Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
inferiority, be inferior to, be worse
Kun:
おと.る
On:
レツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1620 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 劣 【レツ】 sub-, inferior, minor
  • 劣悪 【レツアク】 inferior, coarse, poor quality, inadequate, deteriorated
  • 卑劣 【ヒレツ】 mean, contemptible, despicable, dirty, foul, cowardly, base
  • 拙劣 【セツレツ】 clumsy, unskillful

Kun reading compounds

  • 劣る 【おとる】 to be inferior to, to be less good at, to fall behind

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lie4
Korean:
ryeol

Spanish

  • debilidad
  • inferioridad
  • mala calidad
  • ser inferior
  • ser peor

Portuguese

  • inferioridade
  • está inferiorizado
  • piorar

French

  • infériorité
  • inférieur à
  • être moins bon que
1928 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1580 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
185 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1324 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1100 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1150 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1203 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1153 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
210 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3047 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1553 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2124 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
870 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2302 Morohashi
2395 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
524 New Nelson (John Haig)
862 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
926 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1062 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1145 2001 Kanji
3n3.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
4-6-4 SKIP code
3-4-2 SKIP code
9042.7 Four corner code
1-46-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52a3 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
958 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 弱 【ジャク】 little less than, slightly fewer than, just under, weakness, the weak, lower (seismic intensity)
  • 弱点 【ジャクテン】 weak point, weakness, shortcoming, defect, flaw, sore spot, tender spot
  • 衰弱 【スイジャク】 weakness, debility, breakdown, prostration
  • 薄弱 【ハクジャク】 feebleness, weakness, weak

Kun reading compounds

  • 弱い 【よわい】 weak, frail, delicate, tender, unskilled, weak (wine)
  • 弱い者 【よわいもの】 weak person, the weak
  • 弱る 【よわる】 to weaken, to grow weak, to wane, to decline (of one's health), to be downcast, to be dejected, to be dispirited, to be troubled, to be at a loss, to be perplexed, to be annoyed
  • 弱まる 【よわまる】 to abate, to weaken, to be emaciated, to be dejected, to be perplexed
  • 弱める 【よわめる】 to weaken

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ruo4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • débil
  • endeble
  • delicado
  • debilitarse
  • debilitar

Portuguese

  • frágil
  • fraco

French

  • faible
  • fragile
236 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
154 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
138 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
819 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
650 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
595 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
169 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1647 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
218 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
218 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
112 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
610 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1499 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
792 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1080 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1244 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9791P Morohashi
1167 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1692 New Nelson (John Haig)
1236 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1323 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
196 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3553 2001 Kanji
3h7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
1712.7 Four corner code
1-28-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f31 Unicode hex code