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
1066 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
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)
2602 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
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

6 strokes
Radical:
death, decay 歹 (歺)
Parts:
death, die
Kun:
し.ぬし.に-
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
229 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 死 【シ】 death, decease, death penalty (by strangulation or decapitation), (an) out
  • 死因 【シイン】 cause of death
  • 安楽死 【アンラクシ】 euthanasia
  • 病死 【ビョウシ】 death from disease, death from illness

Kun reading compounds

  • 死ぬ 【しぬ】 to die, to pass away, to lose spirit, to lose vigor, to look dead, to cease, to stop
  • 死ぬほど 【しぬほど】 to death (bored, scared, etc.), to distraction, like crazy, like mad, so much, dying (e.g. for a drink)

Readings

Chinese:
si3
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • muerte
  • morir

Portuguese

  • morte
  • dados

French

  • mort
  • mourir
223 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
302 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
286 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
254 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2439 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
207 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
205 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3.5 Japanese for Busy People
85 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
85 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
258 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1133 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4334 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2194 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2952 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
823 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16365 Morohashi
3521 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2968 New Nelson (John Haig)
815 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
878 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
238 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
267 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3256 2001 Kanji
0a6.6 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-1 SKIP code
1021.1 Four corner code
1021.2 Four corner code
27-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b7b Unicode hex code