Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
profit, advantage, benefit
Kun:
き.く
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
203 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 利 【リ】 advantage, benefit, profit, interest
  • 利用 【リヨウ】 use, utilization, utilisation, application
  • 勝利 【ショウリ】 victory, triumph, conquest, success, win
  • 智利 【チリ】 Chile

Kun reading compounds

  • 効く 【きく】 to be effective, to take effect, to be good (for), to work, to function well, to be possible (to do, use, etc.), to be able to, to taste (alcohol), to try

Readings

Japanese names:
かが、 と、 とし、 のり、 み、 りい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
li4
Korean:
ri

Spanish

  • ganancia
  • ventaja
  • beneficio
  • ser efectivo

Portuguese

  • lucro
  • vantagem
  • benefício

French

  • profit
  • avantage
  • bénéfice
528 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
626 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
596 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
219 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
200 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
355 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
436 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
329 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
329 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
248 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
189 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1431 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
757 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1029 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
915 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1932 Morohashi
1114 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
466 New Nelson (John Haig)
906 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
972 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
180 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
491 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2243 2001 Kanji
5d2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
2290.0 Four corner code
1-45-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5229 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

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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...)
  • 子孫 【シソン】 descendant, posterity, offspring
  • 男子 【ダンシ】 boy, man, male
  • 女子 【ジョシ】 woman, girl
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 久留子 【クルス】 cross sign
  • 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, kid, teenager, youngster, young (non-adult) person, (one's) child, offspring, young woman, young (animal), offshoot, interest, new share, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), young geisha, young prostitute, bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 判子 【はんこ】 seal (used in lieu of a signature), stamp, chop
  • 売れっ子 【うれっこ】 popular figure, person in demand, favorite, favourite
  • 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

4 strokes
Radical:
branch
Parts:
branch, support, sustain, branch radical (no. 65)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
159 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 支 【シ】 China
  • 支給 【シキュウ】 provision, supply, payment, allowance, grant
  • 気管支 【キカンシ】 bronchial tube
  • 干支 【エト】 sexagenary cycle, 60-term cycle of 12 zodiac animals combined with 5 elements in the traditional Chinese calendar; currently used in Japan for years, historically also for days, 12-year Chinese zodiac

Kun reading compounds

  • 支える 【ささえる】 to support, to prop, to sustain, to underlay, to hold up, to defend, to hold at bay, to stem, to check
  • 閊える 【つかえる】 to stick, to get stuck, to get caught, to get jammed, to clog, to be unavailable, to be busy, to be occupied, to be full, to be piled up (e.g. of work), to halt (in one's speech), to stumble (over one's words), to stutter, to stammer, to feel blocked (of one's chest or throat, due to grief, anxiety, illness, etc.), to feel pressure, to feel pain
  • 支う 【かう】 to support, to prop up

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhi1
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • soporte
  • apoyo
  • rama
  • pago
  • interferencia
  • soportar
  • sostener

Portuguese

  • ramo
  • apoio
  • sustentar

French

  • soutien
  • support
  • branche
  • filiale
  • succursale
  • radical branche (no. 65)
621 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
717 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
691 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
302 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2039 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
115 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
583 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
63 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
318 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
318 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
368 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
932 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2473 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1251 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1717 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
718 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13061 Morohashi
1979 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2324 New Nelson (John Haig)
711 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
768 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
185 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
642 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1467 2001 Kanji
2k2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
4040.7 Four corner code
1-27-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
652f Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
Variants:
pay, clear out, prune, banish, dispose of
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
813 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 払暁 【フツギョウ】 dawn, daybreak

Kun reading compounds

  • 払う 【はらう】 to pay (e.g. money, bill), to brush off, to wipe away, to clear away, to dust off, to cut off (e.g. branches), to drive away (e.g. one's competitors), to sell off (something unneeded), to dispose of, to pay (e.g. attention), to show (e.g. respect, concern), to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice), to expend, to exert, to move out (of one's own place), to vacate, to sweep (e.g. one's legs), to knock aside, to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy), to reset (an abacus)

Readings

Japanese names:
はらい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fu2, bi4
Korean:
bul, pil

Spanish

  • pagar
  • saldar
  • liquidar
  • tributar

Portuguese

  • pagamento
  • limpar
  • podar
  • bamir
  • livra-se de

French

  • payer
  • nettoyer
  • tailler
  • bannir
  • se débarrasser de
1766 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
664 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1828 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
904 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
555 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.9 Japanese for Busy People
582 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
591 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
189 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
855 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
225 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
143 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
171 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
746 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11784 Morohashi
194 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2062 New Nelson (John Haig)
738 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
798 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1048 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1371 2001 Kanji
3c2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
5203.0 Four corner code
1-42-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6255 Unicode hex code