Jisho

×

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

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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

3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 the large part of, big, large, great, approximate size, no larger than, -university, large (e.g. serving size), loud (e.g. volume setting)
  • 大英博物館 【ダイエイハクブツカン】 British Museum
  • 国大 【コクダイ】 national university
  • 電通大 【デンツウダイ】 University of Electro-Communications
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大尉 【タイイ】 captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF), lieutenant (Navy), flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor, headman

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud, extensive, spacious, important, decisive, valuable, older, grown up

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Chinese:
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

西

6 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
Variants:
west, Spain
Kun:
にし
On:
セイサイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
259 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 西 【セイ】 Spain, Spanish (language)
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 南西 【ナンセイ】 southwest
  • 北北西 【ホクホクセイ】 north-northwest
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 西方 【セイホウ】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 西瓜 【スイカ】 watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
  • 西班牙 【スペイン】 Spain

Kun reading compounds

  • 西 【にし】 west
  • 西方 【せいほう】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 南西 【なんせい】 southwest
  • 東は東西は西 【ひがしはひがしにしはにし】 East is East, and West is West

Readings

Japanese names:
いり、 ひし、 むら
Chinese:
xi1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • Oeste
  • España

Portuguese

  • oeste
  • Espanha

French

  • Ouest
  • Espagne
96 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
152 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
167 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4273 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
28 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
83 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
336 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
72 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
72 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1638 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2193 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2951 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1616 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34763 Morohashi
3520 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5514 New Nelson (John Haig)
1602 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1728 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
198 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
128 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3275 2001 Kanji
0a6.20 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-1 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
32-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
897f Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
ocean, sea, foreign, Western style
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
763 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 洋 【ヨウ】 Occident and Orient (esp. the Occident), ocean, sea, foreign, Western, European
  • 洋画 【ヨウガ】 Western painting, Western film, Western movie
  • 南氷洋 【ナンヒョウヨウ】 Antarctic Ocean
  • 環太平洋 【カンタイヘイヨウ】 the Pacific Rim

Readings

Japanese names:
なだ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 よ、 よし
Chinese:
yang2
Korean:
yang

Spanish

  • océano
  • de estilo occidental
  • cada una de las dos mitades del mundo

Portuguese

  • oceano
  • estilo ocidental

French

  • océan
  • style occidental
526 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
427 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
404 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
366 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2550 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
305 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
209 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
822 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.4 Japanese for Busy People
289 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
289 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
917 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1193 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
468 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
292 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
353 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
555 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17363 Morohashi
392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3130 New Nelson (John Haig)
549 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
588 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
411 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
348 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
355 2001 Kanji
3a6.19 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3815.1 Four corner code
45-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d0b Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
article, clause, item, stripe, streak
Kun:
えだすじ
On:
ジョウチョウデキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
363 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 条 【ジョウ】 article (in document), provision, stripe, streak, line, although, though, since, as, because, inasmuch as
  • 条件 【ジョウケン】 condition, term, requirement, qualification, prerequisite
  • 別状 【ベツジョウ】 something unusual, something wrong, mishap, accident, serious condition (e.g. after an injury), different situation
  • 言い条 【イイジョウ】 an excuse, however, nonetheless

Kun reading compounds

  • 筋 【すじ】 muscle, tendon, sinew, vein, artery, fiber, fibre, string, line, stripe, streak, reason, logic, plot, storyline, lineage, descent, school (e.g. of scholarship or arts), aptitude, talent, source (of information, etc.), circle, channel, well-informed person (in a transaction), logical move (in go, shogi, etc.), ninth vertical line, seam on a helmet, gristly fish paste (made of muscle, tendons, skin, etc.), social position, status, on (a river, road, etc.), along, counter for long thin things, counter for roads or blocks when giving directions, (Edo period) counter for hundreds of mon (obsolete unit of currency)
  • 条海豚 【すじいるか】 striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)

Readings

Chinese:
tiao2
Korean:
jo

Spanish

  • artículo
  • cláusula
  • tratado

Portuguese

  • artigo
  • cláusula
  • item
  • listra
  • camada

French

  • article
  • clause
  • bande
  • rai (lumière)
  • filet (fumée)
  • brindille
  • petite chose longue
817 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
738 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
716 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
391 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1164 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
452 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
621 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
457 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
564 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
573 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
750 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1050 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2726 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1395 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
304 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14486 Morohashi
2200 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2563 New Nelson (John Haig)
298 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
319 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
213 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
671 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2564 2001 Kanji
4i4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4-7-1 SKIP code
2790.4 Four corner code
30-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6761 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
promise, approximately, shrink
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
94 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 約 【ヤク】 approximately, about, promise, shortening, reduction, simplification, contraction (in phonetics)
  • 約束 【ヤクソク】 promise, agreement, arrangement, one's word, contract, pact, appointment, engagement, date, convention, rule, destiny, fate
  • 締約 【テイヤク】 conclusion of a treaty
  • 成約 【セイヤク】 conclusion of a contract

Kun reading compounds

  • 約まる 【つづまる】 to compress, to shrink
  • 約める 【つづめる】 to abridge, to shorten, to economize
  • 約やか 【つづまやか】 concise, brief, humble, frugal, modest, discrete

Readings

Chinese:
yue1, yao1
Korean:
yag, yo

Spanish

  • promesa
  • aproximadamente
  • encogerse
  • economizar

Portuguese

  • promessa
  • aproximadamente
  • recuar

French

  • environ
  • promettre
  • abréger
  • raccourcir
726 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
621 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
591 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
137 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3499 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
451 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
808 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
211 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
211 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
381 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1516 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1632 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1177 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1374 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27242X Morohashi
1280 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4440 New Nelson (John Haig)
1362 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1462 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
258 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
534 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2752 2001 Kanji
6a3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
2792.0 Four corner code
44-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d04 Unicode hex code