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

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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

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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

13 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
love, affection, favourite
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
640 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 愛 【アイ】 love, affection, care, attachment, craving, desire
  • 愛犬 【アイケン】 pet dog, beloved dog
  • 友愛 【ユウアイ】 fraternity, friendship
  • 同性愛 【ドウセイアイ】 homosexual love

Kun reading compounds

  • 愛しい 【いとしい】 lovely, dear, beloved, darling, dearest, pitiable, pitiful
  • 悲しい 【かなしい】 sad, miserable, unhappy, sorrowful, sad, lamentable, deplorable, grievous
  • 愛でる 【めでる】 to love, to cherish, to admire, to appreciate
  • 惜しむ 【おしむ】 to be frugal, to be sparing, to value, to hold dear, to regret (e.g. a loss), to feel sorry (for), to be unwilling, to be reluctant
  • 愛 【まな】 beloved, dear
  • 愛弟子 【まなでし】 favorite pupil, favourite pupil, teacher's pet

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あし、 え、 かな、 なる、 めぐ、 めぐみ、 よし、 ちか
Chinese:
ai4
Korean:
ae

Spanish

  • amor
  • afecto
  • favorito

Portuguese

  • amor
  • afeição
  • favorito

French

  • amour
  • affection
  • favori
339 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
441 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
417 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
436 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2829 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
456 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
545 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2018 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
259 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
259 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1079 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
790 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3133 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1606 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2191 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
745 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10947 Morohashi
2492 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1927 New Nelson (John Haig)
737 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
796 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
268 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
602 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2067 2001 Kanji
4i10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-9 SKIP code
2-6-7 SKIP code
2-1-12 SKIP code
2024.7 Four corner code
16-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
611b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sheep 羊 (⺶)
Parts:
beauty, beautiful
Kun:
うつく.しい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
462 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 美 【ビ】 beauty
  • 美意識 【ビイシキ】 sense of beauty, aesthetic sense
  • 華美 【カビ】 splendor, splendour, gorgeousness, pomp, magnificence, showiness, gaudiness, extravagance, luxury
  • 造形美 【ゾウケイビ】 beauty of form (oft. used of nature), beauty of a sculpted shape
  • 御 【ミ】 august, beautiful
  • 見事 【ミゴト】 splendid, magnificent, excellent, fine, superb, beautiful, admirable, utter (esp. defeat), total, complete, something worth seeing, sight, spectacle

Kun reading compounds

  • 美しい 【うつくしい】 beautiful, pretty, lovely, sweet, pure (heart, friendship, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
はる、 よし、 よしみ、 り
Chinese:
mei3
Korean:
mi

Spanish

  • belleza
  • bello

Portuguese

  • beleza
  • bela

French

  • beauté
  • beau, belle
308 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
398 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
376 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
289 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3658 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
268 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
833 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
923 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
401 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
405 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
673 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1566 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2817 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1451 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
554 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28435 Morohashi
2264 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4660 New Nelson (John Haig)
548 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
587 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
339 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
343 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
963 2001 Kanji
2o7.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-6 SKIP code
4-9-4 SKIP code
2-6-3 SKIP code
8043.1 Four corner code
40-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7f8e Unicode hex code