Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
mother, do not 毋 (母, ⺟)
Parts:
mother
Kun:
はは
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
570 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 母校 【ボコウ】 alma mater
  • 母国 【ボコク】 one's homeland
  • 保母 【ホボ】 day-care worker in a kindergarten, nursery school, etc.
  • 分母 【ブンボ】 denominator

Kun reading compounds

  • 母 【はは】 mother
  • 母親 【ははおや】 mother
  • 必要は発明の母 【ひつようははつめいのはは】 necessity is the mother of invention
  • 義理の母 【ぎりのはは】 mother-in-law, foster mother, stepmother
  • 母屋 【もや】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline, main building (of a manor), central room (in traditional palatial-style architecture)
  • 母屋桁 【もやげた】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline
  • 雲母 【うんも】 mica, isinglass
  • 乳母 【うば】 wet nurse, nursing mother

Readings

Chinese:
mu3
Korean:
mo

Spanish

  • madre
  • base
  • cimientos

Portuguese

  • mãe
  • materno

French

  • maman
  • mère
137 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
222 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
203 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
554 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2466 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
89 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
65 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
326 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
112 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
112 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
74 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4287 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2917 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
102 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16723 Morohashi
3475 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3005 New Nelson (John Haig)
101 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
105 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
317 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
114 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3647 2001 Kanji
0a5.36 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
7750.0 Four corner code
42-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bcd Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
see
Parts:
parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity, dealer (cards)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
406 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 親 【シン】 intimacy, closeness, friendliness, close relative, pro- (e.g. pro-American, pro-Japanese, etc.)
  • 親切 【シンセツ】 kindness, gentleness
  • 懇親 【コンシン】 friendship, intimacy
  • 近親 【キンシン】 near relative

Kun reading compounds

  • 親 【おや】 parent, parents, dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), founder, (pet) owner
  • 親指 【おやゆび】 thumb
  • 名付け親 【なづけおや】 godparent, first person to give something its name
  • 里親 【さとおや】 foster parent, foster parents
  • 親しい 【したしい】 intimate, close (e.g. friend)
  • 親しい友達 【したしいともだち】 close (intimate) friend
  • 親しむ 【したしむ】 to be intimate with, to befriend

Readings

Japanese names:
ぎ、 ちか、 のり
Chinese:
qin1, qing4
Korean:
chin

Spanish

  • padre
  • madre
  • familiares
  • íntimo
  • personalmente
  • padres
  • hacerse amigo
  • intimar

Portuguese

  • pai
  • intimidade
  • parente
  • familiaridade
  • crupiê

French

  • parent
  • parenté
  • intimité
  • familiarité
  • donneur (cartes)
260 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
166 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
149 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
381 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4293 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
211 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
248 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2544 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
175 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
175 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
249 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1647 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2264 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1172 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1599 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1518 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34918 Morohashi
1799 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5534 New Nelson (John Haig)
1504 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1621 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
315 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
237 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
457 2001 Kanji
5b11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-7 SKIP code
0691.0 Four corner code
31-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
89aa Unicode hex code