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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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

9 strokes
Radical:
fragrance
Parts:
incense, smell, perfume
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
859 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 香 【コウ】 incense
  • 香水 【コウスイ】 perfume
  • 線香 【センコウ】 incense stick
  • 焼香 【ショウコウ】 burning (offer) incense
  • 香 【キョウ】 lance
  • 香車 【キョウシャ】 lance
  • 異香 【イキョウ】 great fragrance
  • 茴香 【ウイキョウ】 fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Kun reading compounds

  • 香 【か】 smell (esp. a good smell), fragrance, scent, aroma, perfume
  • 香り 【かおり】 aroma, fragrance, scent, smell
  • 腸香 【わたか】 wataka (Ischikauia steenackeri) (freshwater fish of the carp family)
  • 木の香 【きのか】 smell of new wood
  • 香り 【かおり】 aroma, fragrance, scent, smell
  • 香りがする 【かおりがする】 to smell, to smell of, to have a smell
  • 香る 【かおる】 to smell sweet, to be fragrant

Readings

Japanese names:
こ、 こお、 ひゃん、 よし
Chinese:
xiang1
Korean:
hyang

Spanish

  • incienso
  • perfume
  • fragancia
  • aroma
  • dar olor

Portuguese

  • incenso
  • cheiro
  • perfume

French

  • senteur
  • encens
  • parfum
1255 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
832 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5188 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1059 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1014 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
961 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1682 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1797 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1705 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1911 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3177 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1637 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2225 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
920 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
44518 Morohashi
2568 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6722 New Nelson (John Haig)
911 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
977 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1301 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2278 2001 Kanji
5d4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
2-1-8 SKIP code
2060.9 Four corner code
25-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9999 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
harbor
Kun:
みなと
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
495 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 港 【コウ】 harbour
  • 港内 【コウナイ】 inside the harbour, inside the harbor
  • 漁港 【ギョコウ】 fishing harbour, fishing harbor
  • 海港 【カイコウ】 port, seaport

Kun reading compounds

  • 港 【みなと】 harbour, harbor, port
  • 港区 【みなとく】 Harbour Ward (e.g. in Tokyo)

Readings

Chinese:
gang3
Korean:
hang, gang

Spanish

  • puerto
  • portuario

Portuguese

  • Porto (navios)

French

  • port
397 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
296 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
280 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
445 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2630 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
337 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
698 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1583 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.3 Japanese for Busy People
669 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
680 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
909 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1221 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
737 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
440 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
552 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1818 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17783P Morohashi
605 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3242 New Nelson (John Haig)
1800 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1940 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
397 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
356 2001 Kanji
3a9.13 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3411.7 Four corner code
25-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e2f Unicode hex code