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

4 strokes
Radical:
dipper
Parts:
Big Dipper, ten sho (vol), sake dipper, dots and cross radical (no. 68)
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1885 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 斗 【ト】 to, traditional unit of volume, approx. 18 litres, square bearing block (at the top of a pillar), Chinese "Dipper" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 斗 【トマス】 kanji radical 68 at right
  • 星斗 【セイト】 star
  • 泰斗 【タイト】 great authority, eminent person, luminary
  • 闘争 【トウソウ】 strife, conflict
  • 闘魂 【トウコン】 fighting spirit
  • 擬斗 【ギトウ】 fight scene, stage combat, staged sword fight

Readings

Japanese names:
ます
Chinese:
dou3, dou4
Korean:
du

Spanish

  • medida de capacidad
  • cazo de sake

Portuguese

  • concha grande
  • concha p/ sake
  • medida de volume

French

  • Grande Ourse
  • tonnelet de saké
  • to (18,039 litres)
  • radical points et croix (no. 68)
1633 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1782 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2073 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1815 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1395 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
71 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1899 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2075 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1920 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
950 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3671 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1874 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2554 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1185 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13489 Morohashi
2953 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2373 New Nelson (John Haig)
1177 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1261 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1033 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1255 2001 Kanji
0a4.17 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
3400.0 Four corner code
37-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6597 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not
Kun:
な.い
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
274 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 無 【ム】 nothing, naught, nought, nil, zero, un-, non-
  • 無意識 【ムイシキ】 unconsciousness, the unconscious
  • 皆無 【カイム】 nonexistent, nil, none, nothing (at all), bugger-all
  • 虚無 【キョム】 nihility, nothingness
  • 無 【ブ】 un-, non-, bad ..., poor ...
  • 不気味 【ブキミ】 weird, ominous, eerie, uncanny, ghastly

Kun reading compounds

  • 無い 【ない】 nonexistent, not being (there), unpossessed, unowned, not had, unique, not, impossible, won't happen, not ..., to not be..., to have not ...
  • ないと行けない 【ないといけない】 have to (verb), must (verb), is indispensable, absolutely necessary
  • 苦無 【くない】 ninja throwing knives, mediaeval farming tool for digging, prying, etc.

Readings

Chinese:
wu2, mo2
Korean:
mu

Spanish

  • nada
  • inexistente
  • prefijo negativo
  • no hay

Portuguese

  • Sem valor
  • nada
  • não sou/ estou
  • nihil
  • não

French

  • néant
  • rien
  • ne pas
  • non
  • in-
  • négatif
723 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
620 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
796 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
227 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2773 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
386 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
715 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1789 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
93 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
93 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
400 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1280 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2648 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1351 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1832 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1791 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19113 Morohashi
2135 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3439 New Nelson (John Haig)
1775 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1913 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
179 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
600 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2340 2001 Kanji
4d8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-10 SKIP code
2-8-4 SKIP code
8033.1 Four corner code
44-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7121 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
right hand
Parts:
Variants:
pair, set, comparison, counter for pairs
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1029 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 双 【ソウ】 pair
  • 双子 【フタゴ】 twins, twin
  • 一双 【イッソウ】 pair (esp. of folding screens)
  • 八双 【ハッソウ】 style of sword fighting

Kun reading compounds

  • 双葉 【ふたば】 bud, sprout
  • 双子 【ふたご】 twins, twin
  • 並ぶ 【ならぶ】 to line up, to stand in a line, to rival, to match, to equal

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
shuang1
Korean:
ssang

Spanish

  • par
  • ambos
  • contador de pares

Portuguese

  • par
  • conjunto
  • comparação
  • nº de pares

French

  • paire
  • ensemble (groupe d'objets)
  • comparaison
  • compteur de paires
1513 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1178 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
859 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1541 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
390 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
53 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1594 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1701 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1763 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
266 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
28 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
13 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
13 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
704 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3125 Morohashi
25 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
673 New Nelson (John Haig)
697 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
753 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1027 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3567 2001 Kanji
2h2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-2 SKIP code
7744.0 Four corner code
1744.0 Four corner code
33-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53cc Unicode hex code