Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
protect, guarantee, keep, preserve, sustain, support
Kun:
たも.つ
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
146 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 保育 【ホイク】 nursing, nurturing, rearing, lactation, suckling
  • 保安 【ホアン】 peace preservation, security, safety
  • 留保 【リュウホ】 reserving, withholding
  • 生保 【セイホ】 life insurance, livelihood protection, public assistance, welfare
  • 保する 【ホスル】 to guarantee
  • 保安 【ホウアン】 Hōan era (1120.4.10-1124.4.3), Hoan era
  • 永保 【エイホウ】 Eihō era (1081.2.10-1084.2.7), Eiho era
  • 太保 【タイホウ】 Grand Protector (lowest of the top three civil positions of the Zhou Dynasty), Minister of the Right (official in Nara and Heian periods)

Kun reading compounds

  • 保つ 【たもつ】 to keep, to preserve, to hold, to retain, to maintain, to sustain, to last, to endure, to keep well (food), to wear well, to be durable

Readings

Japanese names:
う、 お、 ぶ、 もり、 やす、 やすし
Chinese:
bao3
Korean:
bo

Spanish

  • garantizar
  • mantener
  • preservar
  • proteger
  • apoyar

Portuguese

  • proteger garantia
  • guarda
  • preservar
  • sustentar
  • apoiar

French

  • protéger
  • garantir
  • garder
  • préserver
  • conserver
  • soutenir
716 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
808 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
787 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
166 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
455 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
351 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
319 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
781 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
489 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
498 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
665 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
102 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
72 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
77 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1006 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
702 Morohashi
96 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 New Nelson (John Haig)
997 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1072 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
163 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
705 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2164 2001 Kanji
2a7.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-7 SKIP code
2629.4 Four corner code
1-42-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4fdd Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
beginning, former time, origin
Kun:
もと
On:
ゲンガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
192 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), Yuan dynasty (China, 1271-1368), Yüan dynasty, Mongol dynasty
  • 原価 【ゲンカ】 cost price
  • 中元 【チュウゲン】 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival, mid-year gift, summer gift, Bon Festival gifts
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day
  • 元凶 【ゲンキョウ】 ringleader, main culprit, main cause, source

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元 【もと】 former, ex-, past, one-time, earlier times, the past, previous state, formerly, previously, originally, before
  • 家元 【いえもと】 head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school
  • 胸元 【むなもと】 breast, chest, pit of the stomach, solar plexus, epigastrium

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 はじめ、 はる、 ゆき、 よし
Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • principio
  • origen
  • jefe

Portuguese

  • começo
  • tempo anterior
  • origem

French

  • commencement
  • origine
  • ancien temps
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
106 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
275 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
121 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
60 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
141 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2428 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1226 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
59 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1340 Morohashi
1929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 New Nelson (John Haig)
59 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
63 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
408 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
89 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
0a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
1-24-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5143 Unicode hex code