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
24 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
36 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
63 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1355 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
46 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
21 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
27 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
27 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
88 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
511 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
7 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
106 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7473 Morohashi
7 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1389 New Nelson (John Haig)
105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
110 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
126 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
15 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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
654 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
553 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
524 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
307 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4373 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
216 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
251 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2143 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
400 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
404 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
292 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1688 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1949 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1042 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
511 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35556P Morohashi
1547 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5627 New Nelson (John Haig)
499 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
538 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
240 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
620 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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
108 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
180 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
163 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
161 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1169 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
181 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
39 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
347 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
229 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
229 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
104 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
405 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2694 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1372 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1858 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
110 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5756 Morohashi
2170 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1127 New Nelson (John Haig)
108 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
113 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
128 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
129 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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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  • 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
392 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
118 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
274 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
279 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4309 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
43 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
85 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
439 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
66 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
66 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
203 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1653 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2440 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1233 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1698 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
341 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35205 Morohashi
1941 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5552 New Nelson (John Haig)
335 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
357 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
44 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
142 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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
209 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
112 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
274 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4374 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
231 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
87 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2136 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
67 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
67 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
154 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1685 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1944 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1402 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
353 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35533 Morohashi
1543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5628 New Nelson (John Haig)
347 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
371 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
211 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
231 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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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  • 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)
1826 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1779 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3681 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1551 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1659 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
596 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
606 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
760 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1575 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2391 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1219 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1676 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1930 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28814X Morohashi
1897 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4694 New Nelson (John Haig)
1911 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2060 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1903 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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

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  • 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
874 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
993 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
982 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
879 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4327 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
190 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1743 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1402 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
594 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
604 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
761 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1668 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1865 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
989 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1340 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1082 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35324P Morohashi
1473 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5572 New Nelson (John Haig)
1073 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1154 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
934 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
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