Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
call, call out to, invite
Kun:
よ.ぶ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
498 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 呼吸 【コキュウ】 breathing, respiration, knack, trick, secret (of doing something), harmony, balance, synchronization, accord, short interval, short pause
  • 呼応 【コオウ】 hailing each other, acting in concert, responding (to), sympathizing (with), agreement, concord
  • 連呼 【レンコ】 calling repeatedly (e.g. someone's name), pronouncing successively (usu. repeating a syllable with voicing, as in "tsuzuku")
  • 点呼 【テンコ】 roll-call, muster

Kun reading compounds

  • 呼ぶ 【よぶ】 to call out (to), to call, to invoke, to summon (a doctor, etc.), to invite, to designate, to name, to brand, to garner (support, etc.), to gather, to take as one's wife
  • 呼子鳥 【よぶこどり】 calling bird (esp. a cuckoo)

Readings

Japanese names:
よぶ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hu1
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • llamar
  • aspirar

Portuguese

  • chamada
  • chamar para
  • convidar

French

  • appeler
  • inviter
867 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
856 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
640 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
914 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1000 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
410 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
571 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1254 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1325 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
197 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
301 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
324 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
205 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
246 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1497 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3471 Morohashi
273 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
769 New Nelson (John Haig)
1485 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1597 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
862 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3747 2001 Kanji
3d5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
6204.9 Four corner code
1-24-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
547c Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
suck, imbibe, inhale, sip
Kun:
す.う
On:
キュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
1054 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 吸収 【キュウシュウ】 absorption, suction, attraction
  • 吸血鬼 【キュウケツキ】 vampire, bloodsucker
  • 腹式呼吸 【フクシキコキュウ】 diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing
  • 外呼吸 【ガイコキュウ】 external respiration

Kun reading compounds

  • 吸う 【すう】 to smoke, to breathe in, to inhale, to suck, to sip, to slurp, to absorb, to soak up, to kiss

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xi1
Korean:
heub

Spanish

  • aspirar
  • absorber
  • chupar
  • fumar

Portuguese

  • chupar
  • inalar
  • sugar

French

  • aspirer
  • absorber
  • inhaler
  • siroter
849 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
837 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1133 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
885 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1083 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
406 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1256 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1327 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
272 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
296 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
234 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
150 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
696 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3372P Morohashi
202 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
713 New Nelson (John Haig)
689 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
744 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
843 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3767 2001 Kanji
3d3.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
1-3-4 SKIP code
6704.7 Four corner code
1-21-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5438 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
quandary, become distressed, annoyed
Kun:
こま.る
On:
コン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
843 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 困惑 【コンワク】 bewilderment, perplexity, embarrassment, discomfiture, bafflement
  • 困難 【コンナン】 difficulty, hardship, trouble, distress, infeasibility, inability (to carry out)
  • 絶対貧困 【ゼッタイヒンコン】 absolute poverty
  • 絶対的貧困 【ゼッタイテキヒンコン】 absolute poverty

Kun reading compounds

  • 困る 【こまる】 to be troubled, to have difficulty, to be in a fix, to be at a loss, to be stumped, to be embarrassed, to be bothered, to be inconvenienced, to be annoyed, to be badly off, to be hard up, to be in straitened circumstances

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kun4
Korean:
gon

Spanish

  • dificultades
  • preocupaciones
  • sufrir
  • afligirse
  • hallarse en apuros

Portuguese

  • dúvida
  • torna-se angustiado
  • aborrecido
  • incerteza
  • dilema

French

  • embarras
  • affligé
  • ennuyé
878 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
868 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
860 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1033 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
969 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
422 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
558 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
567 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
254 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
341 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3808 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1950 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2644 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
586 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4717 Morohashi
3070 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
946 New Nelson (John Haig)
579 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
621 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
437 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
851 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1864 2001 Kanji
3s4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-4 SKIP code
6090.4 Four corner code
1-26-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56f0 Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
small bird
Parts:
difficult, impossible, trouble, accident, defect
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
330 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 難 【ナン】 difficulty, trouble, hardship, accident, disaster, danger, fault, defect, criticism
  • 難解 【ナンカイ】 difficult to understand, unintelligible, abstruse
  • 至難 【シナン】 most difficult, next to impossible
  • 海難 【カイナン】 accident at sea, sea disaster, shipwreck

Kun reading compounds

  • 難い 【かたい】 difficult, hard
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), impossible, unfeasible, fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky
  • 難しい顔をする 【むずかしいかおをする】 to look displeased, to frown, to scowl, to look grave, to look serious
  • 難しい 【むずかしい】 difficult, hard, troublesome, complicated, serious (disease, problem, etc.), impossible, unfeasible, fussy, particular, fastidious, hard to please, displeased, gloomy, glum, sullen, serious (look), dirty, unclean, filthy, detestable, unpleasant, uncomfortable, creepy, spooky

Readings

Japanese names:
な、 なに
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nan2, nan4
Korean:
nan, na

Spanish

  • desastre
  • dificultad
  • sufrimiento
  • ataque al punto débil
  • difícil
  • imposible

Portuguese

  • impossível
  • difícil
  • dificuldade
  • acidente
  • defeito

French

  • difficile
  • impossible
  • problème
  • accident
  • défaut
853 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
960 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
949 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
442 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5038 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
800 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
995 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2760 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
557 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
566 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
526 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1856 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2310 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1196 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1632 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1594 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42128P Morohashi
1838 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1580 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1703 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
351 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1003 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1975 2001 Kanji
8c10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-8 SKIP code
4051.4 Four corner code
1-38-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96e3 Unicode hex code