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

4 strokes
Radical:
hiding enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
ward, district
On:
オウコウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
137 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 区 【ク】 ward, district, section
  • 区域 【クイキ】 limits, boundary, domain, zone, sphere, territory, area (e.g. in programming languages)
  • 学区 【ガック】 school district, school area
  • 鉱区 【コウク】 mining area, mine lot

Readings

Chinese:
qu1, ou1
Korean:
gu, u

Spanish

  • barrio
  • distrito
  • sección

Portuguese

  • waº
  • distrito

French

  • circonscription
  • arrondissement
591 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
282 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
465 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
67 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
757 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
168 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
131 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
183 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
183 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
548 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
233 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3681 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1879 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2559 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1712 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2674 Morohashi
2963 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
585 New Nelson (John Haig)
1696 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1831 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
243 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3475 2001 Kanji
2t2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
7171.4 Four corner code
22-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
533a Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
pedestal, a stand, counter for machines and vehicles
Kun:
うてなわれつかさ
On:
ダイタイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
262 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 台 【ダイ】 stand, rack, table, bench, podium, pedestal, platform, stage, support, holder, rack, counter for machines, incl. vehicles, setting (e.g. in jewellery), level (e.g. price level), range (e.g. after physical units), period (of time, e.g. a decade of one's life), elevated area, viewing platform, dish tray, meal, tall building, tower
  • 台車 【ダイシャ】 platform truck, hand truck, trolley, dolly, cart, (railway) truck, bogie, flatcar, wagon, waggon
  • 管区気象台 【カンクキショウダイ】 district meteorological observatory
  • 気象台 【キショウダイ】 meteorological observatory
  • 台 【タイ】 Taiwan
  • 台頭 【タイトウ】 rise (e.g. of a movement), emergence, rearing one's head, gaining prominence, coming to the fore, gaining power, gathering strength
  • 屋台 【ヤタイ】 cart (esp. a food cart), stall, stand, festival float, portable shrine dedicated to a god and shaped like a house, dancing platform, stage prop fashioned after a large building, framework (of a house, etc.), house (esp. a small and miserable house)
  • 最後の舞台 【サイゴノブタイ】 final performance, swan song, last act

Kun reading compounds

  • 台 【うてな】 tower, stand, pedestal, calyx
  • 弾正台 【だんじょうだい】 Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (1869-1871 CE), Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (under the ritsuryo system)

Readings

Chinese:
tai2, tai1
Korean:
tae, i

Spanish

  • estante
  • banco
  • tribuna
  • pedestal
  • contador para maquinas y vehículos

Portuguese

  • pedestal
  • stand
  • sufixo para contagem de para máquinas e veículos

French

  • piédestal
  • socle
  • compteur de voitures ou machines
272 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
183 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
166 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
216 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
848 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
290 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
134 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
276 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.2 Japanese for Busy People
492 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
501 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
532 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
280 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2498 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1265 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1731 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
752 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3246 Morohashi
2005 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
699 New Nelson (John Haig)
744 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
805 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
436 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
111 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2777 2001 Kanji
3d2.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
2360.0 Four corner code
34-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53f0 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
south
Kun:
みなみ
On:
ナン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
341 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 南 【ナン】 south wind tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of south wind tiles
  • 南海 【ナンカイ】 southern sea
  • 東南 【トウナン】 south-east
  • 西南 【セイナン】 south-west
  • 南 【ナン】 south wind tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of south wind tiles
  • 南海 【ナンカイ】 southern sea

Kun reading compounds

  • 南 【みなみ】 south
  • 南アフリカ 【みなみアフリカ】 South Africa
  • 東南 【とうなん】 south-east
  • 西南 【せいなん】 south-west

Readings

Japanese names:
なみ、 は、 みな、 みまみ
Chinese:
nan2, na1
Korean:
nam

Spanish

  • Sur

Portuguese

  • sul

French

  • sud
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
208 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
190 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
205 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
778 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
157 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
29 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
912 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
74 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
74 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
41 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
247 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2584 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1320 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1791 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1627 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2750 Morohashi
2082 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
619 New Nelson (John Haig)
1613 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1740 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
401 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
186 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1553 2001 Kanji
2k7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
4022.7 Four corner code
38-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5357 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
market, city, town
Kun:
いち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
42 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 市 【シ】 city
  • 市営 【シエイ】 municipal management (transport, housing, etc.), city facility management
  • 同市 【ドウシ】 same city
  • 田園都市 【デンエントシ】 rural or garden city

Kun reading compounds

  • 市 【いち】 market, fair
  • 市中 【しちゅう】 in the city
  • 骨董市 【こっとういち】 antique market, flea market
  • 草市 【くさいち】 flower market during obon

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 ち
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
si

Spanish

  • mercado
  • ciudad

Portuguese

  • mercado
  • cidade

French

  • marché
  • ville
  • cité
222 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
144 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
130 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
78 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
284 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
119 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
162 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
195 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
181 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
181 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
547 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
556 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2487 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1258 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1724 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
419 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8775 Morohashi
1993 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1549 New Nelson (John Haig)
412 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
440 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
305 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
109 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2j3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
27-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e02 Unicode hex code