Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
see
Parts:
parent, intimacy, relative, familiarity, dealer (cards)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
406 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 親 【シン】 intimacy, closeness, friendliness, close relative, pro- (e.g. pro-American, pro-Japanese, etc.)
  • 親切 【シンセツ】 kindness, gentleness
  • 懇親 【コンシン】 friendship, intimacy
  • 近親 【キンシン】 near relative

Kun reading compounds

  • 親 【おや】 parent, parents, dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), founder, (pet) owner
  • 親指 【おやゆび】 thumb
  • 名付け親 【なづけおや】 godparent, first person to give something its name
  • 里親 【さとおや】 foster parent, foster parents
  • 親しい 【したしい】 intimate, close (e.g. friend)
  • 親しい友達 【したしいともだち】 close (intimate) friend
  • 親しむ 【したしむ】 to be intimate with, to befriend

Readings

Japanese names:
ぎ、 ちか、 のり
Chinese:
qin1, qing4
Korean:
chin

Spanish

  • padre
  • madre
  • familiares
  • íntimo
  • personalmente
  • padres
  • hacerse amigo
  • intimar

Portuguese

  • pai
  • intimidade
  • parente
  • familiaridade
  • crupiê

French

  • parent
  • parenté
  • intimité
  • familiarité
  • donneur (cartes)
260 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
166 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
149 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
381 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4293 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
211 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
248 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2544 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
175 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
175 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
249 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1647 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2264 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1172 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1599 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1518 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34918 Morohashi
1799 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5534 New Nelson (John Haig)
1504 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1621 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
315 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
237 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
457 2001 Kanji
5b11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-7 SKIP code
0691.0 Four corner code
31-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
89aa Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
Variants:
iron
Kun:
くろがね
On:
テツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
672 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 鉄 【テツ】 iron (Fe), strong and hard (as iron), railway, railway enthusiast
  • 鉄道 【テツドウ】 railroad, railway, rail transport
  • 私鉄 【シテツ】 private railway
  • 国鉄 【コクテツ】 national railway (esp. former Japan National Railways)

Kun reading compounds

  • 黒金 【くろがね】 iron

Readings

Japanese names:
けん、 てっ
Chinese:
tie3
Korean:
cheol

Spanish

  • hierro
  • acero

Portuguese

  • ferro

French

  • fer
283 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
374 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
353 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
327 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4844 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
242 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
976 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1948 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
312 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
312 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
147 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1814 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2147 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1126 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1527 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
854 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40285 Morohashi
1711 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6253 New Nelson (John Haig)
846 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
909 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
449 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
422 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2863 2001 Kanji
8a5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-5 SKIP code
8513.0 Four corner code
37-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9244 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
beginning, former time, origin
Kun:
もと
On:
ゲンガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
192 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), Yuan dynasty (China)
  • 元気を出す 【ゲンキヲダス】 to cheer up (often used with command or request form addressing someone else)
  • 中元 【チュウゲン】 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival, mid-year gift, summer gift, Bon Festival gifts
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen
  • 元来 【ガンライ】 originally, primarily, essentially, logically, naturally
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元 【もと】 former, ex-, past, one-time
  • 耳元 【みみもと】 close to the ear
  • 家元 【いえもと】 head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 はじめ、 はる、 ゆき、 よし
Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • principio
  • origen
  • jefe

Portuguese

  • começo
  • tempo anterior
  • origem

French

  • commencement
  • origine
  • ancien temps
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
106 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
275 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
121 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
60 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
141 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2428 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1226 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
59 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1340 Morohashi
1929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 New Nelson (John Haig)
59 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
63 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
408 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
89 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
0a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
24-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5143 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
Kun:
もと
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
660 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素質 【ソシツ】 character, qualities, genius, the makings of
  • 質素 【シッソ】 simple, plain, modest, frugal, reserved
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 素 【ス】 plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素敵 【ステキ】 lovely, dreamy, beautiful, great, fantastic, superb, cool, capital
  • 鉤素 【ハリス】 snell (fishing), leader, trace, cast

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元より 【もとより】 from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally, of course
  • 味の素 【あじのもと】 Ajinomoto, brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Readings

Chinese:
su4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • materia prima
  • elemental
  • normal
  • usual

Portuguese

  • elementar
  • princípio
  • descoberto
  • nu

French

  • élément
  • principe
  • nu
  • découvert
658 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
759 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
737 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3511 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
797 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1623 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1707 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
271 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
271 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
636 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1506 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3108 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1546 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27300 Morohashi
2458 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1532 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1652 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
500 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
716 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1441 2001 Kanji
6a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
5090.3 Four corner code
33-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d20 Unicode hex code