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

5 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
achievement, merits, success, honor, credit
Kun:
いさお
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
857 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 功 【コウ】 merit, success, meritorious deed, achievement, accumulated experience
  • 功績 【コウセキ】 achievement, meritorious deed, distinguished service, contribution
  • 即効 【ソッコウ】 immediate effect, instant effect
  • 奏功 【ソウコウ】 success, achievement, fruition
  • 工夫 【クフウ】 devising (a way), contriving, figuring out, coming up with, working out, inventing, device, design, idea, plan, invention, dedication to spiritual improvement (esp. through Zen meditation)
  • 効能 【コウノウ】 effect, efficacy, virtue, benefit

Kun reading compounds

  • 勲 【いさお】 distinguished service, meritorious service

Readings

Japanese names:
いさ、 かつ、 くぬ、 ぐう、 こと、 つとむ、 とし、 のり、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • logro
  • méritos
  • éxito
  • servicio

Portuguese

  • realização
  • méritos
  • sucesso
  • honra
  • crédito

French

  • réussite
  • réalisation
  • succès
  • mérite
  • honneur
  • crédit
605 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
502 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
477 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
765 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1454 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
467 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1099 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
135 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
818 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
837 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
378 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
209 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
218 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
138 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
871 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2295 Morohashi
189 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
522 New Nelson (John Haig)
863 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
927 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
448 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3145 2001 Kanji
2g3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
1412.7 Four corner code
1-24-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
529f Unicode hex code