Jisho

×

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
124 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 和 【ワ】 sum, harmony, peace, Japan, Japanese-style
  • 和歌 【ワカ】 waka, classic Japanese poem, esp. a tanka, often 31 morae
  • 講和 【コウワ】 reconciliation (between warring nations), (making of) peace
  • 英和 【エイワ】 English-Japanese (e.g. dictionary)
  • 阿蘭陀 【オランダ】 Holland, The Netherlands
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism), second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 和声 【ワセイ】 harmony, concord, consonance
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism), second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 諧和 【カイワ】 gentle mutual affection, harmony, harmony

Kun reading compounds

  • 和らぐ 【やわらぐ】 to soften, to calm down, to be eased, to be mitigated, to subside, to abate
  • 和らげる 【やわらげる】 to soften, to moderate, to relieve
  • 和む 【なごむ】 to be softened, to calm down
  • 和やか 【なごやか】 mild, calm, gentle, quiet, congenial, amicable, amiable, friendly, genial, harmonious, peaceful
  • 和やかな家庭 【なごやかなかてい】 harmonious (happy) family
  • 和える 【あえる】 to dress (vegetables, salad, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あい、 いず、 かず、 かつ、 かつり、 かづ、 たけ、 ち、 とも、 な、 にぎ、 まさ、 やす、 よし、 より、 わだこ、 わっ
Chinese:
he2, he4, huo2, huo4, huo5, hai1, he5
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • armonía
  • paz
  • estilo japonés
  • suavizar
  • calmar
  • tranquilo
  • armonioso

Portuguese

  • harmonia
  • estilo Japonês
  • paz
  • amaciar
  • Japão

French

  • harmonie
  • style japonais
  • paix
  • adoucir
  • Japon
338 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
440 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
416 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
151 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3268 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
277 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
412 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
638 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.5 Japanese for Busy People
124 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
124 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
352 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
326 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1450 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
769 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1044 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
906 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3490 Morohashi
1130 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
770 New Nelson (John Haig)
897 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
963 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
85 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
318 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2277 2001 Kanji
5d3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-3 SKIP code
2690.0 Four corner code
47-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
548c Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
lack, yawn
Parts:
song, sing
Kun:
うたうた.う
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
519 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 歌劇 【カゲキ】 opera
  • 歌曲 【カキョク】 melody, tune, song
  • 演歌 【エンカ】 enka, traditional-style Japanese popular ballad, troubadour
  • 和歌 【ワカ】 waka, classic Japanese poem, esp. a tanka, often 31 morae

Kun reading compounds

  • 歌 【うた】 song, classical Japanese poetry (esp. tanka), modern poetry
  • 歌合 【うたあわせ】 poetry contest
  • 短歌 【たんか】 tanka, 31-mora Japanese poem
  • 替え歌 【かえうた】 parody (of a song)
  • 歌う 【うたう】 to sing, to sing (one's praises in a poem, etc.), to compose a poem, to recite a poem
  • 歌うたい 【うたうたい】 singer, vocalist, nagauta singer (in kabuki), singer of Noh chants

Readings

Chinese:
ge1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • canción
  • cantar

Portuguese

  • canção
  • cantar

French

  • chanson
  • chanter
166 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
90 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
84 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
478 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2422 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
256 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
201 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2170 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
392 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
395 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
200 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1125 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2296 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1187 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1621 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
480 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16167 Morohashi
1825 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2945 New Nelson (John Haig)
469 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
508 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
486 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
230 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3162 2001 Kanji
4j10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-4 SKIP code
1768.2 Four corner code
18-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b4c Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
mountain
Parts:
mountain
Kun:
やま
On:
サンセン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
131 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 山 【サン】 Mt., Mount, Mt., Mount
  • 山陰 【ヤマカゲ】 place in the shade of a mountain, shelter of the mountains, mountain recess
  • 治山 【チサン】 forest conservation, afforestation
  • 開山 【カイサン】 founding a temple (on a hill-top)
  • 山道 【ヤマミチ】 mountain road, mountain trail
  • 須弥山 【シュミセン】 Mt Sumeru (in Buddhism - said to be the highest mountain rising in the center of the world) (centre)

Kun reading compounds

  • 山 【やま】 mountain, hill, mine (e.g. coal mine), heap, pile, crown (of a hat), thread (of a screw), tread (of a tire), protruding part of an object, climax, peak, critical point, guess, speculation, criminal case, crime, mountain climbing, mountaineering, festival float (esp. one mounted with a decorative halberd), wall, wall tile, temple, temple grounds, wild
  • 山陰 【やまかげ】 place in the shade of a mountain, shelter of the mountains, mountain recess
  • 奥山 【おくやま】 remote mountain, mountain recesses
  • 青山 【せいざん】 lush mountain, green mountain, grave, burial place

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 やの、 やん
Chinese:
shan1
Korean:
san

Spanish

  • montaña

Portuguese

  • montanha

French

  • montagne
38 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
58 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
24 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
60 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1407 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
21 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
48 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
89 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
34 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
34 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
100 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
535 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3658 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1867 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2544 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
775 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7869 Morohashi
2940 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1439 New Nelson (John Haig)
768 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
830 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
148 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
17 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1276 2001 Kanji
3o0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-1 SKIP code
4-3-2 SKIP code
2277.0 Four corner code
27-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c71 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
rain
Parts:
electricity
On:
デン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
268 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 電化 【デンカ】 electrification
  • 電圧 【デンアツ】 voltage
  • 送電 【ソウデン】 electric supply
  • 配電 【ハイデン】 distribution of electricity

Readings

Chinese:
dian4
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • electricidad
  • eléctrico

Portuguese

  • eletricidade

French

  • électricité
286 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
197 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
180 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
125 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5050 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
222 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
98 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2025 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
108 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
108 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
61 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1862 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3465 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1784 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2431 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
541 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42253 Morohashi
2790 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6526 New Nelson (John Haig)
535 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
574 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
332 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
228 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3156 2001 Kanji
8d5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-5 SKIP code
1071.6 Four corner code
37-37 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
96fb Unicode hex code

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  • 鉄 【テツ】 iron (Fe), strong and hard (as iron), railway, railway enthusiast
  • 新日本製鐵 【シンニッポンセイテツ】 Nippon Steel Corporation

Readings

Chinese:
tie3
Korean:
cheol

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4919 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
2920 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
40945 Morohashi
1771 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6354 New Nelson (John Haig)
8a5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-13 SKIP code
8315.0 Four corner code
79-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9435 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
precious, value, prize, esteem, honor
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
970 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 貴 【キ】 honorific, familiar suffix
  • 貴金属 【キキンゾク】 precious metal
  • 騰貴 【トウキ】 rise (in price or value), inflation, appreciation (economic)
  • 富貴 【フウキ】 riches and honours (honors), wealth and rank

Kun reading compounds

  • 尊い 【とうとい】 precious, valuable, priceless, noble, exalted, sacred
  • 貴い家柄 【たっといいえがら】 noble birth
  • 尊い 【とうとい】 precious, valuable, priceless, noble, exalted, sacred
  • 貴ぶ 【とうとぶ】 to value, to prize, to esteem, to respect
  • 貴ぶ 【とうとぶ】 to value, to prize, to esteem, to respect

Readings

Japanese names:
きよ、 ぎ、 たか、 たかし、 よし
Chinese:
gui4
Korean:
gwi

Spanish

  • precioso
  • valioso
  • valorar
  • apreciar
  • estimar

Portuguese

  • precioso
  • valor
  • prêmio
  • estima
  • honra

French

  • précieux
  • de valeur
  • prisé
  • estimé
  • honneur
756 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
847 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
834 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1119 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4504 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
616 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1779 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1755 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1171 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1228 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
855 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1729 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3220 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1669 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2260 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1787 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36704 Morohashi
2606 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5794 New Nelson (John Haig)
1771 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1908 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
940 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1661 2001 Kanji
7b5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-7 SKIP code
2-4-8 SKIP code
5080.6 Four corner code
21-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8cb4 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
intention, plan, resolve, aspire, motive, hopes, shilling
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
823 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 志向 【シコウ】 intention, aim, preference (for), orientation (towards a goal)
  • 志願 【シガン】 aspiration, volunteering, desire, application
  • 遺志 【イシ】 dying wish
  • 立志 【リッシ】 fixing one's aim in life, deciding one's life goal

Kun reading compounds

  • 志す 【こころざす】 to plan, to intend, to aspire to, to set aims (sights on)
  • 志 【こころざし】 will, resolution, intention, ambition, aim, goal, kindness, goodwill, kind offer, gift (as a token of gratitude)
  • お志 【おこころざし】 kindness, courtesy
  • 青雲の志 【せいうんのこころざし】 high (lofty) ambition

Readings

Japanese names:
じん、 べ、 べし、 ゆき
Chinese:
zhi4
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • intención
  • deseo
  • aspiración
  • ambición
  • aspirar
  • desear
  • voluntad

Portuguese

  • intenção
  • plano
  • resolver
  • aspirar
  • motivo
  • esperanças
  • shilling (din.)

French

  • dessein
  • intention
  • plan
  • motif
  • aspirer à
  • résolution
  • espoirs
  • shilling
623 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
718 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
692 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
622 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1064 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
757 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
527 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
464 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
573 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
582 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
756 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
770 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2725 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1394 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1881 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
607 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10331 Morohashi
2199 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1785 New Nelson (John Haig)
600 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
645 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
668 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1458 2001 Kanji
3p4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
4033.1 Four corner code
27-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5fd7 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
river 巛 (川, 巜)
Parts:
stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)
Kun:
かわ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
181 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 川柳 【センリュウ】 senryu, comic haiku, humorous seventeen-syllable poem
  • 川きゅう 【センキュウ】 cnidium rhizome (Cnidium officinale)
  • 山川 【サンセン】 mountains and rivers
  • 四川 【シセン】 Sichuan (China), Szechuan, Szechwan

Kun reading compounds

  • 川 【かわ】 river, stream, River, the ... river
  • 川上 【かわかみ】 upper reaches of a river, upstream
  • 堀川 【ほりかわ】 canal
  • 山川 【さんせん】 mountains and rivers

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 こ、 さわ
Chinese:
chuan1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • arroyo
  • río

Portuguese

  • corrente
  • rio

French

  • rivière
  • fleuve
  • radical rivière (no. 47)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
59 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
48 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
111 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1447 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
41 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
49 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
20 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
33 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
33 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
101 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
548 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
6 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
129 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8673 Morohashi
6 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1526 New Nelson (John Haig)
127 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
134 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
196 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
21 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1254 2001 Kanji
0a3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
2200.0 Four corner code
32-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5ddd Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
line, track
Kun:
すじ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
382 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 線 【セン】 line, stripe, stria, line (e.g. telephone line), wire, ray (e.g. X-ray), beam, line (e.g. of a railroad), track, route, lane, outline, contours, form, level, division, line (of action), position, approach, policy, principle, impression one leaves, air one gives off
  • 繊維 【センイ】 fibre, fiber, textile
  • 横線 【オウセン】 horizontal line
  • 赤外線 【セキガイセン】 infrared rays

Readings

Chinese:
xian4
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • línea
  • cable
  • frontera
  • raíl
  • carril

Portuguese

  • linha
  • trilha

French

  • ligne
  • voie
447 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
176 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
329 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
247 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3580 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
389 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
826 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
299 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
299 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
841 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1551 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1760 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
944 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1273 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1351 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27641 Morohashi
1392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1339 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1438 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
236 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2742 2001 Kanji
6a9.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2693.2 Four corner code
32-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dda Unicode hex code