Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
exertion, endeavour, encourage, strive, make effort, diligent
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
1066 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 勉強 【ベンキョウ】 study, diligence, discount, reduction
  • 勉学 【ベンガク】 study, pursuit of knowledge
  • 猛勉 【モウベン】 studying hard, cramming
  • のこ勉 【ノコベン】 staying behind after school to do private study

Kun reading compounds

  • 努める 【つとめる】 to endeavor (endeavour), to try, to strive, to make an effort, to exert oneself, to be diligent, to be committed (to doing something)

Readings

Japanese names:
ひこ、 やつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mian3
Korean:
myeon

Spanish

  • esforzarse
  • ejercitarse

Portuguese

  • esforço

French

  • exercice
317 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
413 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
390 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
946 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
228 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
852 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
129 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1263 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
735 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
748 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
140 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
219 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4113 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2088 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2829 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1994 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2384P Morohashi
3318 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
543 New Nelson (John Haig)
1975 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2129 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
366 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2557 2001 Kanji
2n8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-8-2 SKIP code
2421.2 Four corner code
1-42-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52c9 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
Variants:
encourage, be diligent, inspire
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1254 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 励起 【レイキ】 (electrical) excitation
  • 励起状態 【レイキジョウタイ】 excited state
  • 精励 【セイレイ】 diligence, industry, assiduity, hard work
  • 刻苦精励 【コックセイレイ】 being arduous, working diligently enduring hardships, making a strenuous effort

Kun reading compounds

  • 励む 【はげむ】 to strive, to endeavour, to endeavor, to make an effort, to be zealous
  • 励ます 【はげます】 to encourage, to cheer, to raise (the voice)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
li4
Korean:
ryeo

Spanish

  • aliento
  • estímulo
  • esfuerzo
  • diligencia
  • alentar
  • estimular
  • esforzarse
  • ser diligente

Portuguese

  • encorajar
  • estar diligente
  • inspirar

French

  • encourager
  • être appliqué
  • pousser à
1919 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1227 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
193 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1495 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1101 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
430 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1340 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1423 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
832 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
213 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1438 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
762 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1035 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
875 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2326 Morohashi
1119 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
528 New Nelson (John Haig)
866 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
931 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1100 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3345 2001 Kanji
2g5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
7422.7 Four corner code
1-46-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52b1 Unicode hex code