Jisho

×

4 strokes
Radical:
compare, compete
Parts:
Variants:
compare, race, ratio, Philippines
Kun:
くら.べる
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
329 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 比 【ヒ】 ratio, proportion, match, equal, explicit comparison (style of the Shi Jing), Philippines, in comparison with ...
  • 比喩的 【ヒユテキ】 figurative
  • 口径比 【コウケイヒ】 aperture ratio (inverse of the f-number), relative aperture
  • 正比 【セイヒ】 direct ratio

Kun reading compounds

  • 比べる 【くらべる】 to compare, to make a comparison, to compete, to vie

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 ぴっ
Chinese:
bi3, bi4
Korean:
bi

Spanish

  • comparación
  • proporción
  • relación
  • Filipinas
  • comparar

Portuguese

  • comparar
  • corrida
  • razão
  • Phillipines

French

  • comparer
  • compétition
  • proportion
  • Philippines
697 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
792 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
771 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
557 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2470 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
589 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
660 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
137 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
798 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
812 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
276 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1146 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
29 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
14 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
14 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
456 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16743 Morohashi
26 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3010 New Nelson (John Haig)
447 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
482 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
450 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
643 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1256 2001 Kanji
2m3.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-2 SKIP code
1-3-2 SKIP code
2171.0 Four corner code
2111.0 Four corner code
40-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bd4 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
cart, car
Parts:
Variants:
contrast, compare
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1172 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 較差 【カクサ】 range
  • 較優位論 【カクユウイロン】 theory of comparative advantage
  • 直接比較 【チョクセツヒカク】 direct comparison
  • 論理比較 【ロンリヒカク】 logical comparison
  • 校正 【コウセイ】 proofreading, correction of press, calibration
  • 較量 【コウリョウ】 comparison

Kun reading compounds

  • 比べる 【くらべる】 to compare, to make a comparison, to compete, to vie

Readings

Chinese:
jiao4, jiao3
Korean:
gyo, gag

Spanish

  • contrastar
  • comparar

Portuguese

  • contraste
  • comparar

French

  • contraste
  • comparer
1077 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1236 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4623 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1155 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
941 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1453 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1546 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
500 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1777 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1939 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1034 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1397 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1285 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38297 Morohashi
1536 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5959 New Nelson (John Haig)
1277 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1370 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1674 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1566 2001 Kanji
7c6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
5004.8 Four corner code
19-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8f03 Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
334 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 優 【ユウ】 gentle, elegant, classy, superior, skilled, excellent (in marking, grading, etc.), actor
  • 優秀 【ユウシュウ】 superiority, excellence
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 舞台俳優 【ブタイハイユウ】 stage actor or actress
  • 優曇華 【ウドンゲ】 udumbara (mythical Indian plant often identified with the cluster fig, Ficus glomerata), something very rare (from the legend that it flowers once in 3000 years), Japanese fiber banana flower, green lacewing eggs
  • 優婆夷 【ウバイ】 upasika (devout female lay follower of Buddhism)
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 舞台俳優 【ブタイハイユウ】 stage actor or actress

Kun reading compounds

  • 優しい 【やさしい】 tender, kind, gentle, graceful, affectionate, amiable
  • 優しい声 【やさしいこえ】 soft voice
  • 優れる 【すぐれる】 to surpass, to outstrip, to excel
  • 勝る 【まさる】 to excel, to surpass, to exceed, to have an edge, to be superior, to outrival, to outweigh, to preponderate
  • 優るとも劣らない 【まさるともおとらない】 not at all inferior to, rival or surpass, compare favorably (with)

Readings

Japanese names:
ゆ、 よし
Chinese:
you1
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • excelente
  • sobresaliente
  • especial
  • papel
  • función
  • elegante
  • tierno
  • amable
  • cariñoso
  • sobrepasar
  • dejar atrás
  • sobresalir

Portuguese

  • ternura
  • superar
  • superação
  • ator
  • superioridade
  • gentileza

French

  • tendresse
  • gentillesse
  • exceller
  • surpasser
  • supériorité
  • acteur
995 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
984 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
453 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
564 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1148 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2599 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1033 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1074 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1168 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
140 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
200 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
130 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1002 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1261 Morohashi
177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
334 New Nelson (John Haig)
993 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1068 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1000 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2167 2001 Kanji
2a15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-15 SKIP code
2124.7 Four corner code
45-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
512a Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
rank, grade, throne, crown, about, some
Kun:
くらいぐらい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
276 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 位 【イ】 rank, place (e.g. first place), decimal place, counter for ghosts
  • 位置 【イチ】 place, situation, position, location
  • 品位 【ヒンイ】 dignity, grace, nobility, grade, quality, fineness, carat, karat
  • 優位 【ユウイ】 predominance, ascendancy, superiority

Kun reading compounds

  • 位 【くらい】 throne, crown, (nobleman's) seat, government position, court rank, social standing, rank, class, echelon, rung, grade (of quality, etc.), level, tier, rank, digit (e.g. the tens, the hundreds, etc.), place, degree, extent, amount
  • 位する 【くらいする】 to rank, to be ranked, to be located

Readings

Japanese names:
ぞき
Chinese:
wei4
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • grado
  • posición
  • aproximadamente
  • trono

Portuguese

  • posição
  • grau
  • trono
  • coroa
  • sobre
  • alguma

French

  • rang
  • position
  • grade
  • trône
  • couronne
  • à peu près
344 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
445 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
421 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
482 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
401 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
122 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
312 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
354 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
122 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
417 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
72 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
69 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
42 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
45 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
964 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
503 Morohashi
61 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
162 New Nelson (John Haig)
955 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1028 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
319 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
473 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2173 2001 Kanji
2a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2021.8 Four corner code
16-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f4d Unicode hex code