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

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
tighten, tie, shut, lock, fasten
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
797 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 締約 【テイヤク】 conclusion of a treaty
  • 締結 【テイケツ】 conclusion, execution (of a contract), entering (into treaty), fastening (as in a joint)

Kun reading compounds

  • 閉まる 【しまる】 to be shut, to close, to be closed, to be firm (of a body, face, etc.), to be well-knit, to be locked, to tighten, to be tightened, to become sober, to become tense
  • 締まり 【しまり】 closing, shutting, firmness, tightness, discipline, control
  • 締まり屋 【しまりや】 thrifty person, stingy person, tight-fisted person
  • 締める 【しめる】 to tie, to fasten, to tighten, to wear (necktie, belt), to put on, to total, to sum, to be strict with, to economize, to economise, to cut down on, to salt, to marinate, to pickle, to make sushi adding a mixture of vinegar and salt, to kill (fish, poultry, etc.)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
di4
Korean:
che

Spanish

  • abrochar
  • apretar
  • atar
  • amarrar
  • liar

Portuguese

  • apertar
  • amarrar
  • fechar
  • travar

French

  • serrer
  • lier
  • fermer
  • verrouiller
  • attacher
1622 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
740 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3581 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1243 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1638 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1180 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1239 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1067 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1552 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1761 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
945 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1274 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1352 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27651 Morohashi
1393 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4549 New Nelson (John Haig)
1340 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1440 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1794 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2744 2001 Kanji
6a9.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2092.7 Four corner code
1-36-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7de0 Unicode hex code