Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
good luck, joy, congratulations
Kun:
よし
On:
キチキツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
711 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 吉 【キチ】 good fortune (esp. omikuji fortune-telling result), good luck, auspiciousness, unspecified day of the month (used to obscure the date a letter, invitation, etc. was written)
  • 吉祥天 【キッショウテン】 Sri-mahadevi (consort of Vaishravana)
  • 大吉 【ダイキチ】 excellent luck
  • 小吉 【ショウキチ】 slightly good luck (as a fortune telling result)
  • 吉 【キチ】 good fortune (esp. omikuji fortune-telling result), good luck, auspiciousness, unspecified day of the month (used to obscure the date a letter, invitation, etc. was written)
  • 吉事 【キチジ】 auspicious event
  • 嘉吉 【カキツ】 Kakitsu era (1441.2.17-1444.2.5)
  • 勿吉 【モッキツ】 Mohe (one of the Tungusic-speaking tribes)

Kun reading compounds

  • 吉川神道 【よしかわしんとう】 Yoshikawa Shinto (Confucianist form of Shinto, stripped of Buddhist influence)
  • 吉牛 【よしぎゅう】 Yoshinoya gyudon (beef on rice)
  • 土吉 【つちよし】 earth form of "good luck" character
  • 鯔 【いな】 young striped mullet

Readings

Japanese names:
え、 き、 きっ、 きる、 こし、 と、 よ
Chinese:
ji2
Korean:
gil

Spanish

  • buena suerte
  • alegría
  • felicitaciones

Portuguese

  • boa sorte
  • prazer
  • congratulações

French

  • bonne chance
  • joie
  • félicitations
1142 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
464 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1053 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
990 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1124 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
278 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1141 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1194 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
893 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
282 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2691 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1369 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1855 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
326 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3289 Morohashi
2167 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
711 New Nelson (John Haig)
320 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
342 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
199 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1064 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1477 2001 Kanji
3p3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4060.1 Four corner code
21-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5409 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
two
Parts:
well, well crib, town, community
Kun:
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
339 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 井 【セイ】 well curb, Chinese "Well" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 井蛙 【セイア】 frog in a well, someone with a narrow perspective
  • 市井 【シセイ】 the street, the town
  • 坑井 【コウセイ】 winze (mining), well (oil, gas)

Kun reading compounds

  • 井 【い】 well
  • 堰 【せき】 dam, weir, barrier, sluice
  • 筒井 【つつい】 round well
  • 市井 【しせい】 the street, the town

Readings

Japanese names:
いの、 さい、 ひ
Chinese:
jing3
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • pozo
  • ciudad

Portuguese

  • bem

French

  • puits
  • margelle
  • ville
  • communauté
1470 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
252 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
165 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
916 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1031 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
103 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1193 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1255 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1064 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
34 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4265 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2153 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2905 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1824 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
258 Morohashi
3454 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
76 New Nelson (John Haig)
1806 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1946 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1019 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
0a4.46 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
5500.0 Four corner code
16-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e95 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
filial piety, child's respect
On:
コウキョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
1030 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 孝 【コウ】 filial piety
  • 孝行 【コウコウ】 filial piety, showing devotion (to someone)
  • 親不孝 【オヤフコウ】 lack of filial piety, disobedience to one's parents
  • 不孝 【フコウ】 undutifulness to one's parents, lack of filial piety, (the crime of) cursing one's parents, disowning one's child
  • 孝 【コウ】 filial piety
  • 不孝 【フコウ】 undutifulness to one's parents, lack of filial piety, (the crime of) cursing one's parents, disowning one's child

Readings

Japanese names:
たか、 たかし、 のり、 よし
Chinese:
xiao4
Korean:
hyo

Spanish

  • devoción filial
  • deber filial

Portuguese

  • piedade filial
  • respeito pelas crianças

French

  • piété filiale
  • respect des anciens
781 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
870 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
860 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1249 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
773 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
865 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1204 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
541 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
542 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
551 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
738 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
459 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3973 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2044 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2761 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1261 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6952 Morohashi
3205 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1289 New Nelson (John Haig)
1253 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1342 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
850 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1447 2001 Kanji
2k4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-3 SKIP code
3-4-3 SKIP code
4-6-4 SKIP code
4-7-4 SKIP code
2-4-2 SKIP code
3-4-2 SKIP code
4440.7 Four corner code
25-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b5d Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
cart, car
Parts:
Variants:
help
Kun:
たす.ける
On:
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1898 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 補佐 【ホサ】 aid, help, assistance, assistant, counselor, counsellor, adviser, advisor
  • 補導 【ホドウ】 guidance, protective custody
  • 補す 【フス】 to appoint, to designate
  • 大輔 【タイフ】 vice-minister (ritsuryo system), deputy minister

Kun reading compounds

  • 助ける 【たすける】 to save, to rescue, to help, to assist, to support (financially), to contribute (to), to provide aid, to facilitate, to stimulate, to promote, to contribute to

Readings

Japanese names:
すけ、 たすく、 ゆう
Chinese:
fu3
Korean:
bo

Spanish

  • ayudar

Portuguese

French

4626 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1981 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2133 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2245 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1963 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1046 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1411 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
38342 Morohashi
1559 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5964 New Nelson (John Haig)
2730 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2761 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
7c7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
5302.7 Four corner code
42-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8f14 Unicode hex code