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

11 strokes (also 10)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
Kun:
-べ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
36 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 部 【ブ】 department (in an organization), division, bureau, club, part, component, element, category, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
  • 部位 【ブイ】 part, position (in a whole, i.e. body)
  • 情報部 【ジョウホウブ】 information bureau, intelligence department
  • 首脳部 【シュノウブ】 executives, top management, governing body

Readings

Japanese names:
とり、 ふ、 ぺ、 ま
Chinese:
bu4
Korean:
bu

Spanish

  • sección
  • departamento
  • parte
  • copia

Portuguese

  • seção
  • biro
  • departamento
  • classe
  • cópia
  • parte
  • porção
  • sufixo para contagem de jornais ou revistas

French

  • partie
  • bureau
  • service
  • classe
  • copie
  • section
  • portion
  • compteur de copies (presse)
504 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
407 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
384 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
37 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4767 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
282 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
969 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1418 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
86 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
86 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
53 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
762 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2111 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1099 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1498 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1862 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39460 Morohashi
1676 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6146 New Nelson (John Haig)
1845 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1988 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
52 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2d8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-3 SKIP code
1-8-2 SKIP code
0762.7 Four corner code
41-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90e8 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
open, unfold, unseal
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
59 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 開花 【カイカ】 flowers budding, blooming, flowering, showing results, becoming popular, blooming
  • 開演 【カイエン】 curtain raising, starting (e.g. play, concert)
  • 疎開 【ソカイ】 dispersal, evacuation, removal, spreading out (troops), deployment
  • 非公開 【ヒコウカイ】 private, exclusive, secret

Kun reading compounds

  • 開く 【ひらく】 to open, to undo, to unseal, to unpack, to bloom, to unfold, to spread out, to open (for business, e.g. in the morning), to be wide (gap, etc.), to widen, to hold (meeting, etc.), to give, to open, to found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.), to open (a new business), to set up, to establish, to start, to open (ports, borders, etc.), to open (an account), to open up (new land, path, etc.), to clear, to develop, to open (a file, etc.), to extract (root), to reduce (equation), to cut open (fish), to change (kanji into hiragana), to flare (e.g. skirt), to slacken (into a poor posture)
  • 開き 【ひらき】 opening, gap, dried and opened fish
  • 開き直る 【ひらきなおる】 to become defiant, to turn upon, to become serious
  • 開ける 【ひらける】 to open out (of a view, scenery, etc.), to spread out, to become clear (of a road, visibility, etc.), to open up, to improve (of luck, prospects, etc.), to get better, to develop (of a town, civilization, etc.), to become civilized, to modernize, to grow, to advance (of knowledge, ideas, etc.), to be sensible, to be understanding, to be enlightened, to open (of a new road, railway, etc.), to be opened to traffic, to become populous, to become densely built, to become bustling
  • 開く 【あく】 to open (e.g. doors), to open (e.g. business, etc.), to be empty, to be vacant, to be available, to be free, to be open (e.g. neckline, etc.), to have been opened (of one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to come to an end, to open (one's eyes, mouth, etc.), to have a hole, to form a gap, to have an interval (between events)
  • 開ける 【あける】 to open (a door, etc.), to unwrap (e.g. parcel, package), to unlock, to open (for business, etc.), to empty, to remove, to make space, to make room, to move out, to clear out, to be away from (e.g. one's house), to leave (temporarily), to dawn, to grow light, to end (of a period, season), to begin (of the New Year), to leave (one's schedule) open, to make time (for), to make (a hole), to open up (a hole)

Readings

Japanese names:
はる、 か、 ひらき
Chinese:
kai1
Korean:
gae

Spanish

  • abrir
  • desdoblar
  • dar comienzo
  • abrirse
  • estar abierto

Portuguese

  • abrir
  • desdobrar
  • deslacrar

French

  • ouvrir
  • s'ouvrir
  • briser le sceau
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
261 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
241 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
80 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4950 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
550 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
270 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1821 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
396 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
400 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
215 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1840 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4121 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2092 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2835 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1636 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41233 Morohashi
3321 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6393 New Nelson (John Haig)
1622 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1750 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
290 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
391 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3855 2001 Kanji
8e4.6 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-4 SKIP code
7744.1 Four corner code
19-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
958b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
footsteps
Parts:
Variants:
departure, discharge, publish, emit, start from, disclose, counter for gunshots
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
32 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 発 【ハツ】 departure, departing (from ...), departing (at time ...), sending, sent (by ...), sent (at ...), engine, counter for gunshots, bursts of gas, etc., counter for bullets, bombs, etc., counter for blows (punches)
  • 発 【ハツ】 green dragon tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of green dragon tiles
  • 偶発 【グウハツ】 sudden outbreak, accidental, incidental
  • 電源開発 【デンゲンカイハツ】 development of electrical power resources
  • 発議 【ハツギ】 proposal, motion, initiative
  • 発願 【ホツガン】 giving rise to the desire to save all sentient beings, praying, prayer

Kun reading compounds

  • 立つ 【たつ】 to stand, to rise, to stand up, to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position), to depart (on a plane, train, etc.)
  • 暴く 【あばく】 to disclose, to divulge, to expose, to open (and rob) a grave

Readings

Japanese names:
ば、 わ
Chinese:
fa1
Korean:
bal

Spanish

  • abrir
  • exponer
  • suceder

Portuguese

  • liberar
  • partida
  • publicar
  • emitir
  • a partir de
  • revelar

French

  • départ
  • décharge
  • dégagement
  • publier
  • émettre
  • partir de
  • divulguer
  • compteur de coups de feu
303 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
392 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
370 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
43 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3092 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
186 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
225 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
953 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
96 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
96 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
286 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1360 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3174 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1634 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1721 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22662P Morohashi
2565 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3860 New Nelson (John Haig)
1705 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1840 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
102 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
342 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3557 2001 Kanji
0a9.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
1241.5 Four corner code
40-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
767a 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

11 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
range, region, limits, stage, level
On:
イキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
396 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 域 【イキ】 region, limits, stage, level
  • 域外 【イキガイ】 outside the area
  • 空域 【クウイキ】 airspace
  • 聖域 【セイイキ】 sacred precincts, sanctuary, consecrated ground, holy ground, issue that is regarded as being off-limits, matter that is not up for discussion

Readings

Chinese:
yu4
Korean:
yeog

Spanish

  • rango
  • región
  • límite

Portuguese

  • série
  • região
  • limites
  • estágio
  • nível

French

  • zone
  • champ
  • région
  • limites
  • stade
  • niveau
828 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
809 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
670 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1085 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1017 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
434 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1290A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
970 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1002 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1072 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
376 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
559 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
341 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
421 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
362 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5158 Morohashi
465 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1030 New Nelson (John Haig)
356 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
380 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
919 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1459 2001 Kanji
3b8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
4315.0 Four corner code
16-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
57df Unicode hex code