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.)
  • 怪優 【カイユウ】 actor or performer with fascinating acting and appearance
  • 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.)
  • 怪優 【カイユウ】 actor or performer with fascinating acting and appearance

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

12 strokes
Radical:
run 走 (赱)
Parts:
surpass, cross over, move to, exceed, Vietnam
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
897 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 越 【エツ】 Yue, kingdom in ancient China (6th C-334 BCE), Vietnam
  • 越語 【エツゴ】 Vietnamese (language)
  • 上越 【ジョウエツ】 area on Japan Sea side of Japan, including Niigata
  • 中越 【チュウエツ】 China and Vietnam, Sino-Vietnamese
  • 越年 【エツネン】 seeing the old year out, greeting the New Year, passing the winter, hibernation, playing past the usual 12 rounds in one game
  • 越年蝶 【オツネンチョウ】 eastern pale clouded yellow (butterfly, Colias erate)
  • 檀越 【ダンオツ】 alms-giver, person who donates to a monk or a temple, dana-pati

Kun reading compounds

  • 越す 【こす】 to cross over (e.g. mountain), to go across, to get over (e.g. hardship), to pass time (e.g. a winter), to surpass, to be better than, to exceed, to move house, to go, to come
  • 越える 【こえる】 to cross over, to cross, to pass through, to pass over (out of), to go beyond, to go past, to exceed, to surpass, to be more (than)

Readings

Japanese names:
えち、 えっ、 お、 こえ、 こし、 ごえ、 ごし、 ごや
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yue4
Korean:
weol, hwal

Spanish

  • sobrepasar
  • cruzar
  • exceder
  • moverse

Portuguese

  • superar
  • exceder
  • Vietnã

French

  • doubler
  • traverser
  • muter
  • surpasser
  • Vietnam
1021 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
529 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4542 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1021 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
934 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2052 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1001 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1038 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1073 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1756 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4108 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2085 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2825 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
393 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
37110 Morohashi
3314 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5851 New Nelson (John Haig)
387 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
413 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1588 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1470 2001 Kanji
4n8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-7-5 SKIP code
4380.5 Four corner code
1-17-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8d8a Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
emotion, feeling, sensation
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
233 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 感 【カン】 feeling, sensation, emotion, admiration, impression, interjection
  • 感覚 【カンカク】 sense, sensation, feeling, intuition
  • 期待感 【キタイカン】 feeling of expectation
  • 体感 【タイカン】 bodily sensation, sense, experience

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gan3
Korean:
gam

Spanish

  • sentimiento
  • sensación
  • sentir

Portuguese

  • emoção
  • sentimento
  • sensação

French

  • sentiment
  • émotion
  • sensation
176 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
264 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
246 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
283 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1731 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
333 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
546 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
262 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
262 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
431 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
792 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3514 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1814 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2468 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
623 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10953 Morohashi
2835 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1928 New Nelson (John Haig)
615 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
662 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
105 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
417 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1458 2001 Kanji
4k9.21 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
5333.0 Four corner code
1-20-22 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
611f Unicode hex code