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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  • 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

10 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
house, home, family, professional, expert, performer
Kun:
いえうち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
133 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 家 【カ】 -ist, -er
  • 家屋 【カオク】 house, building
  • 研究家 【ケンキュウカ】 researcher, student (of)
  • 活動家 【カツドウカ】 activist
  • 家 【ケ】 house (e.g. of Tokugawa), family
  • 家来 【ケライ】 retainer, retinue, servant
  • 本家 【ホンケ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 公家 【クゲ】 court noble, nobility, Imperial Court

Kun reading compounds

  • 家 【いえ】 house, residence, dwelling, family, household, lineage, family name
  • 家主 【やぬし】 landlord, landlady, house owner, home owner, head of the household
  • 本家 【ほんけ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 小家 【こいえ】 small and simple home
  • 屋 【や】 (something) shop, somebody who sells (something) or works as (something), somebody with a (certain) personality trait, house, roof
  • 家内 【かない】 (my) wife, inside the home, one's family
  • 長屋 【ながや】 tenement house, row house
  • 本家 【ほんけ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 家 【うち】 house, home (one's own), (one's) family, (one's) household
  • 家中 【うちじゅう】 whole family, all (members of) the family, all over the house, retainer of a daimyo, feudal domain, clan

Readings

Japanese names:
あり、 え、 く、 つか、 べ
Chinese:
jia1, gu1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • casa
  • hogar
  • especialista

Portuguese

  • casa
  • lar

French

  • maison
53 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
89 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
83 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
81 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1311 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
151 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
158 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1185 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
165 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
165 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
52 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
480 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2827 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1458 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1963 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
547 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7169 Morohashi
2273 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1337 New Nelson (John Haig)
541 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
580 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
46 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
189 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
751 2001 Kanji
3m7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
3023.2 Four corner code
18-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bb6 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
fundamentals, radical (chem), counter for machines, foundation
Kun:
もともとい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
241 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 基 【キ】 group, (free) radical, counter for installed or mounted objects (e.g. stone lanterns, gravestones, satellites)
  • 起因 【キイン】 cause, origin
  • 塩基 【エンキ】 base
  • 開基 【カイキ】 foundation of a temple, laying a foundation (stone), open base

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 基 【もとい】 basis, foundation, cause
  • 失敗は成功のもと 【しっぱいはせいこうのもと】 failure teaches success, failure is a stepping-stone to success
  • 生兵法は大怪我のもと 【なまびょうほうはおおけがのもと】 a little learning is a dangerous thing
  • 基 【もとい】 basis, foundation, cause

Readings

Japanese names:
きい、 とも
Chinese:
ji1
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • fundamento
  • origen
  • base

Portuguese

  • fundamentais
  • radicais (Quim.)
  • comtador para máquinas
  • fundação

French

  • fondements
  • radical (chimie)
  • compteur de machines
  • fondations
755 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
670 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
641 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
382 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1098 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
688 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
435 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1493 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
450 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
457 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
691 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
354 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3312 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1716 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2330 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1783 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5197 Morohashi
2673 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 New Nelson (John Haig)
1767 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1904 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
251 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
726 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1972 2001 Kanji
3b8.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-5 SKIP code
2-8-3 SKIP code
4410.4 Four corner code
20-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
57fa Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
pestle
Parts:
Variants:
tree trunk, main part, talent, capability
Kun:
みき
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
364 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 幹 【ミキ】 (tree) trunk, (arrow) shaft, (tool) handle, backbone, base
  • 幹事 【カンジ】 executive secretary, coordinator, organizer, person in charge of making arrangements
  • 主幹 【シュカン】 chief editor, managing editor, manager, person in charge
  • 基幹 【キカン】 mainstay, nucleus, key

Kun reading compounds

  • 幹 【みき】 (tree) trunk, (arrow) shaft, (tool) handle, backbone, base

Readings

Japanese names:
つよし、 まさ、 もと、 えだ、 き、 くる、 たかし、 つね、 とも、 み、 もとき、 よし、 より
Chinese:
gan4, han2
Korean:
gan

Spanish

  • tronco del árbol
  • punto importante
  • base

Portuguese

  • Tronco de árvore

French

  • tronc d'arbre
  • pièce principale
751 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
667 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
637 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
761 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
790 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
763 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1254 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1938 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1189 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1248 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1230 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
576 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2152 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1130 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1531 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1669 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9183 Morohashi
1718 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1596 New Nelson (John Haig)
1654 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1783 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
770 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1555 2001 Kanji
4c9.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-5 SKIP code
4844.1 Four corner code
20-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e79 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
Variants:
skill, art, craft, ability, feat, performance, vocation, arts
Kun:
わざ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
434 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 技 【ワザ】 technique, art, skill, move
  • 技巧 【ギコウ】 technique, finesse
  • 国技 【コクギ】 national sport (e.g. sumo)
  • 陸上競技 【リクジョウキョウギ】 track-and-field events

Kun reading compounds

  • 技 【わざ】 technique, art, skill, move
  • 技あり 【わざあり】 waza-ari (in judo, a half-point awarded for good but incomplete execution)
  • 寝技 【ねわざ】 pinning technique (in wrestling or judo), underhanded dealings
  • 投げ技 【なげわざ】 throw or throwing technique (sumo, judo)

Readings

Chinese:
ji4
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • habilidad
  • arte
  • técnica

Portuguese

  • habilidade
  • arte
  • ofício
  • capacidade
  • façanha
  • performance
  • vocação
  • artes

French

  • habileté
  • art
  • technique
  • jeu (d'acteur)
  • prouesse
  • métier
  • vocation
  • arts
579 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
673 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
644 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
387 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1853 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
463 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
558 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
381 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
871 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
891 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
369 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
857 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
292 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
185 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
221 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
719 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11855 Morohashi
248 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2092 New Nelson (John Haig)
712 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
769 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
665 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1367 2001 Kanji
3c4.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
5404.7 Four corner code
21-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6280 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
go, do
Parts:
art, technique, skill, means, trick, resources, magic
Kun:
すべ
On:
ジュツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
350 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 術 【ジュツ】 art, technique, means, way, trick, trap, plot, stratagem, magic
  • 術後 【ジュツゴ】 postoperative, after surgery
  • 奇術 【キジュツ】 magic, conjuring, sleight of hand, legerdemain
  • 占星術 【センセイジュツ】 astrology

Kun reading compounds

  • 術 【すべ】 way, method, means
  • 為ん術 【せんすべ】 (proper) methods

Readings

Chinese:
shu4, zhu2
Korean:
sul

Spanish

  • arte
  • técnica
  • manera de hacer las cosas

Portuguese

  • arte
  • técnica
  • habilidade
  • meios
  • truque
  • recursos
  • mágica

French

  • technique
  • art
  • moyens
  • tour
  • ressources
  • magie
636 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
732 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
708 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
299 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1621 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
447 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
877 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1298 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
187 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
187 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
370 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1614 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
575 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
433 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1539 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34046P Morohashi
476 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1754 New Nelson (John Haig)
1525 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1644 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
322 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
736 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2053 2001 Kanji
3i8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
2122.1 Four corner code
2190.4 Four corner code
29-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8853 Unicode hex code