Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Kun:
さきま.ず
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
173 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 先 【セン】 former, previous, old, first move (in go, shogi, etc.), opening move
  • 先駆 【センク】 forerunner, precursor, pioneer, leader, outrider, outriding
  • 機先 【キセン】 forestall
  • 互先 【タガイセン】 even game (esp. in go)

Kun reading compounds

  • 先 【さき】 point, tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, first, before, ahead (of), (the way) ahead, beyond, future, previous, prior, former, recent, last, destination, rest (e.g. of a story), continuation, remaining part, the other party
  • 先行き 【さきゆき】 the future, future prospects
  • 小手先 【こてさき】 tip of the hand, (use of) one's hands, cheap trick, superficial wit, superficial cleverness, cheap, makeshift (e.g. measures), shortsighted, perfunctory, halfhearted
  • 矛先 【ほこさき】 point of spear, spearhead, brunt, aim of attack, force of argument
  • 先ず 【まず】 first (of all), firstly, to begin with, before anything else, probably, most likely, almost certainly, virtually, more or less (satisfactory), on the whole, reasonably, anyway, at any rate, for now (at least), for the time being
  • まず第一に 【まずだいいちに】 first of all, in the first place, to begin with, for starters

Readings

Japanese names:
ぽん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian1
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • antes
  • adelante
  • previo
  • precedencia
  • extremo
  • punta
  • final
  • anterior

Portuguese

  • antes
  • prévio
  • na frente
  • futuro
  • precedência

French

  • avant
  • devant
  • précédent
  • futur
  • antériorité
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
49 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
201 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
571 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
65 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
16 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
280 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
50 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
50 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
48 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
145 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3046 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1552 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2123 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
254 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1349 Morohashi
2394 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 New Nelson (John Haig)
248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
263 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
115 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
54 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2457 2001 Kanji
3b3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2421.1 Four corner code
1-32-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5148 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
life
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
29 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生育 【セイイク】 birth and growth, giving birth and raising, development, breeding
  • 回生 【カイセイ】 resurrection, resuscitation, regeneration, university student in ... year
  • 公衆衛生 【コウシュウエイセイ】 sanitation, public health
  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生家 【セイカ】 house where one was born, one's parents' house
  • 殺生 【セッショウ】 killing, destruction of life, cruel, heartless, callous, brutal
  • 死生 【シセイ】 life and death

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生きる力 【いきるちから】 zest for living, energy to live
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc.), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate, to bring back to life, to restore (a deleted passage; in proofreading)
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live
  • 生ける屍 【いけるしかばね】 living corpse
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生む 【うむ】 to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs), to produce, to yield, to give rise to, to deliver
  • 生う 【おう】 to grow, to spring up, to cut (teeth)
  • 生える 【はえる】 to grow, to spring up, to sprout, to cut (teeth)
  • 生やす 【はやす】 to grow, to cultivate, to wear a beard
  • 生 【き】 pure, undiluted, raw, crude
  • 生地 【きじ】 cloth, fabric, material, texture, dough, batter, inherent quality, one's true character, one's true colours, unglazed pottery, skin with no make-up, uncoated metal
  • 死に生き 【しにいき】 death and life, death or life, death
  • 生 【なま】 raw, uncooked, fresh, natural, as it is, unedited, unprocessed, unprotected (sex), live (i.e. not recorded), inexperienced, unpolished, green, crude, impudence, sauciness, unpasteurized beer, draft beer, draught beer, blank (e.g. disk), unused, just a little, somehow, vaguely, partially, somewhat, half-, semi-, insufficient, incomplete, half-baked, half-hearted, perfunctory, cash, tipsiness
  • 生り 【なまり】 boiled and half-dried bonito
  • お生 【おなま】 impudence, sauciness
  • 現ナマ 【げんナマ】 cold cash, hard cash
  • 生る 【なる】 to bear fruit
  • 生す 【なす】 to have a child
  • 生す 【むす】 to grow (of moss, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あさ、 いき、 いく、 いけ、 うぶ、 うまい、 え、 おい、 ぎゅう、 くるみ、 ごせ、 さ、 じょう、 すぎ、 そ、 そう、 ちる、 なば、 にう、 にゅう、 ふ、 み、 もう、 よい、 りゅう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sheng1
Korean:
saeng

Spanish

  • vida
  • nacimiento
  • vivir
  • existir
  • nacer
  • dar a luz
  • puro
  • crudo

Portuguese

  • vida
  • genuína
  • nascimento

French

  • vie
  • naissance
  • authentique
  • cru
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
42 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
29 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2991 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
67 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
71 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
214 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
44 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1327 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4309 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2933 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1569 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21670 Morohashi
3497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3715 New Nelson (John Haig)
1555 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1675 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
9 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
43 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2472 2001 Kanji
0a5.29 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2510.0 Four corner code
1-32-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751f Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
101 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 不 【フ】 un-, non-, negative prefix
  • 不安 【フアン】 anxiety, uneasiness, worry, apprehension, fear, insecurity, suspense
  • 意味不 【イミフ】 of uncertain meaning, ambiguous, cryptic, nonsensical, incomprehensible, perplexing
  • 無 【ブ】 un-, non-, bad ..., poor ...
  • 不気味 【ブキミ】 weird, ominous, eerie, uncanny, ghastly

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bu4, bu2
Korean:
bu, bul

Spanish

  • prefijo negativo: in-
  • des-

Portuguese

  • Prefixo negativo
  • negativa
  • não
  • feia
  • ruim
  • deselegante

French

  • négation
  • non
  • mauvais
  • laid
  • maladroit
500 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
600 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
572 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
134 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
17 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
130 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
104 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
94 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
94 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
94 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
422 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
10 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4242 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2141 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2890 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1225 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19 Morohashi
3434 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
13 New Nelson (John Haig)
1217 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1302 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
103 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
444 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3154 2001 Kanji
0a4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-1 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
3-2-2 SKIP code
1090.0 Four corner code
1-41-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e0d Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
think
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
132 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 思春期 【シシュンキ】 puberty, adolescence
  • 思考 【シコウ】 thought, consideration, thinking
  • 相思 【ソウシ】 mutual affection, mutual love
  • 哀思 【アイシ】 sad feeling

Kun reading compounds

  • 思う 【おもう】 to think, to consider, to believe, to reckon, to think (of doing), to plan (to do), to judge, to assess, to regard, to imagine, to suppose, to dream, to expect, to look forward to, to feel, to be (in a state of mind), to desire, to want, to recall, to remember
  • 思う存分 【おもうぞんぶん】 to one's heart's content, to one's complete satisfaction, as much as one likes, heartily, thoroughly, without restraint

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
si1, sai1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • pensar
  • considerar

Portuguese

  • pensar

French

  • penser
84 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
147 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
131 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
149 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3001 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
95 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
173 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
966 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
99 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
99 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
202 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
776 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3173 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1633 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2221 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
612 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10462 Morohashi
2564 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1824 New Nelson (John Haig)
605 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
651 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
26 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
175 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3658 2001 Kanji
5f4.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
6033.0 Four corner code
1-27-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
601d Unicode hex code

20 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
deliberation, consultation, debate, consideration
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
25 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 議 【ギ】 discussion, deliberation, thought, opinion
  • 議案 【ギアン】 legislative bill, measure, agenda item
  • 本会議 【ホンカイギ】 plenary session, regular session
  • 日本学術会議 【ニホンガクジュツカイギ】 Science Council of Japan

Readings

Japanese names:
かた、 のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi4
Korean:
eui

Spanish

  • opinión
  • consulta
  • consideración

Portuguese

  • deliberação
  • consulta
  • debate
  • consideração

French

  • délibération
  • entretien
  • débat
  • considération
581 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
477 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
454 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
52 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4448 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
245 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
913 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2876 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
292 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
292 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
494 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1711 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2078 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1087 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1480 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
649 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36027 Morohashi
1647 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5716 New Nelson (John Haig)
642 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
692 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
130 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
639 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3059 2001 Kanji
7a13.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-13 SKIP code
0865.3 Four corner code
1-21-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b70 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
square
Parts:
trip, travel
Kun:
たび
On:
リョ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
783 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 旅 【リョ】 500-man battalion (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army)
  • 旅客 【リョカク】 passenger, traveller, traveler, tourist
  • 行旅 【コウリョ】 traveling, travelling, traveler, traveller
  • 修旅 【シュウリョ】 excursion, field trip, school trip

Kun reading compounds

  • 旅 【たび】 travel, trip, journey
  • 旅先 【たびさき】 destination, place one stays during a trip
  • あてなき旅 【あてなきたび】 journey without a destination
  • 股旅 【またたび】 wandering life of a gambler

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lu:3
Korean:
ryeo

Spanish

  • viaje
  • trayecto
  • excursión

Portuguese

  • viagem
  • jornada

French

  • voyage
335 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
433 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
410 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
566 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2088 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
335 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
183 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1073 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
222 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
222 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
153 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
959 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1153 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
624 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
829 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1057 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13644X Morohashi
922 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2396 New Nelson (John Haig)
1048 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1127 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
368 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
465 2001 Kanji
4h6.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
0823.2 Four corner code
1-46-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65c5 Unicode hex code