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

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

6 strokes
Radical:
steam, breath
Parts:
Variants:
spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood
Kun:
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
113 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 気 【キ】 spirit, mind, heart, nature, disposition, motivation, intention, mood, feelings, ambience, atmosphere, mood
  • 気合 【キアイ】 (fighting) spirit, motivation, effort, shout (for getting in the right mood to deal with something, etc.), cheer, yell, kiai, short shout when performing an attacking move
  • 心意気 【ココロイキ】 spirit, disposition
  • 水気 【ミズケ】 water content, moisture, juiciness, dampness, water vapor (vapour), steam, dropsy, edema, oedema
  • 気 【ケ】 sign, indication, trace, touch, feeling, somehow, for some reason, seeming to be
  • 気配 【ケハイ】 indication, sign, hint, sensation, feeling, tone (of the market)
  • 嫌気 【イヤキ】 dislike, disgust, disinclination, tired of
  • 水気 【ミズケ】 water content, moisture, juiciness, dampness, water vapor (vapour), steam, dropsy, edema, oedema

Kun reading compounds

  • 気 【き】 spirit, mind, heart, nature, disposition, motivation, intention, mood, feelings, ambience, atmosphere, mood
  • 気合 【きあい】 (fighting) spirit, motivation, effort, shout (for getting in the right mood to deal with something, etc.), cheer, yell, kiai, short shout when performing an attacking move
  • 心意気 【こころいき】 spirit, disposition
  • 水気 【みずけ】 water content, moisture, juiciness, dampness, water vapor (vapour), steam, dropsy, edema, oedema

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qi4
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • espíritu
  • mente

Portuguese

  • espírito
  • mente

French

  • esprit
  • air
  • atmosphère
  • humeur
59 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
68 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
11 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
77 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2480 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
144 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
67 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
319 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
134 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
134 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
246 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1150 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3960 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2037 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2751 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1903 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17046P Morohashi
3194 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3025 New Nelson (John Haig)
1885 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2030 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
55 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
52 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2356 2001 Kanji
0a6.8 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-2 SKIP code
2-2-4 SKIP code
8041.7 Four corner code
1-21-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c17 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
container, open mouth
Parts:
exit, leave, go out, come out, put out, protrude
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
13 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 出 【シュツ】 coming out, emerging, being born into (a certain family), being a native of (a particular place)
  • 出演 【シュツエン】 performance, appearance (in a stage, film, TV show, etc.)
  • 輩出 【ハイシュツ】 producing (people) in great numbers, appearing one after the other
  • 歳出 【サイシュツ】 annual expenditure
  • 出納 【スイトウ】 receipts and expenditure (disbursements)
  • 出納簿 【スイトウボ】 cashbook

Kun reading compounds

  • 出る 【でる】 to leave, to exit, to go out, to come out, to get out, to leave (on a journey), to depart, to start out, to set out, to move forward, to come to, to get to, to lead to, to reach, to appear, to come out, to emerge, to surface, to come forth, to turn up, to be found, to be detected, to be discovered, to be exposed, to show, to be exhibited, to be on display, to appear (in print), to be published, to be announced, to be issued, to be listed, to come out, to attend, to participate, to take part, to enter (an event), to play in, to perform, to be stated, to be expressed, to come up, to be brought up, to be raised, to sell, to exceed, to go over, to stick out, to protrude, to break out, to occur, to start, to originate, to be produced, to come from, to be derived from, to be given, to get, to receive, to be offered, to be provided, to be presented, to be submitted, to be handed in, to be turned in, to be paid, to answer (phone, door, etc.), to get, to assume (an attitude), to act, to behave, to pick up (speed, etc.), to gain, to flow (e.g. tears), to run, to bleed, to graduate, to ejaculate, to cum
  • 出る杭は打たれる 【でるくいはうたれる】 the nail that sticks out gets hammered down, people that stick out too much get punished, tall trees catch much wind, people that excel at something become disliked
  • 出す 【だす】 to take out, to get out, to put out, to reveal, to show, to submit (e.g. thesis), to turn in, to publish, to make public, to send (e.g. letter), to produce (a sound), to start (fire), to serve (food), ... out (e.g. to jump out, to carry out), to begin ..., to start to ..., to burst into ...
  • 出すことは舌を出すも嫌い 【だすことはしたをだすもきらい】 being exceptionally stingy
  • 出でる 【いでる】 to go, to come

Readings

Japanese names:
いず、 いづ、 いで、 じ、 すっ、 すつ、 てん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chu1
Korean:
chul, chu

Spanish

  • salir
  • dejar
  • sacar

Portuguese

  • saída
  • deixa

French

  • sortir
  • quitter
  • présence
90 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
29 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
34 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
17 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
97 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
40 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
21 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
523 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
53 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
53 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
185 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
174 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4310 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2180 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2934 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
774 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1811 Morohashi
3498 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
445 New Nelson (John Haig)
767 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
829 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
8 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
41 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1276 2001 Kanji
0a5.22 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2277.2 Four corner code
1-29-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
51fa Unicode hex code