Jisho

×

4 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
beginning, former time, origin
Kun:
もと
On:
ゲンガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
192 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 元 【ゲン】 unknown (e.g. in an equation), element (of a set), yuan (monetary unit of China), New Taiwan dollar, Yuan dynasty (China, 1271-1368), Yüan dynasty, Mongol dynasty
  • 原価 【ゲンカ】 cost price
  • 中元 【チュウゲン】 15th day of the 7th lunar month, (last day of) Bon lantern festival, mid-year gift, summer gift, Bon Festival gifts
  • 抗原 【コウゲン】 antigen
  • 元日 【ガンジツ】 New Year's Day
  • 元凶 【ゲンキョウ】 ringleader, main culprit, main cause, source

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 元 【もと】 former, ex-, past, one-time, earlier times, the past, previous state, formerly, previously, originally, before
  • 家元 【いえもと】 head of a school (of music, dance), head family of a school
  • 胸元 【むなもと】 breast, chest, pit of the stomach, solar plexus, epigastrium

Readings

Japanese names:
ちか、 はじめ、 はる、 ゆき、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • comienzo
  • principio
  • origen
  • jefe

Portuguese

  • começo
  • tempo anterior
  • origem

French

  • commencement
  • origine
  • ancien temps
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
117 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
106 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
328 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
275 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
106 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
121 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
60 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
137 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
245 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
141 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2428 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1226 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
59 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1340 Morohashi
1929 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
343 New Nelson (John Haig)
59 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
63 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
408 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
89 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
0a4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-3 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
1-24-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5143 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
Variants:
notebook, account book, album, curtain, veil, net, tent
Kun:
とばり
On:
チョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N1
1459 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 帳 【チョウ】 book, register
  • 帳消し 【チョウケシ】 writing off (a debt), cancellation, balancing the books, cancelling out (gains or losses), making even, making up (for), offsetting, undoing, wiping out
  • 記帳 【キチョウ】 registry, entry, book-keeping, signature
  • 台帳 【ダイチョウ】 account book, ledger, register

Kun reading compounds

  • 帳 【とばり】 curtain, hanging, bunting
  • 夜の帳 【よるのとばり】 veil of darkness, curtain of night

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhang4
Korean:
jang

Spanish

  • registro
  • libro de cuentas

Portuguese

  • caderno
  • livro contábil
  • álbum

French

  • cahier
  • livre de comptes
  • album
470 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
368 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
347 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1181 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1478 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
851 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1251 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1107 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1159 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1184 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
567 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
572 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
347 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
430 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1941 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8939 Morohashi
473 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1568 New Nelson (John Haig)
1922 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2072 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
381 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1665 2001 Kanji
3f8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
4123.2 Four corner code
1-36-2 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e33 Unicode hex code