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

Speed

Stroke order

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

11 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth
Kun:
ことわり
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
86 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 理 【リ】 reason, principle, logic, general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon), (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos
  • 理由 【リユウ】 reason, pretext, motive
  • 料理 【リョウリ】 cooking, cookery, cuisine, meal, food, dish, item on a menu, (easily) dealing with something, handling (well)
  • 代理 【ダイリ】 representation, agency, proxy, proxy, agent, representative, deputy, substitute, surrogate, stand-in

Kun reading compounds

  • 理 【ことわり】 reason, logic, sense, natural way of things

Readings

Japanese names:
あや、 おさむ、 さと、 さとる、 ただ、 ただし、 とおる、 に、 のり、 ひ、 まこと、 まさ、 まさし、 まろ、 みち、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
li3
Korean:
ri

Spanish

  • lógica
  • razón
  • preparar

Portuguese

  • lógica
  • arranjo
  • razão
  • justiça
  • verdade

French

  • logique
  • principe
  • raison
  • justice
  • vérité
333 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
239 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
220 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
95 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2942 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
104 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
217 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1361 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.17 Japanese for Busy People
143 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
143 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
241 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1321 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1220 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
881 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
271 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21014 Morohashi
970 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3644 New Nelson (John Haig)
265 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
283 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
59 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
212 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
4f7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
1611.4 Four corner code
1-45-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7406 Unicode hex code