Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
life
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
29 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself
  • 生育 【セイイク】 birth and growth, giving birth and raising, development, breeding
  • 回生 【カイセイ】 resurrection, resuscitation, regeneration, university student in ... year
  • 公衆衛生 【コウシュウエイセイ】 sanitation, public health
  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself
  • 生家 【セイカ】 house where one was born, parents' house
  • 転生 【テンセイ】 transmigration of souls, reincarnation
  • 殺生 【セッショウ】 killing, destruction of life, barbarous, callous, brutal, cruel, heartless

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生きる力 【いきるちから】 zest for living, energy to live
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc.), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate, to bring back to life, to restore (a deleted passage; in proofreading)
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live
  • 生ける屍 【いけるしかばね】 living corpse
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生む 【うむ】 to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs), to produce, to yield, to give rise to, to deliver
  • 生う 【おう】 to grow, to spring up, to cut (teeth)
  • 生える 【はえる】 to grow, to spring up, to sprout, to cut (teeth)
  • 生やす 【はやす】 to grow, to cultivate, to wear a beard
  • 生 【き】 pure, undiluted, raw, crude
  • 生地 【きじ】 cloth, fabric, material, texture, dough, batter, inherent quality, one's true character, one's true colours, unglazed pottery, skin with no make-up
  • 生 【なま】 raw, uncooked, fresh, natural, as it is, unedited, unprocessed, unprotected (i.e. not wearing a condom), live (i.e. not recorded), inexperienced, unpolished, green, crude, impudence, sauciness, unpasteurized beer, draft beer, draught beer, just a little, somehow, vaguely, partially, somewhat, half-, semi-, irresponsibly, half-baked, cash, tipsiness
  • 生り 【なまり】 boiled and half-dried bonito
  • お生 【おなま】 impudence, sauciness
  • 現生 【げんなま】 real money, cash
  • 生る 【なる】 to bear fruit
  • 生す 【なす】 to have a child
  • 生す 【むす】 to grow (of moss, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あさ、 いき、 いく、 いけ、 うぶ、 うまい、 え、 おい、 ぎゅう、 くるみ、 ごせ、 さ、 じょう、 すぎ、 そ、 そう、 ちる、 なば、 にう、 にゅう、 ふ、 み、 もう、 よい、 りゅう
Chinese:
sheng1
Korean:
saeng

Spanish

  • vida
  • nacimiento
  • vivir
  • existir
  • nacer
  • dar a luz
  • puro
  • crudo

Portuguese

  • vida
  • genuína
  • nascimento

French

  • vie
  • naissance
  • authentique
  • cru
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
42 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
29 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2991 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
67 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
71 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
214 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
44 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1327 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4309 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2933 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1569 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21670 Morohashi
3497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3715 New Nelson (John Haig)
1555 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1675 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
9 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
43 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2472 2001 Kanji
0a5.29 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2510.0 Four corner code
32-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751f Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
sex, gender, nature
Kun:
さが
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
104 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 性 【セイ】 nature (of a person), sex, gender, -ty, -ity, -ness, -cy
  • 性格 【セイカク】 character, personality, disposition, nature
  • 耐性 【タイセイ】 resistance (e.g. to antibiotics), tolerance (e.g. drug tolerance)
  • 社会性 【シャカイセイ】 sociality
  • 性 【ショウ】 nature (of a person or thing), that which does not change according to external influences
  • 性根 【ショウネ】 nature, character, disposition
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold
  • 凝り性 【コリショウ】 fastidiousness, enthusiasm for one thing, meticulousness, monomania, obsession, susceptibility for a stiffening of the shoulders

Kun reading compounds

  • 性 【さが】 one's nature, one's destiny, custom, tradition, habit, convention
  • 女の性 【おんなのさが】 the ways of women

Readings

Chinese:
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • sexo
  • género
  • naturaleza
  • temperamento

Portuguese

  • sexo
  • gênero
  • natureza

French

  • sexe
  • genre
  • nature
  • propriétés
645 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
199 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1666 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
280 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
564 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
98 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
811 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
357 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1572 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10478 Morohashi
299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1822 New Nelson (John Haig)
1558 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
119 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-1-7 SKIP code
9501.0 Four corner code
32-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6027 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
surname
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1628 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 姓 【セイ】 surname, family name, hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)
  • 姓名 【セイメイ】 full name
  • 旧姓 【キュウセイ】 one's original family name, maiden name
  • 同姓 【ドウセイ】 same surname
  • 姓 【セイ】 surname, family name, hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)
  • 俗姓 【ゾクショウ】 secular surname (of a priest)
  • 本百姓 【ホンヒャクショウ】 freeholding farmer, freeholding peasant

Readings

Chinese:
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • apellido

Portuguese

  • sobrenome

French

  • nom de famille
1471 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1766 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1203 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1150 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
450 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
846 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1746 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1869 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
598 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
440 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
334 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
209 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
251 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1571 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6178 Morohashi
279 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1196 New Nelson (John Haig)
1557 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1678 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1163 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1772 2001 Kanji
3e5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
4541.0 Four corner code
32-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
59d3 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
cow 牛 (牜)
Parts:
animal sacrifice, offering
On:
セイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1274 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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Readings

Chinese:
sheng1
Korean:
saeng

Spanish

  • sacrificio
  • ofrenda
  • víctima

Portuguese

  • Sacrifício animal
  • oferta

French

  • sacrifice animal
  • offrande
1474 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1420 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2858 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1812 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1521 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
830 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
729 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
742 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
938 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1292 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1133 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
612 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
813 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1573 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19986 Morohashi
907 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3539 New Nelson (John Haig)
1559 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1680 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1278 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2472 2001 Kanji
4g5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
2551.0 Four corner code
32-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7272 Unicode hex code