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

  • 北上 【ホクジョウ】 going north
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-43-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5317 Unicode hex code

12 strokes (also 13)
Radical:
tree
Parts:
poles, settlement, conclusion, end, highest rank, electric poles, very, extremely, most, highly, 10**48
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
460 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 極 【キョク】 pole, climax, extreme, extremity, culmination, height, zenith, nadir
  • 極端 【キョクタン】 extreme, extremity
  • 両極 【リョウキョク】 both extremities, North and South Poles, positive and negative poles
  • 登極 【トウキョク】 (Imperial) accession
  • 極 【ゴク】 quite, very, 10^48, quindecillion
  • 極秘 【ゴクヒ】 absolute secrecy
  • 極々 【ゴクゴク】 extremely, highly
  • 失礼至極 【シツレイシゴク】 extremely rude, impertinent, impolite

Kun reading compounds

  • 極める 【きわめる】 to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to investigate thoroughly, to master
  • 極まる 【きわまる】 to reach an extreme, to reach a limit, to terminate, to come to an end, extremely, to be stuck, to be in a dilemma, to be at a loss, to be decided, to be settled
  • 極まり 【きわまり】 extremity, end, bound, limit
  • 極まりない 【きわまりない】 extremely, in the extreme, knows no bounds (e.g. rudeness), unparalleled, boundless (e.g. universe, ocean), limitless
  • 極み 【きわみ】 height, acme, extremity, peak, end, limit
  • 決める 【きめる】 to decide, to choose, to determine, to make up one's mind, to resolve, to set one's heart on, to settle, to arrange, to set, to appoint, to fix, to clinch (a victory), to decide (the outcome of a match), to persist in doing, to go through with, to always do, to have made a habit of, to take for granted, to assume, to dress up, to dress to kill, to dress to the nines, to carry out successfully (a move in sports, a pose in dance, etc.), to succeed in doing, to immobilize with a double-arm lock (in sumo, judo, etc.), to eat or drink something, to take illegal drugs
  • 決まる 【きまる】 to be decided, to be settled, to be fixed, to be arranged, to be unchanging, to be the same (as always), to be fixed, to be set, to be a fixed rule, to be destined, to be a convention, to be a custom, to be common knowledge, to be well executed (of a manoeuvre in a sport, game, etc.), to go well, to succeed, to connect (of a punch), to look good (of clothing), to look sharp, to be stylish, to suit one, to be held in place (of a hairdo), to be struck and held (of a pose in kabuki)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji2
Korean:
geug

Spanish

  • polo terrestre o magnético
  • muy
  • sumamente
  • extremadamente
  • alcanzar un extremo

Portuguese

  • postes
  • acordo
  • conclusão
  • fim
  • a mais alta posição
  • postes elétricos
  • muitos
  • extremamente
  • maior
  • altamente
  • 10 elevado a48

French

  • extrêmes
  • pôles (N et S)
  • décision
  • conclusion
  • fin
  • plus haut rang
  • pôles électriques
  • très
  • extrêmement
  • le plus
  • hautement
  • 10**48
382 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
488 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
464 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
652 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2305 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
597 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
639 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1896 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
336 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
679 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1100 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1243 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
695 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
900 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1922 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15181 Morohashi
1017 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2753 New Nelson (John Haig)
1903 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2052 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
311 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
584 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1872 2001 Kanji
4a8.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-8 SKIP code
4191.4 Four corner code
1-22-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6975 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
sea, ocean
Kun:
うみ
On:
カイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
200 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 海岸 【カイガン】 coast, beach
  • 海外 【カイガイ】 foreign, abroad, overseas
  • 航海 【コウカイ】 (sea) voyage, navigation, sailing, passage, cruise
  • 領海 【リョウカイ】 territorial waters

Kun reading compounds

  • 海 【うみ】 sea, ocean, waters
  • 海路 【かいろ】 sea route
  • 内海 【うちうみ】 inlet, bay, inland sea
  • 血の海 【ちのうみ】 sea of blood, pool of blood

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あま、 うな、 うん、 え、 か、 た、 ひろ、 ひろし、 ぶ、 まち、 まま、 み、 め、 わたる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hai3
Korean:
hae

Spanish

  • mar
  • océano
  • playa

Portuguese

  • oceano
  • mar

French

  • mer
  • océan
55 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
94 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
88 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
158 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2553 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
99 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
211 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1071 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.14 Japanese for Busy People
117 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
117 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
454 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1184 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
459 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
284 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
344 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
471 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17450 Morohashi
384 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3133 New Nelson (John Haig)
461 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
500 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
206 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
171 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
347 2001 Kanji
3a6.20 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
3815.7 Four corner code
1-19-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6d77 Unicode hex code