Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
Variants:
ray, light
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
527 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 光景 【コウケイ】 scene, spectacle, sight, view
  • 光線 【コウセン】 beam, light ray
  • 観光 【カンコウ】 sightseeing, tourism
  • 日光 【ニッコウ】 sunlight, sunshine, sunbeams, Nikkō (city in Tochigi)

Kun reading compounds

  • 光る 【ひかる】 to shine, to glitter, to be bright
  • 光る棒 【ひかるぼう】 glowstick, neon light stick
  • 光 【ひかり】 light, illumination, ray, beam, gleam, glow, happiness, hope, influence, power, vision, eyesight
  • 光り輝く 【ひかりかがやく】 to shine, to glitter
  • 越光 【こしひかり】 Koshihikari (variety of rice)
  • 柔らかな光 【やわらかなひかり】 soft light

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 こお、 てる、 ひこ、 み、 みつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guang1
Korean:
gwang

Spanish

  • rayo
  • luz
  • paisaje
  • honor
  • brillar
  • brillo

Portuguese

  • raio
  • luz

French

  • rayon
  • lumière
72 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
129 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
116 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
417 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
217 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
281 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
138 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
138 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
464 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3043 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1550 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2121 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
120 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1350 Morohashi
2391 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
349 New Nelson (John Haig)
119 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
125 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
345 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
121 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1057 2001 Kanji
3n3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
9021.1 Four corner code
1-24-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5149 Unicode hex code

12 strokes (also 11)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
overdo, exceed, go beyond, error
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
285 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 過 【カ】 surplus-, excess-, over-, per- (chemical with more of a certain element than found in other compounds of the same constituents)
  • 過去 【カコ】 the past, bygone days, one's past (that one would prefer remained secret), past (tense), preterit, preterite, previous life
  • 超過 【チョウカ】 excess, being more than
  • 一過 【イッカ】 passing (e.g. of a typhoon), going past

Kun reading compounds

  • 過ぎる 【すぎる】 to pass through, to pass by, to go beyond, to pass (of time), to elapse, to have expired, to have ended, to be over, to exceed, to surpass, to be above, to be no more than ..., to be excessive, to be too much, to be too ...
  • 過ごす 【すごす】 to pass (time), to spend, to overdo (esp. of one's alcohol consumption), to drink (alcohol), to take care of, to support, to overdo, to do too much, to ... without acting on it
  • 過ち 【あやまち】 fault, error, indiscretion, faux pas
  • 過ちを犯す 【あやまちをおかす】 to make an error
  • 過つ 【あやまつ】 to err
  • 過ぎる 【よぎる】 to go by, to cross, to pass by, to flash across
  • 過ぎる 【よぎる】 to go by, to cross, to pass by, to flash across

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guo4, guo1
Korean:
gwa

Spanish

  • pasar
  • extralimitarse
  • exceder
  • fallo
  • error
  • traspasar
  • fallar

Portuguese

  • sobrepujar
  • exceder
  • ir além de
  • erro

French

  • passer
  • dépasser
  • excéder
  • erreur
562 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
659 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
629 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
399 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4723 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
368 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
963 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1804 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
413 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
419 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
284 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
705 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3891 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2003 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2704 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1302 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39002P Morohashi
3137 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6090 New Nelson (John Haig)
1293 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1389 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
230 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
750 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3649 2001 Kanji
2q9.18 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-9 SKIP code
3730.2 Four corner code
1-18-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
904e Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
rap 攴 (攵)
Parts:
Variants:
cleverness, agile, alert
Kun:
さとい
On:
ビン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1042 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 敏 【ビン】 quick, nimble, agile, sharp, smart, clever
  • 敏感 【ビンカン】 sensitive, alert, aware, susceptible
  • 穎敏 【エイビン】 sharp (mind), keen, acute
  • 慧敏 【ケイビン】 clever, of quick intellect

Kun reading compounds

  • 聡い 【さとい】 clever, smart, sharp (ear, etc.), sensitive, discerning

Readings

Japanese names:
さとし、 ちょう、 とし、 び
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
min3
Korean:
min

Spanish

  • ingenioso
  • inteligente
  • ágil

Portuguese

  • inteligência
  • ágil
  • alerta

French

  • vivacité d'esprit
  • vif
  • intelligent
1746 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1381 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2047 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1429 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1389 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1409 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1735 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1857 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1800 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
938 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1675 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
887 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1206 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
469 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13202P Morohashi
1322 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2337 New Nelson (John Haig)
459 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
498 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1342 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2366 2001 Kanji
4i6.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-4 SKIP code
8854.0 Four corner code
1-41-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
654f Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
sex, gender, nature
Kun:
さが
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
104 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 性 【セイ】 nature (of a person), sex, gender, sex (i.e. sexual attraction, activity, etc.), gender, -ty, -ity, -ness, -cy
  • 性格 【セイカク】 character (of a person), personality, disposition, nature, characteristics, nature (of a thing, event, etc.)
  • 男性 【ダンセイ】 man, male, masculine gender
  • 女性 【ジョセイ】 woman, female, feminine gender
  • 性 【ショウ】 nature, disposition, temperament, character, quality, that which does not change according to external influences
  • 性根 【ショウネ】 nature, character, disposition
  • 女性 【ジョセイ】 woman, female, feminine gender
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold

Kun reading compounds

  • 性 【さが】 one's nature, one's destiny, custom, tradition, habit, convention

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • sexo
  • género
  • naturaleza
  • temperamento

Portuguese

  • sexo
  • gênero
  • natureza

French

  • sexe
  • genre
  • nature
  • propriétés
645 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
199 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1666 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
280 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
564 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
98 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
811 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
357 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1572 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10478 Morohashi
299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1822 New Nelson (John Haig)
1558 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
119 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-1-7 SKIP code
9501.0 Four corner code
1-32-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6027 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
footsteps
Parts:
Variants:
departure, discharge, publish, emit, start from, disclose, counter for gunshots
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
32 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 発 【ハツ】 departure, departing (from ...), departing (at time ...), sending, sent (by ...), sent (at ...), engine, counter for gunshots, bursts of gas, etc., counter for bullets, bombs, etc., counter for blows (punches)
  • 発 【ハツ】 green dragon tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of green dragon tiles
  • 再発 【サイハツ】 return, relapse, recurrence
  • 開発 【カイハツ】 development, exploitation (of resources)
  • 発熱 【ハツネツ】 generation of heat, (attack of) fever, pyrexia
  • 発議 【ハツギ】 proposal, suggestion, motion, initiative
  • 開発 【カイハツ】 development, exploitation (of resources)

Kun reading compounds

  • 立つ 【たつ】 to stand, to rise, to stand up, to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position), to depart (on a plane, train, etc.)
  • 暴く 【あばく】 to disclose, to divulge, to expose, to open (a grave), to dig out

Readings

Japanese names:
ば、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fa1
Korean:
bal

Spanish

  • abrir
  • exponer
  • suceder

Portuguese

  • liberar
  • partida
  • publicar
  • emitir
  • a partir de
  • revelar

French

  • départ
  • décharge
  • dégagement
  • publier
  • émettre
  • partir de
  • divulguer
  • compteur de coups de feu
303 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
392 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
370 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
43 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3092 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
186 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
225 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
953 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
96 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
96 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
286 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1360 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3174 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1634 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1721 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
22662P Morohashi
2565 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3860 New Nelson (John Haig)
1705 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1840 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
102 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
342 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3557 2001 Kanji
0a9.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-4 SKIP code
1241.5 Four corner code
1-40-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
767a Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
make, production, prepare, build
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
103 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 作 【サク】 work (e.g. of art), production, harvest, cultivation, farming, crop, yield, technique
  • 作文 【サクブン】 writing (an essay, prose, etc.), composition, formal writing with little real meaning
  • 製作 【セイサク】 manufacture, production
  • 制作 【セイサク】 work (film, book), production, creation, turning (something) out, development
  • 作 【サク】 work (e.g. of art), production, harvest, cultivation, farming, crop, yield, technique
  • 作文 【サクブン】 writing (an essay, prose, etc.), composition, formal writing with little real meaning
  • 操作 【ソウサ】 operation, management, handling, manipulating (to one's benefit), manipulation, influencing
  • 動作 【ドウサ】 movement (of the body), action, motion, gesture, bearing, carriage, behaviour, behavior, demeanour, demeanor, operation (of a machine, software, etc.), running, working, functioning

Kun reading compounds

  • 作る 【つくる】 to make, to produce, to manufacture, to build, to construct, to prepare (food), to brew (alcohol), to raise, to grow, to cultivate, to train, to till, to draw up (a document), to make out, to prepare, to write, to create (an artistic work, etc.), to compose, to coin (a phrase), to organize, to organise, to establish, to found, to have (a child), to make up (one's face, etc.), to fabricate (an excuse, etc.), to give a (false) appearance, to feign (a smile, etc.), to put on a show of emotion, to form (a line, etc.), to set (a record), to commit (a sin, etc.)
  • 作り 【つくり】 making, producing, manufacturing, building, construction, make, structure, appearance (attire, make-up, etc.), build, physique, sashimi, forced (smile, etc.)
  • 作り上げる 【つくりあげる】 to build up, to complete, to construct, to create, to put together, to make up, to fabricate, to invent, to cook up

Readings

Japanese names:
くり、 さか、 さっ、 づくり、 とも、 なお、 はぎ、 まさか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zuo1, zuo4, zuo2
Korean:
jag, ja, ju

Spanish

  • hacer
  • construir
  • fabricar
  • conducta
  • comportamiento
  • crear

Portuguese

  • fazer
  • produção
  • preparar
  • construção

French

  • fabriquer
  • produire
  • construire
  • préparer
82 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
141 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
127 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
99 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
407 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
147 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
116 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
362 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.4 Japanese for Busy People
360 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
361 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
75 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
77 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
49 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
52 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1151 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
518 Morohashi
68 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
167 New Nelson (John Haig)
1142 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1224 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
120 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
144 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2154 2001 Kanji
2a5.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2821.1 Four corner code
1-26-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f5c Unicode hex code