Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
wife, spouse
Kun:
つま
On:
サイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
691 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 妻 【サイ】 one's wife
  • 妻子 【サイシ】 wife and children, wife
  • 先妻 【センサイ】 former wife, late wife
  • 後妻 【ゴサイ】 second wife

Kun reading compounds

  • 妻 【つま】 wife, my dear, dear, honey, garnish (esp. one served with sashimi), embellishment
  • 端 【つま】 edge, tip, end, gable wall, gable
  • 我が妻 【わがつま】 my spouse (esp. used to refer to one's wife), my wife, my husband
  • 元妻 【もとつま】 ex-wife, former wife

Readings

Japanese names:
ずま、 め
Chinese:
qi1, qi4
Korean:
cheo

Spanish

  • esposa
  • mujer
  • esposa propia

Portuguese

  • esposa
  • cônjuge

French

  • épouse
  • femme
790 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
708 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
681 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
767 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1206 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
861 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
449 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
959 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
671 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
682 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
596 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
427 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3166 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1628 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2214 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1907 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6140 Morohashi
2558 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1200 New Nelson (John Haig)
1889 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2035 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
683 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1469 2001 Kanji
3e5.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-3 SKIP code
5040.4 Four corner code
26-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
59bb Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
wall, lining (stomach), fence
Kun:
かべ
On:
ヘキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1037 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 壁 【カベ】 wall, partition, barrier, obstacle, Chinese "Wall" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 壁画 【ヘキガ】 fresco, mural, wall painting
  • 隔壁 【カクヘキ】 barrier wall, bulkhead, partition, septum, diaphragm
  • 内壁 【ナイヘキ】 inner wall

Kun reading compounds

  • 壁 【かべ】 wall, partition, barrier, obstacle, Chinese "Wall" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 壁に掛かる 【かべにかかる】 to hang on the wall
  • 白壁 【しらかべ】 white plaster wall, tofu, bean curd
  • 中空壁 【ちゅうくうかべ】 hollow walls

Readings

Chinese:
bi4
Korean:
byeog

Spanish

  • muro
  • pared

Portuguese

  • parede
  • forro
  • cerca

French

  • mur
  • paroi (estomac)
  • barrière
1780 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1064 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1148 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1369 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
442 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2585 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1489 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1587 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1029 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
366 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3601 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1849 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2515 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1514 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5516 Morohashi
2895 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1103 New Nelson (John Haig)
1500 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1616 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1826 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3772 2001 Kanji
3b13.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-13-3 SKIP code
7010.4 Four corner code
42-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58c1 Unicode hex code