Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
Variants:
genesis, wound, injury, hurt, start, originate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
741 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 創作 【ソウサク】 creation, production, creative work (novel, film, etc.), original work, (creative) writing, fabrication, fiction, invention
  • 創刊 【ソウカン】 foundation (of a newspaper, magazine, etc.), starting, launching, first publication
  • 独創 【ドクソウ】 originality
  • 草創 【ソウソウ】 beginning, inauguration

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.)
  • 始める 【はじめる】 to start, to begin, to commence, to initiate, to originate, to start up (a business, society, etc.), to open (e.g. a store), to establish, to start ..., to begin to ...
  • 傷 【きず】 wound, injury, cut, gash, bruise, scratch, scrape, scar, chip, crack, scratch, nick, flaw, defect, weakness, weak point, stain (on one's reputation), disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, (emotional) hurt, hurt feelings
  • 古傷 【ふるきず】 old wound, scar, old unpleasant incident, past misdeed

Readings

Japanese names:
はじめ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chuang4, chuang1
Korean:
chang

Spanish

  • fundar
  • comenzar
  • originar

Portuguese

  • gênese
  • ferir
  • dano
  • ferido
  • começo
  • originar

French

  • fondation
  • genèse
  • origine
  • début
  • blessure
832 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
932 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
920 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
900 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
702 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
789 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1098 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1696 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1308 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1387 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1113 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
205 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2283 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1610 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1646 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2127 Morohashi
1815 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
506 New Nelson (John Haig)
1631 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1759 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
950 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2843 2001 Kanji
2f10.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-2 SKIP code
8260.0 Four corner code
1-33-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5275 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
business, vocation, arts, performance
Kun:
わざ
On:
ギョウゴウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
43 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 業 【ギョウ】 work, business, company, agency, study
  • 業者 【ギョウシャ】 trader, dealer, businessperson, company, vendor, supplier, manufacturer, maker, contractor, fellow trader, people in the same trade
  • 授業 【ジュギョウ】 lesson, class work, teaching, instruction
  • 卒業 【ソツギョウ】 graduation, completion (of a course), moving on (from), outgrowing (something), leaving (a group, company, etc.), quitting
  • 業 【ゴウ】 karma, result of one's karma, fate, destiny, uncontrollable temper
  • 業因 【ゴウイン】 karma
  • 罪業 【ザイゴウ】 sin, iniquity, crime
  • 正業 【ショウゴウ】 right action, correct meditative activity (in Jodo, saying the name of Amitabha)

Kun reading compounds

  • 業 【わざ】 deed, act, work, performance
  • 業師 【わざし】 tricky wrestler, shrewd fellow
  • 寝技 【ねわざ】 pinning technique (in wrestling or judo), underhanded dealings
  • 投げ技 【なげわざ】 throw or throwing technique (sumo, judo)

Readings

Japanese names:
なり、 のぶ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ye4
Korean:
eob

Spanish

  • negocio
  • industria
  • trabajo

Portuguese

  • negócios
  • vocação
  • artes
  • performance

French

  • activité
  • vocation
  • arts
  • représentation
  • karma
380 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
278 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
260 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
54 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
143 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
292 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
199 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2024 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.1 Japanese for Busy People
279 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
279 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
307 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1066 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3227 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1674 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2265 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1809 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15170 Morohashi
2612 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2789 New Nelson (John Haig)
1792 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1931 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
74 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
419 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1064 2001 Kanji
0a13.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-8 SKIP code
3290.4 Four corner code
1-22-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
696d Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
easy, ready to, simple, fortune-telling, divination
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
571 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 易 【エキ】 type of cleromancy divination (described in the Book of Changes) performed with long sticks, The Book of Changes, Yijing, I Ching
  • 易者 【エキシャ】 fortuneteller, diviner
  • 貿易 【ボウエキ】 trade (foreign)
  • 交易 【コウエキ】 trade, commerce
  • 易 【イ】 easiness
  • 易々 【イイ】 easy, simple, plain
  • 簡易 【カンイ】 simplicity, convenience, easiness, quasi-
  • 難易 【ナンイ】 difficulty, relative difficulty

Kun reading compounds

  • 易しい 【やさしい】 easy, plain, simple
  • やさしい文章 【やさしいぶんしょう】 easy (simple) writing
  • 易い 【やすい】 easy, likely to ..., have a tendency to ..., easy to ...

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi4
Korean:
yeog, i

Spanish

  • fácil
  • simple
  • cambio
  • intercambio
  • adivinación
  • sencillo

Portuguese

  • Fácil
  • ler a sorte
  • pronto para
  • simples
  • advinhação

French

  • facile
  • prêt-à-...
  • simple
  • voyance
  • divination
  • commerce
545 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
647 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
618 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
810 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2107 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
824 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
597 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
714 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
759 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
772 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
434 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
967 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3064 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1561 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1060 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13814 Morohashi
2411 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2432 New Nelson (John Haig)
1051 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1130 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
383 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
676 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3851 2001 Kanji
4c4.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-4 SKIP code
6022.7 Four corner code
1-16-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6613 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
Variants:
guard, protect, defend, obey
Kun:
まも.るまも.りもり-もりかみ
On:
シュ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
457 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 守備 【シュビ】 defense, defence
  • 守衛 【シュエイ】 security guard, doorkeeper
  • 保守 【ホシュ】 maintenance, conservatism, conservativeness, conservation
  • 遵守 【ジュンシュ】 observance (of laws, rules, etc.), adherence, obeying, following, abiding by, compliance
  • 守護 【シュゴ】 protection, safeguard, shugo (Kamakura or Muromachi period military governor)
  • 居留守 【イルス】 pretending to be out
  • 神の留守 【カミノルス】 absence of the gods from their shrines in October (while they are visiting the Grand Shrine of Izumo)

Kun reading compounds

  • 守る 【まもる】 to protect, to guard, to defend, to keep (i.e. a promise), to abide (by the rules), to observe, to obey, to follow
  • 守り 【まもり】 protection, defense, defence, providence, amulet, charm, talisman
  • 守り抜く 【まもりぬく】 to hold fast, to protect to the end
  • 島主 【とうしゅ】 island chief
  • 山守 【やまもり】 ranger (forest), mountain guardian
  • 守り 【もり】 babysitting, babysitter, protecting, keeping, keeper
  • 守り立てる 【もりたてる】 to support, to back up, to rally round, to revive (e.g. a company), to boost (e.g. morale), to bring up, to raise
  • 子守 【こもり】 looking after a baby, taking care of a baby, babysitting, babysitter
  • 井守 【いもり】 newt (esp. the Japanese fire belly newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster)
  • 守 【かみ】 director (of the provincial governors under the ritsuryō system)
  • 肥後守 【ひごのかみ】 higonokami, type of folding knife with metal handle
  • 薩摩の守 【さつまのかみ】 traveling while deliberately not paying a fare (travelling)

Readings

Japanese names:
う、 し、 も、 て
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shou3
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • guardar proteger
  • defender
  • guardar
  • proteger

Portuguese

  • vigia
  • protege
  • defende
  • obedece

French

  • garder
  • protéger
  • défendre
  • obéir
  • respect (des règles)
421 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
316 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
300 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
564 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1282 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
352 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
460 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
284 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
490 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
499 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
537 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
466 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2697 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1375 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1861 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
189 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7071 Morohashi
2173 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1310 New Nelson (John Haig)
186 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
198 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
364 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
270 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
748 2001 Kanji
3m3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
3034.2 Four corner code
1-28-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b88 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
spear, halberd
Parts:
turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
116 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 成人 【セイジン】 adult (esp. person 20 years old or over), grownup, becoming an adult, coming of age, growing up (to be a man, woman)
  • 成功 【セイコウ】 success, hit
  • 完成 【カンセイ】 completion, perfection, accomplishment
  • 構成 【コウセイ】 composition, construction, formation, makeup, structure, organization, organisation
  • 成就 【ジョウジュ】 fulfillment, fulfilment, realization, realisation, completion
  • 成仏 【ジョウブツ】 attaining Buddhahood, becoming a Buddha, entering Nirvana, going to heaven, resting in peace, dying (peacefully)

Kun reading compounds

  • 成る 【なる】 to become, to get, to grow, to turn, to reach, to attain, to result in, to turn out, to end up, to prove (to be), to consist of, to be composed of, to be made up of, to be completed, to be realized, to succeed, to be attained, to be accomplished, to change (into), to turn (into), to transform, to come (to do), to begin (to do), to grow (to do), to come to, to amount to, to add up to, to make, to play (the part of), to act as, to be used for, to be useful for, to serve as, to be promoted, to do ...
  • 成るべく 【なるべく】 as (much) as possible, as (much) as one can, wherever practicable, if possible
  • 為す 【なす】 to build up, to establish, to form, to become (a state), to accomplish, to achieve, to succeed in, to change into, to do, to perform, to intend to, to attempt, to try
  • なす角 【なすかく】 formed angle, angle made

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 しげ、 そん、 たえ、 なお、 なり、 なる、 のり、 ひら、 まさ、 よし、 り
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cheng2
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • convertirse en
  • resultar
  • consistir en
  • hacerse
  • llegar a ser
  • llevar a cabo
  • lograr

Portuguese

  • tornar-se
  • obter
  • crescer
  • passar
  • alcançar

French

  • se changer en
  • devenir
  • obtenir
  • croissance
  • s'écouler
  • accomplir
439 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
545 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
515 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
115 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1799 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
224 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
549 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
322 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
261 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
261 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
377 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
836 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4352 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2202 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
367 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11542P Morohashi
3537 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2025 New Nelson (John Haig)
361 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
386 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
160 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
466 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1459 2001 Kanji
4n2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-4 SKIP code
3-5-1 SKIP code
5320.0 Four corner code
1-32-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6210 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

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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
  • 非難 【ヒナン】 criticism, blame, censure, attack, reproach
  • 遭難 【ソウナン】 disaster, accident, shipwreck, distress

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