Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 the large part of, big, large, great, approximate size, no larger than, -university, large (e.g. serving size), loud (e.g. volume setting)
  • 大学 【ダイガク】 post-secondary education institution, incl. university, college, etc., former central university of Kyoto (established under the ritsuryo system for the training of government administrators), the Great Learning (one of the Four Books)
  • 膨大 【ボウダイ】 huge, vast, enormous, colossal, extensive, large, swelling, expansion
  • 雄大 【ユウダイ】 grand, magnificent, majestic, great, sublime
  • 大切 【タイセツ】 important, necessary, indispensable, beloved, precious, dear, cherished, valuable, careful
  • 大使館 【タイシカン】 embassy
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Chinese:
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
go
Parts:
Variants:
unusual, change, strange
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
238 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 変 【ヘン】 strange, odd, peculiar, weird, curious, queer, eccentric, funny, suspicious, fishy, unexpected, change, incident, disturbance, disaster, accident, flat
  • 変化 【ヘンカ】 change, variation, alteration, mutation, transition, transformation, transfiguration, metamorphosis, variety, diversity, inflection, declension, conjugation, sidestepping
  • 政変 【セイヘン】 political disturbance, political change, coup d'état, coup, revolution, overthrowing of a government (e.g. Jasmine Revolution)
  • 異変 【イヘン】 unusual phenomenon, unusual event, abnormal event, accident

Kun reading compounds

  • 変わる 【かわる】 to change, to be transformed, to be altered, to vary, to move to, to be different, to be uncommon, to be unusual
  • 変わり 【かわり】 change, alteration, unusual state or event, accident, abnormality, difference, distinction
  • 変わり目 【かわりめ】 turning point, change, transition, new program, new programme, point of difference
  • 変える 【かえる】 to change, to alter, to transform, to convert, to turn, to vary, to reform, to revise, to amend

Readings

Chinese:
bian4
Korean:
byeon

Spanish

  • inusual
  • extraño
  • cambio
  • cambiar
  • alterar
  • modificar

Portuguese

  • raro
  • mudança
  • estranhar

French

  • insolite
  • étrange
  • changer
509 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
609 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
581 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
324 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
306 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
191 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
443 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
970 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
257 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
257 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
222 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
401 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2569 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1311 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1782 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1761 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5703 Morohashi
2069 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1119 New Nelson (John Haig)
1745 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1882 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
254 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
532 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
467 2001 Kanji
2j7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-6-3 SKIP code
0024.7 Four corner code
0040.7 Four corner code
42-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5909 Unicode hex code