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

5 strokes (also 4)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
crowded, mixture, in bulk, included, (kokuji)
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
675 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Kun reading compounds

  • 込む 【こむ】 to be crowded, to be packed, to be congested, to be thronged (with), to be complex, to be intricate, to go into, to go in, to put into, to become (completely), to do thoroughly, to do sufficiently, to remain (silent, seated, etc.), to stay ...
  • 込み 【こみ】 including, inclusive of, komi, extra points given to the white player as compensation for playing second (in go)
  • 混み合う 【こみあう】 to be crowded, to be packed, to be jammed
  • 割り込み 【わりこみ】 queue jumping, breaking into a line, muscling in on, wedging oneself in, interruption, sharing a theater box (theatre), interrupt
  • 差し込み 【さしこみ】 insertion, plug, (electrical) outlet, power point, spasm of pain, griping pain, (fit of) convulsions, stitch
  • 込める 【こめる】 to load (a gun, etc.), to charge, to put into (e.g. emotion, effort), to include (e.g. tax in a sales price), to hang over, to shroud, to enshroud, to envelop, to screen

Readings

Japanese names:
こみ、 ごめ
Korean:
ib

Spanish

  • abarrotar
  • llenarse
  • apiñarse
  • meter
  • incluir

Portuguese

  • apinhado
  • misturar
  • em volume
  • incluido

French

  • encombré
  • mélange
  • en gros
  • inclus
  • (kokuji)
1275 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
280 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4660 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
987 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
948 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
178 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.9 Japanese for Busy People
776 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
790 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
961 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
675 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3762 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1917 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2608 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
787 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38712P Morohashi
3030 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6010 New Nelson (John Haig)
780 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
843 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
396 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1055 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3562 2001 Kanji
2q2.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
3-2-2 SKIP code
3830.0 Four corner code
1-25-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8fbc Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
gun, arms
Kun:
つつ
On:
ジュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1013 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 銃 【ジュウ】 gun, rifle, small arms
  • 銃器 【ジュウキ】 small arms
  • 短銃 【タンジュウ】 pistol, revolver
  • 小銃 【ショウジュウ】 rifle, small arms

Kun reading compounds

  • 捧げ銃 【ささげつつ】 presenting arms

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chong4
Korean:
chong

Spanish

  • arma
  • pistola
  • rifle

Portuguese

  • Armas
  • arma de fogo

French

  • fusil
  • armes
1365 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1163 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4854 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1185 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1847 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
829 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
848 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1599 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1818 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2157 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1134 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1535 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
769 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40359 Morohashi
1723 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6267 New Nelson (John Haig)
762 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
824 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1736 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2857 2001 Kanji
8a6.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-6 SKIP code
8011.3 Four corner code
1-29-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9283 Unicode hex code