Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
craft, construction, katakana e radical (no. 48)
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
299 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 工 【コウ】 (factory) worker
  • 工員 【コウイン】 factory worker
  • 起工 【キコウ】 setting to work
  • 商工 【ショウコウ】 commerce and industry
  • 工夫 【クフウ】 scheme, device, scheming, devising, figuring out, coming up with, solving ingeniously, dedication to spiritual improvement (esp. through Zen meditation)
  • 工面 【クメン】 contrivance, managing (to raise money), one's financial condition
  • 竹細工 【タケザイク】 bamboo work
  • 寄せ木細工 【ヨセギザイク】 wooden mosaic work, parquetry, wooden mosaic (e.g. on a piece of furniture), marquetry, marqueterie
  • 具合 【グアイ】 condition, state, health, state (of health), way, manner, circumstance, luck, face, dignity, decency, propriety
  • 工面 【クメン】 contrivance, managing (to raise money), one's financial condition

Readings

Japanese names:
もく
Chinese:
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • construcción
  • fabricación
  • obrero

Portuguese

  • ofício
  • construção

French

  • ingénierie
  • industrie
  • construction
  • radical katakana E (no. 48)
71 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
125 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
113 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
169 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1451 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
77 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
161 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
39 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
139 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
139 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
379 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
550 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4190 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2118 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2866 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
76 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8714 Morohashi
3381 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1532 New Nelson (John Haig)
76 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
80 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
173 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
84 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
0a3.6 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
1010.0 Four corner code
25-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5de5 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
crimson, deep red
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1299 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 紅 【クレナイ】 deep red, crimson, rouge, lipstick
  • 紅茶 【コウチャ】 black tea
  • 深紅 【シンク】 deep crimson
  • 退紅 【タイコウ】 pink, light red
  • 紅 【クレナイ】 deep red, crimson, rouge, lipstick
  • 紅色 【コウショク】 red (color, colour)
  • 深紅 【シンク】 deep crimson

Kun reading compounds

  • 紅 【くれない】 deep red, crimson, rouge, lipstick
  • 紅色 【こうしょく】 red (color, colour)
  • 棒紅 【ぼうべに】 lipstick
  • 愛敬紅 【あいきょうべに】 lipstick that actors put on their earlobes, cheeks and corners of eyes, lipstick discreetly put on the earlobes or the corners of the eyes (by women)
  • 紅 【くれない】 deep red, crimson, rouge, lipstick
  • 紅色 【こうしょく】 red (color, colour)
  • 中紅 【なかくれない】 medium crimson
  • 薄紅 【うすべに】 light pink, light crimson
  • 赤い 【あかい】 red, crimson, scarlet, vermilion, vermillion, Red, communist, beautiful

Readings

Japanese names:
くれ、 もみ
Chinese:
hong2, gong1
Korean:
hong, gong

Spanish

  • carmesí
  • rojo fuerte
  • carmín

Portuguese

  • carmesim
  • vermelho forte

French

  • cramoisi
  • rouge foncé
872 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
862 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
927 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3500 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1233 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
809 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1423 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
820 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
839 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1295 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1515 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1629 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1174 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1367 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27243 Morohashi
1277 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4441 New Nelson (John Haig)
1355 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1455 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
881 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2772 2001 Kanji
6a3.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
2191.0 Four corner code
25-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d05 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
achievement, merits, success, honor, credit
Kun:
いさお
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
857 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 功 【コウ】 merit, success, meritorious deed, achievement, accumulated experience
  • 功績 【コウセキ】 achievements, merit, meritorious service, meritorious deed
  • 即効 【ソッコウ】 immediate effect, instant effect
  • 奏功 【ソウコウ】 success, achievement, fruition
  • 工夫 【クフウ】 scheme, device, scheming, devising, figuring out, coming up with, solving ingeniously, dedication to spiritual improvement (esp. through Zen meditation)
  • 効能 【コウノウ】 effect, efficacy, virtue, benefit

Kun reading compounds

  • 勲 【いさお】 distinguished service, meritorious service

Readings

Japanese names:
いさ、 かつ、 くぬ、 ぐう、 こと、 つとむ、 とし、 のり、 よし
Chinese:
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • logro
  • méritos
  • éxito
  • servicio

Portuguese

  • realização
  • méritos
  • sucesso
  • honra
  • crédito

French

  • réussite
  • réalisation
  • succès
  • mérite
  • honneur
  • crédit
605 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
502 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
477 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
765 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1454 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
467 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1099 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
135 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
818 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
837 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
378 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
209 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
218 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
138 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
871 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2295 Morohashi
189 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
522 New Nelson (John Haig)
863 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
927 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
448 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3145 2001 Kanji
2g3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
1412.7 Four corner code
24-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
529f Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
adroit, skilled, ingenuity
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1537 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 巧妙 【コウミョウ】 ingenious, skillful, clever, deft
  • 巧拙 【コウセツ】 skill, workmanship, dexterity, quality
  • 不精巧 【フセイコウ】 clumsy, bungling
  • 大巧 【タイコウ】 great talent

Kun reading compounds

  • 巧み 【たくみ】 skillful, adroit, dexterous, masterful, clever, ingenious, cunning
  • 巧みな手段 【たくみなしゅだん】 clever trick
  • 巧む 【たくむ】 to devise, to plot, to plan
  • 上手い 【うまい】 skillful, skilful, clever, expert, wise, successful, delicious, appetizing, appetising, tasty, fortunate, splendid, promising
  • 巧い絵 【うまいえ】 excellent picture (painting)

Readings

Japanese names:
かつ、 たくみ、 よし
Chinese:
qiao3
Korean:
gyo

Spanish

  • habilidad
  • destreza
  • ingenio
  • diestro
  • hábil
  • ingenioso

Portuguese

  • hábil
  • engenhoso

French

  • adroit
  • habile
  • ingénieux
1242 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1444 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1453 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1363 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1247 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
238 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1627 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1737 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1786 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
551 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
219 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
137 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
166 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1249 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8721 Morohashi
188 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1533 New Nelson (John Haig)
1241 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1329 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1047 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3152 2001 Kanji
0a5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
1-3-3 SKIP code
1112.7 Four corner code
25-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5de7 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
paragraph, nape of neck, clause, item, term (expression)
Kun:
うなじ
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
884 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 項 【コウ】 clause, paragraph, item, argument, term (of an equation), nape (of the neck)
  • 項目 【コウモク】 (data) item, heading, clause, headword (in a dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.)
  • 要項 【ヨウコウ】 important points, main points
  • 別項 【ベッコウ】 special heading, separate paragraph

Kun reading compounds

  • 項 【うなじ】 nape (of the neck), nucha

Readings

Chinese:
xiang4
Korean:
hang

Spanish

  • párrafo
  • cláusula
  • articulo
  • tema

Portuguese

  • parágrafo
  • nuca
  • cláusula
  • item
  • termo (expressão)

French

  • paragraphe
  • clause
  • nuque
  • article (item)
  • terme (expression)
1262 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
995 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1459 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1138 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1897 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1543 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1439 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1529 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1222 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1883 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
692 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
415 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
521 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
82 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43343 Morohashi
567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6617 New Nelson (John Haig)
82 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
86 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1604 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3161 2001 Kanji
9a3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
1118.6 Four corner code
25-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9805 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
aggression, attack, criticize, polish
Kun:
せ.める
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
532 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 攻守 【コウシュ】 offense and defense, offence and defence, batting and fielding
  • 攻撃 【コウゲキ】 attack, strike, offensive, criticism, censure, denunciation, condemnation
  • 速攻 【ソッコウ】 swift attack, quick attack, fast break, right away, without delay, immediately
  • 猛攻 【モウコウ】 fierce attack

Kun reading compounds

  • 攻める 【せめる】 to attack, to assault, to assail

Readings

Japanese names:
おさむ
Chinese:
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • agresión
  • ataque
  • asalto
  • agredir
  • atacar
  • asaltar

Portuguese

  • agressão
  • ataque

French

  • agression
  • attaque
1247 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
594 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1457 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
970 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1388 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
380 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
819 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
838 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1040 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
934 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
286 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
215 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
336 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13120 Morohashi
242 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2331 New Nelson (John Haig)
330 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
352 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1132 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3166 2001 Kanji
4i3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
1814.0 Four corner code
25-22 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
653b Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
tribute, support, finance
Kun:
みつ.ぐ
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
956 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 貢 【コウ】 tribute
  • 貢献 【コウケン】 contribution (furthering a goal or cause), services (to a cause)
  • 朝貢 【チョウコウ】 bringing tribute
  • 幣貢 【ヘイコウ】 offering, tribute

Kun reading compounds

  • 貢ぐ 【みつぐ】 to support (someone) financially, to finance, to supply (money), to give (in support), to present (money or gifts) to a monarch (feudal lord, etc.)

Readings

Chinese:
gong4
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • tributo
  • finanzas
  • tributar
  • financiar

Portuguese

  • tributo
  • apoiar
  • financiar

French

  • tribut
  • contribution
  • financer
1257 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1572 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1458 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1295 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1777 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1166 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1719 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1836 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1180 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1723 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2838 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1463 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1970 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
81 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36665 Morohashi
2281 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5772 New Nelson (John Haig)
81 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
85 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1392 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3161 2001 Kanji
7b3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
1080.6 Four corner code
25-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ca2 Unicode hex code