Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
Variants:
elder sister
Kun:
あねはは
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1473 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 姉 【シ】 honorific suffix used after the name of a woman of equal or higher status
  • 姉妹 【シマイ】 sisters
  • 義姉 【ギシ】 sister-in-law (older), older stepsister, older adopted sister, non-blood-related older sister
  • 兄姉 【ケイシ】 brother and sister

Kun reading compounds

  • 姉 【あね】 older sister, elder sister
  • 姉さん 【ねえさん】 elder sister, (vocative) young lady, miss (referring to a waitress, etc.), ma'am (used by geisha to refer to their superiors)
  • 大姉 【おおあね】 eldest sister

Readings

Chinese:
zi3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • hermana mayor

Portuguese

  • irmã mais velha

French

  • soeur aînée
413 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
146 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
498 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1329 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1207 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
120 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
154 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
847 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
407 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
411 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
77 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
438 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
336 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
210 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
253 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
420 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6165 Morohashi
280 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1201 New Nelson (John Haig)
413 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
442 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
159 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1744 2001 Kanji
3e5.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-3-4 SKIP code
4042.7 Four corner code
27-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
59c9 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
younger sister
Kun:
いもうと
On:
マイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1446 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 義妹 【ギマイ】 sister-in-law (younger), younger stepsister, younger adopted sister, non-blood-related younger sister
  • 弟妹 【テイマイ】 younger brother and sister

Kun reading compounds

  • 妹 【いもうと】 younger sister
  • 妹さん 【いもうとさん】 younger sister

Readings

Japanese names:
す、 せ、 も
Chinese:
mei4
Korean:
mae

Spanish

  • hermana menor

Portuguese

  • irmã mais jovem

French

  • soeur cadette
319 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
226 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
207 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1204 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1204 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
427 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
153 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
848 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
408 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
412 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
78 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
441 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
208 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
250 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
225 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6138 Morohashi
278 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1199 New Nelson (John Haig)
220 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
234 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
166 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1764 2001 Kanji
3e5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
4549.0 Four corner code
43-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
59b9 Unicode hex code