Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
Variants:
shellfish
Kun:
かい
On:
バイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N2
1787 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 貝 【バイ】 Japanese babylon (species of shelled mollusk, Babylonia japonica), Japanese ivory shell, spinning top (traditionally made from a Japanese babylon shell)
  • 貝貨 【バイカ】 shell money
  • 越虫貝 【エッチュウバイ】 finely-striate buccinum (species of whelk, Buccinum striatissimum)
  • 蝦夷貝 【エゾバイ】 Middendorf's whelk (Buccinum middendorffi)

Kun reading compounds

  • 貝 【かい】 shellfish, seashell, shell
  • 貝殻 【かいがら】 seashell, shell
  • 魚介 【ぎょかい】 marine products, seafood, fish and shellfish
  • パウア貝 【パウアかい】 paua (edible New Zealand abalone; species Haliotis iris, H. australis, H. virginea)

Readings

Chinese:
bei4
Korean:
pae

Spanish

  • concha

Portuguese

  • Marisco
  • conchas

French

  • coquillage
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
49 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
90 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1590 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4486 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
44 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
917 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
498 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
240 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
240 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
719 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1720 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3150 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1614 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2200 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
54 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36656 Morohashi
2543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5766 New Nelson (John Haig)
54 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
56 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
70 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3961 2001 Kanji
7b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
6080.0 Four corner code
19-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8c9d Unicode hex code