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

Speed

Stroke order

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

18 strokes
Radical:
small bird
Parts:
difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
330 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 難 【ナン】 difficulty, trouble, hardship, accident, disaster, danger, fault, defect, criticism
  • 難解 【ナンカイ】 difficult to understand, unintelligible, abstruse
  • 至難 【シナン】 most difficult, next to impossible
  • 海難 【カイナン】 accident at sea, sea disaster, shipwreck

Kun reading compounds

  • 難い 【かたい】 difficult, hard
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), impossible, unfeasible, fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky
  • 難しい顔をする 【むずかしいかおをする】 to look displeased, to frown, to scowl, to look grave, to look serious
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), impossible, unfeasible, fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky

Readings

Japanese names:
な、 なに
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nan2, nan4
Korean:
nan, na

Spanish

  • desastre
  • dificultad
  • sufrimiento
  • ataque al punto débil
  • difícil
  • imposible

Portuguese

  • impossível
  • difícil
  • dificuldade
  • acidente
  • defeito

French

  • difficile
  • impossible
  • problème
  • accident
  • défaut
853 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
960 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
949 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
442 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5038 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
800 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
995 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2760 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
557 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
566 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
526 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1856 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2310 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1196 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1632 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1594 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42128P Morohashi
1838 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1580 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1703 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
351 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1003 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1975 2001 Kanji
8c10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-8 SKIP code
4051.4 Four corner code
1-38-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96e3 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

Stroke order

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