Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
seduce, call, send for, wear, put on, ride in, buy, eat, drink, catch (cold)
Kun:
め.す
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1540 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 招請 【ショウセイ】 calling together, invitation
  • 召集 【ショウシュウ】 convening, calling together (e.g. parliament), call-up (for military service)

Kun reading compounds

  • 召す 【めす】 to call, to invite, to send for, to summon, to eat, to drink, to put on, to wear, to ride, to catch (a cold), to take (a bath), to tickle (one's fancy), to put on (years), to commit (seppuku), to do, used to show respect

Readings

Chinese:
zhao4, shao4, zhao1
Korean:
so, jo

Spanish

  • seducir
  • citar
  • emplazar
  • comer
  • beber

Portuguese

  • seduzir
  • chamada
  • mandar chamar
  • usar
  • vestir
  • cavalgar em
  • pechinchar
  • comer
  • beber

French

  • faire venir à soi
  • appeler
  • inviter
  • prendre (bain)
  • porter (vêtements)
  • acheter
  • conduire
  • boire
  • manger
  • attraper (froid)
1387 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1473 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
668 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1115 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
396 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
152 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
995 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1032 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1691 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
279 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2494 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1261 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1727 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
87 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3241 Morohashi
2001 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
695 New Nelson (John Haig)
86 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
90 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1043 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3577 2001 Kanji
2f3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
1760.2 Four corner code
30-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53ec Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
beckon, invite, summon, engage
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
840 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 招請 【ショウセイ】 invitation
  • 招集 【ショウシュウ】 call, summons, convening, convocation

Kun reading compounds

  • 招く 【まねく】 to invite, to ask, to beckon, to wave someone in, to gesture to, to call in, to send for, to summon, to bring on oneself, to cause, to incur, to lead to, to result in

Readings

Chinese:
zhao1
Korean:
cho, gyo

Spanish

  • invitar
  • convocar

Portuguese

  • aceno
  • convidar
  • encontro
  • empenhar

French

  • inviter
  • faire signe
  • appeler
  • éveiller (attention)
814 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
735 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
712 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
747 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1882 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
679 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
565 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.13 Japanese for Busy People
455 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
462 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
696 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
874 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
374 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
236 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
281 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
657 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11968 Morohashi
316 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2124 New Nelson (John Haig)
650 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
702 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
687 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1377 2001 Kanji
3c5.22 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
5706.2 Four corner code
30-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
62db Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
introduce, inherit, help
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
963 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 紹介 【ショウカイ】 introduction, presentation, referral, listing
  • 紹介者 【ショウカイシャ】 person who introduces someone, introducer

Readings

Japanese names:
つぐ
Chinese:
shao4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • presentar
  • heredar
  • suceder a

Portuguese

  • Introduzir
  • herdar
  • ajudar

French

  • présentations
  • introduction
  • hériter
  • aider
1400 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
938 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3516 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1130 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
813 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1955 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
456 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
463 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
694 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1527 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1691 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
902 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1371 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27361 Morohashi
1335 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4465 New Nelson (John Haig)
1359 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1459 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1473 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2777 2001 Kanji
6a5.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
2796.2 Four corner code
30-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d39 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
Variants:
illuminate, shine, compare, bashful
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
1004 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 照射 【ショウシャ】 irradiation, radiation, beaming, exposure (to light), illumination
  • 照会 【ショウカイ】 inquiry, enquiry, query, reference
  • 日照 【ニッショウ】 sunlight
  • 残照 【ザンショウ】 afterglow

Kun reading compounds

  • 照る 【てる】 to shine, to look slightly upward (of a noh mask; indicating joy, etc.)
  • てるてる坊主 【てるてるぼうず】 paper doll to which children pray for fine weather (usu. white, and shaped like a Buddhist priest)
  • 照らす 【てらす】 to shine on, to illuminate, to compare (with), to refer to
  • 照れる 【てれる】 to be shy, to be bashful, to feel awkward, to feel embarrassed

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 てる
Chinese:
zhao4
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • iluminar
  • brillar
  • comparar
  • tener vergüenza

Portuguese

  • iluminar
  • brilhar
  • comparar
  • tímido

French

  • illuminer
  • briller
  • comparer
  • timide
433 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
541 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
510 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1072 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2785 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
675 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
719 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
998 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1035 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
868 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1281 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3506 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1809 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2461 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
172 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19226 Morohashi
2827 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3457 New Nelson (John Haig)
170 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
182 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
606 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3840 2001 Kanji
4d9.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
6733.6 Four corner code
30-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7167 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
shining, bright
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N1
697 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 昭和 【ショウワ】 Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7), Showa era
  • 昭栄 【ショウエイ】 Shoei (motorcycle helmet manufacturing company), Shouei
  • 昭昭 【ショウショウ】 clear, bright, plain, obvious

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 かず、 かずみ、 てる
Chinese:
zhao1
Korean:
so, jo

Spanish

  • luminoso
  • brillante

Portuguese

  • brilhar
  • brilhante

French

  • briller
249 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
331 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
315 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
549 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2114 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
517 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1406 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
841 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
997 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1034 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
867 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
987 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
602 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
88 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13855 Morohashi
894 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2446 New Nelson (John Haig)
87 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
91 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
331 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3877 2001 Kanji
4c5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
6706.2 Four corner code
30-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
662d Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
marsh, lake, bog, swamp, pond
Kun:
ぬま
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1467 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 沼地 【ヌマチ】 marshland, wetland, swampland
  • 沼沢 【ショウタク】 marsh, swamp
  • 湖沼 【コショウ】 lakes and marshes
  • 池沼 【チショウ】 ponds and swamps, mentally-handicapped person

Kun reading compounds

  • 沼 【ぬま】 marsh, swamp, wetland, bog, pond, being hooked (on a video game, TV show, etc.)
  • 沼田 【ぬまた】 marshy rice field or paddy

Readings

Chinese:
zhao3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • pantano
  • lago
  • estanque

Portuguese

  • pântano
  • lago
  • charco
  • brejo
  • lagoa

French

  • marais
  • lac
  • marécage
  • mare
  • étang
1395 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1150 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2521 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1175 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1463 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
595 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
996 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1033 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1842 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1173 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
398 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
254 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
302 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
139 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17257 Morohashi
339 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3091 New Nelson (John Haig)
137 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
145 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1201 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
377 2001 Kanji
3a5.24 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3716.2 Four corner code
30-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cbc Unicode hex code