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

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, of the
  • 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 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, (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

西

6 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
Variants:
west, Spain
Kun:
にし
On:
セイサイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
259 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 西 【セイ】 Spain
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 南西 【ナンセイ】 southwest
  • 北北西 【ホクホクセイ】 north-northwest
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 西方 【セイホウ】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 西瓜 【スイカ】 watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
  • 西班牙 【スペイン】 Spain

Kun reading compounds

  • 西 【にし】 west
  • 西方 【せいほう】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 南西 【なんせい】 southwest
  • 東は東西は西 【ひがしはひがしにしはにし】 East is East, and West is West

Readings

Japanese names:
いり、 ひし、 むら
Chinese:
xi1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • Oeste
  • España

Portuguese

  • oeste
  • Espanha

French

  • Ouest
  • Espagne
96 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
152 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
167 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4273 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
28 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
83 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
336 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
72 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
72 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1638 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2193 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2951 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1616 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34763 Morohashi
3520 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5514 New Nelson (John Haig)
1602 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1728 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
198 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
128 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3275 2001 Kanji
0a6.20 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-1 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
32-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
897f Unicode hex code

1 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
one, one radical (no.1)
Kun:
ひと-ひと.つ
On:
イチイツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
2 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 一 【イチ】 one, best, first, foremost, beginning, start, ace (playing card), bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.)
  • 一位 【イチイ】 first place, first rank, unit's position, Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata)
  • 均一 【キンイツ】 uniformity, equality
  • 1対1 【イチタイイチ】 one-to-one, one-on-one
  • 一に 【イツニ】 solely, entirely, only, or
  • 一形式 【イツケイシキ】 one form (of), a form of
  • 均一 【キンイツ】 uniformity, equality
  • 画一 【カクイツ】 uniformity, standardization, standardisation

Kun reading compounds

  • 一つ 【ひとつ】 one, for one thing, only, (not) even, just (e.g. "just try it")
  • 一つ一つ 【ひとつひとつ】 one-by-one, separately, in detail

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 い、 いっ、 いる、 かつ、 かづ、 てん、 はじめ、 ひ、 ひとつ、 まこと
Chinese:
yi1
Korean:
il

Spanish

  • uno
  • 1

Portuguese

  • um

French

  • un
  • radical un (no. 1)
1 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
1 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
4 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
2 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4148 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2105 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2850 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1 Morohashi
3341 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 New Nelson (John Haig)
1 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3072 2001 Kanji
0a1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-1-4 SKIP code
1000.0 Four corner code
16-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e00 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
field
Parts:
Variants:
male
Kun:
おとこ
On:
ダンナン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
240 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 男児 【ダンジ】 boy, son, man
  • 男子 【ダンシ】 youth, young man
  • 既男 【キダン】 married man
  • 喪男 【モオトコ】 unpopular man, man who isn't well-liked by women
  • 男 【ナン】 son
  • 男女 【ダンジョ】 men and women, man and woman, both sexes, both genders
  • 一男 【イチナン】 boy, eldest son
  • 次男 【ジナン】 second son

Kun reading compounds

  • 男 【おとこ】 man, male, fellow, guy, chap, bloke, male lover, boyfriend, man, manliness, manly honor, manly honour, manly reputation
  • 男の子 【おとこのこ】 boy, male child, baby boy
  • 年男 【としおとこ】 Man of the Year, referring to a man born in a year with the same Chinese zodiac sign as the current year
  • 山男 【やまおとこ】 giant, woodsman, alpinist
  • 雄 【お】 male, manly, brave, heroic, larger (of the two), greater, man, husband
  • 男 【おとこ】 man, male, fellow, guy, chap, bloke, male lover, boyfriend, man, manliness, manly honor, manly honour, manly reputation
  • 愛上男 【あいうえお】 skilled male lover
  • 毒男 【どくお】 (2-ch term) lonely heart, male virgin, loser, geek

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
nan2
Korean:
nam

Spanish

  • masculino
  • hombre

Portuguese

  • masculino

French

  • homme
  • mâle
109 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
42 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
54 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
228 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2996 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
63 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
72 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
495 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
101 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
101 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
67 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1334 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3147 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1613 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2199 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
867 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21730 Morohashi
2542 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3731 New Nelson (John Haig)
859 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
923 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
203 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
66 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3645 2001 Kanji
5f2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
6042.7 Four corner code
35-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7537 Unicode hex code