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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 代 【ダイ】 charge, cost, price, generation, age, 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】 Edo-period prefectural governor (magistrate, bailiff)
  • 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 【だいだい】 for generations, hereditary, generation after generation
  • 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
  • 阿代 【あしろ】 Ophidion asiro (species of cusk eel)
  • 食い代 【くいしろ】 food expenses

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
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
34-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4ee3 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
step
Parts:
duty, war, campaign, drafted labor, office, service, role
On:
ヤクエキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
315 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 役 【ヤク】 use, service, role, post, position, scoring combination (e.g. in mahjong, card games, etc.), meld, hand
  • 役員 【ヤクイン】 officer, official, executive, staff
  • 悪役 【アクヤク】 villain, baddie, the villain's part
  • 大役 【タイヤク】 important task, important role, great duty, important mission, major part (e.g. in a movie)
  • 役 【エキ】 war, campaign, battle, unpaid work (ritsuryo system), forced labor
  • 役務 【エキム】 labor, labour, service
  • 荷役 【ニエキ】 handling cargo, loading and unloading
  • 就役 【シュウエキ】 placed in commission, entering servitude

Readings

Japanese names:
ちゃく
Chinese:
yi4
Korean:
yeog

Spanish

  • oficio
  • deber
  • servicio
  • papel
  • (guerra)

Portuguese

  • dever
  • guerra
  • campanha
  • esboço
  • escritório
  • serviço
  • papel

French

  • rôle
  • fonctions
  • guerre
  • campagne
  • corvée
  • poste
  • service
324 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
419 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
397 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
315 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1598 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
171 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
519 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
368 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
375 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
376 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
609 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
620 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
288 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
217 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
893 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10057 Morohashi
244 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1726 New Nelson (John Haig)
884 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
949 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
266 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
290 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2068 2001 Kanji
3i4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
2724.7 Four corner code
44-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f79 Unicode hex code