Jisho

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16 strokes (also 15)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
Variants:
send back, return
Kun:
かえ.る
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
910 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 還付 【カンプ】 return, restoration, refund, (duty) drawback
  • 還元 【カンゲン】 restoration, return, reduction, resolution, deoxidization, deoxidation
  • 返還 【ヘンカン】 return, restoration
  • 奪還 【ダッカン】 recovery, rescue, recapture

Kun reading compounds

  • 帰る 【かえる】 to return, to come home, to go home, to go back, to leave, to get home, to get to home plate

Readings

Chinese:
huan2, hai2, xuan2
Korean:
hwan, seon

Spanish

  • volver
  • regresar
  • devolver

Portuguese

  • devolver
  • voltar

French

  • renvoyer
  • retour
1114 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1139 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4750 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1557 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1823 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2588 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
866 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
885 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1215 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
723 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3945 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2032 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2743 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
845 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39174P Morohashi
3180 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6121 New Nelson (John Haig)
837 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
900 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1856 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3665 2001 Kanji
2q13.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-13 SKIP code
3630.3 Four corner code
20-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9084 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