Jisho

×

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

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  • 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, of the
  • 中尉 【チュウイ】 first lieutenant, lieutenant junior grade
  • 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, interior, among, within, middle, center, centre, during, while, middle, midst, amid, interval, gap, mean, average, second (of three, e.g. sons, volumes), middle, medium grade, medium quality, red-light district
  • 中島 【なかじま】 island in a pond or river
  • 野中 【のなか】 in the middle of a field
  • そんな中 【そんななか】 wherein, therein, thereinto
  • 内 【うち】 inside, within, while (e.g. one is young), during, within (e.g. a day), in the course of, among, amongst, (out) of, between, in (secret, chaos, poverty, etc.), amidst, with (e.g. success), within oneself, one's feelings, inner thoughts, we, our company, our organization, one's home, one's family, my spouse, my husband, my wife, signed on behalf of (husband's name) by his wife, I, me, imperial palace grounds, emperor
  • 碁打ち鳥飼い馬鹿の中 【ごうちとりかいばかのうち】 go players and bird keepers are idiots (both activities demand a lot of time)
  • 此の内 【このうち】 meanwhile, the other day, recently
  • 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 on (e.g. by a teacher), to treat (esp. harshly), to lash out at, to be unnecessary, to be hitting well, to be on a hitting streak, to feel a bite (in fishing), (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 be a ... in relation to ..., to stand in a relationship

Readings

Japanese names:
あたる、 かなえ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-35-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e2d Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
splendor, flower, petal, shine, luster, ostentatious, showy, gay, gorgeous
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1085 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 華 【カ】 flashiness, showiness, brilliance, splendor, bloom, flowers
  • 華僑 【カキョウ】 overseas Chinese
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 精華 【セイカ】 essence, quintessence, flower, glory
  • 華厳 【ケゴン】 avatamsa (flower adornment, as a metaphor for becoming a buddha), Avatamska sutra, Kegon (sect of Buddhism)
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 法華 【ホッケ】 Nichiren sect, Tendai sect, Lotus Sutra
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, hanafuda, (the) best, glorious, lovely
  • 華やか 【はなやか】 showy, brilliant, gorgeous, florid, gay
  • 武士道の華 【ぶしどうのはな】 flower of chivalry (Bushido)
  • 雪の花 【ゆきのはな】 snowdrop (Galanthus spp.), snow falling like flower petals, snow on a tree resembling a flower, red snow

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua2, hua4, hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor
  • pétalo
  • esplendor
  • vistoso

Portuguese

  • esplendor
  • flor
  • pétala
  • brilho
  • lustre
  • ostentação
  • gritante
  • alegre
  • maravilhoso

French

  • splendeur
  • fleur
  • pétale
  • briller
  • lustre
  • ostentatoire
  • voyant
  • magnifique
1046 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
807 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3955 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1409 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1704 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1266 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1074 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1323 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
656 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2841 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1465 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1973 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1595 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31119 Morohashi
2283 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5058 New Nelson (John Haig)
1581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1704 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
4-10-4 SKIP code
2-4-6 SKIP code
4450.4 Four corner code
1-18-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83ef Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
person
Kun:
ひと-り-と
On:
ジンニン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
5 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 人 【ジン】 -ian (e.g. Italian), -ite (e.g. Tokyoite), -er (e.g. performer, etc.), person working with ..., man, person, people
  • 人為 【ジンイ】 human work, human agency, art, artificiality
  • 米人 【ベイジン】 American person
  • 俳人 【ハイジン】 haiku poet
  • 人 【ニン】 counter for people
  • 人気 【ニンキ】 popularity, public favor, condition (e.g. market), tone, character, nature
  • 同人 【ドウジン】 same person, said person, the person in question, coterie, clique, fraternity, kindred spirits, comrade, colleague, dōjin, doujin, Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.
  • 代人 【ダイニン】 substitute, deputy, proxy, representative, agent

Kun reading compounds

  • 人 【ひと】 person, someone, somebody, human beings, mankind, man, people, humans, human (Homo sapiens), (other) people, others, character, personality, nature, capable person, competent person, suitable person, right person, adult, grown-up, I, me, one
  • 人一倍 【ひといちばい】 (much) more than others, exceedingly, extremely, unusually
  • 貴人 【きじん】 aristocrat, nobleman, dignitary, person of high rank
  • いい人 【いいひと】 good-natured person, good person, (one's) lover, boyfriend, girlfriend

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 と、 ね、 ひこ、 ふみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ren2
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • pessoa

French

  • être humain
  • personne
30 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
39 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
9 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
339 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
4 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
11 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
14 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
1 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
42 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4175 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
960 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
344 Morohashi
3368 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
99 New Nelson (John Haig)
951 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1023 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
7 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
2a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
8000.0 Four corner code
1-31-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eba Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
clan
Parts:
people, nation, subjects
Kun:
たみ
On:
ミン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
28 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 民 【ミン】 citizen, resident, person, user (of a website, esp. as a collective, e.g. Twittersphere)
  • 民意 【ミンイ】 popular will, will of the people
  • 自民 【ジミン】 Liberal Democratic Party, LDP
  • 公民 【コウミン】 citizen, freemen

Kun reading compounds

  • 民 【たみ】 people, citizens, subjects, folk
  • 民草 【たみくさ】 people, populace
  • 国民 【くにたみ】 people of a country
  • 流浪の民 【るろうのたみ】 wandering people, nomadic tribe

Readings

Japanese names:
ひと、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
min2
Korean:
min

Spanish

  • gente
  • pueblo

Portuguese

  • pessoas
  • nação
  • assuntos

French

  • peuple
  • nation
  • citoyen
518 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
619 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
590 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
70 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
25 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
246 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
206 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
333 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
177 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
177 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
536 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1149 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3770 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1922 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2614 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1851 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17028 Morohashi
3036 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3021 New Nelson (John Haig)
1834 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1976 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
30 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
459 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3756 2001 Kanji
0a5.23 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
7774.7 Four corner code
1-44-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c11 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
eight
Parts:
together, both, neither, all, and, alike, with
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
174 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 共演 【キョウエン】 appearing together, co-acting, co-starring
  • 共栄 【キョウエイ】 mutual prosperity
  • 反共 【ハンキョウ】 anticommunist
  • 中共 【チュウキョウ】 Chinese Communist Party, Chinese Communists, Communist China

Kun reading compounds

  • 共 【とも】 together with, same, both, all, neither, none, including ...
  • 共に 【ともに】 together, jointly, at the same time, with, as ..., including, along with, both
  • 送料共 【そうりょうとも】 including postage
  • 母子とも 【ぼしとも】 both mother and child
  • 共に 【ともに】 together, jointly, at the same time, with, as ..., including, along with, both
  • 共にする 【ともにする】 to do together, to share, to participate in

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gong4, gong1, gong3
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • ambos
  • conjuntamente
  • juntos
  • también

Portuguese

  • juntamente
  • ambos (em afirm.)
  • nenhum (em neg.)
  • todo
  • e
  • da mesma forma
  • com

French

  • ensemble
  • les deux
  • ni l'un ni l'autre
  • tous
  • et
  • semblable
  • avec
376 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
484 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
460 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
159 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
581 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
240 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
342 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
292 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
196 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
196 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
419 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
154 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3045 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1551 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2122 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1812 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1458 Morohashi
2393 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
373 New Nelson (John Haig)
1795 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1934 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
106 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
464 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1961 2001 Kanji
3k3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
4480.1 Four corner code
1-22-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5171 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
124 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 和 【ワ】 sum, harmony, peace, Japan, Japanese-style
  • 和歌 【ワカ】 waka, classic Japanese poem, esp. a tanka, often 31 morae
  • 講和 【コウワ】 reconciliation (between warring nations), (making of) peace
  • 英和 【エイワ】 English-Japanese, English-Japanese dictionary
  • 阿蘭陀 【オランダ】 Netherlands, Holland
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism), second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 和声 【ワセイ】 harmony, concord, consonance
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism), second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 諧和 【カイワ】 gentle mutual affection, harmony, harmony

Kun reading compounds

  • 和らぐ 【やわらぐ】 to soften, to calm down, to be eased, to be mitigated, to subside, to abate
  • 和らげる 【やわらげる】 to soften, to moderate, to relieve
  • 和む 【なごむ】 to be softened, to calm down
  • 和やか 【なごやか】 mild, calm, gentle, quiet, congenial, amicable, amiable, friendly, genial, harmonious, peaceful
  • 和える 【あえる】 to dress (vegetables, salad, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あい、 いず、 かず、 かつ、 かつり、 かづ、 たけ、 ち、 とも、 な、 にぎ、 まさ、 やす、 よし、 より、 わだこ、 わっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
he2, he4, huo2, huo4, huo5, hai1, he5
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • armonía
  • paz
  • estilo japonés
  • suavizar
  • calmar
  • tranquilo
  • armonioso

Portuguese

  • harmonia
  • estilo Japonês
  • paz
  • amaciar
  • Japão

French

  • harmonie
  • style japonais
  • paix
  • adoucir
  • Japon
338 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
440 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
416 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
151 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3268 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
277 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
412 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
638 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.5 Japanese for Busy People
124 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
124 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
352 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
326 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1450 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
769 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1044 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
906 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3490 Morohashi
1130 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
770 New Nelson (John Haig)
897 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
963 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
85 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
318 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2277 2001 Kanji
5d3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-3 SKIP code
2690.0 Four corner code
1-47-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
548c Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
country
Kun:
くに
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
3 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 国益 【コクエキ】 national interest
  • 国営 【コクエイ】 government management, state management
  • 最恵国 【サイケイコク】 most favored nation, most favoured nation, MFN
  • 異国 【イコク】 foreign country

Kun reading compounds

  • 国 【くに】 country, state, region, national government, central government, home (i.e. hometown, home country), province (of Japan), land, earth
  • 国人 【こくじん】 indigenous person, inhabitant of a country, local, native, local lords and samurai, daimyo who did not leave his domains to meet the shogun in Kyoto (during the Muromachi period)
  • お国 【おくに】 your native country, your hometown, my home country (i.e. Japan), countryside, country, daimyo's territory (Edo period)
  • 現国 【うつしくに】 world of mankind, this world

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guo2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • país

Portuguese

  • País
  • terra
  • nação

French

  • pays
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
136 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
8 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1037 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
111 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
36 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
745 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
40 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
344 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
588 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4752 Morohashi
3087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
950 New Nelson (John Haig)
581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
624 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
158 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
3s5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
6010.3 Four corner code
1-25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code