Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
lively, resuscitation, being helped, living
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
171 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 活 【カツ】 living, life, judo art of resuscitation, action, activity
  • 活動 【カツドウ】 action, activity, movie (esp. during the silent movie period)
  • 死活 【シカツ】 life and death, life or death
  • 就活 【シュウカツ】 job hunting, job searching

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live

Readings

Chinese:
huo2
Korean:
hwal, gwal

Spanish

  • vida
  • energía
  • actividad

Portuguese

  • vivo
  • resuscitação
  • existência
  • ser ajudado
  • vida

French

  • vivant
  • animé
  • résurrection
  • être aidé
174 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
99 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
244 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
203 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2552 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
198 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
681 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
819 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.10 Japanese for Busy People
237 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
237 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
517 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1185 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
460 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
285 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
345 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
145 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17423 Morohashi
385 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3132 New Nelson (John Haig)
143 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
154 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
132 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
172 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
377 2001 Kanji
3a6.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3216.4 Four corner code
19-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d3b Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
use 用 (甩)
Parts:
utilize, business, service, use, employ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
107 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 用 【ヨウ】 business, task, errand, engagement, use, purpose, for the use of ..., used for ..., made for ..., call of nature, excretion
  • 用意 【ヨウイ】 preparation, arrangements, provision, getting ready, laying out (e.g. a meal)
  • 応用 【オウヨウ】 (practical) application, putting to practical use, applied
  • 通用 【ツウヨウ】 popular use, circulation, to pass as, to pass for

Kun reading compounds

  • 用いる 【もちいる】 to use, to make use of, to utilize, to utilise

Readings

Japanese names:
たから
Chinese:
yong4
Korean:
yong

Spanish

  • uso
  • empleo
  • trabajo
  • usar
  • hacer uso de

Portuguese

  • utilizar
  • negócios
  • serviço
  • usar
  • empregar

French

  • se servir de
  • affaires
  • service
  • utiliser
  • employer
146 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
215 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
102 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2993 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
110 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
219 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
193 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
107 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
107 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
308 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1329 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3694 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1889 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2569 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1189 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21703 Morohashi
2976 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3721 New Nelson (John Haig)
1181 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1265 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
177 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
116 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3653 2001 Kanji
2r3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
45-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7528 Unicode hex code