Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
generation, world, society, public
Kun:
On:
セイソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
135 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 世 【セイ】 counter for generations, epoch
  • 世紀 【セイキ】 century, era
  • 近世 【キンセイ】 recent past, recent times, early modern period (from the Azuchi-Momoyama period to the end of the Edo period)
  • 創世 【ソウセイ】 creation of the world
  • 世 【セイ】 counter for generations, epoch
  • 世紀 【セイキ】 century, era
  • 夜店 【ヨミセ】 night stall, night shop, night fair
  • 救世 【キュウセイ】 salvation

Kun reading compounds

  • 世 【よ】 world, society, public, life, lifetime, age, era, period, epoch, generation, reign, rule, the times, world (of existence)
  • 世の中 【よのなか】 society, the world, the times
  • 千代 【ちよ】 thousand years, very long period, forever
  • 君が代 【きみがよ】 Imperial reign, Kimigayo (Japanese national anthem)

Readings

Japanese names:
とし、 ゆ、 ゆき
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
se

Spanish

  • generación
  • mundo
  • edad

Portuguese

  • geração
  • mundo
  • sociedade
  • pública

French

  • génération
  • monde
  • société
  • public
263 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
344 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
327 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
152 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
95 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
177 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
105 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
335 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
252 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
252 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
156 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
13 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4308 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2178 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2932 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
28 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31 Morohashi
3496 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
20 New Nelson (John Haig)
28 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
28 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
81 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
254 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1975 2001 Kanji
0a5.37 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
4-4-4 SKIP code
4-5-4 SKIP code
4-4-2 SKIP code
4471.7 Four corner code
32-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e16 Unicode hex code

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

Speed

Stroke order

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, conversation, (made-up) story, tale, yarn, discussions, negotiation, argument
  • 話し合い 【はなしあい】 discussion, talk, tête-à-tête, 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

7 strokes
Radical:
step
Parts:
duty, war, campaign, drafted labor, office, service, role
On:
ヤクエキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
315 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 役 【ヤク】 use, service, role, post, position, scoring combination (e.g. in mahjong, card games, etc.), meld, hand
  • 役員 【ヤクイン】 officer, official, executive, staff
  • 悪役 【アクヤク】 villain, baddie, the villain's part
  • 大役 【タイヤク】 important task, important role, great duty, important mission, major part (e.g. in a movie)
  • 役 【エキ】 war, campaign, battle, unpaid work (ritsuryo system), forced labor
  • 役務 【エキム】 labor, labour, service
  • 荷役 【ニエキ】 handling cargo, loading and unloading
  • 就役 【シュウエキ】 placed in commission, entering servitude

Readings

Japanese names:
ちゃく
Chinese:
yi4
Korean:
yeog

Spanish

  • oficio
  • deber
  • servicio
  • papel
  • (guerra)

Portuguese

  • dever
  • guerra
  • campanha
  • esboço
  • escritório
  • serviço
  • papel

French

  • rôle
  • fonctions
  • guerre
  • campagne
  • corvée
  • poste
  • service
324 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
419 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
397 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
315 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1598 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
171 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
519 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
368 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
375 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
376 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
609 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
620 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
288 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
217 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
893 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10057 Morohashi
244 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1726 New Nelson (John Haig)
884 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
949 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
266 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
290 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2068 2001 Kanji
3i4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
2724.7 Four corner code
44-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f79 Unicode hex code