Jisho

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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

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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

4 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
tree, wood
Kun:
こ-
On:
ボクモク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
317 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 木刀 【ボクトウ】 wooden sword
  • 木剣 【ボッケン】 bokken, wooden sword
  • 土木 【ドボク】 engineering works, civil engineering, public works
  • 名木 【メイボク】 old tree of historical interest, excellent wood, precious woods, choice wood
  • 木 【モク】 Thursday, wood (first of the five elements)
  • 木材 【モクザイ】 lumber, timber, wood
  • 水木 【スイモク】 Wednesday and Thursday
  • 火水木 【カスイモク】 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kun reading compounds

  • 木 【き】 tree, shrub, bush, wood, timber
  • 木々 【きぎ】 (many) trees, every tree, all kinds of trees
  • 本木 【もとき】 original stock
  • 青木 【あおき】 Japanese laurel, spotted laurel, Aucuba japonica, live tree

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐ、 も、 もと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mu4
Korean:
mog, mo

Spanish

  • árbol
  • madera

Portuguese

  • árvore
  • madeira

French

  • arbre
  • bois (matière)
15 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
17 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
69 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
148 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
17 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
60 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
109 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
22 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
22 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
20 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1045 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4261 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2149 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2901 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
199 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14415 Morohashi
3450 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2531 New Nelson (John Haig)
195 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
207 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
255 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
36 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1864 2001 Kanji
4a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
4090.0 Four corner code
1-44-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6728 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
Africa, flatter, fawn upon, corner, nook, recess
Kun:
おもね.るくま
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1126 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 阿 【ア】 first Sanskrit alphabet letter, Africa, Awa (old province of Japan), prefixed to names to show intimacy
  • 阿呆 【アホ】 fool, idiot, simpleton
  • 南阿 【ナンア】 South Africa
  • 阿蘭陀 【オランダ】 Netherlands, Holland
  • お亀 【オカメ】 homely woman (esp. one with a small low nose, high flat forehead, and bulging cheeks), plain woman, soba in soup with slices of boiled fish paste, shiitake mushrooms, greens, seaweed, etc.
  • 加加阿 【カカオ】 cacao, cocoa

Kun reading compounds

  • 阿る 【おもねる】 to flatter, to play up to, to fawn on, to pander to, to cater to
  • 隈 【くま】 corner, nook, recess, shade, shadow, dark area, dark circles (under the eyes), dark rings, shading, gradation, kumadori, style of kabuki makeup used for violent roles

Readings

Japanese names:
ほとり、 あず、 あわ、 おか、 きた、 な
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
a1, e1, a5, a2, a4
Korean:
a, og

Spanish

  • A fonética
  • África
  • meandro
  • adular
  • halagar

Portuguese

French

  • flatter
  • flagorner
  • Afrique
  • coin
  • recoin
1515 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4985 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
569 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2258 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
408 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
256 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
305 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1304 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41599 Morohashi
346 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6435 New Nelson (John Haig)
1295 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1391 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2d5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
7122.0 Four corner code
1-16-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
963f Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
Variants:
all the more, increasingly
Kun:
いやいよ.いよわた.る
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1687 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 弥撒 【ミサ】 (Catholic) Mass
  • 弥勒 【ミロク】 Maitreya (Bodhisattva), Miroku
  • 沙弥 【シャミ】 male Buddhist novice
  • 弥久 【ビキュウ】 extending over a long time
  • 弥縫 【ビホウ】 patching up

Kun reading compounds

  • 弥生 【やよい】 third month of the lunar calendar, thick growth (of grass, etc.), Yayoi period (ca. 300 BCE-300 CE), Yayoi culture
  • 弥栄 【いやさか】 prosperity, prospering, flourishing, best of luck, all the best, hurray, hoorah
  • 弥 【いや】 more and more, increasingly, extremely, very
  • 弥生 【やよい】 third month of the lunar calendar, thick growth (of grass, etc.), Yayoi period (ca. 300 BCE-300 CE), Yayoi culture
  • 愈 【いよいよ】 more and more, all the more, increasingly, at last, finally, beyond doubt, (at the) last moment, worst possible time
  • 渡る 【わたる】 to cross over, to go across, to extend, to cover, to range, to span

Readings

Japanese names:
わたる、 みつ、 ひろ、 よ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mi2
Korean:
mi

Spanish

  • más aún
  • progresivamente

Portuguese

French

1536 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1565 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1980 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
832 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2065 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1012 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
344 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
214 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
258 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
9753 Morohashi
288 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1689 New Nelson (John Haig)
2241 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1322 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3h5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1829.0 Four corner code
1-44-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f25 Unicode hex code