Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
seduce, call, send for, wear, put on, ride in, buy, eat, drink, catch (cold)
Kun:
め.す
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1540 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 招請 【ショウセイ】 calling together, invitation
  • 召集 【ショウシュウ】 convening, calling together (e.g. parliament), call-up (for military service)

Kun reading compounds

  • 召す 【めす】 to call, to invite, to send for, to summon, to eat, to drink, to put on, to wear, to ride, to catch (a cold), to take (a bath), to tickle (one's fancy), to put on (years), to commit (seppuku), to do, used to show respect

Readings

Chinese:
zhao4, shao4, zhao1
Korean:
so, jo

Spanish

  • seducir
  • citar
  • emplazar
  • comer
  • beber

Portuguese

  • seduzir
  • chamada
  • mandar chamar
  • usar
  • vestir
  • cavalgar em
  • pechinchar
  • comer
  • beber

French

  • faire venir à soi
  • appeler
  • inviter
  • prendre (bain)
  • porter (vêtements)
  • acheter
  • conduire
  • boire
  • manger
  • attraper (froid)
1387 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1473 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
668 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1115 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
396 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
152 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
995 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1032 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1691 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
279 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2494 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1261 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1727 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
87 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3241 Morohashi
2001 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
695 New Nelson (John Haig)
86 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
90 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1043 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3577 2001 Kanji
2f3.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
1760.2 Four corner code
30-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53ec Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
rap 攴 (攵)
Parts:
set free, release, fire, shoot, emit, banish, liberate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
288 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 放火 【ホウカ】 arson, setting fire
  • 放映 【ホウエイ】 televising, broadcasting, airing
  • 豪放 【ゴウホウ】 largehearted, frank, unaffected
  • 女性解放 【ジョセイカイホウ】 women's liberation, emancipation of women

Kun reading compounds

  • 放す 【はなす】 to release, to let go, to free, to set free, to let loose, to turn loose, to add (pieces of eggplant, potato, etc.) to water, broth, etc.
  • 放つ 【はなつ】 to fire (gun, arrow, questions, etc.), to shoot, to hit (e.g. baseball), to break wind, to set free, to release, to let loose, to emit (e.g. light), to give off (e.g. a scent), to send out (a person to carry out a duty), to set fire to
  • 放れる 【はなれる】 to get free (from), to be freed, to be released
  • 放く 【こく】 to let loose (e.g. a fart), to utter (e.g. a lie), to do
  • 放る 【ほうる】 to throw, to fling, to hurl, to toss, to neglect, to abandon, to leave alone, to give up on, to leave undone, to leave unfinished

Readings

Japanese names:
はなれ
Chinese:
fang4
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • dejar libre
  • soltar
  • liberar
  • emitir
  • separarse
  • abandonar

Portuguese

  • libertar
  • liberação
  • fogo
  • disparar
  • emitir
  • banir
  • liberar

French

  • libérer
  • relâcher
  • renvoyer
  • enflammer
  • bannir
  • émettre
512 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
414 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
391 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
282 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2084 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
287 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
585 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
606 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
512 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
521 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
723 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
935 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1058 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
570 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
754 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
507 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13133 Morohashi
853 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2333 New Nelson (John Haig)
496 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
535 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
325 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
314 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
466 2001 Kanji
4h4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
0824.0 Four corner code
42-92 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
653e Unicode hex code