By adding fourteen-stroke combinations, using elements we already know, we will push past the 500 kanji mark.
Lesson under construction
#489. Another variation of ‘graveyard’, without the ‘soil’ at the bottom.
Picture a graveyard that has no soil, so it uses imitation plastic trees.
#490. A graveyard variant, this time with the 日 element at the bottom:
He earned his livelihood digging in the graveyard all day (日).
#491. The moon/meat element on the left is a clue that this is a part of the body… The membranes in your flesh (月) disintegrate in the graveyard.
銑 pig iron
#492. Pig-iron is a substance that was pure metal (金) before (先) it got smelted with carbon.
Note, this kanji was remove from the official joyo kanji in 2010.
#493. The inscription on the door was a strip of metal (金) with a name (名) on it.
#494. ‘Can’ (可), ‘can’ (可) and ‘lack (欠).
The can-can dancers lacked a song to dance to, so they just jiggled about on stage in silence.
#495. The ideal real estate purchase: land (土) that was formerly (曽) cheap but has now increased (増) in value.
#496. Formerly (曽), my state of mind was full of hate for kanji, now I find them fun.
#497. Another modified graveyard, with a Valentine replacing the soil. The combination creates a clear picture of pining for a lost love, standing by the graveside, placing a valentine tribute on the tomb.
#498. State of mind, sun, eye, crotch (mata).
He is often ridiculed for having his mind and his eye on crotches all day.
#499. Loosening up in the first week of the holiday… Hang around the H2O, under the sun (日), shades over the eyes (目), wearing your new bikinis (又).
#500. The monster that stepped forward had ten eyes and looked fearsome but we soon realised it had a benevolent heart.
#501. H2O, ‘car’ (車) and ‘axe’ (斤).
The water was steadily rising, filling the car, so I grabbed my axe and smashed the window.
#502. The secrets of producing alcohol (酉) by fermentation are passed on to the son who displays the most filial piety (孝).
#503. The cruel man forced people to drink whiskey (酉) to encourage them to make revelations (告).