Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
admirable, greatness, remarkable, conceited, famous, excellent
Kun:
えら.い
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
1639 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 偉 【イ】 greatness
  • 偉業 【イギョウ】 great achievement, great feat, great work, great undertaking
  • 魁偉 【カイイ】 brawny, muscular, impressive, gigantic
  • 容貌魁偉 【ヨウボウカイイ】 (a man) having a commanding face and a powerful physique

Kun reading compounds

  • 偉い 【えらい】 great, excellent, admirable, remarkable, distinguished, important, celebrated, famous, eminent, very troublesome, awful, terrible, tiring, tough, very, extremely
  • 偉いこっちゃ 【えらいこっちゃ】 what are we going to do?, uh-oh, oh crap, what a mess, oh brother

Readings

Japanese names:
ひで
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wei3
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • admirable
  • notable
  • excelente

Portuguese

  • admirável
  • grandeza
  • notável
  • conceituado
  • excelente
  • famoso

French

  • admirable
  • grandeur
  • remarquable
  • vaniteux
  • célèbre
  • excellent
1005 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1532 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
506 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1098 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
327 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1535 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1053 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1096 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1242 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
123 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
167 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
128 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1658 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
837 Morohashi
148 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
285 New Nelson (John Haig)
1643 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1772 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1504 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2155 2001 Kanji
2a10.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-10 SKIP code
2425.6 Four corner code
1-16-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5049 Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
person
Kun:
ひと-り-と
On:
ジンニン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
5 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 人 【ジン】 -ian (e.g. Italian), -ite (e.g. Tokyoite), -er (e.g. performer, etc.), person working with ..., man, person, people
  • 人為 【ジンイ】 human work, human agency, art, artificiality
  • 米人 【ベイジン】 American person
  • 俳人 【ハイジン】 haiku poet
  • 人 【ニン】 counter for people
  • 人気 【ニンキ】 popularity, public favor, condition (e.g. market), tone, character, nature
  • 同人 【ドウジン】 same person, said person, the person in question, coterie, clique, fraternity, kindred spirits, comrade, colleague, dōjin, doujin, Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.
  • 代人 【ダイニン】 substitute, deputy, proxy, representative, agent

Kun reading compounds

  • 人 【ひと】 man, person, human being, mankind, people, human (Homo sapiens), humans as a species, character, personality, man of talent, true man, another person, other people, others, adult
  • 人一倍 【ひといちばい】 (much) more than others, exceedingly, extremely, unusually
  • 貴人 【きじん】 aristocrat, nobleman, dignitary, person of high rank
  • いい人 【いいひと】 good-natured person, good person, (one's) lover, boyfriend, girlfriend

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 と、 ね、 ひこ、 ふみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ren2
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • pessoa

French

  • être humain
  • personne
30 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
39 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
9 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
339 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
4 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
11 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
14 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
1 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
42 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4175 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
960 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
344 Morohashi
3368 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
99 New Nelson (John Haig)
951 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1023 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
7 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
2a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
8000.0 Four corner code
1-31-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eba Unicode hex code