Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
hook
Parts:
Variants:
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly
Kun:
ことつか.うつか.える
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
18 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 事 【ジ】 individual concrete phenomenon (as opposed to a general principle)
  • 事業 【ジギョウ】 project, enterprise, business, industry, operations, venture, service, act, deed, conduct
  • 商事 【ショウジ】 commercial affairs
  • 有事 【ユウジ】 emergency

Kun reading compounds

  • 事 【こと】 thing, matter, incident, occurrence, event, something serious, trouble, crisis, circumstances, situation, state of affairs, work, business, affair, after an inflectable word, creates a noun phrase indicating something the speaker does not feel close to, nominalizing suffix, pretending to ..., playing make-believe ..., alias, aka, nickname, alternative name, also known as
  • 事柄 【ことがら】 matter, thing, affair, circumstance
  • 神事 【しんじ】 Shinto ritual
  • いい事 【いいこと】 good thing, nice thing, good excuse, good grounds, good opportunity, interjection used to impress an idea or to urge a response
  • 仕える 【つかえる】 to serve, to work for, to attend

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • cosa
  • hecho
  • asunto
  • acción

Portuguese

  • matéria
  • coisa
  • fato
  • negócios
  • razão
  • possivelmente

French

  • fait
  • chose
  • matière
  • affaire
  • raison
  • peut-être
230 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
309 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
293 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
32 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
272 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
73 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
108 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
768 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
80 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
80 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
237 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
30 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4384 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2220 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2986 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1164 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
241 Morohashi
3567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
71 New Nelson (John Haig)
1156 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1240 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
10 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
300 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1547 2001 Kanji
0a8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
4-8-3 SKIP code
5000.7 Four corner code
27-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e8b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
in front, before
Kun:
まえ-まえ
On:
ゼン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
27 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 前 【ゼン】 the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"), previous, one-time, former, pre- (e.g. "premodern"), before, earlier
  • 前衛 【ゼンエイ】 advance guard, vanguard, avant-garde (e.g. music)
  • 中前 【チュウゼン】 front of center field, front of centre field
  • 風前 【フウゼン】 where the wind blows

Kun reading compounds

  • 前 【まえ】 ago, before (some event), previously, (minutes) to (the hour), in front (of), before (e.g. the house), head (of a line), front (e.g. of a bus), fore part, in the presence of, helping, portion, privates, private parts
  • 前売り 【まえうり】 advance sale, booking
  • 左前 【ひだりまえ】 wearing a kimono with the right side over the left (normally used only for the dead), going badly (one's business, one's fortune, the economy), being in a bad financial situation, front left, front and left, before and left
  • 出前 【でまえ】 home delivery (of food), outside catering

Readings

Japanese names:
さき、 さと、 まい
Chinese:
qian2
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • antes
  • delante de

Portuguese

  • em frente
  • antes

French

  • devant
  • avant
102 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
177 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
159 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
38 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
595 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
139 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
23 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
47 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
47 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
29 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
196 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2819 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1453 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1957 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
296 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2011X Morohashi
2266 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
490 New Nelson (John Haig)
290 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
309 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
53 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
182 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
943 2001 Kanji
2o7.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
2-2-7 SKIP code
8022.1 Four corner code
33-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
524d Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
examination, investigate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
290 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 検閲 【ケンエツ】 censorship, inspection, examination
  • 検疫 【ケンエキ】 quarantine, medical inspection
  • 送検 【ソウケン】 sending the person accused to the prosecutor
  • 最高検 【サイコウケン】 Public Prosecutor's Office

Readings

Chinese:
jian3
Korean:
geom

Spanish

  • examinar
  • investigar
  • analizar

Portuguese

  • examinar
  • investigar

French

  • examen
  • inspection
771 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
690 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
663 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
351 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2304 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
785 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
638 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
531 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
540 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
792 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1101 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1241 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
674 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
898 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1689 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15065P Morohashi
986 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2752 New Nelson (John Haig)
1673 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1803 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
473 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
752 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1863 2001 Kanji
4a8.28 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-8 SKIP code
4893.6 Four corner code
24-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
691c Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
gate
Parts:
Variants:
review, inspection, revision
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1855 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 閲 【エツ】 inspection (esp. of a document), stamp of approval (for a document)
  • 閲覧 【エツラン】 inspection, reading, perusal, browsing (the web)
  • 観閲 【カンエツ】 inspection (of troops)
  • 内閲 【ナイエツ】 private perusal

Kun reading compounds

  • 閲する 【えっする】 to inspect, to examine, to check, to elapse, to pass (time)

Readings

Chinese:
yue4
Korean:
yeol

Spanish

  • inspección
  • revisión
  • examen
  • paso del tiempo

Portuguese

  • revier
  • inspeção
  • revisão

French

  • revue
  • inspection
  • révision
1023 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1815 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4961 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1261 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1864 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1369 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1456 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1719 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1846 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4132 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2101 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2845 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1632 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41341P Morohashi
3330 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6404 New Nelson (John Haig)
1618 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1745 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1813 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3857 2001 Kanji
8e7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-7 SKIP code
7721.6 Four corner code
17-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
95b2 Unicode hex code