Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
philosophy, clear
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1093 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 哲 【テツ】 sage, wise man, philosopher, disciple, sagacity, wisdom, intelligence
  • 哲学 【テツガク】 philosophy
  • 変哲 【ヘンテツ】 something unusual, something odd, something out of the ordinary
  • 西哲 【セイテツ】 Western philosopher

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 さと、 さとし、 さとる、 てっ、 てつん、 のり、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhe2
Korean:
cheol

Spanish

  • sabio
  • sagaz
  • filosofía

Portuguese

  • filosofia
  • clarear

French

  • philosophie
  • clair
1628 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1297 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
931 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1108 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1132 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1227 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1397 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1486 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1010 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
291 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3402 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1753 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2386 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1140 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3667 Morohashi
2738 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
811 New Nelson (John Haig)
1131 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1212 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1317 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1377 2001 Kanji
3d7.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-7-3 SKIP code
5260.2 Four corner code
1-37-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
54f2 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
Variants:
study, learning, science
Kun:
まな.ぶ
On:
ガク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
63 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 学 【ガク】 learning, scholarship, study, erudition, knowledge, education, study of ..., -ology, -ics
  • 学生 【ガクセイ】 student (esp. a university student)
  • 大学 【ダイガク】 university, college, former imperial university of Japan (established under the ritsuryō system for the training of government administrators), the Great Learning (one of the Four Books)
  • 数学 【スウガク】 mathematics

Kun reading compounds

  • 学ぶ 【まなぶ】 to study (in depth), to learn, to take lessons in

Readings

Japanese names:
たか、 のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xue2
Korean:
hag

Spanish

  • estudio
  • aprendizaje
  • ciencia
  • estudiar

Portuguese

  • estudo
  • aprendizagem
  • ciência

French

  • étudier
  • apprendre
  • science
57 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
45 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
10 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
33 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1271 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
66 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
44 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
719 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.9 Japanese for Busy People
109 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
109 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
50 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
460 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3162 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1625 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2211 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
330 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6974 Morohashi
2555 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1294 New Nelson (John Haig)
324 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
346 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
15 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
71 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
947 2001 Kanji
3n4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-3 SKIP code
2-3-4 SKIP code
2-5-2 SKIP code
2-3-5 SKIP code
3240.7 Four corner code
9040.7 Four corner code
1-19-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b66 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
self
Parts:
oneself
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
19 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 自 【ジ】 self-, from ..., this ... (in contrast to some other ...), aforementioned
  • 自転車 【ジテンシャ】 bicycle, bike
  • 出自 【シュツジ】 origin, birthplace, descent, lineage, ancestry, stock
  • 海自 【カイジ】 Maritime Self-Defense Force
  • 自然 【シゼン】 nature, natural, spontaneous, automatic, naturally, spontaneously, automatically
  • 自然科学 【シゼンカガク】 natural science
  • 己がじし 【オノガジシ】 each and every one, individually

Kun reading compounds

  • 自ら 【みずから】 oneself, oneself, for oneself, personally, in person
  • 自ら進んで 【みずからすすんで】 by choice, of one's own free will, on one's own initiative, off one's own bat
  • 自ずから 【おのずから】 naturally, in due course, by itself, of its own accord
  • 自ずから明らか 【おのずからあきらか】 self-evident
  • 自ずと 【おのずと】 naturally, in due course, by itself, of its own accord

Readings

Japanese names:
より
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi4
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • uno mismo
  • por sí mismo
  • auto-

Portuguese

  • a si próprio

French

  • soi-même
229 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
150 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
134 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
53 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3841 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
60 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
242 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
340 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
62 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
62 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
63 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1587 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4338 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2195 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2954 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
36 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30095 Morohashi
3525 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4900 New Nelson (John Haig)
36 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
36 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
14 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
126 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
879 2001 Kanji
5c1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-2 SKIP code
2600.0 Four corner code
1-28-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
81ea Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
fire 火 (灬)
Parts:
sort of thing, so, if so, in that case, well
Kun:
しかしか.りしか.し
On:
ゼンネン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
401 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 然 【ゼン】 -like
  • 然諾 【ゼンダク】 consent, saying yes
  • 必然 【ヒツゼン】 inevitable, necessary, certain, sure, inevitability, necessity
  • 漠然 【バクゼン】 vague, obscure, indistinct, hazy, ambiguous
  • 寂然 【セキゼン】 lonely, desolate, forlornness, desolation
  • 自然 【ジネン】 occurring naturally (without human influence)

Kun reading compounds

  • 然 【しか】 like that, as such, yeah, uh-huh
  • 然し 【しかし】 however, but
  • 然り 【しかり】 yes, yea, aye, affirmative, to be so
  • 然し 【しかし】 however, but
  • 而して 【そして】 and, and then, thus, and now, and finally
  • 然 【さ】 so, like that, in that way
  • 然程 【さほど】 (not) so, (not) particularly, (not) very, (not) that much
  • 然然 【ささ】 such and such

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ran2
Korean:
yeon

Spanish

  • de esa forma
  • en ese caso

Portuguese

  • Tipos de objetos
  • assim
  • se assim
  • naquele caso
  • bem

French

  • un certain
  • si c'est comme ça
  • dans ce cas
  • suffixe adverbial
450 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
557 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
528 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
375 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2770 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
437 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
716 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1788 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
651 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
662 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
401 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1279 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3456 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1779 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2423 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
246 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19149 Morohashi
2782 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3435 New Nelson (John Haig)
241 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
256 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
144 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
592 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2540 2001 Kanji
4d8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
2333.3 Four corner code
1-33-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7136 Unicode hex code

19 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
Variants:
mirror, speculum, barrel-head, round rice-cake offering
Kun:
かがみ
On:
キョウケイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1506 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 鏡面 【キョウメン】 mirror surface, lens surface
  • 鏡台 【キョウダイ】 dresser
  • 内視鏡 【ナイシキョウ】 endoscope
  • 万華鏡 【マンゲキョウ】 kaleidoscope
  • 明鏡 【メイキョウ】 polished mirror, clear mirror
  • 鸞鏡 【ランキョウ】 mirror with a mythical Chinese bird carved into the back, (in Japan) 9th note of the ancient chromatic scale (approx. A sharp)

Kun reading compounds

  • 鏡 【かがみ】 mirror, looking-glass, barrel head, page added at the beginning of a document mentioning its purpose, date, author, etc., mirror-shaped mochi
  • 鏡板 【かがみいた】 panel, scene-panel, painted backdrop (panel at the back of a noh stage), on which a pine tree is painted
  • 懐中鏡 【かいちゅうかがみ】 pocket mirror
  • 化粧鏡 【けしょうかがみ】 bathroom mirror, vanity mirror

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 かが、 かがん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jing4
Korean:
gyeong

Spanish

  • espejo
  • espéculo
  • lente

Portuguese

  • espelho
  • espéculo
  • cano principal
  • oferenda de bolinho de arroz

French

  • miroir
  • -scope
  • tonneau (saké)
  • gâteau de riz de Nouvel an
378 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
486 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
462 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1358 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4912 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
647 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1858 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2817 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
863 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
882 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1034 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1834 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2219 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1157 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1576 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
494 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40812 Morohashi
1766 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6341 New Nelson (John Haig)
483 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
522 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
638 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2857 2001 Kanji
8a11.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-11 SKIP code
8011.6 Four corner code
1-22-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
93e1 Unicode hex code