Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
Variants:
demolition, break, destroy
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
727 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 壊滅 【カイメツ】 destruction, annihilation, devastation, catastrophe
  • 壊血病 【カイケツビョウ】 scurvy
  • 損壊 【ソンカイ】 damage, destruction
  • 全壊 【ゼンカイ】 complete destruction
  • 壊死 【エシ】 necrosis
  • 壊劫 【エコウ】 the kalpa of destruction (the third aeon of the universe)
  • 不壊 【フエ】 indestructibility
  • 金剛不壊 【コンゴウフエ】 firm and solid, sturdy and indestructible, unshakable, adamantine

Kun reading compounds

  • 壊す 【こわす】 to break, to destroy, to demolish, to wreck, to ruin, to spoil, to damage, to break (a bill, etc.)
  • 壊れる 【こわれる】 to be broken, to break, to fall through, to come to nothing

Readings

Chinese:
huai4, pi1
Korean:
koe

Spanish

  • colapso
  • derrumbe
  • destrucción
  • romper
  • romperse
  • averiarse

Portuguese

  • demolição
  • quebrar
  • destruir

French

  • démolition
  • casser
  • détruire
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1266 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1147 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1578 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1171 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
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1407 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1496 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1038 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
390 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
934 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
524 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
684 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
407 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5541P Morohashi
756 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1102 New Nelson (John Haig)
400 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
427 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1822 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1465 2001 Kanji
3b13.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-13 SKIP code
4413.2 Four corner code
18-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58ca Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
Variants:

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 劫 【コウ】 kalpa (eon, aeon), ko (in go), position that allows for eternal capture and recapture of the same stones
  • 劫火 【ゴウカ】 world-destroying conflagration
  • 空劫 【クウコウ】 the kalpa of nothingness (the final aeon of the universe)
  • 住劫 【ジュウコウ】 the kalpa of existence (the second aeon of the universe)
  • 劫 【コウ】 kalpa (eon, aeon), ko (in go), position that allows for eternal capture and recapture of the same stones
  • 劫火 【ゴウカ】 world-destroying conflagration
  • 永劫 【エイゴウ】 eternity, perpetuity
  • 未来永劫 【ミライエイゴウ】 forevermore, for eternity
  • 劫掠 【キョウリャク】 pillage, plunder

Kun reading compounds

  • 脅かす 【おびやかす】 to intimidate, to frighten, to scare, to threaten (e.g. peace), to jeopardize, to endanger, to imperil

Readings

Chinese:
jie2
Korean:
geob

Spanish

Portuguese

French

718 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1435 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1033 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2316 Morohashi
529 New Nelson (John Haig)
2857 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2872 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2g5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
4472.7 Four corner code
25-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
52ab Unicode hex code