Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
responsibility, duty, term, entrust to, appoint
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
217 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 任 【ニン】 obligation, duty, charge, responsibility
  • 任意 【ニンイ】 optional, voluntary, arbitrary, random, discretionary, facultative, spontaneous, any, arbitrary
  • 再任 【サイニン】 reappointment
  • 在任 【ザイニン】 being in office

Kun reading compounds

  • 任せる 【まかせる】 to entrust (e.g. a task) to another, to leave to, to passively leave to someone else's facilities, to leave to take its natural course, to continue (something) in a natural fashion (without particular aim), to rely fully on one's (full strength, great ability, long time taken) to get something done
  • 任す 【まかす】 to entrust, to leave to a person

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 とう、 ひで
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ren4, ren2
Korean:
im

Spanish

  • responsabilidad
  • deber
  • confiar a
  • dejar a cargo de

Portuguese

  • responsabilidade
  • dever
  • termo
  • confiar para
  • nomear

French

  • responsabilité
  • devoir
  • terme
  • confier à
  • nommer
688 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
785 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
764 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
310 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
374 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
414 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
307 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
235 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
334 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
334 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
639 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
69 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
57 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
37 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
38 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1012 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
416 Morohashi
53 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
136 New Nelson (John Haig)
1003 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1078 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
349 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
662 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2172 2001 Kanji
2a4.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-4 SKIP code
2221.4 Four corner code
1-39-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4efb Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
idea, mind, heart, taste, thought, desire, care, liking
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
99 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 意 【イ】 feelings, thoughts, meaning
  • 意外 【イガイ】 unexpected, surprising
  • 賛意 【サンイ】 approval, assent
  • 総意 【ソウイ】 consensus, collective will, collective opinion

Readings

Japanese names:
もと、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi4
Korean:
eui

Spanish

  • idea
  • sentimiento
  • razón
  • intención

Portuguese

  • idéia
  • mente
  • coração
  • gosto
  • pensamento
  • desejo
  • atenção

French

  • idée
  • esprit
  • coeur
  • pensée
  • attention
  • goût
  • désir
155 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
246 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
226 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
118 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5113 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
225 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
176 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2007 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
132 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
132 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
291 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
791 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2650 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1352 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1834 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
615 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10921 Morohashi
2136 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1926 New Nelson (John Haig)
608 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
654 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
86 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
416 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
458 2001 Kanji
5b8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-11 SKIP code
2-5-8 SKIP code
0033.6 Four corner code
1-16-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
610f Unicode hex code

15 strokes (also 14)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
elect, select, choose, prefer
Kun:
えら.ぶえ.るよ.る
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
57 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 選 【セン】 selection, choice, choosing, picking, election
  • 選挙 【センキョ】 election
  • 抽選 【チュウセン】 lottery, raffle, drawing (of lots)
  • 公選 【コウセン】 public election

Kun reading compounds

  • 選ぶ 【えらぶ】 to choose, to select
  • 選ぶところがない 【えらぶところがない】 being the same thing (as), being indistinguishable (from)
  • 選る 【よる】 to choose, to select
  • 選る 【よる】 to choose, to select

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xuan3
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • elegir
  • seleccionar

Portuguese

  • eleger
  • selecionar
  • escolher
  • preferir

French

  • élection
  • sélection
  • choisir
  • préférer
449 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
556 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
527 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
105 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4744 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
522 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
967 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2419 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
800 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
814 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
264 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
721 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3931 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2026 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2734 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1822 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39127P Morohashi
3169 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6114 New Nelson (John Haig)
1804 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1944 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
341 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
626 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3561 2001 Kanji
2q12.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-12 SKIP code
3-2-12 SKIP code
3730.8 Four corner code
1-33-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9078 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
Variants:
choose, select, elect, prefer
Kun:
えら.ぶ
On:
タク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
847 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 択 【タク】 counter for choices, options, etc.
  • 択一 【タクイツ】 choosing one from among several, multiple choice
  • 一択 【イッタク】 (only) one option, one possible choice
  • 性選択 【セイセンタク】 sexual selection

Kun reading compounds

  • 選ぶ 【えらぶ】 to choose, to select

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ze2, zhai2
Korean:
taeg

Spanish

  • elegir
  • seleccionar
  • escoger

Portuguese

  • escolher
  • selecionar
  • eleger
  • preferir

French

  • choisir
  • sélectionner
  • élire
  • préférer
1551 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1413 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1845 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1096 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1341 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
382 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
993 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1030 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
764 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
861 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
299 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
191 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
227 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1083 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11902P Morohashi
255 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2082 New Nelson (John Haig)
1074 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1155 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1127 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1362 2001 Kanji
3c4.21 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
5708.7 Four corner code
1-34-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
629e Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
posture, build, pretend
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
316 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 構成 【コウセイ】 composition, construction, formation, makeup, structure, organization, organisation
  • 構図 【コウズ】 composition
  • 遺構 【イコウ】 (archaeological) remains, remnants (of ancient structures), ancient foundation
  • 外構え 【ソトガマエ】 outward appearance (of a house), exterior, external structure (of a building; e.g. gate, fence, garage), exterior structure

Kun reading compounds

  • 構える 【かまえる】 to set up (a house, store, etc.), to build, to establish, to run, to maintain, to have at the ready (e.g. a gun), to hold in preparation (e.g. a camera), to prepare in advance (e.g. a meal), to adopt a posture, to assume a stance, to stand ready, to be poised for, to put on an air, to assume an attitude, to stiffen, to tense up, to become formal, to fabricate in order to deceive, to make up, to feign, to plan, to scheme
  • 構う 【かまう】 to mind, to care about, to be concerned about, to have a regard for, to be an issue, to matter, to create inconvenience, to keep company, to care for, to look after, to entertain, to pay attention to, to spend time with, to interfere with, to meddle in, to tease, to banish, to prohibit
  • 構うものか 【かまうものか】 who cares?, I don't give a damn, what does it matter?

Readings

Japanese names:
とち
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gou4
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • construir
  • ensamblar
  • preparación
  • preocupación
  • establecerse
  • montar
  • poner
  • interesarse por
  • preocuparse por

Portuguese

  • postura
  • construção
  • fingir

French

  • structure
  • concerné
  • préoccupé
  • construire
  • position
785 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
701 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
675 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
446 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2343 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
455 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
640 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1010 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1048 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
991 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1108 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1325 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
719 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
962 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1835 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15317X Morohashi
1049 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2823 New Nelson (John Haig)
1818 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1959 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
498 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
788 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1847 2001 Kanji
4a10.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-10 SKIP code
4594.7 Four corner code
1-25-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
69cb Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
spear, halberd
Parts:
turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
116 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 成果 【セイカ】 (good) result, outcome, fruits (of one's labors), product, accomplishment
  • 成案 【セイアン】 definite plan
  • 合成 【ゴウセイ】 composition, synthesis, compounding, combining, composite photo, (function) composition
  • 集大成 【シュウタイセイ】 (large) compilation, culmination (of hard work)
  • 成仏 【ジョウブツ】 attaining Buddhahood, becoming a Buddha, entering Nirvana, going to heaven, resting in peace, dying (peacefully)
  • 成就 【ジョウジュ】 fulfillment, fulfilment, realization, realisation, completion

Kun reading compounds

  • 成る 【なる】 to become, to get, to grow, to turn, to reach, to attain, to result in, to turn out, to end up, to prove (to be), to consist of, to be composed of, to be made up of, to be completed, to be realized, to succeed, to be attained, to be accomplished, to change (into), to turn (into), to transform, to come (to do), to begin (to do), to grow (to do), to come to, to amount to, to add up to, to make, to play (the part of), to act as, to be used for, to be useful for, to serve as, to be promoted, to do ...
  • 成るべく 【なるべく】 as (much) as possible, as (much) as one can, wherever practicable, if possible
  • 為す 【なす】 to build up, to establish, to form, to become (a state), to accomplish, to achieve, to succeed in, to change into, to do, to perform, to intend to, to attempt, to try
  • なす角 【なすかく】 formed angle, angle made

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 しげ、 そん、 たえ、 なお、 なり、 なる、 のり、 ひら、 まさ、 よし、 り
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cheng2
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • convertirse en
  • resultar
  • consistir en
  • hacerse
  • llegar a ser
  • llevar a cabo
  • lograr

Portuguese

  • tornar-se
  • obter
  • crescer
  • passar
  • alcançar

French

  • se changer en
  • devenir
  • obtenir
  • croissance
  • s'écouler
  • accomplir
439 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
545 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
515 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
115 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1799 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
224 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
549 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
322 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
261 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
261 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
377 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
836 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4352 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2202 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
367 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11542P Morohashi
3537 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2025 New Nelson (John Haig)
361 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
386 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
160 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
466 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1459 2001 Kanji
4n2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-4 SKIP code
3-5-1 SKIP code
5320.0 Four corner code
1-32-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6210 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
Kun:
い.るかなめ
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
106 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 要 【ヨウ】 cornerstone, main point, keystone, requirement, need, necessary, required
  • 要因 【ヨウイン】 main cause, primary factor
  • 所要 【ショヨウ】 required, needed, necessary
  • 法要 【ホウヨウ】 Buddhist memorial service

Kun reading compounds

  • 要る 【いる】 to be needed, to be wanted
  • 要 【かなめ】 pivot, vital point, cornerstone, keystone, Japanese photinia
  • 要石 【かなめいし】 keystone

Readings

Japanese names:
とし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yao4, yao1
Korean:
yo

Spanish

  • necesidad
  • punto central
  • esencia
  • necesitar

Portuguese

  • necessidade
  • ponto principal
  • essência
  • pivô
  • chave para

French

  • besoin
  • point principal
  • pivot
  • essentiel
  • point clef
729 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
623 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
593 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
117 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4274 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
262 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
887 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1218 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.16 Japanese for Busy People
419 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
425 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
424 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1639 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1683 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1618 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34768P Morohashi
2635 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1604 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1730 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
78 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
536 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3269 2001 Kanji
3e6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
1040.4 Four corner code
1-45-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8981 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
Kun:
もと
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
660 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素案 【ソアン】 rough plan, draft
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 酵素 【コウソ】 enzyme
  • 素 【ス】 one's nature, one's feelings, oneself, plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素顔 【スガオ】 face with no make-up, unpainted face, true face (of a country, celebrity, etc.), real face, true picture, real nature, sober face, sobriety
  • 空素 【カラス】 dealt hand containing only 1-point cards (scoring combination)
  • 鉤素 【ハリス】 snell (fishing), leader, trace, cast

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元より 【もとより】 from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally, of course
  • 味の素 【あじのもと】 Ajinomoto, brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
su4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • materia prima
  • elemental
  • normal
  • usual

Portuguese

  • elementar
  • princípio
  • descoberto
  • nu

French

  • élément
  • principe
  • nu
  • découvert
658 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
759 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
737 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3511 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
797 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1623 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1707 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
271 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
271 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
636 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1506 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3108 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1546 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27300 Morohashi
2458 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1532 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1652 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
500 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
716 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1441 2001 Kanji
6a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
5090.3 Four corner code
1-33-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d20 Unicode hex code