Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
expand, stretch, extend, lengthen, increase
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
730 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 伸縮性 【シンシュクセイ】 elasticity
  • 伸縮 【シンシュク】 expansion and contraction, elasticity, flexibility
  • 続伸 【ゾクシン】 continuous rise
  • 急伸 【キュウシン】 sudden rise (esp. of stock prices), jump

Kun reading compounds

  • 伸びる 【のびる】 to stretch, to extend, to lengthen, to grow (of hair, height, grass, etc.), to straighten out, to be flattened, to become smooth, to spread (of paint, cream, etc.), to stretch out (e.g. of a hand), to extend, to lose elasticity, to become slack, to become soggy (e.g. noodles), to make progress, to develop, to expand, to increase, to improve, to be exhausted, to be groggy, to pass out, to collapse, to be prolonged (meeting, life span, etc.), to be extended (e.g. deadline), to lengthen (e.g. of the days), to be postponed, to be delayed, to be putt off
  • 伸ばす 【のばす】 to grow long (e.g. hair, nails), to lengthen, to extend, to stretch, to reach out, to hold out, to straighten, to smooth out, to spread evenly (dough, cream, etc.), to dilute, to thin out, to postpone, to prolong, to strengthen, to develop, to expand
  • 延べる 【のべる】 to lay out (a futon), to make (bed), to spread out, to stretch, to widen, to postpone, to extend
  • 伸す 【のす】 to stretch, to extend, to lengthen, to spread, to gain influence, to become stronger, to increase (e.g. in scope), to go further, to smooth out, to roll out, to spread out (something folded), to iron, to knock out, to knock down

Readings

Japanese names:
のぶ、 よぼる
Chinese:
shen1
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • prolongar
  • expandir
  • estirar
  • extender
  • alargar
  • prolongarse
  • estirarse

Portuguese

  • expandir
  • esticar
  • extender
  • alongar
  • aumentar

French

  • allonger
  • étirer
  • accroître
  • étendre
  • augmenter
1431 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
741 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
403 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1528 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
309 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
353 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1108 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1160 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1246 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
79 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
79 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
51 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
54 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1127 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
481 Morohashi
70 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
163 New Nelson (John Haig)
1118 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1199 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1095 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2155 2001 Kanji
2a5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2520.6 Four corner code
31-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f38 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
open, unfold, unseal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
59 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 開始 【カイシ】 start, commencement, beginning, initiation
  • 開会 【カイカイ】 opening of a meeting
  • 切開 【セッカイ】 incision, operation, section
  • 疎開 【ソカイ】 dispersal, evacuation, deployment

Kun reading compounds

  • 開く 【ひらく】 to open, to undo, to unseal, to unpack, to bloom, to unfold, to spread out, to open (for business, e.g. in the morning), to be wide (gap, etc.), to widen, to hold (meeting, etc.), to give, to open, to found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.), to open (a new business), to set up, to establish, to start, to open (ports, borders, etc.), to open (an account), to open up (new land, path, etc.), to clear, to develop, to open (a file, etc.), to extract (root), to reduce (equation), to cut open (fish), to change (kanji into hiragana), to flare (e.g. skirt), to slacken (into a poor posture)
  • 開き 【ひらき】 opening, gap, dried and opened fish
  • 開き直る 【ひらきなおる】 to become defiant, to turn upon, to become serious
  • 開ける 【ひらける】 to become opened up, to improve, to get better, to develop, to progress, to become civilized (civilised), to be up-to-date, to be enlightened, to be sensible
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)

Readings

Japanese names:
はる、 か、 ひらき
Chinese:
kai1
Korean:
gae

Spanish

  • abrir
  • desdoblar
  • dar comienzo
  • abrirse
  • estar abierto

Portuguese

  • abrir
  • desdobrar
  • deslacrar

French

  • ouvrir
  • s'ouvrir
  • briser le sceau
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
261 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
241 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
80 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4950 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
550 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
270 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1821 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
396 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
400 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
215 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1840 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4121 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2092 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2835 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1636 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41233 Morohashi
3321 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6393 New Nelson (John Haig)
1622 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1750 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
290 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
391 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3855 2001 Kanji
8e4.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-4 SKIP code
7744.1 Four corner code
19-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
958b Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
line, track
Kun:
すじ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
382 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 線 【セン】 line, stripe, stria, line (e.g. telephone line), wire, ray (e.g. X-ray), beam, line (e.g. of a railroad), track, route, lane, outline, contours, form, level, division, line (of action), position, approach, policy, principle, impression one leaves, air one gives off
  • 線路 【センロ】 railway track, railway line, railroad, railway, track, line
  • 曲線 【キョクセン】 curve
  • 幹線 【カンセン】 main line, trunk line

Readings

Chinese:
xian4
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • línea
  • cable
  • frontera
  • raíl
  • carril

Portuguese

  • linha
  • trilha

French

  • ligne
  • voie
447 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
176 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
329 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
247 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3580 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
389 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
826 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
299 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
299 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
841 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1551 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1760 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
944 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1273 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1351 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27641 Morohashi
1392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1339 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1438 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
236 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2742 2001 Kanji
6a9.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2693.2 Four corner code
32-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dda Unicode hex code