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
  • 優秀 【ユウシュウ】 superior, excellent, brilliant, outstanding
  • 女優 【ジョユウ】 actress, female actor
  • 男優 【ダンユウ】 (male) actor
  • 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 the udumbara 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)
  • 女優 【ジョユウ】 actress, female actor
  • 男優 【ダンユウ】 (male) actor

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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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

7 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
forget
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
1129 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 忘年会 【ボウネンカイ】 year-end party, "forget-the-year" party, bōnenkai
  • 忘我 【ボウガ】 trance, ecstasy, enthusiasm
  • 両忘 【リョウボウ】 detachment from dichotomies, detachment from objectivity and subjectivity
  • 備忘 【ビボウ】 reminder

Kun reading compounds

  • 忘れる 【わすれる】 to forget, to leave carelessly, to be forgetful of, to forget about, to forget (an article)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wang4, wang2
Korean:
mang

Spanish

  • olvidar
  • dejar atrás

Portuguese

  • Esquecer

French

  • oublier
986 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
974 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1095 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
291 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1004 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
528 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1374 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1461 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
209 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
772 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2529 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1285 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1753 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
603 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10333 Morohashi
2036 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1784 New Nelson (John Haig)
596 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
640 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
855 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
458 2001 Kanji
2j5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-5 SKIP code
0033.1 Four corner code
1-43-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5fd8 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
kneel
Parts:
Variants:
instead, on the contrary, rather, step back, withdraw, retreat
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
959 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 冷却 【レイキャク】 cooling, refrigeration
  • 売却 【バイキャク】 selling off, disposal by sale, sale

Kun reading compounds

  • 却って 【かえって】 on the contrary, rather, instead, all the more
  • 退ける 【しりぞける】 to repel, to drive away, to repulse, to reject

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
que4
Korean:
gag

Spanish

  • retirarse
  • echarse atrás
  • rechazar

Portuguese

  • ao invés
  • ao contrário
  • melhor

French

  • au lieu de
  • au contraire
  • plutôt
1145 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1252 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
808 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1680 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1114 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1783 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1915 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1616 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
252 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1436 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
761 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1034 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1407 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2856 Morohashi
1118 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
631 New Nelson (John Haig)
1395 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1497 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1101 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1444 2001 Kanji
2e5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
4772.0 Four corner code
1-21-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5374 Unicode hex code