Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
what
Kun:
なになんなに-なん-
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
340 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 誰何 【スイカ】 challenging (an unknown person), asking a person's identity
  • 非可換幾何 【ヒカカンキカ】 noncommutative geometry, NCG

Kun reading compounds

  • 何 【なに】 what, you-know-what, that thing, whatsit, whachamacallit, what's-his-name, what's-her-name, penis, (one's) thing, dick, (not) at all, (not) in the slightest, what?, huh?, hey!, come on!, oh, no (it's fine), why (it's nothing), oh (certainly not)
  • 何方 【どちら】 which way, which direction, where, which one (esp. of two alternatives), who
  • 何々 【なになに】 what, so-and-so, such and such, something (or other), what?, wait, hang on, well, well, let's see, no, oh (not at all), please, there, there
  • 何 【なん】 what, how many, many, a lot of, several, a few, some
  • 何か 【なにか】 something, some, any, somehow, for some reason, (so) what (are you trying to say)?, what (do you mean)?

Readings

Japanese names:
あが
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
he2, he4
Korean:
ha

Spanish

  • qué

Portuguese

  • que

French

  • quoi
51 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
86 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
80 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
471 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
409 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
254 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
15 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
513 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
390 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
392 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
80 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
73 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
73 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
45 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
48 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1021 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
511 Morohashi
65 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
169 New Nelson (John Haig)
1012 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1087 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
43 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
137 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2149 2001 Kanji
2a5.21 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
3-4-3 SKIP code
2122.0 Four corner code
1-18-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f55 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not
Kun:
な.い
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
274 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 無 【ム】 nothing, naught, nought, nil, zero, un-, non-
  • 無理 【ムリ】 unreasonable, unnatural, unjustifiable, impossible, forcible, forced, compulsory, excessive (work, etc.), immoderate, to work too hard, to try too hard, no way, not a chance, never, dream on, irrational
  • 瓜姆 【グアム】 Guam
  • 皆無 【カイム】 nonexistent, nil, none, nothing (at all), bugger-all
  • 無 【ブ】 un-, non-, bad ..., poor ...
  • 無事 【ブジ】 safety, security, peace, quiet, safely, without incident, successfully, good health, inaction, ennui

Kun reading compounds

  • 無い 【ない】 nonexistent, not being (there), unowned, not had, unpossessed, unique, not, impossible, won't happen, not, to not be, to have not
  • ないと行けない 【ないといけない】 have to (verb), must (verb), is indispensable, absolutely necessary
  • 苦無 【くない】 ninja throwing knives, mediaeval farming tool for digging, prying, etc.

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wu2, mo2
Korean:
mu

Spanish

  • nada
  • inexistente
  • prefijo negativo
  • no hay

Portuguese

  • Sem valor
  • nada
  • não sou/ estou
  • nihil
  • não

French

  • néant
  • rien
  • ne pas
  • non
  • in-
  • négatif
723 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
620 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
796 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
227 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2773 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
386 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
715 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1789 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
93 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
93 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
400 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1280 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2648 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1351 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1832 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1791 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19113 Morohashi
2135 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3439 New Nelson (John Haig)
1775 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1913 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
179 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
600 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2340 2001 Kanji
4d8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-10 SKIP code
2-8-4 SKIP code
8033.1 Four corner code
1-44-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7121 Unicode hex code