Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
assistant, help
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
474 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 佐保姫 【サホヒメ】 Saohime, goddess of Spring
  • 佐官 【サカン】 field officer
  • 中佐 【チュウサ】 lieutenant colonel, commander (navy)
  • 二佐 【ニサ】 lieutenant colonel (JGSDF)

Readings

Japanese names:
すけ
Chinese:
zuo3
Korean:
jwa

Spanish

  • ayuda
  • asistencia
  • rango militar

Portuguese

  • assistente
  • ajuda

French

  • assistant
  • aide
1283 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
285 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
392 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1322 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1043 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
365 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1744 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1867 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1002 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
74 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
76 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
48 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
51 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
961 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
506 Morohashi
67 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
155 New Nelson (John Haig)
952 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1024 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
381 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1093 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2172 2001 Kanji
2a5.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2421.1 Four corner code
1-26-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f50 Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
wisteria
Kun:
ふじ
On:
トウドウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
291 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 藤黄 【トウオウ】 gamboge
  • 藤花 【トウカ】 wisteria flower

Kun reading compounds

  • 藤 【ふじ】 wisteria (esp. Japanese wisteria, Wisteria floribunda), wistaria
  • 藤色 【ふじいろ】 light purple
  • 草藤 【くさふじ】 tufted vetch (Vicia cracca), cow vetch
  • 野田藤 【のだふじ】 Japanese wisteria (Wisteria floribunda)

Readings

Japanese names:
ぞう、 と、 ふじゅ
Chinese:
teng2
Korean:
deung

Spanish

  • glicina (planta)

Portuguese

French

  • glycine
206 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4090 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1975 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2773 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2231 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2087 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3025 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1544 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2109 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1218 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32340P Morohashi
2382 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5241 New Nelson (John Haig)
1210 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1295 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
432 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1942 2001 Kanji
3k15.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-15 SKIP code
4423.2 Four corner code
1-38-3 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85e4 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
right hand
Parts:
friend
Kun:
とも
On:
ユウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
622 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 友 【ユウ】 friend, affection (for siblings)
  • 友愛 【ユウアイ】 fraternity, friendship
  • 戦友 【センユウ】 comrade in arms, war buddy, fellow soldier
  • 盟友 【メイユウ】 sworn friend

Kun reading compounds

  • 友 【とも】 friend, companion, comrade, pal, accompaniment, companion (e.g. book), complement, accessory
  • 友達 【ともだち】 friend, companion
  • リア友 【リアとも】 real-life friend (as opposed to online friend)
  • 酒のお供 【さけのおとも】 appetizer or snack served with drinks, accompaniment to an (alcoholic) drink

Readings

Japanese names:
う、 ど、 ゆ
Chinese:
you3
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • amigo
  • compañero

Portuguese

  • amigo

French

  • ami
145 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
234 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
214 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
543 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
858 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
158 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
30 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
70 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
264 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
264 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
79 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
268 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3670 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1873 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2553 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
711 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3119 Morohashi
2952 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
672 New Nelson (John Haig)
704 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
760 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
451 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
104 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1467 2001 Kanji
2h2.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-4 SKIP code
4004.7 Four corner code
1-45-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53cb Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
shining, bright
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N1
697 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 昭 【ショウ】 nth year in the Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)
  • 昭和 【ショウワ】 Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7), reminiscent of the Shōwa era, Shōwa-nostalgic, old-fashioned, quaint, old-school
  • 昭昭 【ショウショウ】 clear, bright, plain, obvious

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 かず、 かずみ、 てる
Chinese:
zhao1
Korean:
so, jo

Spanish

  • luminoso
  • brillante

Portuguese

  • brilhar
  • brilhante

French

  • briller
249 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
331 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
315 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
549 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2114 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
517 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1406 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
841 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
997 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1034 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
867 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
987 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
602 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
88 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13855 Morohashi
894 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2446 New Nelson (John Haig)
87 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
91 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
331 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3877 2001 Kanji
4c5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
6706.2 Four corner code
1-30-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
662d Unicode hex code