Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
tale, talk
Kun:
はな.すはなし
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
134 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 話 【ワ】 counter for stories, episodes of TV series, etc.
  • 話題 【ワダイ】 topic, subject
  • 懇話 【コンワ】 friendly talk, chat
  • 秘話 【ヒワ】 secret story, unknown episode

Kun reading compounds

  • 話す 【はなす】 to talk, to speak, to converse, to chat, to tell, to explain, to narrate, to mention, to describe, to discuss, to speak (a language)
  • 話 【はなし】 talk, speech, chat, story, conversation, discussions, negotiation, argument
  • 話し合い 【はなしあい】 discussion, conference
  • お話 【おはなし】 story, tale
  • いい話 【いいはなし】 good story (e.g. heartwarming), good prospect (e.g. marriage, business)

Readings

Chinese:
hua4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • cuento
  • charla
  • hablar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • Conversar
  • falar uma língua
  • conto

French

  • parler
  • histoire
151 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
240 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
221 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
133 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
180 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
86 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
238 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
238 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
178 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1684 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1928 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1027 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1388 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
350 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35441 Morohashi
1527 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5608 New Nelson (John Haig)
344 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
368 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
125 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
229 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a6.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
0266.4 Four corner code
47-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a71 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
ear
Parts:
Variants:
hear, ask, listen
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
319 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 聞香 【ブンコウ】 smelling incense, savoring incense, distinguishing incense by smell, incense-smelling party
  • 聞知 【ブンチ】 learn of
  • スポーツ新聞 【スポーツシンブン】 sports newspaper
  • 壁新聞 【カベシンブン】 wall newspaper, wall poster
  • 聞香 【ブンコウ】 smelling incense, savoring incense, distinguishing incense by smell, incense-smelling party
  • 聞法 【モンボウ】 hearing the teachings of Buddha
  • 奏聞 【ソウモン】 reporting to the Emperor
  • 声聞 【ショウモン】 sravaka (disciple of Buddha), adherent of Hinayana Buddhism

Kun reading compounds

  • 聞く 【きく】 to hear, to listen (e.g. to music), to ask, to enquire, to query, to learn of, to hear about, to follow (advice), to comply with, to smell (esp. incense), to sample fragrance
  • 聞くだけ野暮 【きくだけやぼ】 asking would be rude, tasteless question
  • 聞こえる 【きこえる】 to be heard, to be audible, to be said to be, to be reputed

Readings

Chinese:
wen2, wen4
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • preguntar
  • escuchar
  • rumor
  • reputación
  • oír

Portuguese

  • escutar
  • perguntar
  • escuta

French

  • entendre
  • écouter
  • demander
314 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
219 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
200 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
262 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4959 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
109 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
80 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2244 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
64 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
64 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
179 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1584 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4127 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2097 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2840 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1640 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29104 Morohashi
3326 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4732 New Nelson (John Haig)
1626 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1754 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
184 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
234 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3854 2001 Kanji
8e6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-6 SKIP code
7712.1 Four corner code
7740.1 Four corner code
42-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
805e Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
exertion, endeavour, encourage, strive, make effort, diligent
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
1066 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 勉強 【ベンキョウ】 study, diligence, discount, reduction
  • 勉学 【ベンガク】 study, pursuit of knowledge
  • 猛勉 【モウベン】 studying hard, cramming
  • 無勉 【ムベン】 without studying

Kun reading compounds

  • 努める 【つとめる】 to endeavor (endeavour), to try, to strive, to make an effort, to exert oneself, to be diligent, to be committed (to doing something)

Readings

Japanese names:
ひこ、 やつ
Chinese:
mian3
Korean:
myeon

Spanish

  • esforzarse
  • ejercitarse

Portuguese

  • esforço

French

  • exercice
317 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
413 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
390 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
946 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
228 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
852 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
129 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1263 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
735 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
748 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
140 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
219 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4113 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2088 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2829 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1994 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2384P Morohashi
3318 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
543 New Nelson (John Haig)
1975 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2129 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
366 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2557 2001 Kanji
2n8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-2 SKIP code
2421.2 Four corner code
42-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52c9 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
112 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 強 【キョウ】 a little over, a little more than, powerhouse, one of the biggest, one of the most powerful
  • 強化 【キョウカ】 strengthening, intensifying, reinforcement, enhancement, solidification
  • 列強 【レッキョウ】 major powers of the world, great powers
  • 屈強 【クッキョウ】 robust, brawny, muscular, strong, sturdy
  • 強盗 【ゴウトウ】 robber, mugger, robbery, burglary
  • 強引 【ゴウイン】 overbearing, coercive, pushy, forcible, high-handed

Kun reading compounds

  • 強い 【つよい】 strong, potent, competent, domineering, tough, strong, brawny, powerful, healthy, rugged, good (at), skilled, knowledgeable, being able to handle, know how to deal (with), durable (against), resistant (to), resilient, firm, rigid, solid, intense, strong, fierce, high, dependable, trustworthy
  • 強い心 【つよいこころ】 stout heart, strong mind
  • 強まる 【つよまる】 to get strong, to gain strength
  • 強める 【つよめる】 to strengthen, to emphasize, to emphasise
  • 強いる 【しいる】 to force, to compel, to coerce
  • 強い 【こわい】 tough, stiff, hard, inflexible, obstinate, stubborn
  • 強飯 【こわめし】 glutinous rice with red beans (eaten on celebratory occasions), mochi rice with red beans

Readings

Japanese names:
すね
Chinese:
qiang2, jiang4, qiang3
Korean:
gang

Spanish

  • fuerte
  • coacción
  • poderoso
  • obligar
  • forzar
  • coaccionar

Portuguese

  • Forte
  • poderoso
  • forçar

French

  • fort
192 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
111 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
100 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
112 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1571 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
332 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
170 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1878 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
217 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
217 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
111 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
611 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
574 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
349 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
432 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1243 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9815 Morohashi
475 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1695 New Nelson (John Haig)
1235 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1321 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
133 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
201 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3571 2001 Kanji
3h8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
1323.6 Four corner code
22-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f37 Unicode hex code