Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
elder brother, big brother
Kun:
あに
On:
ケイキョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1219 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 兄 【ケイ】 you, Mr, Mister, older brother, elder brother
  • 兄弟 【キョウダイ】 siblings, brothers and sisters, brothers, siblings-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mate, friend
  • 実兄 【ジッケイ】 biological older brother
  • 父兄 【フケイ】 guardians, parents, father and older brother
  • 兄弟 【キョウダイ】 siblings, brothers and sisters, brothers, siblings-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, mate, friend
  • 兄姉 【ケイシ】 brother and sister

Kun reading compounds

  • 兄 【あに】 older brother, elder brother
  • 兄貴 【あにき】 elder brother, one's senior, older man, man older than oneself
  • 中の兄 【なかのあに】 middle brother
  • 義理の兄 【ぎりのあに】 one's brother-in-law, stepbrother (elder)

Readings

Japanese names:
え、 せ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiong1
Korean:
hyeong

Spanish

  • hermano mayor

Portuguese

  • irmão mais velho
  • irmão maior

French

  • frère aîné
  • grand frère
199 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
114 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
267 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1049 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
875 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
234 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
122 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
181 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
406 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
410 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
75 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
142 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2676 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1362 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1848 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
104 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1343 Morohashi
2154 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
344 New Nelson (John Haig)
103 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
107 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
106 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3757 2001 Kanji
3d2.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-2 SKIP code
6021.0 Four corner code
1-23-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5144 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
younger brother, faithful service to elders
Kun:
おとうと
On:
テイダイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1161 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 弟 【オトウト】 younger brother, little brother, kid brother, brother-in-law (spouse's younger brother or younger sister's husband), pupil, apprentice
  • 弟子 【デシ】 pupil, disciple, adherent, follower, apprentice, young person, teacher's student-helper
  • 実弟 【ジッテイ】 biological younger brother
  • 子弟 【シテイ】 children, sons, children and younger brothers, young people
  • 親兄弟 【オヤキョウダイ】 parents and siblings, one's relatives
  • 姉弟 【シテイ】 older sister and younger brother
  • 弟子 【デシ】 pupil, disciple, adherent, follower, apprentice, young person, teacher's student-helper
  • 弟子入り 【デシイリ】 becoming a pupil (of), becoming an apprentice

Kun reading compounds

  • 弟 【おとうと】 younger brother, little brother, kid brother, brother-in-law (spouse's younger brother or younger sister's husband), pupil, apprentice
  • 弟君 【おとうとぎみ】 younger brother

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
di4
Korean:
je

Spanish

  • hermano menor

Portuguese

  • irmão mais jovem

French

  • frère cadet
  • apprenti
  • disciple
  • service déférent aux ainés
282 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
194 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
177 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1090 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
584 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
446 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
168 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
764 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.8 Japanese for Busy People
405 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
409 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
76 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
607 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2537 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1291 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1759 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1248 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9737 Morohashi
2044 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1685 New Nelson (John Haig)
1240 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1328 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
150 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
944 2001 Kanji
2o5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-5 SKIP code
4-7-3 SKIP code
8022.7 Four corner code
1-36-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f1f Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, Edoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
1-27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code