Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Variants:
lower, short, humble
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
435 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 低 【テイ】 low (level, value, price, etc.)
  • 低温 【テイオン】 low temperature
  • 高低 【コウテイ】 high and low, rise and fall
  • 西高東低 【セイコウトウテイ】 high barometric pressure to the west, low pressure to the east

Kun reading compounds

  • 低い 【ひくい】 low (rank, degree, value, content, quality, etc.), low (position), close to the ground, short (height), deep (voice), in a low key, low (volume)
  • 低い優先順位 【ひくいゆうせんじゅんい】 low priority (e.g. cell)
  • 低める 【ひくめる】 to lower, to be lowered
  • 低まる 【ひくまる】 to lower, to be lowered

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
di1
Korean:
jeo

Spanish

  • bajo
  • barato
  • humilde
  • pequeño
  • bajar
  • ser bajado

Portuguese

  • abaixe
  • humilde
  • curto

French

  • bas
  • petit (taille)
  • humble
677 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
575 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
548 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
518 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
406 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
690 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
113 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
561 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
570 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
108 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
82 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
82 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
54 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
57 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1848 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
504 Morohashi
73 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
166 New Nelson (John Haig)
1831 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1973 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
487 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2156 2001 Kanji
2a5.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2224.0 Four corner code
1-36-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f4e Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
334 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 優 【ユウ】 Excellent (grade), A, superiority, excellence, gentle, graceful, elegant, skillful
  • 優位 【ユウイ】 predominance, superiority, ascendancy, advantage, supremacy
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 怪優 【カイユウ】 actor or performer with fascinating acting and appearance
  • 優曇華 【ウドンゲ】 udumbara (mythical Indian plant often identified with the cluster fig, Ficus glomerata), something very rare (from the legend that it flowers once in 3000 years), Japanese fiber banana flower, green lacewing eggs
  • 優婆夷 【ウバイ】 upasika (devout female lay follower of Buddhism)
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 怪優 【カイユウ】 actor or performer with fascinating acting and appearance

Kun reading compounds

  • 優しい 【やさしい】 tender, kind, gentle, graceful, affectionate, amiable
  • 優しい声 【やさしいこえ】 soft voice
  • 優れる 【すぐれる】 to surpass, to outstrip, to excel
  • 勝る 【まさる】 to excel, to surpass, to exceed, to have an edge, to be superior, to outrival, to outweigh, to preponderate
  • 優るとも劣らない 【まさるともおとらない】 not at all inferior to, rival or surpass, compare favorably (with)

Readings

Japanese names:
ゆ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you1
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • excelente
  • sobresaliente
  • especial
  • papel
  • función
  • elegante
  • tierno
  • amable
  • cariñoso
  • sobrepasar
  • dejar atrás
  • sobresalir

Portuguese

  • ternura
  • superar
  • superação
  • ator
  • superioridade
  • gentileza

French

  • tendresse
  • gentillesse
  • exceller
  • surpasser
  • supériorité
  • acteur
995 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
984 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
453 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
564 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1148 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2599 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1033 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1074 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1168 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
140 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
200 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
130 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1002 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1261 Morohashi
177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
334 New Nelson (John Haig)
993 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1068 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1000 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2167 2001 Kanji
2a15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-15 SKIP code
2124.7 Four corner code
1-45-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
512a Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Kun:
さきま.ず
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
173 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 先 【セン】 former, previous, old, first move (in go, shogi, etc.), opening move
  • 先駆 【センク】 forerunner, precursor, pioneer, leader, outrider, outriding
  • 機先 【キセン】 forestall
  • 互先 【タガイセン】 even game (esp. in go)

Kun reading compounds

  • 先 【さき】 point, tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, first, before, ahead (of), (the way) ahead, beyond, future, previous, prior, former, recent, last, destination, rest (e.g. of a story), continuation, remaining part, the other party
  • 先行き 【さきゆき】 the future, future prospects
  • 小手先 【こてさき】 tip of the hand, (use of) one's hands, cheap trick, superficial wit, superficial cleverness, cheap, makeshift (e.g. measures), shortsighted, perfunctory, halfhearted
  • 矛先 【ほこさき】 point of spear, spearhead, brunt, aim of attack, force of argument
  • 先ず 【まず】 first (of all), firstly, to begin with, before anything else, probably, most likely, almost certainly, virtually, more or less (satisfactory), on the whole, reasonably, anyway, at any rate, for now (at least), for the time being
  • まず第一に 【まずだいいちに】 first of all, in the first place, to begin with, for starters

Readings

Japanese names:
ぽん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian1
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • antes
  • adelante
  • previo
  • precedencia
  • extremo
  • punta
  • final
  • anterior

Portuguese

  • antes
  • prévio
  • na frente
  • futuro
  • precedência

French

  • avant
  • devant
  • précédent
  • futur
  • antériorité
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
49 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
201 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
571 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
65 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
16 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
280 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
50 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
50 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
48 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
145 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3046 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1552 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2123 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
254 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1349 Morohashi
2394 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 New Nelson (John Haig)
248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
263 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
115 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
54 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2457 2001 Kanji
3b3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2421.1 Four corner code
1-32-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5148 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
obey, order, turn, right, docility, occasion
On:
ジュン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
779 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 順 【ジュン】 order, turn, sorting, obedient, docile, submissive, meek
  • 順位 【ジュンイ】 order, rank, position (e.g. in a race), precedence
  • 打順 【ダジュン】 batting order
  • 筆順 【ヒツジュン】 stroke order (esp. of a Chinese character)

Readings

Japanese names:
あや、 あり、 おき、 おさむ、 しげ、 したがう、 とし、 なお、 のぶ、 のり、 まさ、 むね、 もと、 ゆき、 よし、 より
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shun4
Korean:
sun

Spanish

  • orden
  • turno
  • obedecer

Portuguese

  • obedecer
  • pedido
  • volta
  • direita
  • docilidade
  • ocasião

French

  • obéir
  • ordre (tour)
  • juste
  • docilité
  • occasion
427 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
534 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
506 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
813 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1450 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
506 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1006 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1532 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
769 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
783 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
952 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1884 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
18 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
9 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
9 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
131 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43349 Morohashi
18 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6619 New Nelson (John Haig)
129 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
136 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
589 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1261 2001 Kanji
9a3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-11 SKIP code
1-3-9 SKIP code
2108.6 Four corner code
1-29-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9806 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
rank, grade, throne, crown, about, some
Kun:
くらいぐらい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
276 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 位 【イ】 rank, place (e.g. first place), decimal place, counter for ghosts
  • 位置 【イチ】 place, situation, position, location
  • 部位 【ブイ】 part (esp. of the body), region, site, cut (of meat)
  • 高位 【コウイ】 dignity, eminent, high ranking, high-order (digit, bit, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 位 【くらい】 throne, crown, (nobleman's) seat, government position, court rank, social standing, rank, class, echelon, rung, grade (of quality, etc.), level, tier, rank, position of a figure (e.g. tens, thousands), digit, (decimal) place, degree, extent, amount
  • 位が昇る 【くらいがのぼる】 to rise in rank

Readings

Japanese names:
ぞき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wei4
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • grado
  • posición
  • aproximadamente
  • trono

Portuguese

  • posição
  • grau
  • trono
  • coroa
  • sobre
  • alguma

French

  • rang
  • position
  • grade
  • trône
  • couronne
  • à peu près
344 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
445 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
421 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
482 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
401 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
122 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
312 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
354 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
122 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
417 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
72 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
69 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
42 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
45 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
964 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
503 Morohashi
61 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
162 New Nelson (John Haig)
955 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1028 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
319 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
473 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2173 2001 Kanji
2a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2021.8 Four corner code
1-16-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f4d Unicode hex code