Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
colour, prettiness
Parts:
color
Kun:
いろ
On:
ショクシキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
621 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 色 【ショク】 counter for colours
  • 染色 【センショク】 dyeing, staining, dyed colour (color)
  • 異色 【イショク】 unique, distinctive, novel, singular, unusual, special, different color (colour)
  • 色 【シキ】 rupa (form), visible objects (i.e. color and form)
  • 色彩 【シキサイ】 colour, color, hue, tints
  • 彩色 【サイシキ】 colouring, coloring, colouration, coloration, painting
  • 極彩色 【ゴクサイシキ】 richly colored, richly coloured

Kun reading compounds

  • 色 【いろ】 colour, color, complexion, appearance, look, love, lust, sensuality, love affair, lover, kind, type, variety
  • 色合い 【いろあい】 hue, tinge, tint
  • 水色 【みずいろ】 light blue, pale blue, aqua
  • 小麦色 【こむぎいろ】 light brown, golden brown, tan

Readings

Japanese names:
しか、 しこ
Chinese:
se4, shai3
Korean:
saeg

Spanish

  • color
  • aspecto

Portuguese

  • cor

French

  • couleur
94 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
162 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
326 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3889 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
241 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
243 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
345 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
204 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
204 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
316 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1599 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2522 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1280 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1748 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1769 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30602 Morohashi
2029 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4956 New Nelson (John Haig)
1753 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1890 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
405 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
127 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2556 2001 Kanji
2n4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
2771.7 Four corner code
31-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8272 Unicode hex code

19 strokes
Radical:
colour, prettiness
Parts:
Variants:
glossy, luster, glaze, polish, charm, colorful, captivating
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2207 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 艶 【エン】 charming, fascinating, voluptuous
  • 演歌 【エンカ】 enka, traditional-style Japanese popular ballad, troubadour
  • 妖艶 【ヨウエン】 fascinating, voluptuous, bewitching
  • 凄艶 【セイエン】 weirdly beautiful

Kun reading compounds

  • 艶 【つや】 gloss, luster, lustre, shine, sheen, polish, mellowness (of a voice), youthfulness (e.g. of skin), interest, appeal, charm, color, colour, feeling, romance, love, sexiness
  • 艶やか 【つややか】 glossy (e.g. hair), sleek, shiny, lustrous
  • 艶々 【つやつや】 glossy, bright, slick
  • 艶めかしい 【なまめかしい】 charming, captivating, bewitching, seductive, coquettish
  • 艶めかしい姿 【なまめかしいすがた】 bewitching figure
  • 艶やか 【あでやか】 glamorous, glamourous, charming, beguiling, bewitching, beautiful, fascinatingly elegant
  • 艶めく 【つやめく】 (for an object) to be shiny, to be glossy, (for a woman) to be alluring, to look sexy
  • 艶めく 【なまめく】 to brim over with feminine charm, to look captivating (of a woman), to be sexy, to be seductive, to be enticing, to look young and fresh, to be elegant, to look refined, to have a calm and composed appearance

Readings

Japanese names:
もろ、 よし
Chinese:
yan4
Korean:
yeom

Spanish

  • encantador
  • cautivador
  • lustroso
  • vidriado
  • pulido

Portuguese

French

  • luisant
  • brillant
  • lustré
  • charmant
  • poli
  • verni
  • coloré
  • captivant
3890 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1914 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2833 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2209 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
990 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2403 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1683 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1771 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30632 Morohashi
1908 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4957 New Nelson (John Haig)
1755 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1892 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3d16.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-13-6 SKIP code
5711.7 Four corner code
17-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8276 Unicode hex code