Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
Kun:
い.るかなめ
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
106 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 要 【ヨウ】 cornerstone, main point, keystone, requirement, need, necessary, required
  • 要求 【ヨウキュウ】 demand, firm request, requisition, requirement, desire
  • 肝要 【カンヨウ】 extremely important, essential, vital, crucial
  • 不必要 【フヒツヨウ】 unnecessary, needless

Kun reading compounds

  • 要る 【いる】 to be needed, to be wanted
  • 要る物 【いるもの】 thing (someone) needs or wants
  • 要 【かなめ】 pivot, vital point, cornerstone, keystone, Japanese photinia
  • 要石 【かなめいし】 keystone

Readings

Japanese names:
とし
Chinese:
yao4, yao1
Korean:
yo

Spanish

  • necesidad
  • punto central
  • esencia
  • necesitar

Portuguese

  • necessidade
  • ponto principal
  • essência
  • pivô
  • chave para

French

  • besoin
  • point principal
  • pivot
  • essentiel
  • point clef
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