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

Speed

Stroke order

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

4 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
Variants:
cavity, hole, slit, very, great, exceedingly
Kun:
あな
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2052 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 孔子 【コウシ】 Confucius
  • 孔隙率 【コウゲキリツ】 porosity
  • 瞳孔 【ドウコウ】 pupil (of the eye)
  • 鰓孔 【エラアナ】 gill slit, pharyngeal slit
  • 孔雀 【クジャク】 peafowl (incl. the male peacock, female peahen, and young peachick)
  • 孔子 【コウシ】 Confucius

Kun reading compounds

  • 穴 【あな】 hole, opening, perforation, pit, hollow, hole (in the ground, etc.), burrow, den, lair, holt, hole, deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.), vacancy, opening, flaw, well-kept secret place, upset victory (with a large payoff), pit (of a theater), hiding place, hideout, underbelly (of society, etc.)
  • 巣穴 【すあな】 nesting hole, burrow, den
  • 音孔 【おとあな】 tone hole

Readings

Japanese names:
のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
kong3
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • cavidad
  • agujero
  • raja
  • grieta

Portuguese

  • Cavidade
  • buraco
  • fenda
  • muito
  • grande
  • excessivamente

French

  • cavité
  • trou
  • fente
  • très
  • grand
  • extrêmement
1241 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1755 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1265 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1336 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1203 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
58 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
940 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
970 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1881 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
456 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
205 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
131 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
158 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
97 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6933 Morohashi
179 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1282 New Nelson (John Haig)
96 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
100 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1028 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3556 2001 Kanji
2c1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-1 SKIP code
1-2-1 SKIP code
1241.0 Four corner code
1-25-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b54 Unicode hex code