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

14 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
occasion, side, edge, verge, dangerous, adventurous, indecent, time, when
Kun:
きわ-ぎわ
On:
サイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
183 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 際 【サイ】 on the occasion of, circumstances, juncture
  • 際会 【サイカイ】 meeting, facing, confronting
  • 学際 【ガクサイ】 interdisciplinary
  • 援助交際 【エンジョコウサイ】 paid dating (esp. with an underage girl; oft. involving selling of sex), compensated dating

Kun reading compounds

  • 際 【きわ】 edge, brink, verge, side, time, moment of
  • 際立つ 【きわだつ】 to be prominent, to be conspicuous
  • 今際の際 【いまわのきわ】 verge of death, dying moments

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji4
Korean:
je

Spanish

  • límite
  • frontera
  • asociación
  • unión
  • ocasión

Portuguese

  • ocasião
  • lado
  • margem
  • limite
  • indecente
  • ousado
  • perigoso
  • vez
  • quando

French

  • occasion
  • côté
  • accotement
  • bord
  • dangereux
  • aventureux
  • indécent
  • temps
  • quand
612 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
710 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
683 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
300 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5018 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
424 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
992 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2073 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
618 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
628 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
474 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
750 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
874 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
503 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
646 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1305 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41820 Morohashi
714 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6478 New Nelson (John Haig)
1296 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1392 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
189 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
789 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3641 2001 Kanji
2d11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
1-2-11 SKIP code
7729.1 Four corner code
1-26-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
969b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
department, course, section
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
531 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 科 【カ】 department, section, faculty, school, arm, course (of study), branch of study, specialization, (taxonomical) family
  • 科学 【カガク】 science
  • 工科 【コウカ】 engineering course
  • 医科 【イカ】 medical science, medical department

Readings

Japanese names:
しな
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ke1
Korean:
gwa

Spanish

  • departamento
  • curso
  • materia
  • falta
  • delito

Portuguese

  • departamento
  • curso
  • seção

French

  • département
  • section
  • cours
  • science
164 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
87 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
81 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
350 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3272 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
385 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
778 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
877 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.20 Japanese for Busy People
320 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
320 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
565 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1430 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1463 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
775 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1053 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1187 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24950 Morohashi
1138 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4130 New Nelson (John Haig)
1179 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1263 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
369 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
170 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2255 2001 Kanji
5d4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-4 SKIP code
2490.0 Four corner code
1-18-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79d1 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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  • 学 【ガク】 learning, scholarship, study, erudition, knowledge, education, study of ..., -ology, -ics
  • 学位 【ガクイ】 (academic) degree
  • 短期大学 【タンキダイガク】 junior college, vocationally oriented two or three year post-secondary education institution
  • 法医学 【ホウイガク】 forensic medicine, forensic pathology, medical jurisprudence, legal medicine

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:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Variants:
meeting, meet, party, association, interview, join
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
4 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 会 【カイ】 meeting, assembly, party, gathering, conference, athletic meet, society, association, club
  • 会員 【カイイン】 member, the membership
  • 例会 【レイカイ】 regular meeting
  • 際会 【サイカイ】 meeting, facing, confronting
  • 会 【エ】 gathering (esp. Buddhist, festive, etc.)
  • 会釈 【エシャク】 slight bow (as a greeting or sign of gratitude), nod, salutation, consideration, thoughtfulness
  • 法会 【ホウエ】 Buddhist service (e.g. memorial service)
  • 御斎会 【ゴサイエ】 imperial event at which high monks recited the Golden Light Sutra to pray for national security and good harvests (held annually at the palace from the 8th to the 14th of the first lunar month, between the Nara and Muromachi periods)

Kun reading compounds

  • 会う 【あう】 to meet, to encounter, to see, to have an accident, to have a bad experience
  • 逢うは別れの始め 【あうはわかれのはじめ】 we meet only to part, meeting is the first step to parting
  • 会わせる 【あわせる】 to make (someone) to meet, to let (someone) meet, to expose to, to subject to

Readings

Japanese names:
あい、 い
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hui4, kuai4
Korean:
hoe, goe, gwal

Spanish

  • asociación
  • reunión
  • encontrarse con
  • reunirse

Portuguese

  • encontro
  • reunião
  • festa
  • associação
  • entrevista
  • une

French

  • réunion
  • rencontre
  • meeting
  • parti
  • association
  • entrevue
  • rejoindre
54 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
93 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
87 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
12 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
381 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
116 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
14 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
454 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
158 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
158 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
59 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
47 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2512 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1275 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1741 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
759 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
460 Morohashi
2020 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
143 New Nelson (John Haig)
752 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
814 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
16 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
119 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2871 2001 Kanji
2a4.19 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
8073.1 Four corner code
1-18-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f1a Unicode hex code

20 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
deliberation, consultation, debate, consideration
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
25 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 議 【ギ】 discussion, deliberation, thought, opinion
  • 議案 【ギアン】 legislative bill, measure, agenda item
  • 本会議 【ホンカイギ】 plenary session, regular session
  • 日本学術会議 【ニホンガクジュツカイギ】 Science Council of Japan

Readings

Japanese names:
かた、 のり
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi4
Korean:
eui

Spanish

  • opinión
  • consulta
  • consideración

Portuguese

  • deliberação
  • consulta
  • debate
  • consideração

French

  • délibération
  • entretien
  • débat
  • considération
581 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
477 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
454 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
52 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4448 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
245 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
913 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2876 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
292 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
292 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
494 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1711 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2078 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1087 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1480 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
649 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36027 Morohashi
1647 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5716 New Nelson (John Haig)
642 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
692 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
130 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
639 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3059 2001 Kanji
7a13.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-13 SKIP code
0865.3 Four corner code
1-21-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b70 Unicode hex code