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

11 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
bad, vice, rascal, false, evil, wrong
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
530 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 悪 【アク】 evil, wickedness, (role of) the villain (in theatre, etc.), the bad guy
  • 悪質 【アクシツ】 malicious, vicious, malignant, underhanded, shoddy, inferior, poor-quality, second-rate
  • 害悪 【ガイアク】 harm, injury, evil (influence)
  • 改悪 【カイアク】 deterioration, changing for the worse
  • 悪寒 【オカン】 chill, shakes, ague
  • 悪血 【アクチ】 impure blood
  • 自己嫌悪 【ジコケンオ】 self-hatred, self-abhorrence, self-loathing
  • 好悪 【コウオ】 likes and dislikes

Kun reading compounds

  • 悪い 【わるい】 bad, poor, undesirable, poor (quality), inferior, insufficient, evil, sinful, ugly, not beautiful, at fault, to blame, in the wrong, bad (at doing something), unprofitable, unbeneficial, sorry, (my) bad, unforgivable
  • 悪い行い 【わるいおこない】 bad deed, evil deed
  • 悪し 【あし】 bad, evil
  • 悪しからず 【あしからず】 don't get me wrong, but ..., I'm sorry
  • 難い 【にくい】 difficult to ..., hard to ...
  • 憎い 【にくい】 hateful, abominable, poor-looking, detestable, amazing, fantastic, admirable, lovely, wonderful
  • 安んぞ 【いずくんぞ】 how, why
  • 憎む 【にくむ】 to hate, to detest

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
e4, e3, wu4
Korean:
ag, o

Spanish

  • malo
  • incorrecto
  • equivocado
  • odio
  • mal

Portuguese

  • mal
  • ruim
  • falso
  • mau
  • errado

French

  • mauvais
  • vice
  • vaurien
  • faux
  • mal
152 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
241 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
222 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
504 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
62 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
804 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
175 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1483A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.14 Japanese for Busy People
304 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
304 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
114 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
785 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3413 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1758 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2393 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1828 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10717 Morohashi
2745 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1873 New Nelson (John Haig)
1810 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1951 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
295 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
369 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3258 2001 Kanji
4k7.17 The Kanji Dictionary
2-7-4 SKIP code
1033.1 Four corner code
1-16-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
60aa Unicode hex code