Jisho

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14 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
black ink, India ink, ink stick, Mexico
Kun:
すみ
On:
ボク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1616 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 墨 【ボク】 Mexico
  • 墨書 【ボクショ】 writing in India ink
  • 遺墨 【イボク】 autographs (brushwork) of departed person
  • 水墨 【スイボク】 water and ink, ink painting

Kun reading compounds

  • 墨 【すみ】 sumi, India ink, Chinese ink, ink stick, ink-cake, squid ink, octopus ink, carpenter's inking string
  • 墨付き 【すみつき】 handwriting, autograph, authorization, authorisation, certificate, certified document, paper with signature of the shogun or lord
  • 烏賊墨 【いかすみ】 squid ink
  • 雪と墨 【ゆきとすみ】 diametric opposites, night and day, black and white, snow and ink

Readings

Japanese names:
すの
Chinese:
mo4
Korean:
mug

Spanish

  • tinta
  • negro
  • Méjico

Portuguese

  • tinta preta
  • tinta da Índia
  • pau de tinta
  • nanquin
  • México

French

  • encre noire
  • encre de Chine
  • bâtonnet d'encre
  • Mexique
1821 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1431 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5404 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1494 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1167 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2230 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1705 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1821 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1695 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
363 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3423 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1763 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2400 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
177 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5469X Morohashi
2753 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1086 New Nelson (John Haig)
175 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
187 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1696 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3672 2001 Kanji
3b11.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-7-7 SKIP code
6010.4 Four corner code
43-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58a8 Unicode hex code

西

6 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
Variants:
west, Spain
Kun:
にし
On:
セイサイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
259 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 西 【セイ】 Spain, Spanish (language)
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 南西 【ナンセイ】 southwest
  • 北北西 【ホクホクセイ】 north-northwest
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 西方 【セイホウ】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 西瓜 【スイカ】 watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
  • 西班牙 【スペイン】 Spain

Kun reading compounds

  • 西 【にし】 west
  • 西方 【せいほう】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 南西 【なんせい】 southwest
  • 東は東西は西 【ひがしはひがしにしはにし】 East is East, and West is West

Readings

Japanese names:
いり、 ひし、 むら
Chinese:
xi1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • Oeste
  • España

Portuguese

  • oeste
  • Espanha

French

  • Ouest
  • Espagne
96 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
152 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
167 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4273 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
28 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
83 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
336 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
72 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
72 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1638 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2193 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2951 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1616 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34763 Morohashi
3520 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5514 New Nelson (John Haig)
1602 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1728 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
198 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
128 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3275 2001 Kanji
0a6.20 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-1 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
32-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
897f Unicode hex code

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 哥老会 【カロウカイ】 Gelaohui (secret Chinese society of the late Qing dynasty)
  • インド八哥 【インドハッカ】 common myna (Acridotheres tristis), Indian myna, common mynah, Indian mynah
  • 哥倫比亜 【コロンビア】 Colombia
  • 摩洛哥 【モロッコ】 Morocco
  • 摩納哥 【モナコ】 Monaco

Kun reading compounds

  • うた沢 【うたざわ】 slow-paced style of shamisen music with vocal accompaniment (popular during the late Edo period)
  • うた沢節 【うたざわぶし】 slow-paced style of shamisen music with vocal accompaniment (popular during the late Edo period)

Readings

Chinese:
ge1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

Portuguese

French

56 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1193 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3641 Morohashi
801 New Nelson (John Haig)
3d7.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-5 SKIP code
1062.1 Four corner code
51-7 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
54e5 Unicode hex code