Jisho

×

8 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
young, if, perhaps, possibly, low number, immature
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
458 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 若年 【ジャクネン】 youth
  • 若僧 【ニャクソウ】 young monk, boy monk
  • 老若 【ロウニャク】 young and old, all ages
  • 瞠若 【ドウジャク】 (staring in) astonishment, amazement
  • 若僧 【ニャクソウ】 young monk, boy monk
  • 若道 【ニャクドウ】 homosexuality, pederasty
  • 老若 【ロウニャク】 young and old, all ages
  • 若僧 【ニャクソウ】 young monk, boy monk
  • 若道 【ニャクドウ】 homosexuality, pederasty
  • 般若 【ハンニャ】 prajna (wisdom required to attain enlightenment), hannya, mask of a grinning, horned demoness (represents a woman's rage and jealousy), dreadful face (esp. of a woman driven mad by jealousy), terrifying facial expression
  • 麦般若 【ムギハンニャ】 beer

Kun reading compounds

  • 若い 【わかい】 young, youthful, immature, green, low (number), small
  • 若い頃 【わかいころ】 one's youth, early life, one's early days, one's early years
  • 若し 【もし】 if, in case, supposing
  • 若しかしたら 【もしかしたら】 perhaps, maybe, perchance, by some chance, by any chance
  • 若しくは 【もしくは】 or, otherwise
  • 如し 【ごとし】 like, as if, the same as

Readings

Japanese names:
わく、 わこ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ruo4, re3
Korean:
yag, ya

Spanish

  • joven
  • algunos
  • posiblemente
  • de otra forma

Portuguese

  • jovem
  • se
  • talvez
  • possivelmente
  • número baixo
  • imaturo

French

  • jeune
  • si
  • peut-être
  • ou bien
  • petit nombre
  • inexpérimenté
  • immature
896 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
886 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
372 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3926 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
982 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
863 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
692 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
544 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
553 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
125 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
648 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2785 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1430 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1928 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
228 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30796P Morohashi
2241 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5007 New Nelson (John Haig)
223 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
237 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
391 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
864 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1977 2001 Kanji
3k5.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
4460.4 Four corner code
1-28-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
82e5 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
beginning, former time, origin
Kun:
もと
On:
ゲンガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
192 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), New Taiwan dollar, Yuan dynasty (of China; 1271-1368), Yüan dynasty, Mongol dynasty
  • 原価 【ゲンカ】 cost price
  • 中元 【チュウゲン】 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival, mid-year gift, summer gift, Bon Festival gifts
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen
  • 元祖 【ガンソ】 originator, pioneer, inventor, founder, progenitor, primogenitor, founder of a family line
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, beginning, basis, base, foundation, root, cause, (raw) material, ingredient, base, mix (e.g. for a cake), (soup) stock, (one's) side, capital, principal, cost price, root (of a plant), (tree) trunk, part (of a brush, chopsticks, etc.) one holds (with the hand), first three lines of a waka, counter for plants or trees, counter for falcons (in falconry)
  • 元 【もと】 former, ex-, past, one-time, earlier times, the past, previous state, formerly, previously, originally, before
  • 家元 【いえもと】 head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school
  • 胸元 【むなもと】 breast, chest, pit of the stomach, solar plexus, epigastrium

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 はじめ、 はる、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • principio
  • origen
  • jefe

Portuguese

  • começo
  • tempo anterior
  • origem

French

  • commencement
  • origine
  • ancien temps
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
106 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
275 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
121 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
60 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
141 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2428 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1226 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
59 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1340 Morohashi
1929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 New Nelson (John Haig)
59 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
63 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
408 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
89 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
0a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
1-24-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5143 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
steam, breath
Parts:
Variants:
spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Kun:
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
113 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 気 【キ】 spirit, mind, heart, nature, disposition, intention, mind, will, motivation, mood, feelings, consciousness, care, attention, consideration, worry, interest, (the) air, atmosphere, ambience, atmosphere (of), air (of), mood, fragrance, aroma, flavour, taste, qi (in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine), chi, ki
  • 気合 【キアイ】 (fighting) spirit, motivation, effort, shout (for getting in the right mood to deal with something, etc.), cheer, yell, kiai, short shout when performing an attacking move
  • 心意気 【ココロイキ】 spirit, determination, pluck, mettle
  • 水気 【ミズケ】 water content, moisture, juiciness, dampness, water vapor (vapour), steam, dropsy, edema, oedema
  • 気 【ケ】 sign, indication, trace, touch, feeling, somehow, for some reason, seeming to be
  • 気配 【ケハイ】 indication, sign, hint, sensation, feeling, tone (of the market)
  • 嫌気 【イヤキ】 dislike, disgust, disinclination, tired of
  • 水気 【ミズケ】 water content, moisture, juiciness, dampness, water vapor (vapour), steam, dropsy, edema, oedema

Kun reading compounds

  • 気 【き】 spirit, mind, heart, nature, disposition, intention, mind, will, motivation, mood, feelings, consciousness, care, attention, consideration, worry, interest, (the) air, atmosphere, ambience, atmosphere (of), air (of), mood, fragrance, aroma, flavour, taste, qi (in traditional Chinese philosophy and medicine), chi, ki
  • 気合 【きあい】 (fighting) spirit, motivation, effort, shout (for getting in the right mood to deal with something, etc.), cheer, yell, kiai, short shout when performing an attacking move
  • 心意気 【こころいき】 spirit, determination, pluck, mettle
  • 水気 【みずけ】 water content, moisture, juiciness, dampness, water vapor (vapour), steam, dropsy, edema, oedema

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qi4
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • espíritu
  • mente

Portuguese

  • espírito
  • mente

French

  • esprit
  • air
  • atmosphère
  • humeur
59 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
11 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
77 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2480 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
144 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
67 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
319 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
134 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
134 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
246 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1150 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3960 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2037 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2751 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1903 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17046P Morohashi
3194 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3025 New Nelson (John Haig)
1885 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2030 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
55 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
52 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2356 2001 Kanji
0a6.8 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-2 SKIP code
2-2-4 SKIP code
8041.7 Four corner code
1-21-04 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c17 Unicode hex code