Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
rend, rip, tear, break, destroy, defeat, frustrate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
590 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 破 【ハ】 (in gagaku or noh) middle section of a song
  • 破産 【ハサン】 bankruptcy, insolvency
  • 爆破 【バクハ】 destructive blast, blowing up, explosion
  • 大破 【タイハ】 serious damage, drubbing

Kun reading compounds

  • 破る 【やぶる】 to tear, to rip, to break, to destroy, to break through (cordon, opponent's defense, etc.), to breach, to defeat, to beat, to break (e.g. silence), to disturb (e.g. peace), to shatter (e.g. dream), to disrupt, to spoil, to violate (e.g. rule), to break (e.g. promise), to infringe, to break (a record)
  • 破れる 【やぶれる】 to get torn, to tear, to rip, to break, to wear out, to be broken off (of negotiations, etc.), to break down, to collapse, to fall into ruin
  • 割れる 【われる】 to break, to be smashed, to split, to crack, to fissure, to be torn, to be divided (opinion, vote, etc.), to split (e.g. of a party), to come to light, to become clear, to be identified, to be revealed, to be distorted (of a sound), to be divisible (without a remainder), to go below a minimum

Readings

Chinese:
po4
Korean:
pa

Spanish

  • dañar
  • romper
  • rasgar
  • derrotar
  • completar
  • especial
  • desgarrar
  • desgarrarse
  • desgastarse

Portuguese

  • arrancar
  • rasgar
  • lágrima
  • quebrar
  • destruir
  • derrotar
  • frustrar

French

  • déchirer
  • casser
  • détruire
  • défaire
  • frustrer
692 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
788 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
767 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
634 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3186 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
645 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
765 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1113 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
665 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
676 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1037 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1401 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1478 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
784 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1064 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
814 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24124 Morohashi
1150 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3999 New Nelson (John Haig)
806 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
869 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
427 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
719 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3367 2001 Kanji
5a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
1464.7 Four corner code
39-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7834 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
Variants:
demolition, break, destroy
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
727 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 壊滅 【カイメツ】 destruction, annihilation, devastation, catastrophe
  • 壊滅的 【カイメツテキ】 devastating, catastrophic, crushing
  • 損壊 【ソンカイ】 damage, destruction
  • 全壊 【ゼンカイ】 complete destruction
  • 壊死 【エシ】 necrosis
  • 壊劫 【エコウ】 the kalpa of destruction (the third aeon of the universe)
  • 不壊 【フエ】 indestructibility
  • 金剛不壊 【コンゴウフエ】 firm and solid, sturdy and indestructible, unshakable, adamantine

Kun reading compounds

  • 壊す 【こわす】 to break, to destroy, to demolish, to wreck, to ruin, to spoil, to damage, to break (a bill, etc.)
  • 壊れる 【こわれる】 to be broken, to break, to fall through, to come to nothing

Readings

Chinese:
huai4, pi1
Korean:
koe

Spanish

  • colapso
  • derrumbe
  • destrucción
  • romper
  • romperse
  • averiarse

Portuguese

  • demolição
  • quebrar
  • destruir

French

  • démolition
  • casser
  • détruire
1066 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1266 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1147 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1578 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1171 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2602 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1407 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1496 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1038 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
390 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
934 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
524 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
684 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
407 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5541P Morohashi
756 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1102 New Nelson (John Haig)
400 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
427 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1822 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1465 2001 Kanji
3b13.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-13 SKIP code
4413.2 Four corner code
18-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58ca Unicode hex code