Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
Variants:
pressure, push, overwhelm, oppress, dominate
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
718 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 圧 【アツ】 pressure, force
  • 圧力 【アツリョク】 pressure, stress, pressure (e.g. political), coercion, arm-twisting
  • 高圧 【コウアツ】 high voltage, high pressure
  • 外圧 【ガイアツ】 external pressure, outside pressure, foreign pressure
  • 圧状 【オウジョウ】 document written under duress, coercion

Kun reading compounds

  • 押す 【おす】 to push, to press, to apply pressure from above, to press down, to stamp (i.e. a passport), to apply a seal, to affix (e.g. gold leaf), to press (someone for something), to urge, to compel, to influence, to overwhelm, to overpower, to repress, to push (events along), to advance (a plan), to do in spite of ..., to do even though ..., to force, to make sure, to be pressed for time, to advance troops, to attack, (of light) to be diffused across an entire surface
  • 圧す 【へす】 to dent, to press, to push

Readings

Chinese:
ya1, ya4
Korean:
ab

Spanish

  • presión
  • opresión

Portuguese

  • pressão
  • empurrar
  • inundar
  • oprimir
  • dominar

French

  • pression
  • pousser
  • submerger
  • oppresser
  • dominer
544 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
641 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
612 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
598 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
818 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
874 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
426 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1342 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1425 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1197 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
348 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3688 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1883 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2563 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
154 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4879P Morohashi
2970 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
970 New Nelson (John Haig)
152 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
163 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
397 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
645 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3372 2001 Kanji
2p3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
7121.4 Four corner code
16-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5727 Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert
Kun:
ちから
On:
リョクリキリイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
62 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 力 【リョク】 strength, power, proficiency, ability
  • 力役 【リキエキ】 physical labor, physical labour, physical work, forced labor imposed by the government (e.g. under the ritsuryo system)
  • 水力 【スイリョク】 hydraulic power, water power
  • 威力 【イリョク】 power, might, authority, influence
  • 力 【リキ】 strength, power, proficiency, ability, the strength of ... people, the strength of ... men
  • 力学 【リキガク】 mechanics, dynamics
  • 地力 【ジリキ】 one's own potential, real ability, one's own strength
  • 合力 【ゴウリョク】 resultant force, assistance, help, donation, alms, almsgiving

Kun reading compounds

  • 力 【ちから】 force, strength, might, vigour (vigor), energy, capability, ability, proficiency, capacity, faculty, efficacy, effect, effort, endeavours (endeavors), exertions, power, authority, influence, good offices, agency, support, help, aid, assistance, stress, emphasis, means, resources
  • 力強い 【ちからづよい】 powerful, strong, forceful, vigorous, reassuring, encouraging
  • 強い力 【つよいちから】 strong interaction, strong force
  • 弱い力 【よわいちから】 weak force, weak interaction

Readings

Japanese names:
じから、 つとむ
Chinese:
li4
Korean:
ryeog

Spanish

  • potencia
  • poder
  • fuerza
  • energía
  • vigor
  • énfasis

Portuguese

  • força
  • forte
  • esforço
  • suportar
  • exercer

French

  • force
  • fort
  • puissance
  • tension
  • tenir le coup
  • s'efforcer
  • employer (force)
148 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
38 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
74 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
69 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
715 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
53 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
128 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
11 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
100 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
100 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
173 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
207 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4178 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2114 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
866 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2288 Morohashi
3371 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
521 New Nelson (John Haig)
858 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
922 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
38 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
9 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1645 2001 Kanji
2g0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
4002.7 Four corner code
46-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
529b Unicode hex code