Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
generation, world, society, public
Kun:
On:
セイソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
135 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 世 【セイ】 counter for generations, epoch
  • 世紀 【セイキ】 century, era
  • 近世 【キンセイ】 early modern times (Azuchi-Momoyama period to Edo period, 1568-1867), modern times, recent times
  • 創世 【ソウセイ】 creation of the world
  • 世 【セイ】 counter for generations, epoch
  • 世界 【セカイ】 the world, society, the universe, sphere, circle, world, renowned, world-famous, well-known outside of Japan, realm governed by one Buddha, space
  • 夜店 【ヨミセ】 night stall, night shop, night fair
  • 救世 【キュウセイ】 salvation

Kun reading compounds

  • 世 【よ】 world, society, age, generation
  • 世の中 【よのなか】 society, the world, the times
  • 千代 【せんだい】 thousand years, very long period, forever
  • 君が代 【きみがよ】 Imperial reign, title of Japanese national anthem

Readings

Japanese names:
とし、 ゆ、 ゆき
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
se

Spanish

  • generación
  • mundo
  • edad

Portuguese

  • geração
  • mundo
  • sociedade
  • pública

French

  • génération
  • monde
  • société
  • public
263 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
344 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
327 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
152 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
95 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
177 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
105 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
335 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
252 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
252 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
156 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
13 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4308 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2178 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2932 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
28 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31 Morohashi
3496 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
20 New Nelson (John Haig)
28 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
28 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
81 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
254 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1975 2001 Kanji
0a5.37 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
4-4-4 SKIP code
4-5-4 SKIP code
4-4-2 SKIP code
4471.7 Four corner code
32-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e16 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
line
Parts:
in, inside, middle, mean, center
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
11 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 中 【チュウ】 medium, average, middle, moderation, middle school, China, volume two (of three), during (a certain time when one did or is doing something), under (construction, etc.), while, in, out of (e.g. three out of ten people)
  • 中学校 【チュウガッコウ】 junior high school, middle school, lower secondary school
  • 年中 【ネンジュウ】 whole year, all year round, throughout the year, always, all the time, perpetually, during an era, middle class (of a nursery school, etc.)
  • 午前中 【ゴゼンチュウ】 in the morning, during the morning

Kun reading compounds

  • 中 【なか】 inside, in, among, within, center (centre), middle, during, while
  • 中々 【なかなか】 very, considerably, easily, readily, fairly, quite, highly, rather, by no means (with negative verb), not readily, middle, half-way point, excellent, wonderful, very good
  • お腹 【おなか】 belly, abdomen, stomach
  • 野中 【のなか】 in the middle of a field
  • 内 【うち】 inside, within, while, among, amongst, between, we (referring to one's in-group, e.g. company, etc.), our, my spouse, imperial palace grounds, emperor, I (primarily used by women and children), me
  • 此の内 【このうち】 meanwhile, the other day, recently
  • 腹の中 【はらのなか】 in the belly, in one's heart of hearts
  • 当たる 【あたる】 to be hit, to strike, to touch, to be in contact, to be affixed, to be equivalent to, to be applicable, to apply to, to be right on the money (of a prediction, criticism, etc.), to be selected (in a lottery, etc.), to win, to be successful, to go well, to be a hit, to face, to confront, to lie (in the direction of), to undertake, to be assigned, to be stricken (by food poisoning, heat, etc.), to be afflicted, to be called upon (by the teacher), to treat (esp. harshly), to lash out at, to be unnecessary, to be hitting well, to be on a hitting streak, (in fishing) to feel a bite, (of fruit, etc.) to be bruised, to spoil, to feel (something) out, to probe into, to check (i.e. by comparison), to shave, to be a relative of a person, to stand in a relationship

Readings

Japanese names:
あたる、 かなえ
Chinese:
zhong1, zhong4
Korean:
jung

Spanish

  • centro
  • dentro
  • interior
  • medio

Portuguese

  • em
  • interior
  • médio
  • meio
  • centro

French

  • dans
  • dedans
  • à l'intérieur
  • milieu
  • centre
  • moyenne
23 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
26 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
55 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
13 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
81 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
31 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
7 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
75 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
28 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
28 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
33 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
16 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4262 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2150 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2902 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
39 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
73 Morohashi
3451 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
28 New Nelson (John Haig)
39 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
39 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
12 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
32 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1655 2001 Kanji
0a4.40 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
5000.6 Four corner code
35-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e2d Unicode hex code