Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
spoon
Parts:
north
Kun:
きた
On:
ホク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
153 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 北緯 【ホクイ】 north latitude
  • 北欧 【ホクオウ】 Northern Europe, Nordic countries, Scandinavia
  • 極北 【キョクホク】 extreme north, North Pole
  • 西北 【セイホク】 north-west

Kun reading compounds

  • 北 【きた】 north, the North, northern territories, North Korea, north wind
  • 北アイルランド 【きたアイルランド】 Northern Ireland
  • 西北 【せいほく】 north-west

Readings

Japanese names:
きら、 ほう、 ほっ、 ほつ
Chinese:
bei3
Korean:
bug, bae

Spanish

  • Norte
  • huir
  • perder

Portuguese

  • norte

French

  • nord
139 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
224 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
205 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
103 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
751 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
156 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
24 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
138 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
73 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
73 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
42 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
231 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
230 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
147 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
454 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2574 Morohashi
197 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
581 New Nelson (John Haig)
445 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
480 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
282 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
115 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1256 2001 Kanji
0a5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
1111.0 Four corner code
43-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5317 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
half, middle, odd number, semi-, part-
Kun:
なか.ば
On:
ハン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
224 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 半 【ハン】 half, semi-, half-past, odd number, unit of land area (595.8 m^2)
  • 半額 【ハンガク】 half the amount (of money), half price, half fare
  • 四畳半 【ヨジョウハン】 four and a half tatami mats, four-and-a-half-mat room, small room esp. for assignations
  • 過半 【カハン】 the greater part

Kun reading compounds

  • 半ば 【なかば】 middle, half, semi, halfway, partly
  • 半ば過ぎ 【なかばすぎ】 beyond the middle

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
ban4
Korean:
ban

Spanish

  • mitad
  • medio
  • incompleto
  • semi-
  • semi
  • a medias
  • en parte

Portuguese

  • metade
  • médio
  • número ímpar
  • semi-
  • parte-

French

  • moitié
  • demi
  • milieu
  • nombre impair
129 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
214 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
195 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
224 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
132 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
150 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
28 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
213 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
88 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
88 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
159 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
243 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4313 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2182 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2936 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1210 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2707X Morohashi
3501 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
608 New Nelson (John Haig)
1202 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1286 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
324 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
113 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1055 2001 Kanji
0a5.24 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
9050.0 Four corner code
40-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
534a Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
ball, sphere
Kun:
たま
On:
キュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
302 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 球 【キュウ】 sphere, counter for balls
  • 球威 【キュウイ】 (pitcher's) stuff
  • 配球 【ハイキュウ】 combination of (varied) pitches, serves, etc.
  • 制球 【セイキュウ】 (pitcher's) control

Kun reading compounds

  • 玉 【たま】 ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent
  • 玉突き 【たまつき】 billiards, pool, serial collisions (of cars)
  • 電気の球 【でんきのたま】 electric (light) bulb

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
qiu2
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • pelota
  • esfera

Portuguese

  • bola
  • esfera

French

  • balle
  • sphère
188 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
275 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
257 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
379 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2941 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
845 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
736 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1359 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.7 Japanese for Busy People
726 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
739 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
935 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1319 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1219 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
658 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
880 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
944 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21011 Morohashi
969 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3643 New Nelson (John Haig)
935 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1005 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
370 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3142 2001 Kanji
4f7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
1313.2 Four corner code
21-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7403 Unicode hex code