Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
open country
Parts:
Variants:
risk, face, defy, dare, damage, assume (a name)
Kun:
おか.す
On:
ボウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1317 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 冒頭 【ボウトウ】 beginning, start, outset
  • 冒険 【ボウケン】 adventure, venture, venture which is unlikely to succeed, risky attempt, danger, hazard, risk
  • 感冒 【カンボウ】 cold (illness)
  • 流行性感冒 【リュウコウセイカンボウ】 influenza, flu

Kun reading compounds

  • 冒す 【おかす】 to brave, to risk, to face, to venture, to harm, to afflict, to affect, to desecrate, to profane, to assume (someone else's surname), to take

Readings

Chinese:
mao4, mo4
Korean:
mo, mog

Spanish

  • riesgo
  • desafío
  • afrenta
  • comienzo
  • desafiar
  • atreverse
  • atacar

Portuguese

  • risco
  • enfrentar
  • desafiar
  • ousar
  • prejuízo
  • assumir (um nome)

French

  • risque
  • affronter
  • braver
  • défier
  • dommage
  • emprunter (un nom)
1812 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1483 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2117 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1463 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1079 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1104 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1156 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1669 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1384 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3088 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1576 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2155 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
18 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1538X Morohashi
2434 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3915 New Nelson (John Haig)
18 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
18 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1263 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3879 2001 Kanji
4c5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
6060.0 Four corner code
1-43-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5192 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
precipitous, inaccessible place, impregnable position, steep place, sharp eyes
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
707 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 険 【ケン】 steepness, steep place, harsh (look), sharp (tongue)
  • 険悪 【ケンアク】 dangerous, perilous, threatening, stormy, volatile, tense, critical, serious, stern (expression), hostile (attitude), sharp, harsh
  • 損害保険 【ソンガイホケン】 damage insurance
  • 社会保険 【シャカイホケン】 social insurance

Kun reading compounds

  • 険しい 【けわしい】 precipitous, rugged, inaccessible, impregnable, steep, grim, severe, stern
  • 険しい顔 【けわしいかお】 grim face

Readings

Chinese:
xian3
Korean:
heom

Spanish

  • escarpado
  • inaccesible
  • peligroso
  • difícil

Portuguese

  • íngreme
  • lugar inacessível
  • posição inexpugnável
  • lugar escarpado
  • olhos agudos

French

  • à pic
  • escarpé
  • raide
  • lieu inaccessible
  • position imprenable
  • regard aiguisé
770 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
689 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
662 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
616 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5000 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
356 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
988 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1308 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
533 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
542 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
790 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
736 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
658 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
398 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
495 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1688 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41721P Morohashi
542 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1672 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1802 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
731 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3663 2001 Kanji
2d8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
7823.6 Four corner code
1-24-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
967a Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
little, small
Kun:
ちい.さいこ-お-さ-
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
114 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 小 【ショウ】 smallness, small item, short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days), elementary school, smaller (of two things, places, etc. with the same name), inferior, younger (of two people with the same name), junior, unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
  • 小雨 【コサメ】 light rain, drizzle
  • 微小 【ビショウ】 microscopic
  • 中小 【チュウショウ】 small and medium

Kun reading compounds

  • 小さい 【ちいさい】 small, little, tiny, slight, below average (in degree, amount, etc.), minor, small, low (e.g. sound), soft (e.g. voice), unimportant, petty, insignificant, trifling, trivial, young, juvenile
  • 小さい頃 【ちいさいころ】 as a child, when one was a child

Readings

Japanese names:
いさら、 こう、 さざ、 しゃお、 ちいさ
Chinese:
xiao3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño

Portuguese

  • Pequeno
  • pouco

French

  • petit
24 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
36 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
63 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1355 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
46 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
21 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
27 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
27 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
88 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
511 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
7 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
106 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7473 Morohashi
7 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1389 New Nelson (John Haig)
105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
110 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
126 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
15 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1141 2001 Kanji
3n0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
9000.0 Four corner code
1-30-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0f Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
opinion, theory, explanation, rumor
Kun:
と.く
On:
セツゼイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
326 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 説 【セツ】 theory, doctrine, opinion, view, rumour, rumor, gossip, hearsay
  • 説明 【セツメイ】 explanation, exposition
  • 論説 【ロンセツ】 editorial, dissertation
  • 定説 【テイセツ】 established theory, accepted opinion, accepted explanation
  • 遊説 【ユウゼイ】 election tour, election campaign, stumping
  • 全国遊説 【ゼンコクユウゼイ】 nationwide election campaign

Kun reading compounds

  • 説く 【とく】 to explain, to advocate, to preach, to persuade

Readings

Japanese names:
さとし、 とき
Chinese:
shuo1, shui4, yue4
Korean:
seol, se, yeol

Spanish

  • opinión
  • teoría
  • explicar
  • expresar

Portuguese

  • rumor
  • opinião
  • teoria

French

  • théorie
  • rumeur
  • opinion
  • thèse
654 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
553 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
524 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
307 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4373 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
216 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
251 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2143 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
400 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
404 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
292 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1688 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1949 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1042 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
511 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35556P Morohashi
1547 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5627 New Nelson (John Haig)
499 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
538 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
240 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
620 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
7a7.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0861.6 Four corner code
1-32-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8aac Unicode hex code