Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
word, speech, language
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
301 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 語 【ゴ】 language, word
  • 語学 【ゴガク】 study of language, linguistics, foreign language study
  • 標語 【ヒョウゴ】 motto, slogan, catchword
  • 漢語 【カンゴ】 Japanese word of Chinese origin, Sino-Japanese word, (ancient) Chinese language

Kun reading compounds

  • 語る 【かたる】 to talk about, to speak of, to tell, to narrate, to recite, to chant, to indicate, to show
  • 語るに落ちる 【かたるにおちる】 to let slip a secret, to let the cat out of the bag
  • 語らう 【かたらう】 to talk, to tell, to recite, to pledge, to conspire with
  • 語らうに友無く 【かたらうにともなく】 with no friend to talk to

Readings

Chinese:
yu3, yu4
Korean:
eo

Spanish

  • palabra
  • discurso
  • lenguaje
  • hablar
  • conversar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • palavra
  • discurso
  • língua

French

  • langage
  • mot
  • raconter
209 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
112 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
274 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4374 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
231 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
87 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2136 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
67 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
67 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
154 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1685 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1944 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1402 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
353 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35533 Morohashi
1543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5628 New Nelson (John Haig)
347 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
371 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
211 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
231 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0166.1 Four corner code
24-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a9e Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
source, origin
Kun:
みなもと
On:
ゲン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
738 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 源 【ゲン】 source, origin
  • 源氏 【ゲンジ】 Genji (the character in the Genji Monogatari), the Minamoto family
  • 資源 【シゲン】 resources
  • 財源 【ザイゲン】 source of funds, resources, finances

Kun reading compounds

  • 源 【みなもと】 source (of a river), fountainhead, source, origin, root
  • 河の源 【かわのみなもと】 fountainhead

Readings

Japanese names:
はら、 みな、 もと
Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • fuente
  • origen

Portuguese

  • fonte
  • origem

French

  • source
  • origine
864 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
853 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
827 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2656 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
893 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1486 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1863 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
580 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
589 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
854 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1231 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
806 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
470 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
600 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
144 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17926 Morohashi
656 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3274 New Nelson (John Haig)
142 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
153 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
958 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
341 2001 Kanji
3a10.25 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
3119.6 Four corner code
24-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e90 Unicode hex code