low

Man (personleft) + (mr. /speculum radical) Same-ON
★★★★☆
7 strokes
ILL PAIR

Onyomi

TEI

TAKE the speculum lower, Doctor - you're looking at my belly button now.

The person reached low to pick up the speculum on the ground.

Kunyomi

ひく*い low (temperature, blood pressure,low voice, low hill)
★★★★★

Jukugo

背が低い(せがひくい)

dude is kind of short. ★★★★☆
(stature / back of the body) + (low) = 背が低い (dude is kind of short.)

最低(さいてい)

lowest, worst ★★★☆☆
(most) + (low) = 最低 (lowest, worst)

the lowest - both in the moral sense of "He's the lowest kind of sexual predator" and in the mathematical sense of "Crime rates are the lowest in 30 years," or "Do this for a minimum of 5 minutes per day."

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
low SPECULUM
short BEAN

The person reached down low to pick up the SPECULUM,

but the ARROW was so short it couldn't penetrate more than halfway into a BEAN