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)
  • 現国 【うつしくに】 world of mankind, this world

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
stand, erect
Parts:
stand up, rise, set up, erect
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
58 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 立案 【リツアン】 planning, devising (a plan), drafting, drawing up
  • 立像 【リツゾウ】 standing statue, standing image
  • 並立 【ヘイリツ】 standing abreast
  • 不成立 【フセイリツ】 failure, rejection, rupture
  • 立ち木 【タチキ】 standing tree, standing timber
  • 立纓 【リュウエイ】 erect tail (of a traditional Japanese hat)
  • 開立 【カイリュウ】 extraction of cubic root
  • 造立 【ゾウリュウ】 erecting (temple, Buddhist statue, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 立つ 【たつ】 to stand, to rise, to stand up, to find oneself (e.g. in a difficult position), to depart (on a plane, train, etc.)
  • 立つ瀬 【たつせ】 predicament, one's ground, one's position
  • 突立 【とったつ】 stand straight up
  • 立てる 【たてる】 to stand up, to put up, to set up, to erect, to raise, to thrust into, to bury into, to dig into, to make (a noise), to start (a rumour), to raise (a cloud of dust, etc.), to cause, to make, to establish, to set up, to develop, to formulate, to put up (a political candidate), to make (one's leader), to treat with respect, to give (someone) their due, to make (someone) look good, to avoid embarrassing (someone), to sharpen, to make clear, to shut, to close, to make tea (matcha), to perform the tea ceremony, to divide by, to do ... vigorously

Readings

Japanese names:
たち、 たっ、 たつ、 だて、 つい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
li4
Korean:
rib

Spanish

  • levantarse
  • alzarse
  • ponerse en pie
  • levantar
  • erigir
  • estar en pie

Portuguese

  • Ficar de pé
  • levantar-se

French

  • debout
149 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
37 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
73 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
61 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3343 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
72 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
78 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
194 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
121 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
121 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
174 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1459 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2486 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1257 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1723 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
438 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25721 Morohashi
1992 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4223 New Nelson (John Haig)
431 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
462 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
35 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
49 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
473 2001 Kanji
5b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
4-5-2 SKIP code
0010.8 Four corner code
1-46-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7acb Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
word, speech, language
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
301 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 語 【ゴ】 word, language, speech
  • 語学 【ゴガク】 study of foreign languages, linguistics
  • 標語 【ヒョウゴ】 motto, slogan, catchword
  • 造語 【ゾウゴ】 coined word, coinage, neologism

Kun reading compounds

  • 語る 【かたる】 to talk about, to speak of, to tell, to narrate, to recite, to chant, to indicate, to show
  • 語るに落ちる 【かたるにおちる】 to let slip a secret, to let the cat out of the bag
  • 語らう 【かたらう】 to talk, to tell, to recite, to pledge, to conspire with

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yu3, yu4
Korean:
eo

Spanish

  • palabra
  • discurso
  • lenguaje
  • hablar
  • conversar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • palavra
  • discurso
  • língua

French

  • langage
  • mot
  • raconter
209 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
112 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
274 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4374 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
231 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
87 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2136 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
67 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
67 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
154 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1685 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1944 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1402 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
353 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35533 Morohashi
1543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5628 New Nelson (John Haig)
347 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
371 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
211 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
231 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0166.1 Four corner code
1-24-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a9e Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
polish, study of, sharpen
Kun:
と.ぐ
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
336 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 研究員 【ケンキュウイン】 researcher, lab worker
  • 研究 【ケンキュウ】 study, research, investigation
  • 予研 【ヨケン】 National Institute of Health
  • 技研 【ギケン】 technical research institute

Kun reading compounds

  • 研ぐ 【とぐ】 to sharpen, to hone, to whet, to grind, to wash (rice), to scour, to polish, to burnish

Readings

Japanese names:
のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan2, yan4
Korean:
yeon

Spanish

  • estudio
  • afilar
  • pulir

Portuguese

  • polir
  • estudar
  • afiar

French

  • polir
  • étudier
  • aiguiser
204 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
290 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
272 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
426 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3180 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
583 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
231 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
875 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
896 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
918 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
297 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1398 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1456 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
771 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1046 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
682 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24080 Morohashi
1132 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3991 New Nelson (John Haig)
675 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
729 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
284 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
325 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3355 2001 Kanji
5a4.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-4 SKIP code
1164.0 Four corner code
1-24-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7814 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
Variants:
research, study
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
368 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 究明 【キュウメイ】 investigation (esp. in academic and scientific contexts)
  • 究極 【キュウキョク】 ultimate, final, last, eventual
  • 探究 【タンキュウ】 research, investigation, enquiry, inquiry, study
  • 最新研究 【サイシンケンキュウ】 the newest research
  • 究竟 【クキョウ】 culmination, conclusion
  • 究竟 【クッキョウ】 after all, in the end, finally, excellent, superb, handy, appropriate, ideal, robust, brawny, muscular, strong, sturdy

Kun reading compounds

  • 極める 【きわめる】 to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to investigate thoroughly, to master

Readings

Japanese names:
きゅ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jiu4, jiu1
Korean:
gu

Spanish

  • estudio
  • investigación
  • profundización
  • último
  • final
  • dominar
  • profundizar en el estudio de

Portuguese

  • pesquisa
  • estudo

French

  • recherche
  • étudier
185 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
271 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
253 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
427 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3314 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
599 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
234 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
492 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
895 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
917 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
298 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1451 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2729 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1398 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1885 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1331 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25409 Morohashi
2203 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4189 New Nelson (John Haig)
1320 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1417 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
261 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
278 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
757 2001 Kanji
3m4.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-4 SKIP code
2-5-2 SKIP code
3041.7 Four corner code
1-21-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a76 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
door, house 戶 (户, 戸)
Parts:
place, extent
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
221 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 所 【ショ】 counter for places
  • 署員 【ショイン】 staff member, station employee, official
  • 高所 【コウショ】 high place, high altitude, heights, elevation, broad view
  • 随所 【ズイショ】 everywhere, at every turn

Kun reading compounds

  • 所 【ところ】 place, spot, scene, site, address, district, area, locality, one's house, point, aspect, side, facet, passage (in text), part, space, room, thing, matter, whereupon, as a result, about to, on the verge of, was just doing, was in the process of doing, have just done, just finished doing
  • 所が 【ところが】 even so, however, still, whereupon, even though, nevertheless, on the contrary, as a matter of fact, despite
  • 一所 【いっしょ】 one place, the same place, one person, together
  • 痛いところ 【いたいところ】 one's weak point, one's sore spot, raw nerve
  • 所か 【どころか】 far from, anything but, not at all, let alone, to say nothing of, not to mention, much less
  • 所じゃない 【どころじゃない】 not the time for, not the place for, far from, anything but, ... is out of the question, ... isn't the word for it
  • 大所 【おおどころ】 wealthy family, important person, bigwig
  • 居所 【いどころ】 whereabouts, address, place of temporary residence
  • 所 【ところ】 place, spot, scene, site, address, district, area, locality, one's house, point, aspect, side, facet, passage (in text), part, space, room, thing, matter, whereupon, as a result, about to, on the verge of, was just doing, was in the process of doing, have just done, just finished doing
  • 所が 【ところが】 even so, however, still, whereupon, even though, nevertheless, on the contrary, as a matter of fact, despite
  • 早いとこ 【はやいとこ】 promptly, quickly
  • 僕んとこ 【ぼくんとこ】 at my place

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suo3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • lugar

Portuguese

  • Lugar

French

  • lieu
246 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
328 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
312 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
107 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1821 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
137 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
177 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
600 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
153 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
153 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
149 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
843 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1056 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
568 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
752 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1137 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11715X Morohashi
851 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2054 New Nelson (John Haig)
1127 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1208 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
129 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
305 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3054 2001 Kanji
4m4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
3222.1 Four corner code
7222.1 Four corner code
1-29-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6240 Unicode hex code