (次) shipment of seashells (貝) will considerably increase blue-haired SHEila's (シ) ASSETS.


(292: next)

(90: seashell; radical 154: "small shell")

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695
シ, ジ
しめ-す

to SHOW, POINT OUT, display; instruct; "showing" radical

The reporter SHOWs the sacrifice on the altar under the blue SHEet (シ) and POINTs OUT dripping blood.


The kanji itself is radical 113: "showing"

(283: worship)

(654: prohibition)

(800: remaining)

and more

696

に-る

SIMILARITY

By means of (以) another person (亻), he found out about his own SIMILARITY to Grandpa JIm (ジ) from Blue Grass, Iowa.


(419: by means of)

亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

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697
ニ, ジ
newborn babe, child, young of animals
698
シキ

discernment; understanding, KNOWLEDGE

While searching her KNOWLEDGE base for a word (言) that sounds (音) like "spear" (戈), she spilled blue paint all over her copy of SHIKI (シキ: a Japanese horror novel).


(274: word; radical 149: "word")

(6: sound; radical 180: "sound")

戈 (radical 62: "spear")

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699
シツ, チ, シチ
substance, quality, matter, temperament
700
シャ
cottage, inn, hut, house, mansion
701
シャ
あやま-る

to APOLOGIZE, THANKS, refuse

He mumbles words (言) of THANKS and APOLOGIZES as he shoots (射) at the blue rickSHAW (シャ).


(274: word; radical 149: "word")

(882: to shoot)

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702
ジュ
さず-かる, さず-ける

to confer; grant, award; give, hand over; TEACH; initiation

Little blue-haired JUlie (ジュ) TEACHES them how to receive (受) the reward with their hands (扌).


(303: to receive)

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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703
シュウ
おさ-まる, おさ-める
income, obtain, reap, pay, supply, store
704
シュ, シュウ
おさ-まる, おさ-める
discipline, conduct oneself well, study, master
705
シュ, シュウ

the public; CROWD; MANY

MANY people (亻, ) in the CROWD slipped on the ice () and injured themselves. One had blood (血) all over his blue SHOEs (シュウ).


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as twist on (39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as twist on 冫 (radical 15: "ice")

(270: blood; radical 143: "blood")

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706
シュウ, シュク
いわ-う

to CELEBRATE, congratulate; bless, express good wishes 

While CELEBRATING my birthday, my elder brother (兄) pointed out (礻) that my left SHOE (シュウ) was blue while the right one was black.


(267: elder brother)

礻 is a variant of (695: to point out; radical 113: "showing")

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707
ジュツ
の-べる

to state, expound, MENTION, declare

Did I MENTION that I moved (辶) the funny tree () and got my blue JuJUTSU (ジュツ) uniform all dirty?


辶 (radical 162: "movement")

, take as "funny tree"

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708
ジュツ
art, technique, skill, means, trick, resources, magic
709
ジュン

STANDARD, criterion; semi-, quasi-; to conform, be proportionate to

Since June (ジュン) it has been the STANDARD that there should not be more than 10 (十) water (氵) birds (隹) on a pond of this size.


(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

Alternate interpretation: is a twist on (1376: junior)

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710
ジョ
order; prelude
711
ジ, ジョ
のぞ-く

to REMOVE; exclude; division (in math)

They ordered little JOE (ジョ) in his blue coveralls to REMOVE the excess (余) on the left side of the hill (阝).


(800: excess)

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

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712
ショウ
まね-く
beckon, invite, summon, engage
713
ショウ
うけたまわ-る
acquiesce, hear, listen to, be informed, receive
714
ショウ
appellation, praise, admire, name, title, fame
715
ショウ
evidence, proof, certificate
716
ジョウ
article, clause, item, stripe, streak
717
ジョウ
status quo, conditions, circumstances, form, appearance
718
ジョウ
とこ, つね

normal, ORDINARY; ALWAYS

When JOE (ジョウ) is feeling blue, he wears cloth (巾) sandals that ALWAYS look ORDINARY to others, but he values them highly ().


(1989: cloth; radical 50: "cloth")

is a twist on (1392: to value highly)

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719
セイ, ジョウ
なさ-け

emotion, FEELINGS; ACTUAL CONDITIONS; compassion, love 

Blue-eyed JOE's (ジョウ) heart (忄) ached and he was FEELING blue (青) when he saw the ACTUAL CONDITIONS of his destroyed village in images that NASA (なさ(け)) captured.


忄 is a variant of 心 (radical 61: "heart")

(43: blue; radical 174: "blue")

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720
シキ, ショク
お-る

to WEAVE; texture; woven FABRIC; brocade

WEAVING with a thread (糸) tied to a spear (戈) made an awful sound (音). But they created a beautiful, SHOCKingly (ショク) blue FABRIC.


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

戈 (radical 62: "spear")

(6: sound; radical 180: "sound")

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721
ショク

employment, occupation, work, JOB, post, office; craftsman, artisan; (professional) skill

He found a JOB making spears (戈), but the constant noise (音) hurts his ears (耳). Also, he has to wear a SHOCKingly (ショク) blue uniform. 


戈 (radical 62: "spear")

(6: noise; radical 180: "sound")

(29: ear; radical 128: "ear")

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722
セイ
system, law, rule
723
セイ, ショウ
sex, gender, nature
724
ショウ, セイ
まつりごと

political administration, GOVERNMENT; politics; management

Blue-haired SEIji (セイ) says he understands that the GOVERNMENT has to strike (攵) people if they don't behave correctly (正).


攵 (radical 66: "strike")

(41: correct)

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725
セイ, ショウ
refining; semen; essence; detailed; energy, spirit
726
セイ
made in..., manufacture
727
ゼイ

TAX, duty

After my elder brother (兄) gave away (\ /) the money for the grain (禾) TAX, he could afford only a steak that was very ZÄH (ぜい: German for "tough") at the Blue Ox.


(267: elder brother)

\ /, take as "give away," is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

禾 (radical 115: "grain")

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728
セキ
せ-める

to BLAME, condemn, censure, liability

Growing () money (貝) problems are to BLAME for his situation. He cannot even afford one blue SKI (セキ) or a moldy SEMMEL (せめる: German for "dinner roll")!


, take as "growth," a twist on (42: life; radical 100: "birth")

(90: shellfish; radical 154: "small shell"), take as "money"

(521: volume)

(729: exploits)

(1292: bond)

and more

729
セキ
exploits, unreeling cocoons
730
セツ
つ-ぐ

to contact; JOIN; approach; receive (guests)

All women (女) standing (立) on the dance floor JOINED hands (扌) and formed SETS (セツ) of four around the blue poles.


(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

(73: to stand; radical 117: "standing")

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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731
セツ
もう-ける
establishment, provision, prepare
732
ゼツ
した

TONGUE; words; "tongue" radical

While foraging in the woods for blue-spotted SHIITAke (した) mushrooms, he catches raindrops on his TONGUE to relieve his dry (千) mouth (口).


(47: thousand), take as twist on (825: dry; radical 51: "dry")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

The kanji itself is radical 135: "tongue"

(221: talk)

(244: active)

(989: confusion)

and more

733
ゼツ
た-える, た-つ, た-やす

to BREAK OFF, discontinue, come to an end; absolutely

Blue-haired TATSUhiro (たつ) BREAKS OFF colored (色) threads (糸) from the scarves he weaves.


(145: color; radical 139: "color")

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

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734
セン
ぜに
money; coin; fee; small monetary unit
735
ゼン
よ-い
virtuous, good, goodness
736

ANCESTOR; grandparent; founder

This island has a tradition of displaying (礻) stacked stones (且) in the front yard to honor ANCESTORS. Around the stacks people SOW (ソ) blue forget-me-nots.


礻 is a variant of (695: to display; radical 113: "showing")

(1091: as well as), take as "stacked stones"

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737
ス, ソ

ELEMENT, component; PRIMARY; simple; bare; emphatic prefix

Blue-haired SUE (ス) uses stringy (糸) plants () as the PRIMARY ELEMENTS of her artwork.


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread"), take as "stringy"

, take as "plants"

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738
ソウ
general, whole, all, full, total
739
ゾウ
つく-る

to make, BUILD; style of building

He proudly announced (告) that he had BUILT a machine for moving (辶) big items up and down stairs near the Blue Cliff ZOO (ゾウ).


(481: to announce)

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

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740
ゾウ
statue, picture, image, figure, portrait
741
ゾウ
ま-す, ふ-やす, ふ-える

to INCREASE, add, gain

Over eight (\ /) days (日), the farmer INCREASED the amount of earth (土) on the rice field (田) near the Blue Cliff ZOO (ゾウ).


\ / is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(60: earth; radical 32: "earth")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

Alternate interpretation: (2052: previously)

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742
ソク

RULE, law, principle; according to, in compliance with

The new RULE states that a seashell (貝) that has been cut with a sword (刂) has to be stored in a blue SOCK (ソク).


(90: seashell; radical 154: "small shell")

刂 is a variant of 刀 (radical 18: "sword")

(535: side)

(743: to measure)

743
ソク
はか-る
to measure, gauge, survey; observe; conjecture, presume, expect, estimate
744
ゾク
belong, genus, subordinate official, affiliated
745
ソン
そこ-なう, そこ-ねる

LOSS; disadvantage; damage

SONia (ソン) has the blues because her only employee (員) LOST his hand (扌) in an accident.


(228: employee)

扌is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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746
退
タイ
しりぞ-ける, しりぞ-く
retreat, withdraw, retire, resign, repel, expel, reject
747
タイ
か-す
lend
748
タイ
state, condition, situation; form, appearance; attitude
749
トン, ダン

GROUP; corporation, organization

This GROUP meets only in carefully measured (寸) enclosures (囗), always wearing blue DUNgarees (ダン).


(909: measurement; radical 41: "inch")

囗 (radical 31: "enclosure")

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750
ダン
た-つ, ことわ-る

to CUT OFF, discontinue; abstain from, REFUSE; DECIDE

Blue-haired DUNcan (ダン) is collecting donated bags of rice (米) for the poor but has DECIDED to REFUSE the ones whose corners () have been CUT OFF with an ax (斤).


(201: rice; radical 119: "rice")

, take as "corner"

(1176: ax; radical 69: "ax")

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751
チク
きず-く
fabricate, build, construct
752
チョウ
は-る

to expand, STRETCH, spread (out); be tense; insist; stick (out); keep watch; display; counter for bows, stringed instruments, and paper lanterns; manner; lined with

The blue-haired CHOsen (チョウ) one tested long (長) bows (弓) by STRETCHING them fully.


(173: long; radical 168: "long")

(836: bow; radical 57: "bow")

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753
テイ
さ-げる
to present, propose; carry in hand
754
テイ
ほど

extent, DEGREE; distance; rule; process

She throws grain (禾) at the king (王). To a certain DEGREE it gets into his mouth (口). The rest falls on the blue TAble (テイ).


禾 (radical 115: "grain")

(5: king; radical 96: "jewel")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

Alternate interpretation: (1611: to present)

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755
テキ

suitable, APPROPRIATE, right

The old (古) emperor () moves (辶) along the blue THEKE (テキ: German for "bar") in a manner APPROPRIATE for his status.


(109: old)

, take as twist on (1616: emperor)

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

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756
テキ
かたき

ENEMY, opponent; revenge; to resist

The old (古) emperor () strikes (攵) the ENEMY and then finishes off the blue drink he left on the THEKE (テキ: German for "bar").


(109: old)

, take as twist on (1616: emperor)

攵 (radical 66: "strike")

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757
トウ
す-べる
overall, relationship, ruling, governing
758
ドウ

COPPER

"So much DOUGH (ドウ) for this jacket with COPPER buttons!" he exclaimed. "But then that's the same (同) metal (金) that the 'coppers' use for their uniforms."


(187: same)

(14: metal; radical 167: "metal")

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759
ドウ
みちび-く

to GUIDE, lead, teach, conduct, transmit

She GUIDES her blind brother so he can learn the way (道) to school. They measure (寸) the distances by leaving markers made of blue DOUGH (ドウ).


(188: way)

(909: measurement; radical 41: "inch")

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760
トク
special
761
トク
え-る, う-る

to ACQUIRE, gain, get; earn, profit, benefit; comprehend; attain goal; be able to

He tried to ACQUIRE the blue sundial that makes a curious tick-TOCK (トク) sound when measuring (寸) the movement (彳) of the sun over one (ー) day (日).


(909: measurement; radical 41: "inch")

彳 (radical 60: "going person"), take as "movement"

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

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762
トク

VIRTUE, morality

Listening to Bela BarTOK (トク: Hungarian composer), he contemplated whether being moved (彳) by a VIRTUOUS heart (心) is better than being admired by 10 (十) eyes (罒).


彳 (radical 60: "going person"), take as "to be moved"

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

罒 is a variant of (72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

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763
ドク
ひと-り
alone; Germany
764
ニン
まか-せる, まか-す

office, official post, person holding office; to appoint (to an office); DUTY, responsibility; leave to, ENTRUST TO

You can ENTRUST the jewel () to the person (亻) on DUTY. He was trained by the blue NINja (ニン).


, take as twist on (5: king; radical 96: "jewel")

亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

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765
ネン
も-やす, も-える, も-す

to BURN

Blue-haired NENa (ネン) used a flamethrower (火) to roast (灬) meat (月) for the dogs (犬) and accidentally BURNED it.


(8: fire; radical 86: "fire"), take as "flamethrower"

灬, take as "roast," is a variant of 火 (radical 86: "fire")

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

(17: dog; radical 94: "animal")

Alternate interpretation: (528: as such)

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766
ノウ

ABILITY, talent; action, function, effect, capacity; energy; Noh

The test of your ABILITY to perform NOH (ノウ) on the blue stage is to move chunks of meat (月) with your elbow (ム) from one spoon (ヒ) to another without giggling.


月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

ム (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "elbow"

ヒ (radical 21: "katakana hi"), take as "spoon"

(748: state)

(1732: to dismiss)

767

やぶ-る, やぶ-れる

to BREAK, smash, destroy; break down; break through, penetrate; carry through with; TEAR, rip; defeat

The sharp edge of a stone (石) TORE open his skin (皮). He threw the stone against a wall and yelled, "HA (ハ)! I BROKE it!"


(45: stone; radical 112: "stone")

(374: skin; radical 107: "hide")

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768
ハン
おか-す
crime, violation; rape
769
バン, ハン
judgement, signature, stamp, seal
770
ハン
publishing, printing; edition; printing plate
771

くら-べる

to COMPARE, contrast; ratio; Philippines; "comparing" radical

"COMPARE the two people sitting (ヒ, ヒ) next to each other and tell me who has the better posture," blue-eyed HIdeo (ヒ) instructed his students.


ヒ (radical 21: "katakana hi"), take as "sitting person"

The kanji itself is radical 81: "comparing"

(242: floor)

(1064: all)

(1948: square character style)

and more

772

こえ, こ-やし, こ-える, こ-やす
fertilizer, get fat, fertile, manure, pamper
773

not, non-, UN-; WRONG; "negative" radical

Blue-haired HIdeo (ヒ) built the ladder with the rungs pointing in the WRONG direction. Then he had to UNdo all his work.


The kanji itself is radical 175: "negative"; take as "inverted ladder"

(375: sad)

(686: crime)

(1730: door)

and more

774

そな-わる, そな-える
equip, provision, preparation
775
ヒョウ
たわら

LARGE STRAW BAG (esp. for rice)

Blue-eyed HIOb (ヒョウ: male name) makes sure that every person (亻) on the chart (表) has a LARGE STRAW BAG for the sack race.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(379: chart)

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776
ヒョウ
evaluate, criticism, comment
777
ビン, ヒン
まず-しい

poverty, POOR; scanty

They became POOR after taking the money (貝) from the blue BIN (ビン) and dividing (分) it among all members.


(90: shellfish; radical 154: "small shell"), take as "money"

(199: to divide)

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778

ぬの

linen, CLOTH

Using their hands (), they held up the CLOTH (巾) as a sail and steered the kaNU NOrth (ぬの) to deliver the blue FOotball (フ).


, take as "hand"

(1989: cloth; radical 50: "cloth")

(447: to hope)

(1749: fear)

779

woman; wife; WORKING WOMAN

FUmiko (フ), in her blue coveralls, exclaims, "The way this woman (女) holds the broom () with just one hand (ヨ) shows that she is not a WORKING WOMAN!"


(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

, take as "broom"

ヨ, take as "hand"

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780
フウ, フ
とみ, と-む
wealth, enrich, abundant
781
ブ, ム

MILITARY, martial arts; WARRIOR; weapon

The first thing a WARRIOR in the MILITARY does is stop (止) at the armory, grab one (一) halberd (弋), and say BU (ブ) to scare away the little kids.


(129: to stop; radical 77: "stopping")

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

弋 (radical 56: "ceremony"), take as "halberd"

(1758: installment)

782
フク
restore, return to, revert, resume
783
フク
duplicate, double, compound, multiple
784
ブツ
ほとけ
Buddha, the dead, France
785
ヘン
あ-む

to knit, braid; EDIT, compile; organize; volume, literary work

He left the EDITED books (冊) bound with thread (糸) at the door (戸), which the blue HEN (へん) was guarding.


(874: book)

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

(108: door; radical 63: "door")

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786
ベン
valve, petal, braid, speech, dialect, discrimination, dispose of, distinguish
787

たも-つ
to preserve, keep; protect, care for
788

はか
grave, tomb
789
ホウ
むく-いる
report, news, reward, retribution
790
ホウ
ゆた-か

ABUNDANT

His HOmetown (ホウ) has a blue flag with a white bean (豆) because they grow in ABUNDANCE there. They are even used inside percussion instruments that accompany songs (曲).


(1640: bean; radical 151: "bean")

(261: song)

(1966: glossy)

791
ボウ
ふせ-ぐ

to prevent; DEFEND, protect, resist; -proof; anti-; embankment

To DEFEND the town against attacks from any direction (方), they have stationed BOWmen (ボウ) in blue uniforms on top of the hill (阝).


(204: direction; radical 70: "direction")

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

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792
貿
ボウ
trade, exchange
793
バク, ボウ
あば-れる, あば-く

outburst, to rave, fret; force, violence, CRUELTY; OUTRAGE; EXPOSE

The CRUELTY of blue-haired BO's (ボウ) torture caused OUTRAGE. She both (共) EXPOSED her victims to the sun (日) and deprived them of water (氺).


(460: both)

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

氺 is a variant of (40: water; radical 85: "water")

(1702: explosion)

794

NOT YET, un-; eighth sign of Chinese zodiac

All around the blue MIll (ミ) are trees (木) with their top branches (一) NOT YET fully grown.


(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "top branches"

(207: younger sister)

(393: taste)

(1346: scarlet)

and more

795

つと-まる, つと-める

DUTY; task; affairs; business; obligation; to play (a role)

It took a strike (攵) of considerable strength (力) with the long-handled Chinese spear (矛) to get blue-haired MUhammad (ム) to perform his DUTIES.


攵 (radical 66: "strike")

(74: strength; radical 19: "strong")

(1843: long-handled Chinese spear; radical 110: "spear")

(1845: fog)

796
ム, ブ
な-い

without; NOTHING, nonexistent; not

Blue-eyed MUhammad (ム) puts wheat sheaves () in the fire (灬) until there is NOTHING left.


, take as "wheat sheaves"

灬 is a variant of 火 (radical 66: "fire")

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797
メイ
まよ-う
astray, be perplexed, in doubt, lost, err, illusion
798
綿
メン
わた
cotton
799

to TRANSPORT; SHIP; carry; convey; transfer

The blue U-Haul (ユ) trucks (車) TRANSPORT meat (月) and swords (刂) to a covered () area where they are prepared for SHIPPING.


(31: car; radical 159: "vehicle"), take as "truck"

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

刂 is a variant of 刀 (radical 18: "sword")

, take as "cover"

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800

あま-る, あま-す

remaining, secondary; EXCESS, TOO MUCH; other; I

Eight (八) roof () beams are EXCESSIVELY dry (), and soon the weight of the blue YOyos (ヨ) will be TOO MUCH.


(66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

, take as "roof"

, take as twist on (825: dry; radical 51: "dry")

Alternate interpretation: (695: to show; radical 113: "showing")

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801

あず-ける, あず-かる

DEPOSIT; to entrust; beforehand

He was already (予) head (頁) of the department that handles all DEPOSITS, but he was still secretly playing with his blue YOyo (ヨ).


(403: already)

頁 (radical 181: "big shell"), take as "head"

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802
ヨウ

APPEARANCE; to CONTAIN, contents; accommodate; tolerate; permit; easy

One roofed (宀) valley (谷) APPEARS to CONTAIN a lot of blue-tailed YOrkshire (ヨウ) terriers.


宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "roof"

(122: valley; radical 150: "valley")

(1878: to melt)

803
リツ, ソツ
ひき-いる
ratio, rate, proportion, %, coefficient, factor
804
リャク
omission, shortening; strategy; plunder
805
ル, リュウ
と-まる, と-める
to keep in place; reserve; stay; reside
806
リョウ
to take possession of; receive; administrator, leader; main point
807

こと

DIFFERENT, unusual; foreign

DIFFERENT people came together (共) in the rice field (田) where UNUSUAL blue Images (イ) appear every full moon.


(460: together)

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(1885: wing)

(2061: to receive humbly)

808
ユイ, イ
bequeath, leave behind, reserve
809
イキ
area
810
イチ
I, one
811

eaves, roof, house, heaven
812

は, はね
feathers, counter for birds, rabbits
813
エイ
は-える, うつ-す, うつ-る
projection; reflection; glow
814
エン
の-べる, の-びる, の-ばす
prolong, stretching
815
沿
エン
そ-う
run alongside, follow along, run along, lie along
816

-able, possible; approval; to PERMIT; CAN; SHOULD

They said (口) that only blue CArs (カ) CAN and SHOULD be PERMITTED to enter this side of town ().


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "to say"

, take as "side of town," a twist on (346: town)

(628: river)

(642: to draw near)

(1123: strange)

and more

817

われ, わ
I; self; ego
818
カイ
はい

ASH

Blue-haired KYle (カイ) discovered that the fire (火) on top of the cliff (厂) had reduced all the trees to ASH.


(8: fire; radical 86: "fire")

厂 (radical 27: "cliff")

(341: charcoal)

819
カイ, ガイ
まち
boulevard, street, town
820
カク
broaden, extend, expand, enlarge
821
カク
かわ

LEATHER, skin, hide, pelt; reform

The CAVAlry (かわ) members in blue uniforms use LEATHER saddles made from the middle (中) part of 10 (十) horned creatures (革).


(55: middle)

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

革, take as "horned creature"

The kanji itself is radical 177: "leather"

(1052: shoes)

(1683: leadership)

822
カク
tower, tall building, palace
823
カツ
わ-る, わ-れる, わり, さ-く
proportion, comparatively, divide, cut, separate, split
824

かぶ
stocks, stump, shares, stock, counter for small plants
825
カン
ひ-る, ほ-す

DRY; to ebb; interfere; air out; "dry" radical

In their blue bloomers they dance the CANcan (カン) before hanging their wash on the rack to DRY.


The kanji itself is radical 51: "dry"; take as "rack"

(248: beach)

(1094: sweat)

(1096: liver)

and more

826
カン
まき, ま-く
scroll, volume, book, part, roll up, wind up, tie, coil, counter for texts (or book scrolls)
827
カン
to observe, see; look after
828
カン
すす-める
persuade, recommend, advise, encourage, offer
829
カン

SIMPLE; BRIEF

There was just enough space (間) on the bamboo (竹) stalk for a BRIEF and SIMPLE note about the next meeting at the Blue CAN (カン).


(92: space)

(170: bamboo; radical 118: "bamboo")

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830
ガン
まる-める, まる-い, まる

ROUND; complete; Japanese period; good, correct

The nine (九) bullets (丶) fired from the blue GUN (ガン) left perfectly ROUND holes in the target.


(12: nine)

丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "bullet"

(560: hot)

(894: mellow)

(1370: cram school)

and more

831

あや-うい, あぶ-ない, あや-ぶむ
dangerous, fear, uneasy
832

つくえ

DESK

For a DESK he used the wooden (木) table (几) with blue legs shaped like KEYs (キ).


(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

几 (radical 16: "table")

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833

to wield; BRANDISH; wave; display (abilities)

New members of the armed forces (軍) are so proud to receive blue KEYs (キ) that they BRANDISH them in their hands (扌) like weapons.


(466: armed forces)

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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834

とうと-ぶ, たっと-い, たっと-ぶ, とうと-い

HIGH VALUE; noble

In the middle (中) of the pile of small shells (貝) was one (一) item of HIGH VALUE, a blue KEY (キ) made of sapphires.


(55: middle)

(90: shellfish; radical 154: "small shell")

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

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835

うたが-う
doubt, distrust, be suspicious, question
836
キュウ
ゆみ

BOW (for archery or stringed instruments)

The stringless BOW belongs to YUMI (ゆみ), who looks so CUte (キュウ) now with her blue hair.


The kanji itself is radical 57: "bow"; take as "stringess bow"

(77: to pull)

(752: to expand)

(1228: bowstring)

and more

837
キュウ
す-う

to SUCK IN; INHALE; smoking; absorb; sip

"When the vapor goes as far as (及) your mouth (口), wait for my CUE (キュウ), then INHALE. If you SUCK IN the vapor too early I'll SUE (す(う)) you!"
 


(1148: to go as far as)

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

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838
キュウ
な-く
to cry
839
キョウ, ク
そな-える, とも
submit, offer, present, serve (meal), accompany
840
キョウ
むね, むな

CHEST, breast; heart, mind, feelings

Blue-haired KYOko (キョウ) pointed to the bottom (凵) of the X-ray (乂) as she explained that the part wrapped (勹) in flesh (月) is the CHEST.


凵 (radical 17: "open box"), take as "bottom"

乂 (to mow), take as "X-ray"

勹 (radical 20: "wrapping")

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh")

Alternate interpretation: (1159: bad luck)

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841
ゴウ, キョウ

HOMETOWN, VILLAGE, native place, rural district

My HOMETOWN is a VILLAGE (阝) where they make odd, stringy (幺) food () in blue KIOsks (キョウ).


阝 (radical 163: "right village")

幺 (radical 52: "short thread"), take as "stringy"

, take as "food," is a variant of 艮 (radical 138: "stopping")

(1171: echo)

842
ゴン, キン
つと-める, つと-まる
diligence, become employed, serve
843
キン
すじ
muscle, sinew, tendon, fiber, plot, plan, descent
844
ケイ

SYSTEM; LINEAGE

A SYSTEM of colored threads (糸) hanging from a horizontal pole (丿) shows the LINEAGE of blue-eyed KAte's (ケイ) family.


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

丿 (radical 4: "katakana no"), take as "horizontal pole"

(268: to relate to)

(538: grandchild)

(2057: humble)

and more

845
ケイ
diameter, path, method
846
ケイ
うやま-う

awe, RESPECT, honor, revere

"I will force (攵) the person to use RESPECTFUL phrases (句) when talking to a plant (艹), especially if it is blue KAle (ケイ)."


攵, take as "force," is a variant of 攴 (radical 66: "strike")

(655: phrase)

艹 (radical 140: "grass"), take as "plants"

(847: to warn)

(1172: surprise)

847
ケイ

to WARN, guard against, POLICE, ADMONISH

POLICE WARN with respectful (敬) words (言) about the dangers of the blue CAve (ケイ) and then ADMONISH those who go in anyway.


(846: respect)

(274: word; radical 149: "word")

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848
ゲキ

DRAMA, play, theatrical performance

"A tiger (虍) attacks a pig (豕) with a sword (刂)?! What a DRAMA!" says a man in the audience, and GEKIcher (ゲキ: German for "giggling") erupts among the kids.


虍 (radical 141: "tiger")

豕 (radical 152: "pig")

刂 is a variant of 刀 (radical 18: "sword")

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849
ケツ
あな

HOLE; cave; shortage; flaw; unforeseen thing; "hole" radical

Only blue ANNA (あな) dares to remove the cover (宀) to expose the HOLE (八) in the ground. Others fear CATCHing (ケツ) a disease from it.


宀 (radical 40: "roof"), take as "cover"

(66: eight; radical 12: "eight"), take as "hole"

The kanji itself is radical 116: "hole"

(15: empty)

(253: research)

(1668: to thrust)

and more

850
ケン
か-ねる

CONCURRENT; to serve two functions; CANNOT POSSIBLY DO; previously

Even blue-haired KEN (ケン) CANNOT POSSIBLY hold the rice plants () in his big hands () and sing CONCURRENTLY.


, take as "rice plants"

, take as "hands"

(1218: to dislike)

(1222: to condescend)

(1932: bargain)

and more

851
ゴン, ケン

AUTHORITY, power, RIGHTS, balance

By the AUTHORITY of the tree (木) god, the RIGHTS to live under the eaves () were granted to the old blue bird (隹) named KEN (ケン). Soon afterward he was GONE (ゴン).


(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

, take as "eaves"

隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

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852
ケン
constitution, law
853
ゲン
みなもと

SOURCE, origin

Blue-haired MorGAN (ゲン) found a good SOURCE of water (氵) for the field (原).


氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

(107: field)

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854
ゴン, ゲン
きび-しい, おごそ-か

STRICT; rigid; severe, intense; solemn

MorGAN (ゲン), who always wears blue gloves, is the STRICT teacher in the ornate building (), striking (攵) the students and pulling their ears ().


, take as "ornate building"

攵 (radical 66: "strike")

, take as "pulling ears," a twist on (29: ear; radical 128: "ear")

Alternate interpretation: (1106: bold)

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855
コ, キ
おのれ

SELF; "oneself" radical

The SELF-made millionaire built a serpentine road to his house on the hill. Designing blue COtton (コ) shirts was the KEY (キ) to his success.


The kanji itself is radical 49: "oneself"

(95: to write down)

(435: to change)

(583: to wrap)

and more

856

よ-ぶ
to call; exhale
857

あやま-る

MISTAKE

When he was given (呉) directions, one MISTAKEN word (言) sent him the wrong way in his blue GO-cart (ゴ).


(1237: to give)

(274: to say; radical 149: "word")

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858
コウ
after, behind; empress
859
コウ
この-む, す-く

to LIKE; favorable

You can see that the woman (女) in the blue COAt (コウ) really LIKES the child (子).


(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

(25: child; radical 39: "child")

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860
コウ
filial piety, child's respect
861
オウ, コウ
emperor
862
コウ, ク
べに, くれない

CRIMSON, red

The craftsperson's (工) new project was to use CRIMSON thread (糸) to embroider the emblem onto the blue COAt (コウ).


(113: craftsperson; radical 48: "katakana e")

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

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863
コウ
お-ろす, お-りる, ふ-る
to descend, fall (e.g., rain); disembark, get down; surrender; afterward
864
コウ
はがね
steel
865
コク
きざ-む
engrave, cut fine, chop, hash, mince, time, carving
866
コク
cereals, grain
867
コツ
ほね

BONE; frame; spirit, grit; "bone" radical

The BONES of the accident victims were covered (冖) with flesh (月) and partially protruding (). The victims rested on blue COTS (コツ).


冖 (to cover; radical 14: "katakana wa")

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh")

, take as "protruding bones"

The kanji itself is radical 188: "bone"

(1088: slippery)

(1463: marrow)

(1979: corpse)

868
コン
こま-る
quandary, become distressed, annoyed
869
シャ, サ
すな

SAND; granular

"If you work faster, you can go home SOONER (すな)!" he yelled at the laborers who were grinding a few (少) stones (石) to make SAND.


(143: few)

(45: stone; radical 112: "stone")

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870

すわ-る

seat; to SIT; place, position; theater name suffix; constellation

Wearing a blue robe, Zsa (ザ) Zsa Gabor SITS on the ground (土) under a roof (广) at a gathering with two other people (人).


(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

广 (radical 53: "dotted cliff"), take as "roof"

(39: person; radical 9: "person")

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871
サイ
す-む, す-ます
finish, come to an end, excusable, need not
872
サイ
た-つ, さば-く
to judge, decide; administer; form; to cut out; dressmaking
873
サク
plan; policy
874
サツ, サク

counter for books; BOOK, issue

We found out that the bound tablets were BOOKS only after we cleaned them. The dirt that the vacuum cleaner could not SUCK (サク) off finally came off with blue SUDS (サツ).


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(601: wheel)

(785: to knit)

(2018: fence with spaced slats)

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875

いた-る

to ARRIVE AT; to; most; solstice; "arriving" radical

With their noses (ム) flat (一) to the ground (土) the blue SHEep (シ) ARRIVE AT the peak.


ム (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "nose"

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "flat"

(60: ground; radical 32: "earth")

The kanji itself is radical 133: "arriving"

(136: room)

(236: roof)

(1641: to arrive)

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876

わたし, わたくし

I; private, PERSONAL

Wrapped in a blue bedSHEEt (シ), I (ム) have harvested the grain (禾) for PERSONAL use.


厶 (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "I"

禾 (radical 115: "grain")

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877
姿

すがた

FIGURE, form, shape; appearance; bearing; pose

The next (次) woman (女) has a great FIGURE. I mean the one named SHEila (シ) in the blue skirt.


(292: next)

(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

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878

inspection, regard as, see, look at
879

WORDS; PART OF SPEECH

Blue-haired SHEila (シ) said (言) that the administrator (司) used very sophisticated WORDS in PART OF his SPEECH.


(274: to say; radical 149: "word")

(497: administrator)

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880

MAGAZINE, periodical; records, document

In just a few words (言), he stated his intention (志) to publish a MAGAZINE about blue SHEep (シ).


(274: word; radical 149: "word")

(692: intention)

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881

magnet, porcelain
882
シャ
い-る

to SHOOT; emit, radiate; archery; shine on

"Measure (寸) where you want to hit the body (身) in the blue rickSHAW (シャ) before you SHOOT."


(909: measurement; radical 41: "inch")

(323: body; radical 158: "body")

(701: to apologize)

883
シャ
す-てる
discard, throw away, abandon, resign, reject, sacrifice
884
シャク
shaku, Japanese foot, measure, scale, rule
885
シャク
explanation; release; Buddha
886
ニャク, ジャク
も-しくは, わか-い

YOUNG, if, perhaps, possibly, low number, immature

The plants (艹) on the right (右) are YOUNG. JACQUES (ジャク) says he likes blue types best because they seem WACKER (わか(い): German for "brave").


艹 (radical 140: "grass"), take as "plant"

(2: right)

(1557: consent)

(1664: to hide)

887
ジュ
demand; needs
888
ジュ

TREE

It was a Thursday (木) in JUly (ジュ) under a blue sky when the mayor planted 10 (十) miniature (豆) TREES in the town square, exactly 50 inches (寸) apart.


(69: Thursday; radical 75: "tree")

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(1640: miniature; radical 151: "bean")

(909: brief; radical 41: "inch")

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889
シュウ, ソウ
religious sect; religion; head of a clan
890
シュウ, ジュ
つ-く, つ-ける

to START

After he STARTS a job in the capital (京) as president of the association for saving lame dogs (), he will receive the "Blue SHOE (シュウ) Award" for his efforts.


(99: capital)

, take as "lame dog," a twist on (17: dog; radical 94: "animal")

(2032: to kick)

891
ショウ, ジュウ, ジュ
したが-う, したが-える

to FOLLOW, accompany; servant; comply with, obey; engage in; subordinate, secondary

Blue-eyed JUlie (ジュ) FOLLOWS eight () roads (彳) correctly ().


 is a variant of  (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

彳(radical 60: "going person"), take as "road"

, take as twist on (41: correct)

(892: vertical)

892
ジュウ
たて
vertical, lengthwise, height; self-indulgent
893
シュク
ちぢ-らす, ちぢ-まる, ちぢ-れる, ちぢ-む, ちぢ-める
to contract, shrink, shorten; curl
894
ジュク
う-れる
mellow, ripen, mature, acquire skill
895
ジュン
pure
896
ショ
dispose, manage, deal with, sentence, condemn, act, behave, place
897
ショ

GOVERNMENT OFFICE; station to serve the public; signature

The person (者) who gets caught in the net (罒) in the blue SHOp (ショ) has to sign up for GOVERNMENT OFFICE.


(298: person)

罒 (radical 122: "net")

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898
ショ
various, many, several, together
899
ショウ
leader, commander, general, admiral, or, and again, soon, from now on, just about
900
ショウ
え-む, わら-う
laugh
901
ショウ
いた-める, いた-む, きず

to WOUND, hurt, injure, pain, injury, SCAR, gash

Two WOUNDED people (亻, ) SHOW (ショウ) each other blue bruises and SCARS as the sun (日) rises above the waves (). "Will you KISS (きず) it to make it better?" one asked.


亻 is a variant of  (39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as "person"

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

, take as "waves with the horizon in the background"

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902
ショウ
さわ-る

BARRIER

The blue-haired SHOgun (ショウ) received a medal (章) for breaking through the BARRIER the enemy had erected on the hill (阝) in the west.


(318: medal)

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

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903
ジョウ
しろ

CASTLE

Blue-haired JOE (ジョウ) is playing in the dirt, piling up earth (土) until it becomes (成) a CASTLE.


(60: earth; radical 32: "earth")

(515: to become)

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904
ジョウ
む-れる, む-す, む-らす
steam, heat, sultry, foment, get musty
905
シン
はり
needle
906
ニ, ジン
humanity, virtue, benevolence, charity, man, kernel
907
スイ
た-らす, た-れる
droop, suspend, hang, slouch
908
スイ
お-す
conjecture, infer, guess, suppose, support
909
スン

brief, small; old unit of length; MEASUREMENT; "inch" radical

"Carefully MEASURE where you want the hook (亅) for the blue basSOON (スン) to go into the ceiling (ー) and make a mark (丶) there."


亅 (radical 6: "barb"), take as "hook"

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "ceiling"

丶 (radical 3: "dot"), take as "mark"

The kanji itself is radical 41: "inch"

(300: to protect)

(749: group)

(927: revered)

and more

910

this; RIGHT, correct; justice

"I was RIGHT! I had told you the correct () day (日) for the arrival of the blue ZEppelin (ゼ)."


, take as  twist on (41: correct)

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(340: topic)

(753: to present)

(1620: embankment)

911
セイ
holy, saint, sage, master, priest
912
セイ
まこと

SINCERITY; honesty; fidelity; truth

The more you learn from the true blue SAge (セイ), the more SINCERE your words (言) will become (成).


(274: word; radical 149: "word")

(515: to become)

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913
セン
proclaim, say, announce
914
セン
もっぱ-ら

SPECIALTY; exclusive, mainly, solely

His SPECIALTY is placing blue electronic SENtries (セン) every 10 (十) inches (寸) around a rice field (田) to ward off pests.


(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(909: brief; radical 41: "inch")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(564: Ph.D.)

(1699: thin)

(1702: to bind)

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915
セン
いずみ

SPRING; fountain

A SENtry (セン) in a blue uniform guards the SPRING that produces white (白) water (水).


(65: white; radical 106: "white")

(40: water; radical 85: "water")

(329: line)

(2046: gland)

916
セン
あら-う

to WASH; inquire into

Using too much water (氵) to WASH his car recently (先) won the blue-haired SENator (セン) a big fine.


氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

(49: recently)

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917
セン
そ-まる, し-み, そ-める, し-みる
dye, color, paint, stain, print
918
ソウ
かな-でる

to PLAY MUSIC; speak to a ruler

While SEWing (ソウ) a blue quilt, the women listen to two (二) big (大) men who are PLAYING MUSIC in a heavenly (天) fashion.


(61: two; radical 7: "two")

(53: big; radical 37: "big")

(58: heaven)

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919
ソウ
まど

WINDOW, pane

Blue-haired SOUma (ソウ) cut a heart-shaped (心) hole (穴) in the WINDOW with his nose (ム). It was that sharp.


(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(849: hole; radical 116: "hole")

ム (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "nose"

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920
ソウ
つく-る
genesis, wound, injury, hurt, start, originate
921
ソウ
stratum, social class, layer, story, floor
922
ソウ
あやつ-る, みさお

to control, MANIPULATE; exercise; DO SKILLFULLY; ideal behavior

Blue-haired SOphie (ソウ) SKILLFULLY MANIPULATES wooden (木) items (品) with her hands (扌).


(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

(382: item)

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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923
ゾウ
くら

STOREHOUSE; to hide, harbor; possess, own

He keeps a watchful eye (臣) on the STOREHOUSE of the Blue Cliff ZOO (ゾウ), which is located under the grassy (艹) cliff (厂). He stores his spears (戈) there.


(512: minister (of state); radical 131: "minister (of state)"), take as "watchful eye"

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

厂 (radical 27: "cliff")

戈 (radical 62: "spear")

(924: entrails)

924
ゾウ
entrails, viscera, bowels
925
ゾク
vulgar, customs, manners, worldliness, mundane things
926
ゾン, ソン

to EXIST; suppose; BE AWARE OF; believe; feel

The governor's blue-haired SON (ソン) is the only child (子) AWARE OF the EXISTENCE of the oddly shaped dam ().


(25: child; radical 39: "child")

, take as "oddly shaped dam"

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927
ソン
とうと-ぶ, たっと-い, たっと-ぶ, とうと-い

REVERED, valuable, precious, noble, exalted

"Measure (寸) the wine as you pour it out of () the wine jug (酉) for a REVERED guest. You could do that while entertaining him with a SONata (ソン)."


(909: measurement; radical 41: "inch")

, take as "out of," is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

酉 (radical 164: "saké"), take as "wine jug"

(1380: to obey)

928
タク
home, house, residence, our house, my husband
929
タン
かつ-ぐ, にな-う
to shoulder, carry
930
タン
さが-す, さぐ-る
grope, search, look for
931
ダン
grade, steps, stairs
932
ダン
あたた-かい, あたた-める, あたた-か, あたた-まる

WARM

On the blue DUNgarees (ダン) on the table by the window, there was just enough room for three hands (爫, , 又) to soak up the WARMTH of the sun (日).


爫, take as "hand," is a variant of (2071: nail; radical 87: "claw")

, take as twist on (32: hand; radical 64: "hand")

(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "hand"

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

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933

ね, あたい

value, worth, merit; price, COST

The COST of the repair (直) is higher when a person (亻) does it, not a machine, and higher still when the CHIEf (チ) puts on the blue apron and does it himself.


(349: to repair)

亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

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934
チュウ
なか
go-between, relationship
935
チュウ
outer space; midair
936
チュウ
loyalty, fidelity, faithfulness
937
チョ
あらわ-す, いちじる-しい
renowned, publish, write, remarkable, phenomenal, put on, don, wear, arrival, finish (race), counter for suits of clothing, literary work
938
チョウ
government office
939
チョウ
きざ-し, きざ-す

to portend; SIGN, symptoms, omen; 10**12, TRILLION

The blue-haired CHOsen (チョウ) one interprets the way the sticks () fall around his legs (儿) as a SIGN. And there are a TRILLION ways the sticks can fall.


, take as "sticks"

儿 (radical 10: "legs")

(1589: to challenge)

(1591: to look out over)

(1642: to escape)

and more

940
チョウ
いただき, いただ-く
place on the head, receive, top of head, top, summit, peak
941
チョウ
しお

TIDE

Each morning (朝), the blue-haired CHOsen (チョウ) one walks out into the water (氵) at low TIDE.


(175: morning)

氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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942
チン
fare, fee, hire, rent, wages, charge
943
ツウ
いた-い, いた-める, いた-む

PAIN, to HURT; bitter; sadness

When the TSUnami (ツウ) devastated the town of Blue Lake, California, I passed () through the streets and saw people who were sick (疒), HURT, and in PAIN.


, take as twist on (176: to pass)

疒 (radical 104: "sickness")

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944
テン
unfold, expand
945
トウ
う-つ
to examine; suppress with force, attack
946
トウ
party, faction, clique
947
トウ
sugar
948

とど-く, とど-ける

to DELIVER, forward; reach, arrive; be received; notify, REPORT; be careful

He had a special task marked in blue on his TO-DO (とど(く)) list: REPORT the reason (由) they DELIVERED a corpse (尸).


(399: reason)

尸 (radical 44: "corpse")

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949
ナン
むずか-しい, かた-い

DIFFICULT; TROUBLE; disaster, accident; fault

As the old bird (隹) crossed waterless ancient China (), he was in TROUBLE, not only because it is DIFFICULT to fly without sufficient water but also because he was hunted for his blue feathers over NANjing (ナン).


隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

, take as "waterless ancient China," a twist on (442: ancient China)

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950

II, two, second
951
ニュウ
ち, ちち
milk, breasts
952
ニン
みと-める

to acknowledge; witness; discern; RECOGNIZE; APPRECIATE; believe

The blue-haired NINja (ニン) utters words (言) of APPRECIATION as he RECOGNIZES the person who pulls the blade (刃) out of his heart (心).


(274: word; radical 149: "word")

(1446: blade)

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

Alternate interpretation: (1677: to endure)

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953
ノウ, ナ, トウ, ナッ, ナン
おさ-まる, おさ-める

to PAY; DELIVER GOODS; accept, receive; put in place; to STORE; finishing

As soon as the DELIVERED GOODS are safely STORED inside (内) and secured with strings (糸), blue-haired OSAMA (おさま(る)) will PAY the invoice.


(364: inside)

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread"), take as "string"

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954
ノウ
brain, memory
955

faction, group, party, clique, sect, school
956
ハイ
おが-む
worship, adore, pray to
957
ハイ
そむ-ける, せ, そむ-く, せい
stature, height, back, behind, disobey, defy, go back on, rebel
958
ハイ
lungs
959
ハイ
haiku; actor
960
ハン
squad, corps, unit, group
961
バン
nightfall, night
962

いな
negate, no, noes, refuse, decline, deny
963

criticism, reviewing
964

ひ-める
secret, private, hidden, mysterious
965
フク
はら
belly, heart; temper; womb
966
フン
ふる-う
stirred up, be invigorated, flourish
967
ヘイ
imperial palace steps
968
ヘイ
と-ざす, し-まる, と-じる, し-める
to close
969
ヘン
かた

ONE SIDE; leaf, sheet

The blue HEN (ヘン) prefers ONE SIDE of the tree, the one with the big root aboveground and the branch growing straight up.


The kanji itself is radical 91: "split wood (right half)"

(770: publishing)

970

おぎな-う

supplement; to fill a vacancy; ASSIST

To ASSIST with decorating Santa's Christmas clothes (衤), the elves use (用) 10 (十) yellow dots (丶). "Fits OGI NOW (おぎなう)?" they ask, using their nickname for him. "HO (ホ), ho, ho," responds Santa when he tries them on.


衤 is a variant of (420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

(215: use; radical 101: "using")

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

丶 (radical 3: "dot")

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971
ホウ
たから
treasure, wealth, valuables
972
ホウ
おとず-れる, たず-ねる
call on, visit, look up, offer sympathy
973
モウ, ボウ
な-い

deceased; the late; to DIE, perish

She DIED in the corner () of the kitchen, still holding the pot lid (亠). A blue BOW (ボウ) covered the fatal KNIfe (な(い)) wound, which was turning blue.


, take as "corner"

亠 (radical 8: "lid")

(974: to forget)

(1806: busy)

(1852: blind)

and more

974
ボウ
わす-れる

to FORGET

A dead (亡) heart (心) has FORGOTTEN everything. No blue BOW (ボウ) around a finger can help with that.


(973: to die), take as "dead"

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

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975
ボウ
rod, stick, cane, pole, club, line
976
マイ
sheet of..., counter for flat thin objects or sheets
977
バク, マク

CURTAIN; act of play; shogunate

In his house in MAKU (マク: city in Iran), a CURTAIN made of cloth () and grass (艹) blocks the sun (日). The cloth has a blue BACKground (バク).


, take as twist on (778: cloth)

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

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978
ミツ
secrecy, density (pop), minuteness, carefulness
979
メイ
alliance, oath
980
ボ, モ

model; to imitate; PATTERN

Blue-haired BO (ボ) arranged the plants (艹) in a PATTERN among trees (木) so the flowers and shrubs would get enough sun (日) to grow big (大).


艹 (radical 140: "grass"), take as "plant"

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

(53: big; radical 37: "big")

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981

ARROW; "arrow" radical

"Did blue-haired SHEila (シ) find the big (大) ARROW with the broken tip ()?" "YA (や), she did," he replied.


(53: big; radical 37: "big")

, take as "broken tip"

The kanji itself is radical 111: "arrow"

(169: to know)

(225: doctor)

(1331: rapidly)

and more

982
ヤク
わけ
translate, reason, circumstance, case
983
ユウ
mail, stagecoach stop
984
ユウ
すぐ-れる, やさ-しい

SUPERIOR, dominant; ACTOR; KIND, GENTLE; not to be fine

Hugging the dead EWE (ユウ) that turned blue after suffocating, the ACTOR portrays a person's (亻) melancholy (憂) in a KIND and GENTLE way. The audience is stunned by his SUPERIOR performance.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(1871: melancholy)

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985
ヨウ
おさな-い
infancy, childhood
986
ヨウ
ひつじ

SHEEP; "sheep" radical

All SHEEP with angled horns that are marked with three stripes can YOdel (ヨウ).


The kanji itself is radical 123: "sheep"

(343: to put on (clothes))

(1501: fresh)

(1574: slow)

and more

987
ヨク
ほ-しい, ほっ-する
longing, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving
988
ヨク
the following, next
989
ラン
みだ-れる, みだ-す

CONFUSION; DISTURBANCE; random; reckless

In the CONFUSION during the quarrel over blue cormoRANt (ラン) eggs, one fisherman somehow got his tongue (舌) pierced by a fishhook (乚). All this caused quite a DISTURBANCE at the beach.


(732: tongue; radical 135: "tongue")

乚 (radical 5: "fishhook")

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990
ラン
たまご
egg
991
ラン
perusal, see
992

うら

BACK, reverse, rear; wrong side; LINING

You know the clothes (衣) were made in the BACK of the village (里) when you see the blue RIbbon (リ) in the LINING.


(420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

(219: village; radical 166: "village")

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993
リチ, リツ
rhythm, law, regulation, gauge, control
994
リン
のぞ-む
look to, face, meet, confront, attend, call on
995
ロウ
ほが-らか
cheerful; bright; loud and clear
996
ロン

ARGUMENT; discourse; opinion

During an ARGUMENT about how he had hidden the damaged encyclopedia volumes (冊) under a cover (), blue-haired RON (ロン) used harsh words (言).


(874: counter for books), take as "volumes"

, take as "cover"

(274: word; radical 149: "word")

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997

SUB-; ア sound; ASIA

His mouth (口) dropped open and an "Ah (ア)!" escaped when he saw the two () new SUBcompact cars from ASIA.


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

, take as "(roman numeral) two"

(222: bad)

998
アイ
あわ-れむ, あわ-れ

SORROW; pity, compassion

The woman in mourning clothes (衣) wailed, “AY (アイ), ay, ay.” Her wide-open mouth (口) looked enormous as it expressed all that SORROW.


(420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

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999
アク
にぎ-る
to hold, grasp; seize
1000

あつか-う
handle, entertain, thresh, strip
1001
エ, イ

reliant, to DEPEND ON, consequently, therefore, due to

People (亻) in this land DEPEND ON clothes (衣) and must wear a blue Image (イ) on the right sleeve.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

(420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

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1002

intimidate, dignity, majesty, menace, threaten
1003

do, change, make, benefit, welfare, be of use, reach to, try, practice, cost, serve as, good, advantage, as a result of
1004

military officer, jailer, old man, rank
1005

えら-い
great; self-important; terrible
1006

ちが-う, ちが-える

to DIFFER; mistake; violation

After almost five () years (), the opening (口) movement (辶) of the blue-haired MariaCHI GUY (ちが(い)) DIFFERS.


, take as twist on (19: five)

, take as twist on (64: year)

(20: opening; radical 30: "mouth")

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

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1007

fiber, tie, rope
1008

なぐさ-む, なぐさ-める
consolation, amusement, seduce, cheer, make sport of, comfort, console
1009

LATITUDE; crosswise threads in weaving

Blue-haired Igor (イ) marked the LATITUDE of the hiding place with red thread (糸) and the longitude with a strip of tanned leather (韋).


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

韋 (radical 178: "tanned leather")

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1010
イツ
deviate, idleness, leisure, miss the mark, evade, elude, parry, diverge
1011

いも

POTATO; sweet potato; taro; yam; tuber

He wrapped the dried (干) POTATOES in tall grasses (艹) and smuggled them across the border in his blue lIMOusine (いも).


于 (going), take as twist on (825: dry; radical 51: "dry")

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

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1012
イン
matrimony, marry
1013
イン
かげ-る, かげ
shade; yin; negative
1014
イン
かく-れる, かく-す
to conceal; cover
1015
イン
rhyme, elegance, tone
1016
エイ
よ-む
recitation, poem, song, composing
1017
エイ
かげ

SHADOW, silhouette, reflection; image; traces of; light

She stood there in her fancy, blue PolKA GEt-up (かげ), watching the sun (日) light streaming down (彡) on the capital (京), forming SHADOWS.


(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

彡 (radical 59: "short hair"), take as "(sun rays) streaming down"

(99: capital)

Alternate interpretation: (469: scene)

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1018
エイ
するど-い

SHARP, acute; excellent

My elder brother (兄), blue-eyed Abel (エイ), made a device with two metal (金) blades () for SHARPENING knives.


(267: elder brother)

(14: metal (esp. gold); radical 167: "metal")

, take as "two blades," is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

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1019
エキ, ヤク
epidemic
1020
エツ

DELIGHT, pleasure, happiness, joy

Whenever my elder brother (兄) is with his eight () blue pETS (エツ), his heart (忄) is filled with DELIGHT.


(267: elder brother)

is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

忄 is a variant of 心 (radical 61: "heart")

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1021
エツ
こ-える, こ-す

to CROSS OVER; exceed, surpass; move; Vietnam

"Run (走) with a spear (戈) and CROSS the border," said the boy as he played with his blue toy knights. He shouted at them in baby talk, saying "C(r)OSS(u)" (こす ) and "ETZu" (エツ: childlike pronunciation of German word "jetzt" meaning "now").


(161: to run; radical 156: "running")

戉, take as twist on 戈 (radical 62: "spear")

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1022
エツ
audience, audience (with king)
1023
エツ

to review, INSPECT; read

Every week my elder brother (兄) ushers his eight () blue pETS (エツ) through the gate (門) for INSPECTION.


(267: elder brother)

is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

(211: gate; radical 169: "gate")

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1024
エン
ほのお
flame; inflammation
1025
エン
banquet, feast, party
1026
エン
abet, help, save
1027
エン
けむ-る, けむ-い, けむり
smoke
1028
エン
さる

MONKEY

On a big blue sign in the shape of a biZARRE ROOster (さる), it says that the animals (犭) that are stuffing dirt (土) in their mouths (口) and wearing clothes () are MONKEYS.


犭 is a variant of 犬 (radical 94: "animal")

(60: soil; radical 32: "earth"), take as "dirt"

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

, take as twist on (420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

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1029
エン
なまり

LEAD

Wearing a blue work suit, the ENgineer (エン) inspected the metal (金) flakes on eight (八) windows (口) and determined that they were LEAD.


(14: metal (esp. gold); radical 167: "metal")

(66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window"

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1030
エン
ふち
affinity, relation, connection, edge, border, verge, brink
1031

けが-らわしい, よご-れる, けが-れる, よご-す, きたな-い, けが-す

DIRTY; to defile, dishonor; corruption; contamination

The child was almost dead () after drinking DIRTY water (氵). "It’s going to be Okay (オ)," whispered the mother.


, take as "child almost dead," a twist on (25: child; radical 39: "child")

氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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1032
オウ

CONCAVE, HOLLOW; sunken

"OH (オウ)," cried the little boy when the cat sat on the cover of the HOLLOW box, making it CONCAVE.


None

None

1033
オウ
お-さえる, お-す
push, stop, check, subdue, attach, seize, weight, shove, press, seal, do in spite of
1034
オウ
Europe
1035
オウ
なぐ-る
assault, hit, beat, thrash
1036
オウ
さくら

CHERRY

Falling petals () from a CHERRY tree (木) cover the woman (女) lying below it, prompting onlookers to exclaim OH (オウ).


, take as "fallen petals"

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

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1037
オウ
venerable old man
1038
オウ
おく
heart, interior
1039
オク
memory; guess
1040

おそれ

FEAR, ANXIETY, concern, uneasiness; DANGER, risk, adverse chance

Entering the Kingdom of Wu (呉), you FEAR the DANGER of tiger (虍) attacks, so you sing "O SOLE (おそれ) Mio" to distract yourself from your ANXIETY.


(1237: (Kingdom of) Wu)

虍 (radical 141: "tiger")

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1041
オツ

SECOND (in order or quality); STRANGE; STYLISH; "fishhook" radical

The STYLE of this STRANGE double-bladed sword was only SECOND grade, but it sliced right through the blue teapOTS (オツ) on the shelf.


The kanji itself is radical 5: "fishhook"

(1099: drought)

(2008: to beg)

1042

おろ-す, おろし
wholesale
1043
オン
おだ-やか
calm, quiet, moderation
1044

excellent, beautiful, good, pleasing, skilled
1045

か-ける, か-かる

to SPAN, bridge; rack, stand, shelf

Only ropes SPANNED the river. The workers needed to add (加) several trees (木) to the makeshift bridge to make it safe for the blue CAr (カ) to cross.


(431: addition)

(69: tree; radical 75: "tree")

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1046
ケ, カ
はな
splendor, flower, petal, shine, luster, ostentatious, showy, gay, gorgeous
1047

confection, cake, SWEETS

The SWEETS are made of fruit (果) and grass (艹) and look like little blue CArs (カ).


(627: fruit)

艹 (radical 140: "grass"), take as "plants"

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1048

うず
whirlpool, eddy, vortex
1049

とつ-ぐ, よめ
marry into, bride
1050

ひま

SPARE TIME, rest, leisure, time, leave of absence

During his SPARE TIME he uses handy tools () from the blue HIMAlayas (ひま) to repair doorsteps () on sunny days (日). He keeps the tools in his blue CAr (カ). 


, take as "handy tools"

, take as "doorsteps"

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

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1051

calamity, misfortune, evil, curse
1052

くつ

SHOES, footwear

To match her new SHOES, she changed (化) the plastic seats in her blue CAr (カ) to leather (革).


(238: to change)

(821: leather; radical 177: "leather")

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1053

widow, minority, few
1054

COUNTER FOR THINGS; item; place

Please COUNT all THINGS in the blue CAstle (カ) that are made of firm (固) bamboo (竹).


(476: firm)

(170: bamboo; radical 118: "bamboo")

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1055

かせ-ぐ
earnings, work, earn money
1056

MOSQUITO

"How is the MOSQUITO, of all insects (虫), treated in Japanese literature (文)?" This is the title of blue-haired CArmen's (か) thesis.


(56: insect; radical 142: "insect")

(68: sentence; radical 67: "literature")

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1057

gracious, elegant, graceful, refined
1058

starve, hungry, thirst
1059
カイ
jammed in, shellfish, mediate, concern oneself with
1060
カイ
いまし-める
commandment
1061
カイ
あや-しむ, あや-しい
suspicious, mystery, apparition
1062
カイ
kidnap, falsify
1063
カイ
く-やむ, く-いる, くや-しい

chagrin, REGRET, humiliation, vexation, BITTERNESS

Blue-eyed KYle (カイ) manages to turn every (毎) one of his feelings (忄) into REGRET or BITTERNESS.


(206: every)

忄, take as "feeling," is a variant of 心 (radical 61: "heart")

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1064
カイ
みな

ALL, everything; everyone

"It is hard to compare (比) the shirts when ALL of them are white (白)," said blue-haired RoMINA (みな).


(771: to compare; radical 81: "comparing")

(65: white; radical 106: "white")

(242: floor)

(1948: square character style)

(1976: harmony)

1065
カイ
かたまり

LUMP, mass, clod

Blue-haired KYle (カイ) found a demon (鬼) hiding in a LUMP of soil (土).


(1128: demon; radical 194: "devil")

(60: soil; radical 32: "earth")

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1066
カイ
こわ-れる, こわ-す

DEMOLITION, to break, destroy, RUIN

He RUINED his clothes (衣) when he DEMOLISHED the earthen (土) walls while 10 (十) eyes (罒) were watching. Even blue-haired KYle (カイ) was there!


(420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

(60: earth; radical 32: "earth")

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

罒 is a variant of (72: eye; radical 109: "eye")

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1067
カイ
なつ-かしい, なつ-く, ふところ, なつ-かしむ, なつ-ける
pocket, feelings, heart, yearn, miss someone, become attached to, bosom, breast
1068
ガイ
censure, criminal investigation
1069
ガイ

outer limits; HORIZON; edge; shore

The GUY (ガイ) with blue hair built a platform on two mounds of earth (土) on the cliff (厂). From there he checks the HORIZON for ships approaching on the water (氵).


(60: earth; radical 32: "earth")

厂 (radical 27: "cliff")

氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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1070
ガイ

t​o LAMENT; resent

The blue-haired GUY (ガイ) LAMENTED that it was cruel to scold him when he already (既) had a broken heart (忄).


(1126: already)

忄 is a variant of 心 (radical 61: "heart")

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1071
ガイ
above-stated, the said, that specific
1072
ガイ

APPROXIMATION; outline; general

When I arrived with the measuring tape, our blue-haired GUIde (ガイ) had already (既) used a piece of wood (木) to APPROXIMATE the height of the statue.


(1126: already)

(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

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1073

かき
hedge, fence, wall
1074
カク
nucleus, core, kernel
1075
カク
から

SHELL; remnant; husk; cinder, ash; crust

Blue-haired KARA (から) gathered all the precious SHELLS and dove for cover (冖) under the table (几) when the samurai (士) stormed into the store with a pike (殳).


冖 (radical 14: "katakana wa"), take as "cover"

几 (radical 16: "table")

(494: military man; radical 33: "samurai")

殳 (pike; radical 79: "lance shaft")

Alternate interpretation: (1416: redundant)

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1076
カク
enclosure, quarters, fortification, red-light district
1077
カク
contrast, compare
1078
カク
へだ-たる, へだ-てる
apart, separated; partition; alternate, every other
1079
カク
え-る

to CATCH GAME OR FISH; get

The man sent his dog (犭) to CATCH GAME OR FISH, so when she trotted back through the high grass (艹) carrying an old bird (隹) that was still CACKLing (カク), he sent her out again (又).


犭 (radical 94: "animal"), take as "dog"

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

(1835: again; radical 29: "again")

Alternate interpretation: (1483: one of a pair)

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1080
カク

to INTIMIDATE

Not only through their red (赤) red (赤) beaks (口) but also through their CACKLing (カク), these birds try to INTIMIDATE any rival.


(46: red; radical 155: "red")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "beak"

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1081
カク

to HARVEST, reap

Old birds (隹) CACKLEd (カク) again (又) and again in the grass (艹) while farmers HARVESTED the grain (禾).


隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

(1835: again; radical 29: "again")

艹 (radical 140: "grass")

禾 (radical 115: "grain")

Alternate interpretation: (1483: one of a pair)

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1082
ガク
たけ
point, peak, mountain
1083

か-かる, か-ける, かかり

to HANG, suspend; depend; ARRIVE AT; tax; pour

I had to dig through two mounds of soil (土) with my bare hands (扌) to ARRIVE AT the wall where I wanted to HANG the picture but then discovered that the hook was mounted the wrong way (ト)! But that was still much better than digging through the pile of blue KACKE (かけ: German for "shit").


(60: soil; radical 32: "earth")

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

ト (radical 25: "katakana to"), take as "hook mounted the wrong way"

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1084

かた

LAGOON; tideland

The blue CATAlogue (かた) has photos of birds in the LAGOON water (氵). Beaks open (), they wait for food.


氵 is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

, take as "bird with open beak," a twist on (174: bird; radical 196: "bird")

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1085
カツ
fasten, tie up, arrest, constrict
1086
カツ
hoarse, scold
1087
カツ
かわ-く
thirst, dry up, parch
1088
カツ, コツ
なめ-らか, すべ-る
slippery, slide, slip, flunk
1089
カツ
brown, woollen kimono
1090
カツ
control, wedge
1091

か-つ

as well as, ALSO, and, both ... and; while; moreover, besides, FURTHERMORE

This stack of stones (且) has three layers. FURTHERMORE, it ALSO has a base that the blue KATZe (かつ: German for "cat") likes to use for its afternoon nap.


且, take as "stack of stones"

(160: group)

(314: to help)

(678: investigation)

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1092

か-る
reap, cut, clip, trim, prune
1093
カン
あま-える, あま-い, あま-やかす

SWEET; fragrant; tempting; indulgent; "sweet" radical

Wearing blue pajAMAs (あま(い)), blue-haired KANichi (カン) opened his mouth () wide to show everybody the piece of SWEET candy (一).


is a twist on (20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

(1: one; radical 1: "one"), take as "piece of candy"

The kanji itself is radical 99: "sweet"

(1279: dark blue)

(1692: mediation)

(1811: a certain (person or thing))

and more

1094
カン
あせ

SWEAT

Chasing the blue OsterhASE (あせ: German for "Easter bunny"), he finally had to stop and dry (干) off drops (氵) of SWEAT.


(825: dry; radical 51: "dry")

氵 , take as "drops," is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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1095
カン

(tin) CAN; container; steam boiler; kettle; "jar" radical

At noon (午) on the mountain (山), they opened the CAN with the blue CAN (カン) opener.


(110: noon)

(24: mountain; radical 46: “mountain")

The kanji itself is radical 121: "jar"

(1650: pottery)

1096
カン
きも
liver, pluck, nerve, chutzpah
1097
カン
かんむり
crown, best, peerless
1098
カン
おとしい-れる, おちい-る
to cave in, collapse; defect, fault; to entrap
1099
カン
かわ-く, かわ-かす
drought, dry, dessicate, drink up, heaven, emperor
1100
カン
intuition, perception
1101
カン
わずら-う

afflicted, disease, to suffer from, BE ILL

When you ARE ILL after a skewer (串) pierces your heart (心), your only chance for recovery is if your doctor dances the CANcan (カン) dressed in blue.


(1993: skewer)

(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

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1102
カン
つらぬ-く

to PENETRATE, GO THROUGH; carry out

I planned to dance the CANcan (カン) in my blue tutu and wanted to wear a necklace of seashells (貝), too. But seashells are hard to PENETRATE unless you use my mother's (毋) special knife, which can GO THROUGH anything.


(90: seashell; radical 154: "small shell")

毋 (radical 80: "mother")

(638: to grow accustomed to)

1103
カン
yell, cry, scream
1104
カン
た-える
withstand, endure, support, resist
1105
カン
か-える, か-わる
interchange, period, change, convert, replace, renew
1106
カン

bold, brave, DARING; resolute; (not) at all; hardly finishing; TRAGIC, sad, pitiful

Striking (攵) the top of the ear () was a DARING move in the fight outside the blue ryoKAN (カン), but it had TRAGIC results for his opponent.


攵 (radical 66: "strike")

, take as "top of ear," a twist on (29: ear; radical 128: "ear")

(854: strict)

1107
カン

COFFIN

While the government official (官) lies there in a wooden (木) COFFIN, his colleagues dance the CANcan (カン) in blue tutus.


(441: government official)

(69: wood; radical 75: tree")

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1108
カン
goodwill, article, section, friendship, collusion
1109
カン
leisure
1110
カン
tolerant, leniency, generosity, relax, feel at home, be at ease, broadminded
1111
カン
oversee, official, govt office, rule, administer
1112
カン
ゆる-やか, ゆる-める, ゆる-い, ゆる-む
slacken, loosen, relax, lessen, be moderate, ease
1113
カン

to REGRET STRONGLY; be sorry; be dissatisfied

Blue-haired KANichi (カン) STRONGLY REGRETS not telling his friends about the feelings (感) in his heart (忄).


(246: feeling)

忄 is a variant of 心 (radical 61: "heart")

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1114
カン
to return
1115
カン
ring, circle, link, wheel
1116
カン
warship
1117
カン
かんが-みる
model, material; consideration; mirror
1118
ガン
ふく-む, ふく-める

to include, CONTAIN

Now (今) INCLUDED in his mouth (口) was a little blue GUN (ガン).


(125: now)

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

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1119
ガン

STUBBORN; tenacious; robust

The thoughts in my head (頁) go round and round, STUBBORNLY returning to the origin (元). I would have these thoughts even at GUNpoint (ガン).


頁 (radical 181: "big shell"), take as "head"

(106: origin)

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1120

くわだ-てる
undertake, scheme, design, attempt, plan
1121

branch off, fork in road, scene, arena, theater
1122

い-まわしい, い-む
mourning, abhor, detestable, death anniversary
1123

STRANGE, strangeness, CURIOSITY

He is a big (大), STRANGE guy who has a blue KEY (キ) with which he can (可) turn his CURIOSITY on and off.


(53: big; radical 37: "big")

(816: can)

(642: to draw near)

(1133: riding a horse)

(1297: cape)

1124

いの-る
pray, wish
1125

rut, wheel, track, model, way of doing
1126

すで-に

already; PREVIOUS

Blue-haired KEIth (キ) had PREVIOUSLY seen an elephant use its tusks (牙) to stop (艮) a lion from attacking a baby elephant.


(1972: tusk; radical 92: "tusk")

艮 (radical 138: "stopping")

(1070: to lament)

(1072: approximation)

1127

う-える
hungry, starve
1128

おに

devil, DEMON; spirits of the dead, ghost; "devil" radical

In the middle of the marked () rice field (田), he placed his elbows (ム) on his legs (儿), turned the blue KEY (キ) to unlock the casket, and called "macarONI" (おに) three times to summon the DEMON.


, take as "mark"

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

ム (radical 28: "katakana mu"), take as "elbow"

儿 (radical 10: "legs")

The kanji itself is radical 194: "devil"

(1065: lump)

(1832: demon)

(1839: to charm)

and more

1129

いく
how many, how much, how far, how long
1130

chess piece, Japanese chess, shogi
1131

abandon, throw away, discard, resign, reject, sacrifice
1132

かがや-く

to SPARKLE; brilliant

For blue-haired KEIth's (キ) birthday party the football team (軍) provided SPARKLING lights (光).


(466: team)

(116: light)

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1133

RIDING A HORSE; equestrian; counter for riders

In the circus they were RIDING THE HORSES in a strange (奇) way, pretending to start and stop the horses (馬) with a blue KEY (キ).


(1123: strange)

(191: horse; radical 187: "horse")

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1134

good, RIGHT, BEST REGARDS

The priest sends his BEST REGARDS. Furthermore (且), he says that the roof (宀) is the RIGHT place to baptize blue-haired GIlbert (ギ).


(1091: furthermore)

宀 (radical 40: "katakana u"), take as "roof"

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1135

いつわ-る, にせ
falsehood, lie, deceive, pretend, counterfeit, forgery
1136

あざむ-く
deceit, cheat, delude
1137

ceremony, rule, affair, case, a matter
1138

たわむ-れる
frolic, play, sport
1139

imitation
1140

sacrifice
1141
キク

CHRYSANTHEMUM

He hands blue-eyed KIKU (キク) beautiful CHRYSANTHEMUMS arranged with special grasses (艹) and wrapped (勹) in delicate rice (米) paper.


艹 (radical 140: "grass")

勹 (radical 20: "wrapping")

(201: rice; radical 119: "rice")

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1142
キツ, キチ

LUCKY, AUSPICIOUS

The samurai (士) stood with his mouth (口) open in surprise at being so LUCKY. All his blue-haired KIDS (キツ) came to congratulate him on this AUSPICIOUS occasion.


(494: samurai; radical 33: "samurai")

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

(472: to unite)

(1144: to pack into)

1143
キツ
consume, eat, drink, smoke, receive (a blow)
1144
キツ
つ-む, つ-まる, つ-める

to PACK INTO, cram, stuff; be clogged

His blue-haired KIDS (キツ) wrote his lucky (吉) words (言) on pieces of paper and PACKED them INTO a box as a present for him.


(1142: lucky)

(274: word; radical 149: "word")

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1145
キャク

to ELIMINATE; reject, return; all the more

"The seal (卩) on letters is a thing of the past (去) and has been ELIMINATED," he explains while showing blue-belt KIA KUng fu (キャク) moves.


卩 (radical 26: "seal")

(258: past)

(1146: leg)

1146
キャク, キャ
あし

LEG, foot; to move on foot; plot of play

Eliminating (却) pain in the flesh (月) of her left LEG is critical for blue-belt KIA's (キャ) success in the kung fu tournament.


(1145: to eliminate)

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh")

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1147
ギャク
しいた-げる
tyrannize, oppress
1148
キュウ
およ-ぶ, およ-ぼす, およ-び

to attain, go as far as; spread, EXTEND OVER; and; INFLUENCE, cause (harm)

To INFLUENCE the whole country, the three () men (人) launched a campaign EXTENDING OVER every province. People in blue tunics QUEUEd (キュウ) to hear them speak.


, take as "three"

(39: person; radical 9: "person"), take as "men"

(255: grade)

(837: to suck in)

(1000: to handle)

1149
キュウ
おか
hill, knoll
1150
キュウ
く-ちる
decay
1151
キュウ
twist, ask, investigate, verify
1152
キュウ
きわ-める, きわ-まる
hard up, destitute, suffer, perplexed, cornered
1153
キョ
gigantic, big, large, great
1154
キョ
こば-む
repel, refuse, reject, decline
1155
キョ, コ
foothold, based on, follow, therefore
1156
コ, キョ

void, VACANT; false, falsehood; FUTILE

Blue-eyed KYO (キョ) and blue-haired COdy (コ) ... ... line up () to see the tigers (虍) at the zoo, but it's FUTILE because the cage is VACANT.


, take as twist on (1775: to line up)

虍 (radical 141: "tiger")

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1157
キョ
long-distance, spur, fetlock
1158
ゴ, ギョ
おん

HONORABLE; to manipulate; GOVERN

The man bringing the seal (卩) stops (止) in front of City Hall at noon (午) to see the blue GOgo (ゴ) girl who is going (彳) to dance for the HONORABLE GOVERNor. "ON (おん) you go!" he yelled.


卩 (radical 26: "seal")

(129: to stop; radical 77: "stopping")

(110: noon)

彳 (radical 60: "going person"), take as "steps"

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1159
キョウ

BAD LUCK, DISASTER

When he opened the box (凵), it did not have any of the merchandise he'd requested, just his order list with everything crossed out (乂). This was not just BAD LUCK; it was a DISASTER for his business in the blue KIOsk (キョウ).


凵 (radical 17: "open box")

乂 (to mow), take as "crossed out"

(840: breast)

(954: brain)

(1897: separation)

and more

1160
キョウ
さけ-ぶ
shout, exclaim, yell
1161
キョウ
くる-う, くる-おしい

lunatic, insane, CRAZY, to confuse

On days when the king (王) turns into a CRAZY animal (犭), he hides in a blue KIOsk (キョウ).


(5: king; radical 96: "jewel")

犭 is a variant of 犬 (radical 94: "animal")

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1162
キョウ
receive, undergo, answer (phone), take, get, catch
1163
キョウ

CONDITION, situation

She arrived at the blue KIOsk (キョウ) in critical CONDITION. The water (氵) her elder brother (兄) brought saved her life.


氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

(267: elder brother)

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1164
キョウ

RAVINE, gorge; strait

I know I said I'd come () back to the blue KIOsk (キョウ), but I'm climbing mountains (山) and I've fallen into a RAVINE!


, take as twist on (217: to come)

(24: mountain; radical 46: "mountain")

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1165
キョウ
はさ-む, はさ-まる

to HOLD BETWEEN; insert; be caught in

Please come () to my blue KIOsk (キョウ) soon so I can see your lovely face and HOLD it BETWEEN my hands (扌) again.


, take as twist on (217: to come)

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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1166
キョウ
せば-める, せま-い, せば-まる

NARROW, cramped, tight, constricted

The animal (犭) came () through the NARROW alley between the church and the blue KIOsk (キョウ).


犭 is a variant of 犬 (radical 94: "animal")

, take as twist on (217: to come)

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1167
キョウ
おそ-れる, おそ-ろしい

FEAR; dread; awe; overwhelmed (e.g., with gratitude); probably

Whenever the inspector comes to the blue KIOsk (キョウ), FEAR fills the hearts (心) of craftspeople (工) doing mediocre (凡) work.


(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(113: craftsperson; radical 48: "katakana e")

(1827: mediocre)

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1168
キョウ
うやうや-しい
respect, reverent
1169
キョウ
おど-す, おびや-かす, おど-かす
threaten, coerce
1170
キョウ
た-める
rectify, straighten, correct, reform, cure, control, pretend, falsify
1171
キョウ
ひび-く

to ECHO, resound; effect

The sound (音) of my hometown's (郷) feast around the blue KIOsk (キョウ) ECHOES far and wide.


(6: sound; radical 180: "sound")

(841: hometown)

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1172
キョウ
おどろ-かす, おどろ-く

SURPRISE; to startle; astonish; frighten; wonder; amaze

He has a SURPRISINGLY respectful (敬) horse (馬) that gets excited by the ODOR (おどろ(く)) of blueberries.


(846: respect)

(191: horse; radical 187: "horse")

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1173
コウ, ギョウ
おお-せ, あお-ぐ

to LOOK UP; RESPECT; turn to; superior's wishes; say

The bending person (卩) LOOKS UP RESPECTFULLY at other people (亻, ), especially at GEOrg (ギョウ), a man with blue hair.


卩 (radical 26: "seal"), take as "bending person"

亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as "person"

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1174
ギョウ
あかつき
daybreak, dawn, in the event
1175
ギョウ
こ-らす, こ-る
congeal, freeze, stiff, be absorbed in
1176
キン

LOAF (OF BREAD), unit of weight (600 g), AX; "ax" radical

Blue-haired KINsey (キン) loves her AX. She even uses it to slice LOAVES OF BREAD.


The kanji itself is radical 69: "ax"

(103: near (in space or time))

(522: to break)

(750: to cut off)

and more

1177
キン
germ, fungus, bacteria
1178
キン
こと

JAPANESE ZITHER; stringed instrument; Western instrument

Blue-haired KINsey (キン) ordered the silver strings (王) of all JAPANESE ZITHERS in the palace to be replaced by gold ones right now (今).


(5: king; radical 96: "jewel"), take as "strings"

(125: now)

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1179
キン

to TIGHTEN; urgent

With a watchful eye (臣) he stares at her hands (又) as they TIGHTEN threads (糸) around a blue pumpKIN (キン).


(512: retainer; radical 131: "minister (of state)"), take as "watchful eye"

(1835: again; radical 29: "again"), take as "hands"

(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

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1180
キン
つつし-む
discreet, reverently, humbly
1181
キン
えり

COLLAR, lapel

Blue KINg (キン) ERIc (えり) issued a prohibition (禁) on clothing (衤) with COLLARS.


(654: prohibition)

衤 is a variant of (420: clothing; radical 145: "clothing")

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1182
ギン

to recite; EXAMINE CAREFULLY

After CAREFULLY EXAMINING the blue GINkgo (ギン) nut, he says, "Now (今) I can put it in my mouth (口)!"


(125: now)

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth")

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1183

か-ける, か-る

to run (race); rush; RIDE A HORSE; drive (a machine); gallop; drive (something) off

He wanted to RIDE A HORSE (馬) proudly around the district (区), but they gave him only a small, blue KUH (ク: German for "cow").


(191: horse; radical 187: "horse")

(465: district)

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1184

おろ-か
foolish, folly, absurdity, stupid
1185
グウ

BY CHANCE; spouse; EVEN NUMBER; idol

BY CHANCE the man (亻) discovered those weird long-legged insects () in the rice field (田). After he trapped them with blue GOO (グウ), he studied them and found that they always came in EVEN NUMBERS.


亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

, take as "long-legged insect," a twist on (56: insect; radical 142: "insect")

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

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1186
グウ
interview, treat, entertain, receive, deal with
1187
グウ
すみ

CORNER; inconspicuous place

In the CORNER of her rice field (田) near the hill on the left (阝), ...... blue-haired MaSUMI (すみ) ... ... finds lots of weird long-legged insects (). She collects them ..... for her blue GOOse (グウ).


(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

阝 (radical 170: "left hill")

, take as "long-legged insect," a twist on (56: insect; radical 142: "insect")

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1188
クツ

to BEND; yield; flinch; submit; crouch

They had to BEND the corpse (尸) and the rules before they could leave (出) the morgue. They had bribed the mortician with two blue-feathered COOTS (クツ: type of water birds).


尸 (radical 44: "corpse")

(34: to leave)

(1189: to dig)

(1824: moat)

1189
クツ
ほ-る

to DIG, excavate

They crouched (屈) to DIG with their hands (扌) as the blue-feathered COOTS (クツ: type of water birds) watched.


(1188: to crouch)

扌is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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1190

く-る

to shift to the next stage; WINDING, rotating; DO REPEATEDLY

They REPEATEDLY WIND threads (糸) around blue KuKURUz (く(る): Austrian term for "corn"), then place the bound cobs in three wooden (木) boxes (品).


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

(382: item), take as "three boxes"

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1191
クン
meritorious deed, merit
1192
クン
かお-る
send forth fragrance, fragrant, be scented, smoke (tobacco)
1193
ケイ
punish, penalty, sentence, punishment
1194
ケイ
くき
stalk, stem
1195
ケイ
ちぎ-る
pledge, promise, vow
1196
ケイ, エ
めぐ-む

BLESSING; FAVOR

Blue-haired Pastor MEGUmi (めぐ(む)) did us a FAVOR by saying heartfelt (心) BLESSINGS over our 10 (十) fields (田) of blue KAle (ケイ).


(147: heart; radical 61: "heart")

(33: ten; radical 24: "cross")

(59: field; radical 102: "rice field")

Alternate interpretation: (131: to think)

(1460: ear of grain)

1197
ケイ
to enlighten; address respectfully
1198
ケイ
かか-げる

to display (esp. in writing), PUT UP (A NOTICE), hoist; mention; carry; publish

The sheriff used his hand (扌) to PUT UP A NOTICE. It warned people about the naked guy sitting (ヒ) in the blue CAge (ケイ) on the plaza, wrapped (勹) only in sun (日) light.


扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

ヒ (radical 21: "katakana hi"), take as "sitting guy"

勹 (radical 20: "wrapping")

(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

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1199
ケイ
mountain stream, valley
1200
ケイ
ほたる
lightning-bug, firefly
1201
ケイ
かたむ-く, かたむ-ける

to lean, INCLINE, TILT, sink; dedicate

He changes (化) the INCLINE of his head (頁) and TILTS it so that he can see into the blue CAve (ケイ).


(238: to change)

頁 (radical 181: "big shell"), take as "head"

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1202
ケイ
たずさ-わる, たずさ-える

portable, to CARRY (in hand), armed with, bring along

He always CARRIES a plump-buttocked (乃) bird (隹) in his hand (扌), feeding him blue KAle (ケイ).


乃 (from), take as "plump buttocks"

隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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1203
ケイ
つ-ぐ
inherit, succeed, patch, graft (tree)
1204
ケイ
celebration
1205
ケイ
いこ-い, いこ-う
recess, rest, relax, repose
1206
ケイ
にわとり
chicken
1207
ゲイ
むか-える
to welcome, meet, greet; send for
1208
ゲイ
くじら
whale
1209
ゲキ
う-つ
attack; to shoot; strike
1210
ゲキ
はげ-しい
violent, get excited, enraged, chafe, incite
1211
ケツ
greatness, excellence
1212
ケン
かた
shoulder
1213
ケン
frugal, economy, thrifty
1214
ケン
つるぎ
sword; double-edged sword
1215
ケン
のき
flats, counter for houses, eaves
1216
ケン
sphere, circle, radius, range
1217
ケン
かた-い
strict, hard, solid, tough, tight, reliable
1218
ゲン, ケン
きら-う, いや

to DISLIKE, hate, detest

The woman (女) DISLIKES being mentioned concurrently (兼) with blue-haired KEN (ケン).


(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

(850: concurrent)

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1219
ケン, コン
offering, counter for drinks, present, offer
1220
ケン
つか-わす, つか-う

to DISPATCH; use; worry

Right in the middle (中) of a chase (), blue-haired KEN (ケン) DISPATCHED one (一) of his men to get help.


(55: middle)

, take as twist on (350: to chase)

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

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1221
ケン
かしこ-い
intelligent, wise, wisdom, cleverness
1222
ケン
self-effacing, humble oneself, condescend, be modest
1223
ケン
まゆ
cocoon
1224
ケン
appear, existing
1225
ケ, ケン
か-ける, か-かる
suspend, hang, 10%, install, depend, consult
1226
ゲン
まぼろし

phantasm, ILLUSION, vision, dream, apparition

A short thread (幺) turns into a hook ()!? A magical ILLUSION created by famous blue-haired MorGAN (ゲン).


幺 (radical 52: "short thread")

, take as "hook"

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1227
ゲン

MYSTERIOUS; OCCULTNESS; blackness; profound; "blackness" radical

Blue-haired MorGAN (ゲン) dangles short threads (幺) from the lid (亠) of a MYSTERIOUS vessel during an OCCULT ritual.


幺 (radical 52: "short thread")

亠 (radical 8: "lid")

The kanji itself is radical 95: "blackness"

(1228: bowstring)

(1577: livestock)

(2003: gunwale)

and more

1228
ゲン
つる

BOWSTRING, chord, hypotenuse

Blue-haired MorGAN's (ゲン) bow (弓) has a BOWSTRING of twisted, black thread (玄). 


(836: bow; radical 57: "bow")

(1227: mysterious), take as "twisted, black thread"

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1229

orphan, alone
1230

arc, arch, bow
1231

か-らす, か-れる
to wither, decline, deplete; die
1232

やと-う

to EMPLOY, hire

I don't just EMPLOY any old bird (隹) that comes through my door (戸). He has to have at least a blue COat (コ).


隹 (radical 172: "old bird")

(108: door; radical 63: "door")

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1233

ほこ-る
to be proud; brag; exaggerate
1234

つづみ
drum; to beat; encourage, muster; “drum” radical
1235

かえり-みる
look back, review, examine oneself, turn around
1236

たが-い
mutually, reciprocally, together
1237

to GIVE; (KINGDOM OF) WU

MarGO (ゴ) has the blues. To cheer her up I'd like to GIVE her something from the KINGDOM OF WU. It's a box (口) with six () corners ().


(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "box"

, take as twist on (76: six)

, take as "corner"

(857: mistake)

(1040: fear)

(1238: amusement)

1238

amusement, enjoyment
1239

さと-る
to understand, realize; become enlightened
1240

Go
1241
コウ
cavity, hole, slit, very, great, exceedingly
1242
コウ
たく-み
skillful, clever
1243
コウ, カン

shell; FIRST (in order or quality)

A tall pole (|) COAted (コウ) in blue paint in the middle of a rice field (田) indicates that it grows FIRST-class rice.


| (radical 2: "rod"), take as "pole"

(59: rice field; radical 102: "rice field")

(1033: to push)

(1840: cape)

1244
コウ
bay, cove; river
1245
コウ
pit, hole
1246
コウ
confront, resist, defy, oppose
1247
コウ
せ-める
attack; specializing
1248
コウ
ふ-かす, ふ-ける, さら

furthermore; to RENEW; change; GROW LATE; brand-new; night watch

Here we see this guy in a long blue COAt (コウ), holding a newspaper, walking up and down his living room, and searching for a way to RENEW his subscription. It GROWS LATER and later. Just before dawn he discovers the answer in the small print! "SARAh (さら) !" he yells. "I found it!"


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便 (582: convenient)

(2006: blockage)

1249
コウ
arrest, seize, concerned, adhere to, despite
1250
コウ
agreement, consent, comply with
1251
コウ
constant, established
1252
コウ
flood, deluge; vast
1253
コウ
あ-れる, あら-い, あ-らす
laid waste, rough, rude, wild
1254
コウ

SUBURBS, outskirts

"This association's (交) objective is to give our drab SUBURBS more of a village (阝) character," says blue-haired COdy (コウ).


(115: association)

阝 (radical 163: "right village")

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1255
キョウ, コウ
か, かお-る, かお-り
fragrance, sweet smell; incense; perfume; "perfume" radical
1256
コウ
lord
1257
コウ, ク
みつ-ぐ
tribute, support, finance
1258
コウ
ひか-える
to hold back; be moderate; wait; copy; sue
1259
コウ
あわ-ただしい, あわ-てる
disconcerted, be confused, lose one's head
1260
コウ
かた-い
stiff, hard
1261
コウ
しぼ-る, し-まる, し-める
to strangle; wring
1262
コウ
clause; item
1263
コウ
みぞ
gutter, ditch, sewer, drain
1264
コウ
つな
rope; main points, gist
1265
コウ
fermentation
1266
稿
コウ
draft, copy, manuscript, straw
1267
コウ
equilibrium, measuring rod, scale
1268
コウ
subscription, buy
1269
ゴウ
torture, beat
1270
ゴウ
sturdy, strength
1271
ゴウ
overpowering, great, powerful, excelling, Australia
1272
コク
overcome, kindly, skillfully
1273
コク
severe, cruel, intense
1274
ゴク
prison, jail
1275

こ-める, こ-む

to MOVE INWARD; emphatic verbal suffix; BE CROWDED; including; concentrate on

Only after he heard his friend shout "KOMM! (こ(む): German for "Come!")" did he enter (入) the CROWDED bar. But MOVING (辶) further INWARD proved impossible.


(63: to enter; radical 11: "enter")

辶 (radical 162: "movement")

None

1276
コン
insect
1277
コン
うら-めしい, うら-む
grudge
1278
コン

MARRIAGE; wedding

In MARRIAGE, women (女) hold a ladle (氏) all day (日) long except when they go to a blues CONcert (コン).


(35: woman; radical 38: "woman")

(495: Mr.; radical 83: "clan"), take as "ladle"

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

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1279
コン

DARK BLUE

When the CONcierge (コン) has the blues, she finds it comforting to wrap DARK BLUE threads (糸) around the sweet (甘) things in the bowl on her desk.


(27: thread; radical 120: "thread")

(1093: sweet; radical 99: "sweet")

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1280
コン
たましい
soul, spirit
1281
コン
cultivating land
1282
コン
ねんご-ろ
friendly, intimate; wholehearted
1283

assistant, help
1284

そそのか-す
tempt, seduce, instigate, promote
1285

lie, falsehood, deceive, pretend
1286

くさり
chain, link
1287
サイ
くだ-ける, くだ-く
smash, break, crush, familiar, popular
1288
サイ
to preside (over), manager, rule
1289
サイ
planting, cultivating
1290
サイ
いろど-る
color; paint
1291
サイ
purification, Buddhist food, room, worship, avoid, alike
1292
サイ
bond, loan, debt
1293
サイ
もよお-す
sponsor, hold (a meeting), give (a dinner)
1294
サイ, セイ
year-end, age, occasion, opportunity
1295
サイ
の-せる, の-る
to load (with cargo); place on; put in print
1296
ザイ
dose, medicine, drug
1297

さき

promontory, CAPE, spit

Crossing a strange (奇) mountain (山), we see a CAPE resembling a KEY (キ) shrouded in blue mist.


(1123: strange)

(24: mountain; radical 46: "mountain")

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1298
サク
けず-る
plane, sharpen, whittle, pare
1299
サク
cord, rope
1300
サク
vinegar, sour, acid, tart
1301
サク
しぼ-る

to SQUEEZE; press; obtain by force

Use a saw (乍) to make a hole (穴) in the container and then SQUEEZE it with your hand (扌) and SUCK (サク) all the blue liquid through this hole.


乍, take as "saw"

(849: hole; radical 116: "hole")

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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1302
サク
confused, mix, be in disorder
1303

さ-く
blossom, bloom
1304
サツ
ふだ

label; PAPER MONEY; bid; playing card; ticket

Wood (木) shaved thinly (乚), then soaked in blue SUDS (サツ), makes excellent PAPER MONEY.


(69: wood; radical 75: "tree")

乚, take as "thinly shaved wood," is a variant of (1041: second; radical 5: "fishhook")

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1305
サツ
と-る

to PHOTOGRAPH

When he PHOTOGRAPHS things by hand (扌), they are most (最) beautiful if he has cleaned the camera lens with blue SUDS (サツ).


扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

(484: most)

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1306
サツ
す-る, す-れる

to grate, RUB, scratch, scrape, chafe, SCOUR

If you guess (察) which hand (扌) has the gold nugget, I will give you a back RUB and even do all the SCOURING for a week, but only with the blue SUDS (サツ).


(489: to guess)

扌 is a variant of 手 (radical 64: "hand")

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1307

さら

DISH, plate; a helping; "dish" radical

When SARAH (さら) is blue, she uses the vertically striped DISH.


The kanji itself is radical 108: "dish"

(237: warm)

(1649: to steal)

(1828: tray)

and more

1308
サン
frame (e.g., of a sliding door); pier, jetty
1309
ザン, サン
みじ-め
wretched, disaster, cruelty, harsh
1310
サン
かさ
umbrella, parasol; umbrella-shaped object
1311
ザン
awhile
1312

むね

GIST; purpose; effect; delicious; umami (5th category of taste)

The GIST of blue-haired SHEila's (シ) book is that a person sitting (匕) in the sun (日) will produce vitamin D.


匕 (spoon; radical 21: "katakana hi"), take as "sitting person"

(62: day; radical 72: "sun")

(289: finger)

(1319: fat)

(1996: to visit a holy place)

and more

1313

うかが-う

to INQUIRE; VISIT; HEAR

I HEARD from the administrator (司) that the person (亻) who INQUIRED about VISITING the secret lab was blue-haired SHEila (シ).


(497: administrator)

亻 is a variant of (39: person; radical 9: "person")

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1314

さ-さる, さ-す
thorn, pierce, stab, prick, sting, calling card
1315

えだ
bough, branch, twig, limb, counter for branches
1316

welfare, happiness
1317

limb, arms & legs
1318
セ, シ
ほどこ-す
alms, apply bandages, administer first-aid
1319

あぶら

FAT

The FAT is the most delicious (旨) part of the meat (月), at least in blue-haired SHEila's (シ) opinion.


(1312: delicious)

月/肉 (radical 130: "flesh"), take as "meat"

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1320

むらさき
purple
1321

HEIR

The administrator (司), blue-haired SHEila (シ), told all HEIRS to go to the window (口) and have their inheritance entered in the register ().


(497: administrator)

(20: mouth; radical 30: "mouth"), take as "window"

, take as "register," a twist on (874: book)

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1322

か-う
domesticate, raise, keep, feed
1323

め, めす
feminine, female
1324

たまわ-る
grant, gift, boon, results
1325

はか-る
consult with
1326

さむらい
waiter, samurai, wait upon, serve
1327

NOURISHING, nutritious; delicious

Out of () this one (ー) stream of water (氵) come two threads (幺) of rivers that NOURISH blue-haired JImmy's (ジ) land.


, take as "out of," is a variant of (66: eight; radical 12: "eight")

(1: one; radical 1: "one")

氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

幺 (radical 52: "short thread")

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1328

いつく-しむ
mercy
1329

emperor's seal
1330
ジク
axis, pivot, stem, stalk, counter for book scrolls
1331
シツ

rapidly, SWIFTLY; ILLNESS

ILLNESS (疒) struck him as SWIFTLY as an arrow (矢). They wrapped him in blue SHEETS (シツ) until the ambulance arrived.


疒 (radical 104: "sickness")

(981: arrow; radical 111: "arrow")

(1575: idiot)

1332
シツ, シュウ
と-る
tenacious, take hold, grasp, take to heart
1333
湿
シツ
しめ-す, しめ-る

DAMP; humid

The sun (日) shining on the gutter causes rows () of water (氵) droplets to fall onto the blue SHEETS (シツ) hanging below, making them DAMP.


(62: sun; radical 72: "sun")

, take as twist on (1775: row)

氵is a variant of 水 (radical 85: "water")

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1334
シツ
うるし
lacquer
1335

しば
lawn grass
1336
シャ

to pardon, FORGIVE

Soon after he struck (攵) the blue-eyed geiSHA (シャ), leaving a red (赤) streak across her face, he asked her to FORGIVE him.


攵 (radical 66: "strike")

(46: red; radical 155: "red")

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1337
シャ
なな-め
diagonal, slanting, oblique
1338
シャ
に-やす, に-える, に-る
to boil
1339
シャ
さえぎ-る
intercept, interrupt, obstruct
1340
ジャ
wicked, injustice, wrong
1341
ジャ, ダ
へび
snake, serpent; hard drinker
1342

あ-てる

ADDRESS

It was evening (夕) when he finally found the right ADDRESS. He slumped down () under the roof (宀) and UTTERed (あ(てる)) a prayer.


(44: evening; radical 36: "evening")

, take as "slumped down," is a variant of 卩 (radical 26: "seal")

宀 (radical 40: ”katakana u”), take as "roof"

(1945: arm)

1343
シャク
く-む
bar-tending, serving sake, the host, draw (water), ladle, scoop, pump
1344
シャク
baron, peerage, court rank
1345
セキ, ジャク
さび-しい, さび, さび-れる
loneliness, quietly, mellow, mature, death of a priest
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