Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
cart, car
Parts:
car
Kun:
くるま
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
333 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 車 【シャ】 car, vehicle
  • 車庫 【シャコ】 garage, carport, depot (trains, buses, etc.)
  • 乗車 【ジョウシャ】 boarding (a train, bus, etc.), getting into (e.g. a taxi)
  • 消防車 【ショウボウシャ】 fire engine, fire truck

Kun reading compounds

  • 車 【くるま】 car, automobile, vehicle, wheel
  • 車椅子 【くるまいす】 wheelchair, folding push-chair
  • 火の車 【ひのくるま】 fiery chariot (which carries the souls of sinners into hell), desperate financial situation, dire straits

Readings

Japanese names:
くら、 くろま
Chinese:
che1, ju1
Korean:
cha, geo

Spanish

  • coche
  • vehículo
  • rueda

Portuguese

  • carro

French

  • véhicule
  • voiture
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91 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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133 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
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62 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1769 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
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5939 New Nelson (John Haig)
286 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
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231 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
64 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1555 2001 Kanji
7c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
5000.6 Four corner code
28-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8eca Unicode hex code