Jisho

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4 strokes (also 3)
Radical:
slash 丿
Parts:
Variants:
destitution, scarce, limited
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1646 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 乏精子症 【ボウセイシショウ】 oligozoospermia, oligospermia
  • 乏尿 【ボウニョウ】 oliguria
  • 耐乏 【タイボウ】 austerity, voluntary privation
  • 困苦窮乏 【コンクキュウボウ】 hardships and privations

Kun reading compounds

  • 乏しい 【とぼしい】 meagre, meager, scarce, limited, destitute, hard up, lacking, scanty, poor
  • 乏しい 【とぼしい】 meagre, meager, scarce, limited, destitute, hard up, lacking, scanty, poor

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fa2
Korean:
pib

Spanish

  • escaso
  • limitado
  • pobre
  • insuficiente

Portuguese

  • privação
  • escasso
  • limitado

French

  • insuffisant
  • limité
  • indigent
1805 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1587 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
150 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
932 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1029 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
754 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
767 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
860 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
23 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2432 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1228 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1693 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1223 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
133 Morohashi
1933 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
46 New Nelson (John Haig)
1215 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1300 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1017 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2070 2001 Kanji
0a3.11 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
2-1-3 SKIP code
2-2-2 SKIP code
4-5-4 SKIP code
4-3-4 SKIP code
2-2-1 SKIP code
2-1-2 SKIP code
2030.7 Four corner code
1-43-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e4f Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
rice
Parts:
refined, ghost, fairy, energy, vitality, semen, excellence, purity, skill
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
752 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 精 【セイ】 spirit, sprite, nymph, energy, vigor (vigour), strength, fine details, semen
  • 精鋭 【セイエイ】 elite, best, pick, cream of the crop
  • 体外受精 【タイガイジュセイ】 in vitro fertilization, in vitro fertilisation, IVF
  • 受精 【ジュセイ】 fertilization, fertilisation, impregnation, pollination, insemination
  • 精霊 【ショウリョウ】 spirit of the deceased
  • 精進 【ショウジン】 concentration, diligence, devotion, asceticism, zeal in one's quest for enlightenment, adherence to a vegetarian diet
  • 無精 【ブショウ】 indolence, laziness, sloth
  • 水晶 【スイショウ】 (rock) crystal, high purity quartz

Kun reading compounds

  • 精げる 【しらげる】 to polish (rice), to refine, to purify
  • 詳しい 【くわしい】 detailed, full, minute, knowing very well, knowledgeable (about), well-acquainted (with), well-informed (about), familiar (with)

Readings

Japanese names:
きよ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jing1
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • refinar
  • purificar
  • preciso
  • detallado
  • vigor
  • energía
  • espíritu
  • esencia

Portuguese

  • refinado
  • fantasma
  • fada
  • energia
  • vitalidade
  • sêmen
  • excelência
  • pureza
  • habilidade

French

  • raffiné
  • fantôme
  • féérique
  • énergie
  • vitalité
  • sperme
  • excellence
  • pureté
  • habileté
647 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
748 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
725 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
672 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3480 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
457 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
806 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2131 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
659 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
670 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
877 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1500 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1729 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
924 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1248 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1549 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
26997P Morohashi
1366 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4411 New Nelson (John Haig)
1535 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1655 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
439 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
792 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1046 2001 Kanji
6b8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-8 SKIP code
9592.7 Four corner code
1-32-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7cbe Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, Edoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
1-27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
sickness
Parts:
symptoms, illness
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1111 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 症 【ショウ】 illness
  • 症候群 【ショウコウグン】 syndrome
  • 自閉症 【ジヘイショウ】 autism
  • 後遺症 【コウイショウ】 prognostic symptoms, after-effect

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zheng4, zheng1
Korean:
jeung

Spanish

  • síntoma
  • señal
  • enfermedad

Portuguese

  • sintomas
  • doença

French

  • symptôme
  • maladie
1397 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
955 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3039 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1563 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1545 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1318 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1400 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1363 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1350 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4065 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2062 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2794 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1701 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22140 Morohashi
3280 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3795 New Nelson (John Haig)
1685 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1816 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1369 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
573 2001 Kanji
5i5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-5-5 SKIP code
0011.1 Four corner code
1-30-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
75c7 Unicode hex code