Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
expand, stretch, extend, lengthen, increase
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
730 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 伸張 【シンチョウ】 expansion, extension, elongation, stretching, uncompression
  • 伸縮 【シンシュク】 expansion and contraction, elasticity, flexibility
  • 続伸 【ゾクシン】 continuous rise (in market price)
  • 急伸 【キュウシン】 sudden rise (esp. of stock prices), jump

Kun reading compounds

  • 伸びる 【のびる】 to stretch, to extend, to lengthen, to grow (of hair, height, grass, etc.), to straighten out, to be flattened, to become smooth, to spread (of paint, cream, etc.), to stretch out (e.g. of a hand), to extend, to lose elasticity, to become slack, to become soggy (e.g. noodles), to make progress, to develop, to expand, to increase, to improve, to be exhausted, to be groggy, to pass out, to collapse, to be prolonged (meeting, life span, etc.), to be extended (e.g. deadline), to lengthen (e.g. of the days), to be postponed, to be delayed, to be put off
  • 伸ばす 【のばす】 to grow long (e.g. hair, nails), to lengthen, to extend, to stretch, to reach out, to hold out, to straighten, to smooth out, to spread evenly (dough, cream, etc.), to dilute, to thin out, to postpone, to prolong, to strengthen, to develop, to expand
  • 延べる 【のべる】 to lay out (a futon), to make (bed), to spread out, to stretch, to widen, to postpone, to extend
  • 伸す 【のす】 to stretch, to extend, to lengthen, to spread, to gain influence, to become stronger, to increase (e.g. in scope), to go further, to smooth out, to roll out, to spread out (something folded), to iron, to knock out, to knock down

Readings

Japanese names:
のぶ、 よぼる
Chinese:
shen1
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • prolongar
  • expandir
  • estirar
  • extender
  • alargar
  • prolongarse
  • estirarse

Portuguese

  • expandir
  • esticar
  • extender
  • alongar
  • aumentar

French

  • allonger
  • étirer
  • accroître
  • étendre
  • augmenter
1431 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
741 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
403 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1528 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
309 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
353 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1108 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1160 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1246 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
79 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
79 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
51 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
54 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1127 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
481 Morohashi
70 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
163 New Nelson (John Haig)
1118 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1199 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1095 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2155 2001 Kanji
2a5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2520.6 Four corner code
31-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f38 Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
shrink, contract, shrivel, wrinkle, reduce
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
909 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 縮 【シュク】 wearing armour (armor), counter for suits of armour
  • 縮小 【シュクショウ】 reduction, curtailment
  • 凝縮 【ギョウシュク】 condensation (of ideas, emotions, etc.), condensation (of a vapour or gas)
  • 濃縮 【ノウシュク】 concentration (e.g. of a solution), enrichment, condensation

Kun reading compounds

  • 縮む 【ちぢむ】 to shrink, to contract, to diminish (in size)
  • 縮まる 【ちぢまる】 to shorten, to narrow, to close, to shrink
  • 縮める 【ちぢめる】 to shorten, to reduce, to condense, to shrink, to crumple (fabric), to wrinkle, to make (one's body) smaller, to draw in (one's legs), to duck (one's head)
  • 縮れる 【ちぢれる】 to be wavy, to be curled, to be frizzled
  • 縮らす 【ちぢらす】 to curl, to crimp

Readings

Chinese:
suo1, su4
Korean:
chug

Spanish

  • acortar
  • reducir
  • restringir
  • encoger
  • contraerse
  • estar rizado
  • rizar

Portuguese

  • encolher
  • contrair
  • enrugar
  • ruga
  • reduzir

French

  • rétrécir
  • contracter
  • raccourcir
  • friser
  • réduire
904 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
893 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
924 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3608 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1142 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1646 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2813 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1110 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1162 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
884 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1558 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1790 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1348 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27815 Morohashi
1414 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4585 New Nelson (John Haig)
1336 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1434 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
999 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2778 2001 Kanji
6a11.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-11 SKIP code
2396.1 Four corner code
29-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e2e Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
sex, gender, nature
Kun:
さが
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
104 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 性 【セイ】 nature (of a person), sex, gender, -ty, -ity, -ness, -cy
  • 性格 【セイカク】 character (of a person), personality, disposition, nature, characteristics, nature (of a thing, event, etc.)
  • 耐性 【タイセイ】 resistance (e.g. to antibiotics), tolerance (e.g. drug tolerance)
  • 社会性 【シャカイセイ】 sociality
  • 性 【ショウ】 nature (of a person or thing), that which does not change according to external influences
  • 性根 【ショウネ】 nature, character, disposition
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold
  • 凝り性 【コリショウ】 fastidiousness, enthusiasm for one thing, meticulousness, monomania, obsession, susceptibility for a stiffening of the shoulders

Kun reading compounds

  • 性 【さが】 one's nature, one's destiny, custom, tradition, habit, convention

Readings

Chinese:
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • sexo
  • género
  • naturaleza
  • temperamento

Portuguese

  • sexo
  • gênero
  • natureza

French

  • sexe
  • genre
  • nature
  • propriétés
645 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
199 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1666 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
280 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
564 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
98 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
811 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
357 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1572 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10478 Morohashi
299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1822 New Nelson (John Haig)
1558 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
119 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-1-7 SKIP code
9501.0 Four corner code
32-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6027 Unicode hex code