Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
pestle
Parts:
Variants:
year, counter for years
Kun:
とし
On:
ネン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
6 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 年 【ネン】 year (e.g. AD), counter for years
  • 年間 【ネンカン】 (period of) a year, during an era
  • 晩年 【バンネン】 one's later years, final years (in life)
  • 留年 【リュウネン】 repeating a year (at school), staying in the same class for another year

Kun reading compounds

  • 年 【とし】 year, age, years, past one's prime, old age
  • 年月 【としつき】 months and years
  • いい年 【いいとし】 maturity, mature age
  • 大年 【おおとし】 New Year's Eve, December 31st, Jupiter (planet)

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
nian2
Korean:
nyeon

Spanish

  • año
  • edad

Portuguese

  • Ano

French

  • année
  • compteur d'années
126 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
20 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
64 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
3 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
188 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
64 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
51 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
342 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
45 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
45 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
24 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
574 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2528 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1284 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1752 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1045 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9168 Morohashi
2035 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1593 New Nelson (John Haig)
1036 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1114 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
13 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
51 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2355 2001 Kanji
0a6.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
4-6-3 SKIP code
8050.0 Four corner code
39-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e74 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
woman, female
Kun:
おんな
On:
ジョニョニョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
151 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 女 【ジョ】 woman, girl, daughter, Chinese "Girl" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 女性 【ジョセイ】 woman, female, feminine gender
  • 処女 【ショジョ】 virgin, maiden
  • 一女 【イチジョ】 one daughter, eldest daughter, first-born daughter
  • 女性 【ジョセイ】 woman, female, feminine gender
  • 女房 【ニョウボウ】 wife (esp. one's own wife), court lady, female court attache, woman who served at the imperial palace, woman (esp. as a love interest)
  • 天女 【テンニョ】 heavenly nymph, celestial maiden
  • 童女 【ドウジョ】 (little) girl
  • 女房 【ニョウボウ】 wife (esp. one's own wife), court lady, female court attache, woman who served at the imperial palace, woman (esp. as a love interest)
  • 女官 【ジョカン】 court lady

Kun reading compounds

  • 女 【おんな】 female, woman, female sex, female lover, girlfriend, mistress, (someone's) woman
  • 女の子 【おんなのこ】 girl, daughter, young woman
  • 醜女 【しゅうじょ】 homely woman, plain-looking woman, female demon
  • 小股の切れ上がったいい女 【こまたのきれあがったいいおんな】 slender and smartly shaped woman
  • 雌 【め】 female, woman, wife
  • 女神 【めがみ】 goddess, female deity
  • 早乙女 【さおとめ】 young female rice planter, young girl
  • 醜女 【しゅうじょ】 homely woman, plain-looking woman, female demon

Readings

Japanese names:
おな、 た、 つき、 な
Chinese:
nu:3, ru3
Korean:
nyeo, yeo

Spanish

  • femenino
  • mujer

Portuguese

  • mulher
  • fêmea

French

  • femme
  • féminin
32 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
41 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
35 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
178 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1185 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
62 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
42 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
114 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
102 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
102 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
68 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
423 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4226 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2884 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
99 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6036 Morohashi
3418 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1173 New Nelson (John Haig)
98 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
102 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
60 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
19 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1769 2001 Kanji
3e0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4040.0 Four corner code
29-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5973 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, master (founder of a school of thought, esp. Confucius), philosophy (branch of Chinese literature), non-Confucian Hundred Schools of Thought writings, you (of one's equals), -er (i.e. a man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子孫 【シソン】 descendant, posterity, offspring
  • 椰子 【ヤシ】 palm tree (any tree of family Arecaceae)
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 判子 【はんこ】 seal (used for signature)
  • 雨後の筍 【うごのたけのこ】 similar things turning up one after another, bamboo shoots after rain
  • 子 【ね】 first sign of Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November)
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first Day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 first of the sexagenary cycle
  • 壬子 【みずのえね】 49th of the sexagenary cycle

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Chinese:
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

15 strokes (also 14)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
elect, select, choose, prefer
Kun:
えら.ぶ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
57 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 選 【セン】 selection, choice, choosing, picking, election
  • 選手 【センシュ】 player (in game), team member
  • 抽選 【チュウセン】 lottery, raffle, drawing (of lots)
  • 公選 【コウセン】 public election

Kun reading compounds

  • 選ぶ 【えらぶ】 to choose, to select
  • 選ぶところがない 【えらぶところがない】 being the same thing (as), being indistinguishable (from)

Readings

Chinese:
xuan3
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • elegir
  • seleccionar

Portuguese

  • eleger
  • selecionar
  • escolher
  • preferir

French

  • élection
  • sélection
  • choisir
  • préférer
449 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
556 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
527 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
105 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4744 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
522 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
967 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2419 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
800 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
814 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
264 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
721 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3931 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2026 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2734 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1822 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39127P Morohashi
3169 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6114 New Nelson (John Haig)
1804 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1944 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
341 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
626 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3561 2001 Kanji
2q12.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-12 SKIP code
3-2-12 SKIP code
3730.8 Four corner code
33-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9078 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
hand
Kun:
て--てた-
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
60 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 手段 【シュダン】 means, way, measure
  • 手術 【シュジュツ】 surgery, operation, procedure
  • 上手 【ジョウズ】 skillful, skilled, proficient, good (at), adept, clever, flattery
  • 着手 【チャクシュ】 to start work (on), to undertake, to start committing a crime, embarkation, launch
  • 上手 【ジョウズ】 skillful, skilled, proficient, good (at), adept, clever, flattery
  • 交際上手 【コウサイジョウズ】 good at socializing, sociability, being a good mixer

Kun reading compounds

  • 手 【て】 hand, arm, forepaw, foreleg, handle, hand, worker, help, trouble, care, effort, means, way, trick, move, technique, workmanship, hand, handwriting, kind, type, sort, one's hands, one's possession, ability to cope, hand (of cards), direction, move (in go, shogi, etc.)
  • 手紙 【てがみ】 letter
  • 上手 【じょうず】 skillful, skilled, proficient, good (at), adept, clever, flattery
  • 平手 【ひらて】 palm, open hand, playing on equal terms, lack of handicap

Readings

Chinese:
shou3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • mano

Portuguese

  • mão

French

  • main
28 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
35 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
32 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
42 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1827 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
37 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
54 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
118 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
57 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
57 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
170 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
847 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4267 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2155 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2907 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
644 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11768 Morohashi
3456 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2060 New Nelson (John Haig)
637 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
687 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
57 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
30 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2247 2001 Kanji
3c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
2-1-3 SKIP code
2050.0 Four corner code
28-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
624b Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
authority, power, rights
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
156 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 権 【ケン】 right (to do something), authority, power
  • 権利 【ケンリ】 right, privilege
  • 棄権 【キケン】 abstention (from voting), renunciation (of a right), withdrawal (from a contest)
  • 抵当権 【テイトウケン】 mortgage, a lien on one's mortgage
  • 権化 【ゴンゲ】 incarnation (of Buddha or bodhisattva), avatar, embodiment (as in "embodiment of evil"), incarnation, personification
  • 権現 【ゴンゲン】 manifestation of a Buddha (or bodhisattva, etc.) in the form of a Shinto kami

Kun reading compounds

  • 仮殿 【かりどの】 temporary shrine (houses the object in which the deity resides when main shrine is under repairs)

Readings

Chinese:
quan2
Korean:
gweon

Spanish

  • derechos
  • autoridad
  • poder
  • establecer temporalmente

Portuguese

  • autoridade
  • força
  • direitos

French

  • pouvoir
  • autorité
  • droits
774 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
862 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
851 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
260 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2360 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
420 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
643 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2300 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
335 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
335 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
804 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1112 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1348 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
731 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
977 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
578 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15484 Morohashi
1065 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2853 New Nelson (John Haig)
571 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
613 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
162 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
983 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1875 2001 Kanji
4a11.18 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-11 SKIP code
4891.4 Four corner code
24-2 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6a29 Unicode hex code