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

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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

13 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
business, vocation, arts, performance
Kun:
わざ
On:
ギョウゴウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
43 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 業 【ギョウ】 work, business, company, agency, study
  • 業界 【ギョウカイ】 business world, business circles, (the) industry
  • 鉱業 【コウギョウ】 mining industry
  • 興業 【コウギョウ】 promotion of industry, inauguration of a new industrial enterprise
  • 業 【ゴウ】 karma, result of one's karma, fate, destiny, uncontrollable temper
  • 業因 【ゴウイン】 karma
  • 罪業 【ザイゴウ】 sin, iniquity, crime
  • 正業 【ショウゴウ】 right action, correct meditative activity (in Jodo, saying the name of Amitabha)

Kun reading compounds

  • 業 【わざ】 deed, act, work, performance
  • 業師 【わざし】 tricky wrestler, shrewd fellow
  • 寝技 【ねわざ】 pinning technique (in wrestling or judo), underhanded dealings
  • 投げ技 【なげわざ】 throw or throwing technique (sumo, judo)

Readings

Japanese names:
なり、 のぶ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ye4
Korean:
eob

Spanish

  • negocio
  • industria
  • trabajo

Portuguese

  • negócios
  • vocação
  • artes
  • performance

French

  • activité
  • vocation
  • arts
  • représentation
  • karma
380 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
278 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
260 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
54 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
143 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
292 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
199 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2024 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.1 Japanese for Busy People
279 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
279 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
307 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1066 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3227 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1674 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2265 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1809 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15170 Morohashi
2612 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2789 New Nelson (John Haig)
1792 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1931 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
74 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
419 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1064 2001 Kanji
0a13.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-8 SKIP code
3290.4 Four corner code
1-22-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
696d Unicode hex code