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

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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

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

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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

16 strokes
Radical:
go, do
Parts:
Variants:
defense, protection
On:
エイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
400 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 衛生 【エイセイ】 hygiene, sanitation, health
  • 衛星 【エイセイ】 satellite
  • 自衛 【ジエイ】 self-defense, self-defence
  • 専守防衛 【センシュボウエイ】 nonaggressive defense (policy) (defence)
  • 衛生 【エイセイ】 hygiene, sanitation, health
  • 衛星 【エイセイ】 satellite
  • 近衛 【コノエ】 Imperial Guards
  • 兵衛 【ヒョウエ】 middle palace guard (ritsuryo system)

Readings

Japanese names:
もり、 い、 まもる
Chinese:
wei4
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • defensa
  • protección
  • guardián

Portuguese

  • defesa
  • proteção

French

  • défense
  • protection
551 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
646 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
617 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
394 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1639 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
686 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1722 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2452 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
815 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
834 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
780 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1617 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
938 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
526 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
686 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1661 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34073 Morohashi
760 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1776 New Nelson (John Haig)
1646 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1775 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
287 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
813 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2053 2001 Kanji
3i13.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-13 SKIP code
2122.1 Four corner code
2150.6 Four corner code
17-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
885b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:
star, spot, dot, mark
Kun:
ほし-ぼし
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
844 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 星 【セイ】 Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), Singapore
  • 星座 【セイザ】 constellation, star sign, zodiac sign
  • 新星 【シンセイ】 nova, new face, new star
  • 小惑星 【ショウワクセイ】 asteroid
  • 客星 【カクセイ】 celestial body seen only for a short time (e.g. comet)
  • 七星 【シチセイ】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow

Kun reading compounds

  • 星 【ほし】 star, any light-emitting (or reflecting) heavenly body (except for the sun and the moon), offender, perpetrator, star point (in go), hoshi, intersection marked with a dot, circular symbol (said to be shaped like a shining star), bullseye, one's star (out of the nine stars), the star that determines one's fate, small dot, spot, point, score
  • 星空 【ほしぞら】 starry sky
  • 四三の星 【しそうのほし】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow
  • 希望の星 【きぼうのほし】 ray of light, ray of hope, promising talent

Readings

Chinese:
xing1
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • estrella
  • punto pequeño
  • resultado de un juego

Portuguese

  • estrela
  • ponto
  • marca

French

  • étoile
  • point
  • marque
264 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
154 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
877 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2121 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
838 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
599 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
946 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
730 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
743 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
463 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
973 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3089 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1577 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1570 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13837 Morohashi
2435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2452 New Nelson (John Haig)
1556 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1676 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
181 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3872 2001 Kanji
4c5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
6010.4 Four corner code
32-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
661f Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
fathom, plan, scheme, measure
Kun:
はか.る
On:
ソク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
761 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 測量 【ソクリョウ】 measurement, surveying
  • 測定 【ソクテイ】 measurement
  • 計測 【ケイソク】 measuring, measurement
  • 憶測 【オクソク】 guess, speculation, supposition

Kun reading compounds

  • 計る 【はかる】 to measure, to weigh, to survey, to time (sound, gauge, estimate), to conjecture, to infer, to surmise

Readings

Chinese:
ce4
Korean:
cheug

Spanish

  • medida
  • medir
  • sondear
  • estimar

Portuguese

  • braça
  • plano
  • esquema
  • medida

French

  • brasse
  • mesurer
  • sonder
  • plan
668 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
765 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
743 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
862 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2632 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
758 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
697 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1578 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
610 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
620 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
810 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1224 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
744 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
444 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
558 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
151 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17780 Morohashi
610 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3244 New Nelson (John Haig)
149 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
160 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
757 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
343 2001 Kanji
3a9.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3210.0 Four corner code
34-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e2c Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
rank, grade, throne, crown, about, some
Kun:
くらいぐらい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
276 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 位 【イ】 rank, place (e.g. first place), decimal place, counter for ghosts
  • 位置 【イチ】 place, situation, position, location
  • 部位 【ブイ】 part, position (in a whole, i.e. body)
  • 高位 【コウイ】 dignity, eminent, high ranking, high-order (digit, bit, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 位 【くらい】 throne, crown, (nobleman's) seat, government position, court rank, social standing, rank, class, echelon, rung, grade (of quality, etc.), level, tier, rank, digit (e.g. the tens, the hundreds, etc.), place, degree, extent, amount
  • 位が昇る 【くらいがのぼる】 to rise in rank

Readings

Japanese names:
ぞき
Chinese:
wei4
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • grado
  • posición
  • aproximadamente
  • trono

Portuguese

  • posição
  • grau
  • trono
  • coroa
  • sobre
  • alguma

French

  • rang
  • position
  • grade
  • trône
  • couronne
  • à peu près
344 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
445 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
421 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
482 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
401 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
122 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
312 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
354 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
122 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
417 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
72 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
69 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
42 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
45 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
964 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
503 Morohashi
61 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
162 New Nelson (John Haig)
955 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1028 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
319 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
473 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2173 2001 Kanji
2a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2021.8 Four corner code
16-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f4d Unicode hex code