Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
rice
Parts:
Variants:
chic, style, purity, essence, pith, cream, elite, choice
Kun:
いき
On:
スイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1768 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 粋 【イキ】 chic, smart, stylish, tasteful, refined, sophisticated, worldly (esp. in terms of being familiar with the red light district, geishas and actors), considerate, understanding, sympathetic, essence, the best, the cream
  • 粋が身を食う 【スイガミヲクウ】 too much pleasure ruins a man (esp. in reference to spending too much time with geisha and prostitutes), playing the dandy ruins a man
  • 国粋 【コクスイ】 national characteristics
  • 清粋 【セイスイ】 elegance

Kun reading compounds

  • 粋 【いき】 chic, smart, stylish, tasteful, refined, sophisticated, worldly (esp. in terms of being familiar with the red light district, geishas and actors), considerate, understanding, sympathetic, essence, the best, the cream
  • 粋がる 【いきがる】 to be pretentious, to put on airs, to try to appear smart, to act brave, to try to look cool

Readings

Chinese:
cui4, sui4
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • elegancia
  • estilo
  • esencia

Portuguese

  • chique
  • estilo
  • pureza
  • essência
  • supra-sumo
  • a nata
  • elite
  • selecionados

French

  • élégance
  • chic
  • style
  • pureté
  • essence
  • élite
  • de choix
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1537 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3467 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1790 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1610 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1132 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1708 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1825 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1069 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1494 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1645 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
871 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1188 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
934 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26875 Morohashi
1293 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4389 New Nelson (John Haig)
925 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
993 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1377 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1055 2001 Kanji
6b4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-4 SKIP code
9494.1 Four corner code
31-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7c8b Unicode hex code