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

10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
elementary, principle, naked, uncovered
Kun:
もと
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
660 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 素 【ソ】 plain, white silk, prime
  • 素案 【ソアン】 rough plan, draft
  • 栄養素 【エイヨウソ】 nutrient
  • 酵素 【コウソ】 enzyme
  • 素 【ス】 one's nature, one's feelings, oneself, plain, unadorned, undecorated, unadulterated, au naturel, mere, poor, exceedingly
  • 素顔 【スガオ】 face with no make-up, unpainted face, true face (of a country, celebrity, etc.), real face, true picture, real nature, sober face, sobriety
  • 空素 【カラス】 dealt hand containing only 1-point cards (scoring combination)
  • 鉤素 【ハリス】 snell (fishing), leader, trace, cast

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
  • 元より 【もとより】 from the beginning, from the first, all along, originally, of course
  • 味の素 【あじのもと】 Ajinomoto, brand name of monosodium glutamate (MSG)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
su4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • materia prima
  • elemental
  • normal
  • usual

Portuguese

  • elementar
  • princípio
  • descoberto
  • nu

French

  • élément
  • principe
  • nu
  • découvert
658 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
759 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
737 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3511 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
797 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1623 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1707 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
271 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
271 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
636 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1506 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3108 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1546 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27300 Morohashi
2458 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1532 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1652 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
500 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
716 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1441 2001 Kanji
6a4.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
5090.3 Four corner code
1-33-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d20 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
scribe, account, narrative
Kun:
しる.す
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
149 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 記 【キ】 account, history, chronicle, annals, record, Kojiki, Records of Ancient Matters
  • 記憶 【キオク】 memory, recollection, remembrance, storage
  • 手記 【シュキ】 note, memorandum
  • 左記 【サキ】 undermentioned (statement), the following, at left

Kun reading compounds

  • 記す 【しるす】 to write down, to note, to jot down, to remember

Readings

Japanese names:
のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji4
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • crónica
  • narración
  • memorizar
  • anotar
  • consignar por escrito

Portuguese

  • escriba
  • contar
  • narrativa
  • narrar

French

  • inscrire
  • compte-rendu
  • narration
180 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
105 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
95 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
147 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4318 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
301 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
895 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1149 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
371 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
372 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
633 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1660 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1843 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
974 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1321 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
535 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35244 Morohashi
1453 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5563 New Nelson (John Haig)
529 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
568 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
209 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
190 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3056 2001 Kanji
7a3.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-3 SKIP code
0761.7 Four corner code
1-21-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a18 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
nickname, number, item, title, pseudonym, name, call
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
585 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 号 【ゴウ】 number, edition, make, model, issue, part of that group, sobriquet, pen-name, size (of printing types, canvases, knitting needles, etc.), suffix attached to names of ships, trains, airplanes, etc.
  • 号車 【ゴウシャ】 suffix for train car numbers
  • 二号 【ニゴウ】 number two, mistress, concubine
  • 符号 【フゴウ】 sign, mark, symbol, code, sign (e.g. positive, negative)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hao4, hao2
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • número

Portuguese

  • apelido
  • número
  • item
  • título
  • pseudonimo
  • nome
  • chamada

French

  • surnom
  • numéro
  • article
  • titre
  • pseudonyme
  • nom
  • appel
215 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
297 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
281 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
368 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
882 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
227 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
399 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
272 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
266 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
266 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
442 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
316 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2675 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1361 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1847 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1250 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3256 Morohashi
2153 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
692 New Nelson (John Haig)
1242 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1330 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
248 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3752 2001 Kanji
3d2.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
6020.7 Four corner code
1-25-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53f7 Unicode hex code