Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
dot
Parts:
round, full (month), perfection, -ship, pills, make round, roll up, curl up, seduce, explain away
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
542 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 丸 【ガン】 fishball, meatball, pill
  • 丸剤 【ガンザイ】 pill
  • 一丸 【イチガン】 one lump, one body, one group
  • 雷丸 【ライガン】 raigan (Omphalia lapidescens), parasitic fungus which grows on bamboo, used in Chinese medicine

Kun reading compounds

  • 丸 【まる】 circle, entirety, whole, full, complete, money, dough, moola, enclosure inside a castle's walls, soft-shelled turtle, suffix for ship names, suffix for names of people (esp. infants), suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc., suffix for names of dogs, horses, etc.
  • 丸い 【まるい】 round, circular, spherical, curved, smooth, harmonious, calm, peaceful, amiable, amicable
  • 本丸 【ほんまる】 inner citadel, core, center, centre, focus, crux
  • 鳳凰丸 【ほうおうまる】 Hōō Maru (Western-style Japanese frigate, launched in 1853)
  • 丸める 【まるめる】 to make round, to roll up, to curl up, to seduce, to cajole, to explain away, to round off (a fraction), to shave (one's head), to lump together
  • 丸い 【まるい】 round, circular, spherical, curved, smooth, harmonious, calm, peaceful, amiable, amicable
  • 丸石 【まるいし】 boulder, cobble

Readings

Japanese names:
ま、 わ、 わに
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wan2
Korean:
hwan

Spanish

  • redondo
  • circular
  • círculo
  • redondear

Portuguese

  • arredondar
  • cheio
  • mês
  • perfeição
  • -nave
  • pílulas
  • espiral para cima
  • seduzir

French

  • rond
  • arrondir
  • entier (mois)
  • pilule
  • perfection
  • suffixe des bateaux
  • se pelotonner
  • se rouler en boule
  • séduire
  • justifier
101 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
830 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
567 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
155 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
922 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
288 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
40 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
644 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
654 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
591 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
17 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4225 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2134 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2883 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
44 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
94 Morohashi
3417 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
34 New Nelson (John Haig)
44 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
44 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
82 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1657 2001 Kanji
0a3.28 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
5001.7 Four corner code
1-20-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e38 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
medicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit
Kun:
くすり
On:
ヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
702 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 薬 【ヤク】 dope, narcotic, drug
  • 薬価 【ヤッカ】 National Health Insurance drug price, NHI drug price
  • 製薬 【セイヤク】 medicine manufacture, drug manufacture
  • 医薬 【イヤク】 medicine, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau

Kun reading compounds

  • 薬 【くすり】 medicine, pharmaceuticals, (legal) drugs, pill, ointment, salve, efficacious chemical (gunpowder, pesticide, etc.), (pottery) glaze, (illegal) drug, narcotic, small bribe
  • 薬指 【くすりゆび】 ring finger, third finger, fourth finger (in piano-playing), fourth toe

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yao4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • medicina
  • droga

Portuguese

  • remédio
  • produto químico
  • esmalte
  • pólvora
  • benefício

French

  • médicament
  • produit chimique
  • émail
  • poudre à canon
  • bénéfice
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
420 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
398 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
541 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4074 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
323 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
247 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2568 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
359 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
360 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
315 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
672 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3011 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1539 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2100 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1752 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32188PX Morohashi
2375 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5224 New Nelson (John Haig)
1736 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1873 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
439 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k13.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
1-44-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85ac Unicode hex code