Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
substitute, change, convert, replace, period, age, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., generation, charge, rate, fee
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
66 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 代 【ダイ】 charge, cost, price, generation, age, (school) year, cohort, reign, era, a representative of, on behalf of, for (someone), switchboard number, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., counter for generations (of inheritors to a throne, etc.), proxy application company, pronoun
  • 代官 【ダイカン】 local governor (Edo period), local magistrate, bailiff, deputy official (Middle Ages), acting administrator
  • 大時代 【オオジダイ】 old-fashioned, antiquated, anachronistic
  • 次代 【ジダイ】 the next era
  • 代謝 【タイシャ】 metabolism, renewal, regeneration, replacing the old with the new
  • 代赭 【タイシャ】 red ocher (ochre)
  • 永代 【エイタイ】 permanence, eternity
  • 希代 【キタイ】 uncommon, rare, extraordinary, matchless

Kun reading compounds

  • 替わる 【かわる】 to succeed, to relieve, to replace, to take the place of, to substitute for, to take over for, to represent, to hand over (telephone), to be exchanged, to change (places with), to switch
  • 代わる代わる 【かわるがわる】 alternately, by turns
  • 替わる 【かわる】 to succeed, to relieve, to replace, to take the place of, to substitute for, to take over for, to represent, to hand over (telephone), to be exchanged, to change (places with), to switch
  • 代わる代わる 【かわるがわる】 alternately, by turns
  • 代わり 【かわり】 substitute, replacement, substituting, replacing, stand-in, proxy, alternate, deputy, relief, successor, compensation, exchange, return, another helping, second helping, seconds, refill, upcoming program, upcoming programme
  • 代わり合う 【かわりあう】 to relieve each other, to take turns (to do)
  • 代わり 【かわり】 substitute, replacement, substituting, replacing, stand-in, proxy, alternate, deputy, relief, successor, compensation, exchange, return, another helping, second helping, seconds, refill, upcoming program, upcoming programme
  • 代わり合う 【かわりあう】 to relieve each other, to take turns (to do)
  • 換える 【かえる】 to replace, to exchange, to interchange, to substitute
  • 世 【よ】 world, society, public, life, lifetime, age, era, period, epoch, generation, reign, rule, the times, world (of existence)
  • 代々 【よよ】 for generations, from generation to generation, generation after generation, through the ages
  • 千代 【ちよ】 thousand years, very long period, forever
  • 君が代 【きみがよ】 Imperial reign, Kimigayo (Japanese national anthem)
  • 代 【しろ】 substitution, material, price, margin (e.g. for stapling, etc.), area required for something, shiro (unit of land area equal to one-fiftieth of a tan; approx. 19.83 m.sq.)
  • 代物 【しろもの】 article, goods, product, fine thing, fellow, affair, stuff, prostitute, price, cost, money
  • 地代 【ちだい】 land rent
  • 阿代 【あしろ】 Ophidion asiro (species of cusk eel)

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dai4
Korean:
dae

Spanish

  • generación
  • reinado
  • sustituir
  • reemplazar
  • relevar

Portuguese

  • substituto
  • mudança
  • convertido
  • repor
  • período
  • idade
  • geração
  • carga
  • valor
  • taxa

French

  • substituer
  • changer
  • convertir
  • remplacer
  • période
  • âge
  • ère
  • génération
  • montant d'argent
  • taux
  • prix
  • redevance
463 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
358 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
338 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
68 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
364 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
85 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
111 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
125 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
256 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
256 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
413 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
61 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
34 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
18 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
18 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1014 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
386 Morohashi
30 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
125 New Nelson (John Haig)
1005 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1080 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
87 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
257 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2156 2001 Kanji
2a3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-3 SKIP code
2324.0 Four corner code
1-34-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4ee3 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
two
Parts:
five
Kun:
いついつ.つ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
31 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 五 【ゴ】 five, 5
  • 5月 【ゴガツ】 May, fifth month of the lunar calendar
  • 端午 【タンゴ】 Boys' Day celebration (May 5), Dragon Boat Festival (China)
  • 第五 【ダイゴ】 fifth

Kun reading compounds

  • 五 【ご】 five, 5
  • 五つ 【いつつ】 five, five years of age, eight o'clock (old time system)
  • 五つ 【いつつ】 five, five years of age, eight o'clock (old time system)
  • 五つ子 【いつつご】 quintuplets

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 さ、 さつ、 ち、 ふ、 み、 め
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wu3
Korean:
o

Spanish

  • cinco
  • 5

Portuguese

  • cinco

French

  • cinq
5 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
5 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
19 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
14 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
15 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
7 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
10 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
91 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
7 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
7 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
5 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
32 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4244 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2142 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2892 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
5 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
257 Morohashi
3436 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
77 New Nelson (John Haig)
5 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
5 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
40 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
23 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3173 2001 Kanji
0a4.27 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-1 SKIP code
1010.7 Four corner code
1-24-62 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e94 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
barbarian, foreign
Kun:
なんぞ
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1995 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 胡散 【ウサン】 suspicious
  • 胡散臭い 【ウサンクサイ】 suspicious-looking, shady, questionable, dubious, fishy
  • 胡 【コ】 barbarian tribes surrounding ancient China
  • 胡座 【アグラ】 sitting cross-legged (i.e. Indian style)
  • 柴胡 【サイコ】 Bupleurum root, Radix Bupleuri
  • 京胡 【キョウコ】 jinghu (2-stringed Chinese instrument played with a bow)
  • 誤魔化す 【ゴマカス】 to deceive, to cheat, to swindle, to falsify, to misrepresent, to lie about, to tamper with, to doctor, to cook, to evade (a question, taxes, etc.), to dodge, to gloss over (a mistake, fault, etc.), to smooth over, to get one's way out of (a difficult situation), to explain away, to embezzle, to pocket
  • 胡麻 【ゴマ】 sesame seeds, sesame (Sesamum indicum)

Readings

Japanese names:
えびす、 くる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hu2
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • bárbaro
  • extranjero

Portuguese

French

3753 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
879 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2206 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1467 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
623 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1057 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
29400 Morohashi
4792 New Nelson (John Haig)
2470 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2537 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4b5.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-4 SKIP code
4762.0 Four corner code
1-24-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
80e1 Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
ten
Kun:
とお
On:
ジュウジッジュッ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
8 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 十 【ジュウ】 ten, 10, ten years of age, book containing a collection of poems
  • 十一 【ジュウイチ】 eleven, 11, jack
  • 90 【キュウジュウ】 ninety, 90
  • 第十 【ダイジュウ】 tenth
  • 十種競技 【ジッシュキョウギ】 decathlon
  • 十指 【ジッシ】 the ten fingers
  • 十指 【ジッシ】 the ten fingers
  • 十回 【ジッカイ】 ten times

Kun reading compounds

  • 十 【じゅう】 ten, 10, ten years of age, book containing a collection of poems
  • 10日 【とおか】 10th day of the month, ten days
  • 釈迦十 【しゃかじゅう】 10 of batons (in mekuri karuta)
  • 十 【じゅう】 ten, 10, ten years of age, book containing a collection of poems
  • 10日 【とおか】 10th day of the month, ten days
  • 算盤 【そろばん】 abacus, soroban, calculation (esp. of profit and loss), reckoning

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 か、 ぎ、 さ、 し、 そ、 そう、 ち、 とう、 ね、 ま、 る、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi2
Korean:
sib

Spanish

  • diez
  • 10

Portuguese

  • dez

French

  • dix
10 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
10 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
33 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
5 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
768 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
12 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
25 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
18 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
12 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
12 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
10 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
239 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4172 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2110 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2855 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
10 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2695 Morohashi
3365 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
598 New Nelson (John Haig)
10 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
10 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
22 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
6 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1455 2001 Kanji
2k0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-3 SKIP code
4000.0 Four corner code
1-29-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5341 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
eight
Parts:
six
Kun:
む.つむっ.つむい
On:
ロクリク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
93 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 六 【ロク】 six, 6
  • 6月 【ロクガツ】 June, sixth month of the lunar calendar
  • 十六 【ジュウロク】 16, sixteen
  • 才六 【サイロク】 kid, brat, person from Kansai
  • 六官 【リクカン】 six ministries (of Zhou-dynasty China)
  • 六気 【ロッキ】 yin, yang, wind, rain, darkness, light, cold, heat, dryness, dampness, wind, fire, six emotions (joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure, love, hate)

Kun reading compounds

  • 六 【ろく】 six, 6
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), impossible, unfeasible, fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky
  • 六つ 【むっつ】 six, six years of age, six o'clock (old time system)
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), impossible, unfeasible, fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky
  • 六つ 【むっつ】 six, six years of age, six o'clock (old time system)
  • 6日 【むいか】 6th day of the month, six days
  • 六日間戦争 【むいかかんせんそう】 Six-Day War (June 5-10, 1967), Third Arab-Israeli War

Readings

Japanese names:
く、 むつ、 ろっ、 ろつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
liu4, lu4
Korean:
ryug

Spanish

  • seis
  • 6

Portuguese

  • seis

French

  • six
6 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
6 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
76 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
20 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
283 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
8 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
19 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
61 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
8 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
8 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
6 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
153 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2461 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1244 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1710 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
6 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1453 Morohashi
1965 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
371 New Nelson (John Haig)
6 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
6 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
124 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
24 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
461 2001 Kanji
2j2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
0080.0 Four corner code
1-47-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
516d Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
country
Kun:
くに
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
3 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 国益 【コクエキ】 national interest
  • 国営 【コクエイ】 government management, state management
  • 最恵国 【サイケイコク】 most favored nation, most favoured nation, MFN
  • 異国 【イコク】 foreign country

Kun reading compounds

  • 国 【くに】 country, state, region, national government, central government, home (i.e. hometown, home country), province (of Japan), land, earth
  • 国人 【こくじん】 indigenous person, inhabitant of a country, local, native, local lords and samurai, daimyo who did not leave his domains to meet the shogun in Kyoto (during the Muromachi period)
  • お国 【おくに】 your native country, your hometown, my home country (i.e. Japan), countryside, country, daimyo's territory (Edo period)
  • 現国 【うつしくに】 world of mankind, this world

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guo2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • país

Portuguese

  • País
  • terra
  • nação

French

  • pays
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
136 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
8 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1037 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
111 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
36 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
745 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
40 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
344 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
588 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4752 Morohashi
3087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
950 New Nelson (John Haig)
581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
624 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
158 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
3s5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
6010.3 Four corner code
1-25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code