Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
Variants:
labor, thank for, reward for, toil, trouble
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
398 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 労 【ロウ】 labor, labour, toil, trouble, pains, work, effort, striving
  • 労組 【ロウソ】 labor union, labour union, trade union
  • 国労 【コクロウ】 National Railway Workers Union
  • 功労 【コウロウ】 meritorious deed, services

Kun reading compounds

  • 労する 【ろうする】 to work, to labor, to labour, to put to work, to make (someone) work
  • 労る 【いたわる】 to pity, to sympathize with, to sympathise with, to treat with sympathy, to console, to be kind to, to appreciate, to tend to (e.g. an injury), to care for, to nurse, to soothe
  • 労き 【いたずき】 pain, trouble, illness
  • 労い 【ねぎらい】 appreciation, thanks, gratitude
  • 労う 【ねぎらう】 to show appreciation for (efforts, esp. by someone of equal or lower status), to thank for, to reward for
  • 労う 【ねぎらう】 to show appreciation for (efforts, esp. by someone of equal or lower status), to thank for, to reward for

Readings

Chinese:
lao2
Korean:
ro

Spanish

  • trabajo duro
  • cansancio
  • compensación

Portuguese

  • trabalho
  • agradecer
  • recompensar
  • dificuldade

French

  • labeur
  • remerciement pour
  • récompense pour
  • être plein d'attentions
  • soucis
542 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
639 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
610 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
309 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
720 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
274 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
369 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
491A Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
233 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
233 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
443 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
214 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3155 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1619 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2205 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
868 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2329 Morohashi
2548 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
531 New Nelson (John Haig)
860 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
924 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
145 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
494 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
945 2001 Kanji
3n4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
2-3-4 SKIP code
3242.7 Four corner code
9042.7 Four corner code
1-47-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52b4 Unicode hex code

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
1-46-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
529b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
eye
Parts:
focus, government ministry, conserve
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
548 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 省察 【セイサツ】 reflection, consideration
  • 省思 【セイシ】 reflection, reexamination, contemplation
  • 三省 【サンセイ】 frequent reflection (meditation)
  • 内省 【ナイセイ】 introspection, reflection on one's self
  • 省 【ショウ】 ministry, department, province (of China), saving, conserving
  • 省エネルギー 【ショウエネルギー】 energy conservation, economical use of energy, energy-saving
  • 郵政省 【ユウセイショウ】 (former) Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (now Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
  • 厚生省 【コウセイショウ】 Ministry of Health and Welfare (now Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Kun reading compounds

  • 省みる 【かえりみる】 to reflect on (oneself, past conduct, etc.), to contemplate, to examine, to think over, to introspect
  • 省く 【はぶく】 to omit, to leave out, to exclude, to eliminate, to curtail, to save, to cut down, to economize, to economise

Readings

Japanese names:
さとし、 み
Chinese:
sheng3, xing3
Korean:
seong, saeng

Spanish

  • omisión
  • departamento del gobierno
  • omitir
  • eliminar
  • reflexionar

Portuguese

  • foco
  • ministério de governo
  • umservar

French

  • faire le point (introspection)
  • abréviation
  • omission
  • économie
  • ministère
  • éliminer
640 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
546 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
516 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
245 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
218 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
408 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
760 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1013 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
145 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
145 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
389 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1382 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3100 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1583 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2164 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
125 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
23179 Morohashi
2449 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3916 New Nelson (John Haig)
124 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
131 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
528 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1179 2001 Kanji
5c4.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
4-9-2 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
9060.2 Four corner code
1-30-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7701 Unicode hex code