Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
south
Kun:
みなみ
On:
ナン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
341 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 南 【ナン】 south wind tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of south wind tiles
  • 南海 【ナンカイ】 southern sea
  • 東南 【トウナン】 south-east
  • 西南 【セイナン】 south-west
  • 南 【ナン】 south wind tile, winning hand with a pung (or kong) of south wind tiles
  • 南海 【ナンカイ】 southern sea

Kun reading compounds

  • 南 【みなみ】 south
  • 南アフリカ 【みなみアフリカ】 South Africa
  • 東南 【とうなん】 south-east
  • 西南 【せいなん】 south-west

Readings

Japanese names:
なみ、 は、 みな、 みまみ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nan2, na1
Korean:
nam

Spanish

  • Sur

Portuguese

  • sul

French

  • sud
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
208 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
190 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
205 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
778 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
157 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
29 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
912 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
74 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
74 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
41 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
247 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2584 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1320 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1791 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1627 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2750 Morohashi
2082 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
619 New Nelson (John Haig)
1613 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1740 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
401 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
186 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1553 2001 Kanji
2k7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
3-4-5 SKIP code
4022.7 Four corner code
1-38-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5357 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

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  • 無 【ム】 nothing, naught, nought, nil, zero, un-, non-
  • 無意識 【ムイシキ】 unconsciousness, unconscious, involuntary, automatic, mechanical, unintentional, spontaneous, the unconscious (psychoanalysis)
  • 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), unowned, not had, unpossessed, 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

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-44-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7121 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
Variants:
exquisite, strange, queer, mystery, miracle, excellent, delicate, charming
Kun:
たえ
On:
ミョウビョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1122 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 妙 【ミョウ】 strange, weird, odd, curious, wonder, mystery, miracle, excellence, cleverness, adroitness, knack, skill
  • 妙案 【ミョウアン】 ingenious idea, excellent plan, bright idea
  • 絶妙 【ゼツミョウ】 exquisite, superb, perfect, miraculous
  • 軽妙 【ケイミョウ】 light and easy, lambent, clever, witty, smart
  • 神妙 【シンミョウ】 meek, quiet, docile, humble, faithful, obedient, mysterious, marvelous, marvellous

Kun reading compounds

  • 妙なる 【たえなる】 exquisite (e.g. melody), melodious, delicate, enchanting
  • 妙なる調べ 【たえなるしらべ】 enchanting melody, sweet tune
  • 白妙 【しろたえ】 white cloth, white

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
miao4
Korean:
myo

Spanish

  • exquisito
  • encantador
  • admirable
  • extraño
  • raro
  • misterioso
  • joven

Portuguese

  • estranho
  • seleto
  • afeminado
  • mistério
  • milagre
  • charmoso
  • delicado
  • excelente

French

  • bizarre
  • surprenant
  • mystère
  • merveilleux
  • excellent
  • exquis
  • délicat
  • charmant
1841 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1045 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1199 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1321 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1188 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
614 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1154 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1209 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1150 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
437 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
280 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
210 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
124 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6090 Morohashi
239 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1191 New Nelson (John Haig)
123 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
130 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1114 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1760 2001 Kanji
3e4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
4942.0 Four corner code
1-44-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5999 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
Variants:
method, law, rule, principle, model, system
Kun:
のり
On:
ホウハッホッフラン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
100 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 法 【ホウ】 law, act, principle, method, mood, dharma, law
  • 法案 【ホウアン】 bill (law), measure
  • 航法 【コウホウ】 sailing, navigation
  • 会社更生法 【カイシャコウセイホウ】 Corporate Rehabilitation Law
  • 法被 【ハッピ】 happi coat, happy coat, workman's livery coat, traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat
  • 法度 【ハット】 law, ban, prohibition, ordinance
  • 法師 【ホウシ】 Buddhist priest, bonze, layman dressed like a priest, person
  • 法華経 【ホケキョウ】 Lotus Sutra

Kun reading compounds

  • 法の筵 【のりのむしろ】 preaching place
  • 法面 【のりめん】 slope (e.g. of embankment)
  • 内法 【うちのり】 inside measure
  • 外法 【そとのり】 outside measurements

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fa3, fa4
Korean:
beob

Spanish

  • método
  • ley
  • doctrina

Portuguese

  • método
  • lei
  • regra
  • princípio
  • modelo
  • sistema

French

  • méthode
  • loi
  • règle
  • principe
  • modèle
  • système
513 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
612 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
584 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
145 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2535 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
213 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
676 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
824 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
123 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
518 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1181 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
391 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
248 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
295 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
758 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17290 Morohashi
333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3107 New Nelson (John Haig)
751 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
813 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
100 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
516 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
371 2001 Kanji
3a5.20 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3413.1 Four corner code
1-43-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cd5 Unicode hex code

13 strokes (also 12)
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
lotus
Kun:
はすはちす
On:
レン
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1839 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 蓮華 【レンゲ】 lotus flower, Chinese milk vetch (Astragalus sinicus), china spoon, lotus-shaped pedestal for a gravestone
  • 蓮角 【レンカク】 jacana (esp. the pheasant-tailed jacana, Hydrophasianus chirurgus), lily-trotter
  • 睡蓮 【スイレン】 water lily (any plant of genus Nymphaea), pygmy waterlily (Nymphaea tetragona)
  • 木蓮 【モクレン】 lily magnolia (Magnolia quinquepeta, Magnolia liliiflora)

Kun reading compounds

  • 蓮 【はす】 sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), Indian lotus, lotus, rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
  • 蓮池 【はすいけ】 lotus pond
  • 蓮 【はす】 sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), Indian lotus, lotus, rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
  • 蓮の蔤 【はちすのはい】 lotus root
  • 木蓮 【きはちす】 rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lian2
Korean:
ryeon

Spanish

  • loto

Portuguese

French

4731 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2197 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2227 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2940 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1511 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2047 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
31722 Morohashi
5105 New Nelson (John Haig)
2360 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2446 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3k10.31 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-10 SKIP code
4430.4 Four corner code
1-47-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
84ee Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
splendor, flower, petal, shine, luster, ostentatious, showy, gay, gorgeous
Kun:
はな
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1085 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 華 【カ】 flashiness, showiness, brilliance, splendor, bloom, flowers
  • 華僑 【カキョウ】 overseas Chinese
  • 献花 【ケンカ】 flower offering, floral tribute, laying flowers
  • 精華 【セイカ】 essence, quintessence, flower, glory
  • 華厳 【ケゴン】 avatamsa (flower adornment, as a metaphor for becoming a buddha), Avatamska sutra, Kegon (sect of Buddhism)
  • 花かご 【ハナカゴ】 flower basket, flower basket (or plate) used for flower-scattering rituals
  • 法華 【ホッケ】 Nichiren sect, Tendai sect, Lotus Sutra
  • 天花 【テンゲ】 flowers that bloom in the heavens, paper flowers scattered before the Buddha's image

Kun reading compounds

  • 花 【はな】 flower, blossom, bloom, petal, cherry blossom, beauty, blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms), ikebana, hanafuda, (the) best, glorious, lovely
  • 華やか 【はなやか】 showy, brilliant, gorgeous, florid, gay
  • 武士道の華 【ぶしどうのはな】 flower of chivalry (Bushido)
  • 雪の花 【ゆきのはな】 snowdrop (Galanthus spp.), snow falling like flower petals, snow on a tree resembling a flower, red snow

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua2, hua4, hua1
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • flor
  • pétalo
  • esplendor
  • vistoso

Portuguese

  • esplendor
  • flor
  • pétala
  • brilho
  • lustre
  • ostentação
  • gritante
  • alegre
  • maravilhoso

French

  • splendeur
  • fleur
  • pétale
  • briller
  • lustre
  • ostentatoire
  • voyant
  • magnifique
1046 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
807 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3955 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1409 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1704 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1266 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1074 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1122 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1323 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
656 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2841 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1465 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1973 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1595 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
31119 Morohashi
2283 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5058 New Nelson (John Haig)
1581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1704 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
3k7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
4-10-4 SKIP code
2-4-6 SKIP code
4450.4 Four corner code
1-18-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
83ef Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
sutra, longitude, pass thru, expire, warp
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
79 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 経 【ケイ】 warp (weaving), longitude, scripture, sutra, trans-
  • 経団連 【ケイダンレン】 Federation of Economic Organizations (Organisation)
  • 月経 【ゲッケイ】 menstruation, menstrual period
  • 政経 【セイケイ】 politics and economics
  • 経 【キョウ】 sutra, Buddhist scriptures
  • 経典 【キョウテン】 sacred books, sutras, scriptures, Bible
  • 説経 【セッキョウ】 lecture on the sutras
  • 法華経 【ホケキョウ】 Lotus Sutra
  • 経行 【キンヒン】 meditation performed while walking
  • 看経 【カンキン】 silent reading of sutra

Kun reading compounds

  • 経る 【へる】 to pass, to elapse, to go by, to pass through, to go through, to experience, to go through, to undergo
  • 経つ 【たつ】 to pass (of time), to elapse
  • 縦糸 【たていと】 (weaving) warp

Readings

Japanese names:
つね、 のぶ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jing1, jing4
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • sutra
  • longitud
  • ley
  • pasar
  • dirigir
  • transcurrir
  • experimentar

Portuguese

  • sutra
  • longitude
  • passar através de
  • expirar
  • empenar

French

  • sûtra
  • longitude
  • passer (temps)
  • expiré
  • expérimenter
  • chaîne (tissu)
596 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
685 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
658 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
135 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3523 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
341 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
815 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1957 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
548 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
557 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
515 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1523 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1687 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
898 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1218 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1372 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27392 Morohashi
1331 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4473 New Nelson (John Haig)
1360 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1460 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
71 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
730 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2772 2001 Kanji
6a5.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
2791.4 Four corner code
1-23-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d4c Unicode hex code