Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
hook
Parts:
Variants:
beforehand, previous, myself, I
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
180 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 予 【ヨ】 I, me
  • 予感 【ヨカン】 presentiment, premonition, hunch, to have a premonition, to have a hunch
  • 起訴猶予 【キソユウヨ】 suspension of indictment, leaving charge on the file
  • 執行猶予 【シッコウユウヨ】 stay of execution, suspended sentence

Kun reading compounds

  • 予め 【あらかじめ】 beforehand, in advance, previously

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yu2, yu3
Korean:
yeo

Spanish

  • de antemano
  • previo

Portuguese

  • de antemão
  • prévio
  • eu mesmo
  • Eu

French

  • auparavant
  • à l'avance
  • moi
  • je
525 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
425 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
403 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
160 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
271 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
531 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
294 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
62 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
393 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
397 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
403 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
275 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2477 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1253 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1719 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1607 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
231 Morohashi
1983 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
68 New Nelson (John Haig)
1593 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1719 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
283 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
245 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3553 2001 Kanji
0a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
2-3-1 SKIP code
1720.2 Four corner code
1-45-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e88 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
promise, approximately, shrink
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
94 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 約 【ヤク】 approximately, about, promise, appointment, engagement, shortening, reduction, simplification, contraction (in phonetics)
  • 約束 【ヤクソク】 promise, agreement, arrangement, one's word, contract, pact, appointment, engagement, date, convention, rule, destiny, fate
  • 締約 【テイヤク】 conclusion of a treaty
  • 成約 【セイヤク】 conclusion of a contract

Kun reading compounds

  • 約まる 【つづまる】 to compress, to shrink
  • 約める 【つづめる】 to abridge, to shorten, to economize
  • 約やか 【つづまやか】 concise, brief, humble, frugal, modest, discrete

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yue1, yao1
Korean:
yag, yo

Spanish

  • promesa
  • aproximadamente
  • encogerse
  • economizar

Portuguese

  • promessa
  • aproximadamente
  • recuar

French

  • environ
  • promettre
  • abréger
  • raccourcir
726 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
621 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
591 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
137 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3499 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
451 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
808 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
211 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
211 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
381 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1516 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1632 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1177 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1374 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27242X Morohashi
1280 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4440 New Nelson (John Haig)
1362 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1462 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
258 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
534 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2752 2001 Kanji
6a3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
2792.0 Four corner code
1-44-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d04 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
word, speech, language
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
301 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 語 【ゴ】 word, language, speech
  • 語学 【ゴガク】 study of foreign languages, linguistics
  • 標語 【ヒョウゴ】 motto, slogan, catchword
  • 造語 【ゾウゴ】 coined word, coinage, neologism

Kun reading compounds

  • 語る 【かたる】 to talk about, to speak of, to tell, to narrate, to recite, to chant, to indicate, to show
  • 語るに落ちる 【かたるにおちる】 to let slip a secret, to let the cat out of the bag
  • 語らう 【かたらう】 to talk, to tell, to recite, to pledge, to conspire with

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yu3, yu4
Korean:
eo

Spanish

  • palabra
  • discurso
  • lenguaje
  • hablar
  • conversar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • palavra
  • discurso
  • língua

French

  • langage
  • mot
  • raconter
209 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
112 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
274 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4374 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
231 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
87 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2136 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
67 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
67 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
154 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1685 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1944 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1402 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
353 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35533 Morohashi
1543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5628 New Nelson (John Haig)
347 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
371 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
211 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
231 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0166.1 Four corner code
1-24-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a9e Unicode hex code