Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
country
Kun:
くに
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
3 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 国益 【コクエキ】 national interest
  • 国営 【コクエイ】 government management, state management
  • 最恵国 【サイケイコク】 most favored nation, most favoured nation, MFN
  • 異国 【イコク】 foreign country

Kun reading compounds

  • 国 【くに】 country, state, region, national government, central government, home (i.e. hometown, home country), province (of Japan), land, earth
  • 国人 【こくじん】 indigenous person, inhabitant of a country, local, native, local lords and samurai, daimyo who did not leave his domains to meet the shogun in Kyoto (during the Muromachi period)
  • お国 【おくに】 your native country, your hometown, my home country (i.e. Japan), countryside, country, daimyo's territory (Edo period)
  • 根堅州国 【ねのかたすくに】 underworld, netherworld

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Chinese:
guo2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • país

Portuguese

  • País
  • terra
  • nação

French

  • pays
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
136 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
8 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1037 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
111 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
36 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
745 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
40 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
344 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
588 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4752 Morohashi
3087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
950 New Nelson (John Haig)
581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
624 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
158 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
3s5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
6010.3 Four corner code
25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
forces, energy, military strength
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
260 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 勢 【セイ】 energy, military strength
  • 勢力 【セイリョク】 influence, power, might, strength, potency, force, energy
  • 国勢 【コクセイ】 state of a country (population, resources, etc.), condition of a country, strength of a country
  • 党勢 【トウセイ】 strength of a party
  • 勢 【ゼイ】 group engaged in some activity (players, companies, forces, etc.)
  • 同勢 【ドウゼイ】 party, company
  • 猛勢 【モウセイ】 great strength, courageous army, valiant troops

Kun reading compounds

  • 勢い 【いきおい】 force, vigor, vigour, energy, spirit, life, influence, authority, power, might, impetus, momentum, course (of events), naturally, necessarily
  • 勢い余る 【いきおいあまる】 to have excess momentum (from going too fast, using too much force, etc.), to get carried away, to go overboard, to overdo (something)
  • 弾み 【はずみ】 bounce, spring, rebound, momentum, impetus, impulse, stimulus, inertia, moment, instant, impulse, chance
  • 弾車 【はずみぐるま】 flywheel

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
se

Spanish

  • fuerza
  • poder
  • influencia
  • vigor

Portuguese

  • forças
  • energia
  • vigor militar

French

  • vigueur
  • forces
  • énergie
  • puissance militaire
441 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
747 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
518 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
365 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
735 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
299 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
375 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2039 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
646 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
656 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
865 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
227 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3542 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1829 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2487 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1529 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2422 Morohashi
2857 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
558 New Nelson (John Haig)
1515 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1633 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
293 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
779 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1445 2001 Kanji
2g11.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-11-2 SKIP code
4442.7 Four corner code
4542.7 Four corner code
32-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52e2 Unicode hex code

調

15 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
tune, tone, meter, key (music), writing style, prepare, exorcise, investigate, harmonize, mediate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
87 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 調 【チョウ】 pitch, tone, key, time, tempo, mood, tendency, style, tax paid in kind (ritsuryo period), first a tax on rice fields and households, then on individuals
  • 調印 【チョウイン】 signature, signing, sealing
  • 長調 【チョウチョウ】 major key
  • 空調 【クウチョウ】 air conditioning

Kun reading compounds

  • 調べる 【しらべる】 to examine, to look up, to investigate, to check up, to sense, to study, to inquire, to search
  • 調べ 【しらべ】 investigation, inspection, examination, tune, note, melody
  • 調べる 【しらべる】 to examine, to look up, to investigate, to check up, to sense, to study, to inquire, to search
  • 取り調べ 【とりしらべ】 investigation (e.g. by police or prosecutors), examination, inquiry, enquiry
  • 整う 【ととのう】 to be ready, to be prepared, to be arranged, to be in order, to be put in order, to be well-ordered, to be well-proportioned, to be harmonious, to be adjusted, to be regulated, to be refined (e.g. of a face), to be settled (e.g. treaty, contract), to be completed
  • 整える 【ととのえる】 to put in order, to arrange, to tidy up, to straighten, to adjust, to fix, to get ready, to prepare, to arrange, to supply, to assemble, to buy, to work out (e.g. business deal), to arrange (e.g. marriage), to settle

Readings

Japanese names:
ぎ、 つぎ
Chinese:
diao4, tiao2
Korean:
jo, ju

Spanish

  • melodía
  • tono
  • investigar
  • comprobar
  • arreglar
  • poner en orden

Portuguese

  • canção
  • tom
  • métrica
  • clave (música)
  • estilo de escrever
  • preparar
  • exorcisar
  • investigar

French

  • enquête
  • mélodie
  • ton (majeur/mineur)
  • style d'écriture
  • préparer
  • exorciser
471 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
369 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
348 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
108 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4392 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
376 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
906 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2328 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
342 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
342 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
210 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1699 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1973 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1051 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1417 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
355 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35609P Morohashi
1567 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5647 New Nelson (John Haig)
349 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
373 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
219 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
434 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3049 2001 Kanji
7a8.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-8 SKIP code
0762.0 Four corner code
36-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8abf Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
investigate
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
184 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 査証 【サショウ】 visa
  • 査察 【ササツ】 inspection (for compliance), investigation (tax, etc.)
  • 主査 【シュサ】 chief examiner or investigator
  • 実態調査 【ジッタイチョウサ】 fact-finding investigation, investigation into actual conditions, fact-finding survey

Readings

Chinese:
cha2, zha1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • investigar
  • examinar
  • inspeccionar

Portuguese

  • investigar

French

  • investigation
611 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
705 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
678 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
284 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2235 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
510 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
630 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
624 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
634 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
825 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1056 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3092 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1580 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1798 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14643 Morohashi
2437 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2630 New Nelson (John Haig)
1781 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1920 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
699 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1873 2001 Kanji
4a5.32 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
4010.7 Four corner code
26-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67fb Unicode hex code