Jisho

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2 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert
Kun:
ちから
On:
リョクリキリイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
62 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 力 【リョク】 strength, power, proficiency, ability
  • 力役 【リキエキ】 physical labor, physical labour, physical work, forced labor imposed by the government (e.g. under the ritsuryo system)
  • 水力 【スイリョク】 hydraulic power, water power
  • 威力 【イリョク】 power, might, authority, influence
  • 力 【リキ】 strength, power, proficiency, ability, the strength of ... people, the strength of ... men
  • 力学 【リキガク】 mechanics, dynamics
  • 地力 【ジリキ】 one's own potential, real ability, one's own strength
  • 合力 【ゴウリョク】 resultant force, assistance, help, donation, alms, almsgiving

Kun reading compounds

  • 力 【ちから】 force, strength, might, vigour (vigor), energy, capability, ability, proficiency, capacity, faculty, efficacy, effect, effort, endeavours (endeavors), exertions, power, authority, influence, good offices, agency, support, help, aid, assistance, stress, emphasis, means, resources
  • 力強い 【ちからづよい】 powerful, strong, forceful, vigorous, reassuring, encouraging
  • 強い力 【つよいちから】 strong interaction, strong force
  • 弱い力 【よわいちから】 weak force, weak interaction

Readings

Japanese names:
じから、 つとむ
Chinese:
li4
Korean:
ryeog

Spanish

  • potencia
  • poder
  • fuerza
  • energía
  • vigor
  • énfasis

Portuguese

  • força
  • forte
  • esforço
  • suportar
  • exercer

French

  • force
  • fort
  • puissance
  • tension
  • tenir le coup
  • s'efforcer
  • employer (force)
148 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
38 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
74 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
69 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
715 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
53 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
128 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
11 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
100 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
100 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
173 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
207 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4178 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2114 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
866 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2288 Morohashi
3371 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
521 New Nelson (John Haig)
858 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
922 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
38 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
9 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1645 2001 Kanji
2g0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
4002.7 Four corner code
46-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
529b Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
step
Parts:
duty, war, campaign, drafted labor, office, service, role
On:
ヤクエキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
315 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 役 【ヤク】 use, service, role, post, position, scoring combination (e.g. in mahjong, card games, etc.), meld, hand
  • 役員 【ヤクイン】 officer, official, executive, staff
  • 悪役 【アクヤク】 villain, baddie, the villain's part
  • 大役 【タイヤク】 important task, important role, great duty, important mission, major part (e.g. in a movie)
  • 役 【エキ】 war, campaign, battle, unpaid work (ritsuryo system), forced labor
  • 役務 【エキム】 labor, labour, service
  • 荷役 【ニエキ】 handling cargo, loading and unloading
  • 就役 【シュウエキ】 placed in commission, entering servitude

Readings

Japanese names:
ちゃく
Chinese:
yi4
Korean:
yeog

Spanish

  • oficio
  • deber
  • servicio
  • papel
  • (guerra)

Portuguese

  • dever
  • guerra
  • campanha
  • esboço
  • escritório
  • serviço
  • papel

French

  • rôle
  • fonctions
  • guerre
  • campagne
  • corvée
  • poste
  • service
324 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
419 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
397 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
315 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1598 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
171 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
519 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
368 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
375 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
376 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
609 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
620 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
288 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
217 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
893 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10057 Morohashi
244 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1726 New Nelson (John Haig)
884 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
949 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
266 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
290 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2068 2001 Kanji
3i4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
2724.7 Four corner code
44-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f79 Unicode hex code