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

7 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
say, word
Kun:
い.うこと
On:
ゲンゴン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
83 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 言 【ゲン】 word, remark, statement
  • 言語 【ゲンゴ】 language
  • 一言 【ヒトコト】 single word, a few words, brief comment
  • 証言 【ショウゲン】 testimony, (verbal) evidence
  • 言語 【ゲンゴ】 language
  • 言語道断 【ゴンゴドウダン】 outrageous, preposterous, scandalous, inexcusable, absurd, execrable
  • 一言 【ヒトコト】 single word, a few words, brief comment
  • 助言 【ジョゲン】 advice, counsel, suggestion, tip, hint

Kun reading compounds

  • 言う 【いう】 to say, to utter, to declare, to name, to call, to go (e.g. "the alarm went ping"), to make a noise
  • 言うまでもない 【いうまでもない】 goes without saying, needless to say, obvious
  • 言 【げん】 word, remark, statement
  • 言葉 【ことば】 language, dialect, word, phrase, expression, term, speech, (manner of) speaking, (use of) language, words, remark, statement, comment, learning to speak, language acquisition
  • 一言 【ひとこと】 single word, a few words, brief comment
  • 伝言 【つてこと】 verbal message, word (from someone), rumour, rumor

Readings

Japanese names:
とき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan2
Korean:
eon

Spanish

  • palabras
  • decir

Portuguese

  • Dizer
  • palavras

French

  • dire
392 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
118 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
274 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
279 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4309 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
43 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
85 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
439 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
66 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
66 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
203 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1653 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2440 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1233 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1698 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
341 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35205 Morohashi
1941 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5552 New Nelson (John Haig)
335 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
357 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
44 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
142 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-6 SKIP code
0060.1 Four corner code
1-24-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a00 Unicode hex code