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

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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)
  • 短大 【タンダイ】 junior college, vocationally oriented two or three year post-secondary education institution
  • 長大 【チョウダイ】 very long, great length
  • 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

4 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
tree, wood
Kun:
こ-
On:
ボクモク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
317 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 木石 【ボクセキ】 trees and stones, unfeeling person
  • 木刀 【ボクトウ】 wooden sword
  • 土木 【ドボク】 engineering works, civil engineering, public works
  • 雑木 【ゾウキ】 various kinds of small trees, assorted trees
  • 木 【モク】 Thursday, wood (first of the five elements)
  • 木曜日 【モクヨウビ】 Thursday
  • 堅い材木 【カタイザイモク】 hard lumber
  • 水木 【スイモク】 Wednesday and Thursday

Kun reading compounds

  • 木 【き】 tree, shrub, bush, wood, timber
  • 木綿 【もめん】 cotton (material), red silk-cotton tree (Bombax ceiba)
  • 雑木 【ぞうき】 various kinds of small trees, assorted trees
  • 青木 【あおき】 Japanese laurel, spotted laurel, Aucuba japonica, live tree

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐ、 も、 もと
Chinese:
mu4
Korean:
mog, mo

Spanish

  • árbol
  • madera

Portuguese

  • árvore
  • madeira

French

  • arbre
  • bois (matière)
15 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
17 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
69 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
148 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
17 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
60 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
109 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
22 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
22 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
20 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1045 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4261 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2149 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2901 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
199 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14415 Morohashi
3450 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2531 New Nelson (John Haig)
195 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
207 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
255 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
36 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1864 2001 Kanji
4a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
4090.0 Four corner code
44-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6728 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:

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On reading compounds

  • 金 【キン】 gold (Au), golden (color), gold (medal, cup), valuable, of highest value, money, gold coin (orig. meaning), Friday, metal (fourth of the five elements), Jin (dynasty of China; 1115-1234 CE), gold general, testicles, karat, carat
  • 金色 【キンイロ】 golden (colour, color)
  • 集金 【シュウキン】 money collection
  • 納金 【ノウキン】 payment
  • 金色 【キンイロ】 golden (colour, color)
  • 金輪際 【コンリンザイ】 the deepest bottom of the earth, never, not ... at all, on no account, for all the world, till doomsday
  • 鬱金 【ウコン】 turmeric (Curcuma domestica)
  • 葛鬱金 【クズウコン】 arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea)
  • 漉油 【コシアブラ】 Acanthopanax sciadophylloides (species of flowering plant related to the aralias)

Kun reading compounds

  • 金 【かね】 money, metal
  • 金持ち 【かねもち】 rich person
  • 細かい金 【こまかいかね】 small change
  • 余った金 【あまったかね】 surplus money

Readings

Japanese names:
かん、 きむ、 こ、 この、 ん
Chinese:
jin1
Korean:
gim, geum

Spanish

  • oro
  • dinero
  • metal

Portuguese

  • ouro

French

  • or
16 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
18 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
14 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
59 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4815 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
18 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
94 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
664 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
23 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
23 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
21 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1808 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2552 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1302 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1771 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
275 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40152 Morohashi
2057 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6211 New Nelson (John Haig)
269 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
287 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
79 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
72 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2872 2001 Kanji
8a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
8010.9 Four corner code
22-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91d1 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
plump, thick, big around
Kun:
ふと.いふと.る
On:
タイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
552 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 太陽 【タイヨウ】 sun, solar
  • 太鼓 【タイコ】 drum
  • 太太 【タイタイ】 wife
  • 明太 【メンタイ】 walleye pollack (Theragra chalcogramma), Alaska pollack, walleye pollack roe (generally served salted and spiced with red pepper)
  • 太陽 【タイヨウ】 sun, solar
  • 太鼓 【タイコ】 drum
  • 羽太 【ハタ】 sea basses, groupers
  • 赤羽太 【アカハタ】 blacktip grouper (species of fish, Epinephelus fasciatus)

Kun reading compounds

  • 太い 【ふとい】 fat, thick, deep (of a voice), daring, shameless, brazen, lucky (billiards)
  • 太藺 【ふとい】 softstem bulrush (Scirpus tabernaemontani)
  • 太る 【ふとる】 to grow fat (stout, plump), to become fat, to gain weight

Readings

Japanese names:
おお、 たか、 ひろ
Chinese:
tai4
Korean:
tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • gordo
  • grueso
  • engordar

Portuguese

  • gordo
  • grande
  • espesso

French

  • gras
  • dodu
  • gros
269 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
181 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
164 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
343 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1172 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
508 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
151 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
105 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
629 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
639 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
124 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
409 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2673 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1360 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1846 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
121 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5834 Morohashi
2152 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1137 New Nelson (John Haig)
120 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
126 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
257 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
98 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a4.18 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-1 SKIP code
4-4-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
34-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
592a Unicode hex code

9 strokes (also 8)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
son, counter for sons
Kun:
おとこ
On:
ロウリョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
569 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 郎君 【ロウクン】 young lord, young nobleman
  • 郎党 【ロウドウ】 vassals, retainers, followers
  • 新郎 【シンロウ】 bridegroom
  • 女郎 【ジョロウ】 prostitute (esp. Edo period)

Readings

Japanese names:
いら、 お、 とう、 もん、 ろ、 ろお
Chinese:
lang2, lang4
Korean:
rang

Spanish

  • hombre
  • hijo
  • sirviente

Portuguese

  • filho
  • sufixo para contagem de filhos

French

  • fils (enfant)
  • compteur de fils
1936 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
237 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4762 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
955 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1827 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1145 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
980 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1014 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
546 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
757 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1641 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
867 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1184 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1868 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39405P Morohashi
1289 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6138 New Nelson (John Haig)
1851 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1995 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
264 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1300 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
844 2001 Kanji
2d6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
1-6-2 SKIP code
3772.7 Four corner code
47-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90ce Unicode hex code