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】 Excellent (grade), A, superiority, excellence, gentle, graceful, elegant, skillful
  • 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
1-45-5 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
  • 提婆 【ダイバ】 deva (being with god-like characteristics)
  • 塔婆 【トウバ】 stupa, pagoda, 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
  • 婆ちゃん 【ばあちゃん】 granny, grandma, gran, old lady, old woman
  • 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
1-39-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5a46 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
barbarian, savage, Ainu
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
2324 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 夷 【イ】 barbarian
  • 夷国 【イコク】 land of the barbarians
  • 攘夷 【ジョウイ】 expel the barbarians, expulsion of the foreigners, late Edo period (19th century) revolutionary slogan
  • 征夷 【セイイ】 defeating barbarians (esp. the Emishi), conquering barbarians

Kun reading compounds

  • 夷 【えびす】 peoples formerly of northern Japan with distinct language and culture (i.e. the Ainu), provincial (i.e. a person who lives far from the city), brutish, unsophisticated warrior (esp. used by Kyoto samurai to refer to samurai from eastern Japan), foreigner, barbarian
  • 恵比寿 【えびす】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 東夷 【あずまえびす】 warrior from the eastern parts of Japan, eastern barbarians, people east of China (from the perspective of China)
  • 荒夷 【あらえびす】 (in Japanese history) crude warrior from the eastern parts of the country, wild man

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
yi2
Korean:
i

Spanish

  • bárbaro
  • salvaje

Portuguese

French

182 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
535 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
4349 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2962 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
5852 Morohashi
1143 New Nelson (John Haig)
2881 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2893 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
0a6.24 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-4 SKIP code
5003.2 Four corner code
1-16-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5937 Unicode hex code