Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
elder brother, big brother
Kun:
あに
On:
ケイキョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1219 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 兄 【ケイ】 elder brother, pronoun or suffix used in reference to an older brother figure, Mister, Mr
  • 兄妹 【ケイマイ】 older brother and younger sister
  • 義兄 【ギケイ】 brother-in-law (older), older stepbrother
  • 実兄 【ジッケイ】 (biological) older brother, older brother from the same parents
  • 兄弟 【キョウダイ】 siblings, brothers and sisters, brothers, siblings-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mate, friend
  • 兄妹 【ケイマイ】 older brother and younger sister

Kun reading compounds

  • 兄 【あに】 elder brother, older brother
  • 兄貴 【あにき】 elder brother, one's senior, older man, man older than oneself
  • 中の兄 【なかのあに】 middle brother
  • 義理の兄 【ぎりのあに】 one's brother-in-law, stepbrother (elder)

Readings

Japanese names:
え、 せ、 よし
Chinese:
xiong1
Korean:
hyeong

Spanish

  • hermano mayor

Portuguese

  • irmão mais velho
  • irmão maior

French

  • frère aîné
  • grand frère
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406 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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142 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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3757 2001 Kanji
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2-3-2 SKIP code
6021.0 Four corner code
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