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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  • 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

11 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
end, finish
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
256 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 終局 【シュウキョク】 end, close, conclusion, end of a game of go, shogi, etc.
  • 終焉 【シュウエン】 end (of life), death, demise, (peacefully) spending one's final years
  • 有終 【ユウシュウ】 carrying out to the end, bringing to completion
  • 無終 【ムシュウ】 endlessness

Kun reading compounds

  • 終わる 【おわる】 to end, to come to an end, to close, to finish
  • 終わる 【おわる】 to end, to come to an end, to close, to finish
  • 終える 【おえる】 to finish, to graduate
  • 終 【つい】 end, final, end of life, death, never, not at all
  • 遂に 【ついに】 finally, at last, in the end, after all, never (happened)
  • 遂に 【ついに】 finally, at last, in the end, after all, never (happened)

Readings

Japanese names:
ばて
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhong1
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • fin
  • final
  • terminar
  • acabar
  • finalizar

Portuguese

  • fim
  • terminar

French

  • finir
  • fin
241 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
322 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
306 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
344 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3521 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
302 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
237 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1950 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
458 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
466 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
130 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1526 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1692 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
903 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1223 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1364 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27372X Morohashi
1336 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4471 New Nelson (John Haig)
1352 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1452 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
392 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
372 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2740 2001 Kanji
6a5.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
2793.3 Four corner code
1-29-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d42 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
body
Parts:
somebody, person, one's station in life
Kun:
On:
シン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
320 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 身長 【シンチョウ】 height (of body), stature
  • 心身 【シンシン】 mind and body
  • 出身 【シュッシン】 one's origin (e.g. city, country, parentage, school)
  • 変身 【ヘンシン】 metamorphosis, disguise, transformation, shapeshifting, morphing

Kun reading compounds

  • 身 【み】 body, oneself, one's place, one's position, main part, meat (as opposed to bone, skin, etc.), wood (as opposed to bark), blade (as opposed to its handle), container (as opposed to its lid)
  • 味方 【みかた】 friend, ally, supporter, taking sides with, supporting, standing by, backing up
  • 中身 【なかみ】 contents, interior, filling, substance, content, (sword) blade
  • 受身 【うけみ】 the defensive, passive attitude, passivity, passiveness, the passive, passive voice, ukemi (the art of falling safely)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shen1, juan1
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • cuerpo
  • uno mismo
  • posición

Portuguese

  • alguém
  • pessoa
  • fase da vida

French

  • individu
  • personne
  • situation sociale
255 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
339 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
323 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
331 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4601 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
791 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
937 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
546 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
59 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
59 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
394 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1768 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4368 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2213 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2977 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1256 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38034 Morohashi
3553 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5928 New Nelson (John Haig)
1248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1337 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
174 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
285 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
847 2001 Kanji
0a7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
4-7-4 SKIP code
2740.0 Four corner code
1-31-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8eab Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
Variants:
single, alone, spontaneously, Germany
Kun:
ひと.り
On:
ドクトク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
365 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 独 【ドク】 Germany
  • 独身 【ドクシン】 bachelorhood, single, unmarried, celibate
  • 西独 【セイドク】 West Germany (1949-1990)
  • 英独 【エイドク】 Britain and Germany

Kun reading compounds

  • 一人 【ひとり】 one person, being alone, being by oneself, being single, being unmarried, by oneself, alone, just, only, simply
  • 独り言 【ひとりごと】 soliloquy, monologue, speaking to oneself

Readings

Japanese names:
どいつ、 どっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
du2
Korean:
dog

Spanish

  • único
  • sólo
  • Alemania

Portuguese

  • solteiro
  • espontaneamente
  • Alemanha

French

  • célibataire
  • seul
  • spontanément
  • Allemagne
687 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
784 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
763 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
479 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2884 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
618 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
728 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
788 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
219 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
219 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
559 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1303 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
471 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
293 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
354 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
528 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20406 Morohashi
395 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3574 New Nelson (John Haig)
522 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
561 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
205 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
704 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2971 2001 Kanji
3g6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
4523.6 Four corner code
1-38-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
72ec Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
clothes 衣 (衤)
Parts:
tailor, judge, decision, cut out (pattern)
Kun:
た.つさば.く
On:
サイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
297 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 裁 【サイ】 judge
  • 裁判 【サイバン】 trial, judgement, judgment
  • 制裁 【セイサイ】 sanctions, punishment
  • 仲裁 【チュウサイ】 arbitration, intercession, mediation

Kun reading compounds

  • 裁つ 【たつ】 to cut (cloth)
  • 裁く 【さばく】 to judge, to decide, to sit in judgement, to try

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cai2
Korean:
jae

Spanish

  • cortar (tela
  • papel)
  • juzgar
  • forma
  • decidir

Portuguese

  • alfaiate
  • juiz
  • decisão
  • paradigma

French

  • tailleur
  • juge
  • tribunal
  • décision
  • tailler (un vêtement)
882 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
872 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
498 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
788 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1129 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1727 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1123 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1175 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1163 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1624 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4090 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2076 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2813 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
404 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34258 Morohashi
3299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5454 New Nelson (John Haig)
397 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
424 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
944 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1459 2001 Kanji
5e6.9 The Kanji Dictionary
3-6-6 SKIP code
4-12-4 SKIP code
4375.0 Four corner code
1-26-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
88c1 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
old 老 (耂)
Parts:
someone, person
Kun:
もの
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
38 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 者 【シャ】 person, -er, expert, geisha, prostitute
  • 学者 【ガクシャ】 scholar, academic, scientist, learned person, person of learning
  • 参加者 【サンカシャ】 participant, entrant, player, competitor

Kun reading compounds

  • 者 【もの】 person
  • 者ども 【ものども】 you, people
  • 臆病者 【おくびょうもの】 coward, wimp
  • 幸せ者 【しあわせもの】 fortunate person, lucky fellow, lucky dog

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhe3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • alguém
  • pessoa

French

  • personne
  • quelqu'un
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
314 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
298 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
22 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3685 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
56 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
240 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
769 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
164 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
164 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
148 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1578 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3980 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2047 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2765 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1264 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28852 Morohashi
3211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4698 New Nelson (John Haig)
1256 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1345 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
19 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
302 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1478 2001 Kanji
4c4.13 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-4 SKIP code
4-8-2 SKIP code
2-4-4 SKIP code
4460.0 Four corner code
1-28-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8005 Unicode hex code