Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
Variants:
diligence, become employed, serve
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
830 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 勤勉 【キンベン】 diligent, hard-working, industrious
  • 勤続 【キンゾク】 continuous service
  • 非常勤 【ヒジョウキン】 part-time work
  • 常勤 【ジョウキン】 full-time employment
  • 勤行 【ゴンギョウ】 religious service
  • 勤行時報係 【ゴンギョウジホウガカリ】 muezzin

Kun reading compounds

  • 勤める 【つとめる】 to work (for), to be employed (at), to serve (in), to serve (as), to act (as), to fill (the position of), to play the role (of), to conduct a religious service
  • 務まる 【つとまる】 to be fit (for a role), to be qualified (for), to be equal (to a task), to be able to fulfill one's duties (as)
  • 勤しむ 【いそしむ】 to work hard at, to devote oneself to, to be diligent in

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qin2
Korean:
geun

Spanish

  • tarea
  • trabajo
  • deber
  • servicio diario
  • servir
  • desempeñar un cargo
  • ser adecuado para

Portuguese

  • diligência
  • tornar-se empregado
  • servir

French

  • assiduité
  • application
  • travailler
  • être employé
762 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
853 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
842 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
750 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
732 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
726 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
376 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1698 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.10 Japanese for Busy People
559 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
568 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
525 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
223 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2287 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1182 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1613 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1591 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2415P Morohashi
1818 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
552 New Nelson (John Haig)
1577 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1700 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
941 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1945 2001 Kanji
2g10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-2 SKIP code
4412.7 Four corner code
1-22-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52e4 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
task, duties
Kun:
つと.める
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
111 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 務歯 【ムシ】 zipper teeth, zip teeth
  • 務所 【ムショ】 prison, jail, slammer, pen
  • 政務 【セイム】 government affairs
  • 外務 【ガイム】 foreign affairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 勤める 【つとめる】 to work (for), to be employed (at), to serve (in), to serve (as), to act (as), to fill (the position of), to play the role (of), to conduct a religious service

Readings

Japanese names:
つかさ、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
wu4
Korean:
mu

Spanish

  • tarea
  • obligaciones
  • deber
  • cargo
  • servir
  • desempeñar un cargo

Portuguese

  • tarefa
  • deveres

French

  • tâche
  • devoir
  • travail
722 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
815 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
795 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
140 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3167 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
491 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
372 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1377 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.5 Japanese for Busy People
235 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
235 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
388 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
222 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1505 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
797 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1085 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1235 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2394 Morohashi
1173 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
546 New Nelson (John Haig)
1227 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1313 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
244 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
747 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3545 2001 Kanji
4i7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-6 SKIP code
1822.7 Four corner code
1-44-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52d9 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
line
Parts:
in, inside, middle, mean, center
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
11 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 中 【チュウ】 medium, average, middle, moderation, middle school, China, volume two (of three), during (a certain time when one did or is doing something), under (construction, etc.), while, in, out of, of the
  • 中尉 【チュウイ】 first lieutenant, lieutenant junior grade
  • 宮中 【キュウチュウ】 imperial court
  • 訪中 【ホウチュウ】 visit to China

Kun reading compounds

  • 中 【なか】 inside, interior, among, within, middle, center, centre, during, while, middle, midst, amid, interval, gap, mean, average, second (of three, e.g. sons, volumes), middle, medium grade, medium quality, red-light district
  • 中島 【なかじま】 island in a pond or river
  • 野中 【のなか】 in the middle of a field
  • そんな中 【そんななか】 wherein, therein, thereinto
  • 内 【うち】 inside, within, while (e.g. one is young), during, within (e.g. a day), in the course of, among, amongst, (out) of, between, in (secret, chaos, poverty, etc.), amidst, with (e.g. success), within oneself, one's feelings, inner thoughts, we, our company, our organization, one's home, one's family, my spouse, my husband, my wife, signed on behalf of (husband's name) by his wife, I, me, imperial palace grounds, emperor
  • 碁打ち鳥飼い馬鹿の中 【ごうちとりかいばかのうち】 go players and bird keepers are idiots (both activities demand a lot of time)
  • 此の内 【このうち】 meanwhile, the other day, recently
  • 当たる 【あたる】 to be hit, to strike, to touch, to be in contact, to be affixed, to be equivalent to, to be applicable, to apply to, to be right on the money (of a prediction, criticism, etc.), to be selected (in a lottery, etc.), to win, to be successful, to go well, to be a hit, to face, to confront, to lie (in the direction of), to undertake, to be assigned, to be stricken (by food poisoning, heat, etc.), to be afflicted, to be called on (e.g. by a teacher), to treat (esp. harshly), to lash out at, to be unnecessary, to be hitting well, to be on a hitting streak, to feel a bite (in fishing), (of fruit, etc.) to be bruised, to spoil, to feel (something) out, to probe into, to check (i.e. by comparison), to shave, to be a relative of a person, to be a ... in relation to ..., to stand in a relationship

Readings

Japanese names:
あたる、 かなえ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhong1, zhong4
Korean:
jung

Spanish

  • centro
  • dentro
  • interior
  • medio

Portuguese

  • em
  • interior
  • médio
  • meio
  • centro

French

  • dans
  • dedans
  • à l'intérieur
  • milieu
  • centre
  • moyenne
23 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
26 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
55 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
13 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
81 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
31 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
7 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
75 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
28 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
28 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
33 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
16 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4262 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2150 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2902 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
39 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
73 Morohashi
3451 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
28 New Nelson (John Haig)
39 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
39 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
12 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
32 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1655 2001 Kanji
0a4.40 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
5000.6 Four corner code
1-35-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e2d Unicode hex code