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
  • 力作 【リキサク】 painstaking piece of work, work of great effort, tour de force, outstanding work, toil, labor, labour
  • 努力 【ドリョク】 effort, exertion, endeavour, endeavor, hard work, striving
  • 協力 【キョウリョク】 cooperation, collaboration, help, support
  • 力 【リキ】 strength, power, proficiency, ability, the strength of ... people, the strength of ... men
  • 力学 【リキガク】 mechanics, dynamics
  • 錻力 【ブリキ】 tin plate
  • 地力 【ジリキ】 one's own potential, real ability, one's own strength

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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-46-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
529b Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
turf, lawn
Kun:
しば
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1052 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 芝 【シバ】 lawn, sod, turf
  • 芝居 【シバイ】 play, drama
  • 霊芝 【レイシ】 bracket fungus (Ganoderma lucidum), reishi mushroom

Kun reading compounds

  • 芝 【しば】 lawn, sod, turf
  • 芝居 【しばい】 play, drama
  • 高麗芝 【こうらいしば】 Korean lawn grass
  • 道芝 【みちしば】 roadside grass, roadside weeds, guidance (sometimes esp. referring to guidance in love), guidepost, guide, Chinese fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)

Readings

Japanese names:
こげ、 しは
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhi1
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • césped
  • hierba

Portuguese

  • gramado
  • relva

French

  • pelouse
  • gazon
1335 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
722 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3893 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
954 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1695 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
289 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
250 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
250 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
568 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
640 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2705 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1380 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1867 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1224 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30699P Morohashi
2180 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4961 New Nelson (John Haig)
1216 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1301 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1089 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1970 2001 Kanji
3k2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
2-3-2 SKIP code
4430.7 Four corner code
1-28-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
829d Unicode hex code