Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
little, small
Kun:
ちい.さいこ-お-さ-
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
114 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 小 【ショウ】 smallness, small item, short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days), elementary school, younger or inferior (of two items or people with the same name), unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
  • 小説 【ショウセツ】 novel, (short) story
  • 少々 【ショウショウ】 just a minute, small quantity
  • 縮小 【シュクショウ】 reduction, curtailment

Kun reading compounds

  • 小さい 【ちいさい】 small, little, tiny
  • 小さい頃 【ちいさいころ】 as a child, when one was a child

Readings

Japanese names:
いさら、 こう、 さざ、 しゃお、 ちいさ
Chinese:
xiao3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño

Portuguese

  • Pequeno
  • pouco

French

  • petit
15 Tuttle Kanji Cards
1355 Classic Nelson
126 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power
24 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition
2 Kanji Learners Dictionary
7 New Japanese English Character Dictionary
110 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition
105 Remembering The Kanji
1389 New Nelson
36 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters
46 Japanese Kanji Flashcards
88 Kanji in Context
33 Essential Kanji
21 Japanese Names
27 Kanji and Kana
106 Les Kanjis dans la tete
63 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
511 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
7473 Morohashi
7 halpern_kkd
2 halpern_kkld_2ed
1141 2001 Kanji
3n0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
9000.0 Four corner code
30-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0f Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
opinion, theory, explanation, rumor
Kun:
と.く
On:
セツゼイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
326 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 説 【セツ】 theory, doctrine, opinion, view, rumour, rumor, gossip, hearsay
  • 説明 【セツメイ】 explanation, exposition
  • 小説 【ショウセツ】 novel, (short) story
  • 解説 【カイセツ】 explanation, commentary, exposition, elucidation
  • 遊説 【ユウゼイ】 election tour, election campaign, stumping
  • 全国遊説 【ゼンコクユウゼイ】 nationwide election campaign

Kun reading compounds

  • 説く 【とく】 to explain, to advocate, to preach, to persuade

Readings

Japanese names:
さとし、 とき
Chinese:
shuo1, shui4, yue4
Korean:
seol, se, yeol

Spanish

  • opinión
  • teoría
  • explicar
  • expresar

Portuguese

  • rumor
  • opinião
  • teoria

French

  • théorie
  • rumeur
  • opinion
  • thèse
620 Tuttle Kanji Cards
4373 Classic Nelson
240 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power
654 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese
553 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition
1042 Kanji Learners Dictionary
1547 New Japanese English Character Dictionary
538 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition
499 Remembering The Kanji
5627 New Nelson
524 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters
251 Japanese Kanji Flashcards
292 Kanji in Context
216 Essential Kanji
2143 Japanese Names
400 Kanji and Kana
511 Les Kanjis dans la tete
307 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
1688 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
35556P Morohashi
1949 halpern_kkd
1405 halpern_kkld_2ed
3057 2001 Kanji
7a7.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0861.6 Four corner code
32-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8aac Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
evening, sunset
Parts:
Variants:
many, frequent, much
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
139 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 多 【タ】 multi-
  • 多分 【タブン】 perhaps, probably, generous, many, much, great
  • 歌留多 【カルタ】 karuta, traditional Japanese playing cards
  • 幾多 【イクタ】 many, numerous

Kun reading compounds

  • 多い 【おおい】 many, numerous

Readings

Chinese:
duo1
Korean:
da

Spanish

  • abundante
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • muitos
  • frequentar
  • muito

French

  • beaucoup
  • nombreux
  • fréquent
129 Tuttle Kanji Cards
1169 Classic Nelson
128 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power
108 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese
180 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition
1372 Kanji Learners Dictionary
2170 New Japanese English Character Dictionary
113 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition
108 Remembering The Kanji
1127 New Nelson
163 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters
39 Japanese Kanji Flashcards
104 Kanji in Context
181 Essential Kanji
347 Japanese Names
229 Kanji and Kana
110 Les Kanjis dans la tete
161 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
405 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
5756 Morohashi
2694 halpern_kkd
1858 halpern_kkld_2ed
2560 2001 Kanji
0a6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
3-3-3 SKIP code
2720.7 Four corner code
34-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
591a Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
say, word
Kun:
い.うこと
On:
ゲンゴン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
83 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 言 【ゲン】 word, remark, statement
  • 言語 【ゲンゴ】 language
  • 一言 【ヒトコト】 single word, a few words, brief comment
  • 方言 【ホウゲン】 dialect
  • 言語 【ゲンゴ】 language
  • 言語道断 【ゴンゴドウダン】 outrageous, preposterous, scandalous, inexcusable, absurd, execrable
  • 一言 【ヒトコト】 single word, a few words, brief comment
  • 助言 【ジョゲン】 advice, suggestion

Kun reading compounds

  • 言う 【いう】 to say, to utter, to declare, to name, to call, to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"), to make a noise
  • 言うまでもない 【いうまでもない】 it goes without saying, there is no need to say so, but of course, it is needless to say, it need scarcely be said
  • 言 【げん】 word, remark, statement
  • 言葉 【ことば】 language, dialect, word, words, phrase, term, expression, remark, speech, (manner of) speaking
  • 一言 【ひとこと】 single word, a few words, brief comment
  • 片言 【かたこと】 prattle, broken language, halting language, baby talk, imperfect speech, smattering

Readings

Japanese names:
とき
Chinese:
yan2
Korean:
eon

Spanish

  • palabras
  • decir

Portuguese

  • Dizer
  • palavras

French

  • dire
142 Tuttle Kanji Cards
4309 Classic Nelson
44 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power
392 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese
118 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition
1233 Kanji Learners Dictionary
1941 New Japanese English Character Dictionary
357 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition
335 Remembering The Kanji
5552 New Nelson
274 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters
85 Japanese Kanji Flashcards
203 Kanji in Context
43 Essential Kanji
439 Japanese Names
66 Kanji and Kana
341 Les Kanjis dans la tete
279 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
1653 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
35205 Morohashi
2440 halpern_kkd
1698 halpern_kkld_2ed
3077 2001 Kanji
7a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-6 SKIP code
0060.1 Four corner code
24-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a00 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
word, speech, language
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
301 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 語 【ゴ】 language, word
  • 語学 【ゴガク】 language study
  • 英語 【エイゴ】 English (language)
  • 言語 【ゲンゴ】 language

Kun reading compounds

  • 語る 【かたる】 to talk about, to speak of, to tell, to narrate, to recite, to chant, to indicate, to show
  • 語るに落ちる 【かたるにおちる】 to let slip a secret, to let the cat out of the bag
  • 語らう 【かたらう】 to talk, to tell, to recite, to pledge, to conspire with
  • 語らうに友無く 【かたらうにともなく】 with no friend to talk to

Readings

Chinese:
yu3, yu4
Korean:
eo

Spanish

  • palabra
  • discurso
  • lenguaje
  • hablar
  • conversar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • palavra
  • discurso
  • língua

French

  • langage
  • mot
  • raconter
231 Tuttle Kanji Cards
4374 Classic Nelson
211 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power
209 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition
1040 Kanji Learners Dictionary
1543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary
371 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition
347 Remembering The Kanji
5628 New Nelson
112 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters
87 Japanese Kanji Flashcards
154 Kanji in Context
231 Essential Kanji
2136 Japanese Names
67 Kanji and Kana
353 Les Kanjis dans la tete
274 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
1685 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
35533 Morohashi
1944 halpern_kkd
1402 halpern_kkld_2ed
3077 2001 Kanji
7a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0166.1 Four corner code
24-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a9e Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
feather
Parts:
Variants:
flip, turn over, wave, flutter, change (mind)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1465 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 翻訳 【ホンヤク】 translation, de-encryption, deciphering, rendering
  • 翻弄 【ホンロウ】 trifling with, toying with, playing with, making sport of, making fun of, leading around by the nose, tossing about (a ship)
  • 翻刻 【ホンコク】 reprint, reprinting (e.g. a book)

Kun reading compounds

  • 翻る 【ひるがえる】 to flutter (in the wind), to wave, to flap, to fly, to turn over, to flip over, to suddenly change (attitude, opinion, etc.), to suddenly switch, to alter, to flip
  • 翻す 【ひるがえす】 to turn over, to turn around, to change (one's mind), to reverse (one's decision), to take back (one's words), to fly (flag, etc.), to wave (skirt, cape, etc.)

Readings

Chinese:
fan1
Korean:
beon

Spanish

  • expresar en otras palabras
  • modificar
  • cambiar de opinión
  • invertir
  • girar
  • voltear

Portuguese

  • sacudidela
  • virar
  • onda
  • tumulto
  • mudar de idéia

French

  • voltiger
  • faire flotter (drapeau)
  • changer de sens
  • changer (d'opinion)
1903 Tuttle Kanji Cards
3681 Classic Nelson
1219 Kanji Learners Dictionary
1897 New Japanese English Character Dictionary
2060 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition
1911 Remembering The Kanji
4694 New Nelson
1826 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters
1659 Japanese Kanji Flashcards
760 Kanji in Context
1551 Essential Kanji
596 Kanji and Kana
1930 Les Kanjis dans la tete
1779 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1575 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
28814X Morohashi
2391 halpern_kkd
1676 halpern_kkld_2ed
2253 2001 Kanji
6b12.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-12-6 SKIP code
2762.0 Four corner code
43-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7ffb Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
Variants:
translate, reason, circumstance, case
Kun:
わけ
On:
ヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1050 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 訳 【ヤク】 translation, version (e.g. "English version")
  • 訳す 【ヤクス】 to translate, to interpret
  • 翻訳 【ホンヤク】 translation, de-encryption, deciphering, rendering
  • 通訳 【ツウヤク】 interpretation (i.e. oral translation), interpreter

Kun reading compounds

  • 訳 【わけ】 conclusion from reasoning, judgement or calculation based on something read or heard, reason, cause, meaning, circumstances, situation
  • 訳じゃない 【わけじゃない】 it does not mean that ..., I don't mean that ..., it is not the case that
  • 申し訳 【もうしわけ】 apology, excuse
  • 言い訳 【いいわけ】 excuse, explanation

Readings

Chinese:
yi4
Korean:
yeog

Spanish

  • traducir
  • razón
  • motivo
  • causa
  • significado

Portuguese

  • traduzir
  • razão
  • circunstância
  • caso

French

  • traduire
  • excuse
  • cause
  • circonstance
  • cas
934 Tuttle Kanji Cards
4327 Classic Nelson
874 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese
993 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition
989 Kanji Learners Dictionary
1473 New Japanese English Character Dictionary
1154 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition
1073 Remembering The Kanji
5572 New Nelson
982 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters
1743 Japanese Kanji Flashcards
761 Kanji in Context
190 Essential Kanji
1402 Japanese Names
594 Kanji and Kana
1082 Les Kanjis dans la tete
879 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1668 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
35324P Morohashi
1865 halpern_kkd
1340 halpern_kkld_2ed
3062 2001 Kanji
7a4.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
0768.7 Four corner code
44-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a33 Unicode hex code