Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
thousand
Kun:
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
195 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 千 【セン】 1,000, thousand
  • 千九百年代 【センキュウヒャクネンダイ】 the 1900s
  • 一騎当千 【イッキトウセン】 being a match for a thousand, being a mighty warrior (combatant, player)
  • 一人当千 【イチニントウセン】 being a match for a thousand

Kun reading compounds

  • 千 【せん】 1,000, thousand
  • 千島 【ちしま】 Kurile Islands
  • 百千 【ひゃくせん】 a large number, all sorts, hundreds and thousands
  • 8000 【はっせん】 8000, eight thousand, many

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 ゆき
Chinese:
qian1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • mil
  • muchos

Portuguese

  • Mil

French

  • mille
101 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
12 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
47 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
79 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
156 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
83 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
26 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
44 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
15 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
12 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
240 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4219 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2132 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2881 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
40 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2697 Morohashi
3411 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
599 New Nelson (John Haig)
40 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
40 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
335 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
11 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2255 2001 Kanji
2k1.2 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-3 SKIP code
2040.0 Four corner code
32-73 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5343 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
life
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
29 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生育 【セイイク】 birth and growth, giving birth and raising, development, breeding
  • 回生 【カイセイ】 resurrection, resuscitation, regeneration, university student in ... year
  • 公衆衛生 【コウシュウエイセイ】 sanitation, public health
  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生家 【セイカ】 house where one was born, parents' house
  • 転生 【テンセイ】 transmigration of souls, reincarnation
  • 殺生 【セッショウ】 killing, destruction of life, barbarous, callous, brutal, cruel, heartless

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生きる力 【いきるちから】 zest for living, energy to live
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc.), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate, to bring back to life, to restore (a deleted passage; in proofreading)
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live
  • 生ける屍 【いけるしかばね】 living corpse
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生む 【うむ】 to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs), to produce, to yield, to give rise to, to deliver
  • 生う 【おう】 to grow, to spring up, to cut (teeth)
  • 生える 【はえる】 to grow, to spring up, to sprout, to cut (teeth)
  • 生やす 【はやす】 to grow, to cultivate, to wear a beard
  • 生 【き】 pure, undiluted, raw, crude
  • 生地 【きじ】 cloth, fabric, material, texture, dough, batter, inherent quality, one's true character, one's true colours, unglazed pottery, skin with no make-up
  • 生 【なま】 raw, uncooked, fresh, natural, as it is, unedited, unprocessed, unprotected (sex), live (i.e. not recorded), inexperienced, unpolished, green, crude, impudence, sauciness, unpasteurized beer, draft beer, draught beer, just a little, somehow, vaguely, partially, somewhat, half-, semi-, insufficient, incomplete, half-baked, half-hearted, perfunctory, cash, tipsiness
  • 生り 【なまり】 boiled and half-dried bonito
  • お生 【おなま】 impudence, sauciness
  • 現生 【げんなま】 real money, cash
  • 生る 【なる】 to bear fruit
  • 生す 【なす】 to have a child
  • 生す 【むす】 to grow (of moss, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あさ、 いき、 いく、 いけ、 うぶ、 うまい、 え、 おい、 ぎゅう、 くるみ、 ごせ、 さ、 じょう、 すぎ、 そ、 そう、 ちる、 なば、 にう、 にゅう、 ふ、 み、 もう、 よい、 りゅう
Chinese:
sheng1
Korean:
saeng

Spanish

  • vida
  • nacimiento
  • vivir
  • existir
  • nacer
  • dar a luz
  • puro
  • crudo

Portuguese

  • vida
  • genuína
  • nascimento

French

  • vie
  • naissance
  • authentique
  • cru
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
42 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
29 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2991 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
67 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
71 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
214 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
44 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1327 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4309 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2933 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1569 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21670 Morohashi
3497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3715 New Nelson (John Haig)
1555 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1675 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
9 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
43 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2472 2001 Kanji
0a5.29 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2510.0 Four corner code
32-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751f Unicode hex code