Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
line
Parts:
in, inside, middle, mean, center
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
11 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 中 【チュウ】 medium, average, middle, moderation, middle school, China, volume two (of three), during (a certain time when one did or is doing something), under (construction, etc.), while, in, out of (e.g. three out of ten people)
  • 中央線 【チュウオウセン】 Chuo Line (central railway line in Tokyo)
  • 宮中 【キュウチュウ】 imperial court
  • 訪中 【ホウチュウ】 visit to China

Kun reading compounds

  • 中 【なか】 inside, in, among, within, center (centre), middle, during, while
  • 中島 【なかじま】 island in a pond or river
  • 野中 【のなか】 in the middle of a field
  • 火中 【かちゅう】 in the fire, in the flames, burning (something)
  • 内 【うち】 inside, within, while, among, amongst, between, we, our, my spouse, imperial palace grounds, emperor, I, me
  • 此の内 【このうち】 meanwhile, the other day, recently
  • 腹の中 【はらのなか】 in the belly, in one's heart of hearts
  • 当たる 【あたる】 to be hit, to strike, to touch, to be in contact, to be affixed, to be equivalent to, to be applicable, to apply to, to be right on the money (of a prediction, criticism, etc.), to be selected (in a lottery, etc.), to win, to be successful, to go well, to be a hit, to face, to confront, to lie (in the direction of), to undertake, to be assigned, to be stricken (by food poisoning, heat, etc.), to be afflicted, to be called upon (by the teacher), to treat (esp. harshly), to lash out at, to be unnecessary, to be hitting well, to be on a hitting streak, (in fishing) to feel a bite, (of fruit, etc.) to be bruised, to spoil, to feel (something) out, to probe into, to check (i.e. by comparison), to shave, to be a relative of a person, to stand in a relationship

Readings

Japanese names:
あたる、 かなえ
Chinese:
zhong1, zhong4
Korean:
jung

Spanish

  • centro
  • dentro
  • interior
  • medio

Portuguese

  • em
  • interior
  • médio
  • meio
  • centro

French

  • dans
  • dedans
  • à l'intérieur
  • milieu
  • centre
  • moyenne
23 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
26 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
55 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
13 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
81 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
31 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
7 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
75 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
28 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
28 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
33 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
16 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4262 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2150 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2902 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
39 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
73 Morohashi
3451 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
28 New Nelson (John Haig)
39 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
39 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
12 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
32 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1655 2001 Kanji
0a4.40 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
5000.6 Four corner code
35-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e2d Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
endure, bear, put up with, conceal, secrete, spy, sneak
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1700 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 忍 【ニン】 endurance, forbearance, patience, self-restraint
  • 忍耐 【ニンタイ】 endurance, perseverance, patience
  • 無生法忍 【ムショウホウニン】 anutpattika-dharma-ksanti (recognition that nothing really arises or perishes)
  • 中忍 【チュウニン】 ninja commander

Kun reading compounds

  • 忍 【しのぶ】 squirrel's foot fern (Davallia mariesii), Lepisorus thunbergianus (species of fern), color of clothing layers under one's overcoat (light green on blue), ancient women's hairstyle, clothing patterned using squirrel's foot fern
  • 忍ぶ 【しのぶ】 to conceal oneself, to hide, to endure, to bear, to stand, to put up with
  • 軒忍 【のきしのぶ】 weeping fern (Lepisorus thunbergianus)
  • 立忍 【たちしのぶ】 Japanese claw fern (Onychium japonicum), carrot fern
  • 忍ばせる 【しのばせる】 to conceal, to hide

Readings

Japanese names:
おし
Chinese:
ren3
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • resistencia
  • aguante
  • oculto
  • escondido
  • resistir
  • aguantar
  • soportar
  • ocultarse
  • esconderse
  • ir a hurtadillas

Portuguese

  • suporte
  • carregar
  • tolerar
  • esconder
  • ocultar
  • espionar
  • furtivo

French

  • supporter
  • endurer
  • dissimuler
  • cacher
  • secret
  • espion
  • se glisser
  • subrepticement
1677 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1373 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1648 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1060 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1288 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
463 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1414 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1503 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1775 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
771 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2750 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1407 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1899 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
604 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10312P Morohashi
2212 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1787 New Nelson (John Haig)
597 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
642 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1122 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3558 2001 Kanji
4k3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
1733.2 Four corner code
39-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5fcd Unicode hex code