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

Speed

Stroke order

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

16 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
cloudy weather, cloud up
Kun:
くも.る
On:
ドン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1899 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 曇天 【ドンテン】 dull (cloudy) weather
  • 晴曇 【セイドン】 fine weather and cloudy

Kun reading compounds

  • 曇る 【くもる】 to get cloudy, to cloud over, to become overcast, to cloud up, to fog up, to mist up, to become dim, to be gloomy, to be clouded (expression), to be downcast, to look slightly downward (of a noh mask; indicating sadness, grief, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
ど、 ずみ
Chinese:
tan2
Korean:
dam

Spanish

  • nublado
  • nublarse

Portuguese

  • tempo nublado
  • nublar

French

  • temps couvert
  • se couvrir
1672 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
948 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2160 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1575 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
608 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2685 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
637 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
647 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1281 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
983 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3141 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1610 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2195 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
431 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14172 Morohashi
2521 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2518 New Nelson (John Haig)
424 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
453 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1834 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3871 2001 Kanji
4c12.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-12 SKIP code
6073.1 Four corner code
38-62 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66c7 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
splendor, flower, petal, shine, luster, ostentatious, showy, gay, gorgeous
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1085 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 華麗 【カレイ】 splendid, magnificent, gorgeous
  • 華僑 【カキョウ】 overseas Chinese
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 精華 【セイカ】 essence, quintessence, flower, glory
  • 華厳 【ケゴン】 avatamsa (flower adornment, as a metaphor for becoming a buddha), Avatamska sutra, Kegon (sect of Buddhism)
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 法華 【ホッケ】 Nichiren sect, Tendai sect, Lotus Sutra
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, hanafuda, (the) best, glorious, lovely
  • 華やか 【はなやか】 showy, brilliant, gorgeous, florid, gay
  • 武士道の華 【ぶしどうのはな】 flower of chivalry (Bushido)
  • 雪の花 【ゆきのはな】 snowdrop (Galanthus spp.), snow falling like flower petals, snow on a tree resembling a flower, red snow

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
hua2, hua4, hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor
  • pétalo
  • esplendor
  • vistoso

Portuguese

  • esplendor
  • flor
  • pétala
  • brilho
  • lustre
  • ostentação
  • gritante
  • alegre
  • maravilhoso

French

  • splendeur
  • fleur
  • pétale
  • briller
  • lustre
  • ostentatoire
  • voyant
  • magnifique
1046 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
807 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3955 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1409 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1704 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1266 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1074 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1323 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
656 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2841 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1465 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1973 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1595 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31119 Morohashi
2283 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5058 New Nelson (John Haig)
1581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1704 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
4-10-4 SKIP code
2-4-6 SKIP code
4450.4 Four corner code
18-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83ef Unicode hex code