Jisho

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17 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
334 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 優 【ユウ】 gentle, elegant, classy, superior, skilled, excellent (in marking, grading, etc.), actor
  • 優位 【ユウイ】 predominance, superiority, ascendancy, advantage, supremacy
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 舞台俳優 【ブタイハイユウ】 stage actor, stage actress
  • 優曇華 【ウドンゲ】 udumbara (mythical Indian plant often identified with the cluster fig, Ficus glomerata), something very rare (from the legend that it flowers once in 3000 years), Japanese fiber banana flower, green lacewing eggs
  • 優婆夷 【ウバイ】 upasika (devout female lay follower of Buddhism)
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 舞台俳優 【ブタイハイユウ】 stage actor, stage actress

Kun reading compounds

  • 優しい 【やさしい】 tender, kind, gentle, graceful, affectionate, amiable
  • 優しい声 【やさしいこえ】 soft voice
  • 優れる 【すぐれる】 to surpass, to outstrip, to excel
  • 勝る 【まさる】 to excel, to surpass, to exceed, to have an edge, to be superior, to outrival, to outweigh, to preponderate
  • 優るとも劣らない 【まさるともおとらない】 not at all inferior to, rival or surpass, compare favorably (with)

Readings

Japanese names:
ゆ、 よし
Chinese:
you1
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • excelente
  • sobresaliente
  • especial
  • papel
  • función
  • elegante
  • tierno
  • amable
  • cariñoso
  • sobrepasar
  • dejar atrás
  • sobresalir

Portuguese

  • ternura
  • superar
  • superação
  • ator
  • superioridade
  • gentileza

French

  • tendresse
  • gentillesse
  • exceller
  • surpasser
  • supériorité
  • acteur
995 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
984 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
453 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
564 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1148 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2599 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1033 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1074 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1168 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
140 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
200 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
130 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1002 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1261 Morohashi
177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
334 New Nelson (John Haig)
993 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1068 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1000 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2167 2001 Kanji
2a15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-15 SKIP code
2124.7 Four corner code
45-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
512a Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
old woman, grandma, wet nurse
Kun:
ばばばあ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2435 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 婆 【ババ】 old woman, joker (card), hag, bitch
  • 婆さん 【バアサン】 grandmother, old woman, female senior citizen
  • 塔婆 【トウバ】 stupa, pagoda, wooden grave tablet
  • 卒都婆 【ソトバ】 stupa, dagoba, wooden grave tablet

Kun reading compounds

  • 婆 【ばば】 old woman, joker (card), hag, bitch
  • 婆婆鰈 【ばばがれい】 slime flounder (Microstomus achne)
  • 祖父祖母 【じじばば】 old people, grandparents
  • 遣り手婆 【やりてばば】 brothel madam
  • 婆さん 【ばあさん】 grandmother, old woman, female senior citizen
  • 婆や 【ばあや】 wet nurse, old housekeeper
  • 糞婆 【くそばばあ】 old hag, old woman, old bat
  • 鬼婆 【おにばば】 hag, witch, bitch, penurious or spiteful old woman, termagant, virago

Readings

Chinese:
po2
Korean:
pa

Spanish

  • anciana
  • abuela

Portuguese

  • senhora
  • avó
  • ama de leite

French

  • vieille femme
  • grand-mère
  • nourrice
1684 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
2039 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1234 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1262 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1931 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2116 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1902 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
430 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3433 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1768 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2407 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
812 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6390 Morohashi
2762 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1240 New Nelson (John Haig)
804 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
867 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1421 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
369 2001 Kanji
3e8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-3 SKIP code
3440.4 Four corner code
39-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5a46 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:

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On reading compounds

  • 塞源 【ソクゲン】 blockage of a source
  • 塞栓 【ソクセン】 embolus, abnormal substance (i.e. air) circulating in the blood
  • 梗塞 【コウソク】 stoppage, tightness, block, infarction (e.g. cardiac)
  • 閉塞 【ヘイソク】 blockage, blockade, blocking up, stoppage, obstruction, occlusion
  • 塞翁が馬 【サイオウガウマ】 the future is unpredictable, unscrutable are the ways of heaven, the irony of fate
  • 道祖神 【ドウソジン】 traveler's guardian deity (traveller)
  • 防塞 【ボウサイ】 fort, defensive position
  • 城塞 【ジョウサイ】 fortress, stronghold, citadel

Kun reading compounds

  • 塞ぐ 【ふさぐ】 to stop up, to close up, to block (up), to plug up, to shut up, to cover (ears, eyes, etc.), to close (eyes, mouth), to stand in the way, to obstruct, to occupy, to fill up, to take up, to perform one's role, to do one's duty, to feel depressed, to be in low spirits, to mope

Readings

Chinese:
sai1, sai4, se4
Korean:
sae, saeg

Spanish

Portuguese

French

1324 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
465 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2924 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2033 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
5349 Morohashi
2330 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1069 New Nelson (John Haig)
2214 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1646 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
772 2001 Kanji
3m10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-10 SKIP code
3010.4 Four corner code
26-41 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
585e Unicode hex code