Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
gentleman, scholar, samurai, samurai radical (no. 33)
Kun:
さむらい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
526 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 士 【シ】 man (esp. one who is well-respected), samurai, person (in a certain profession, esp. licensed), member
  • 士官 【シカン】 officer
  • 飛行士 【ヒコウシ】 pilot
  • 公認会計士 【コウニンカイケイシ】 certified public accountant

Kun reading compounds

  • 侍 【さむらい】 warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period), samurai, man in attendance (on a person of high standing), retainer
  • 二四六九士 【にしむくさむらい】 mnemonic for remembering the months with fewer than 31 days (ni, shi, mu, ku, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 ま
Chinese:
shi4
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • caballero
  • samurai
  • hombre

Portuguese

  • cavalheiro
  • samurai

French

  • gentilhomme
  • samouraï
  • radical samouraï (no. 33)
410 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
494 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
301 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1160 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
59 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1173 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
41 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
572 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
581 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
755 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
393 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4213 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2129 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2877 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
325 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5638 Morohashi
3405 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1117 New Nelson (John Haig)
319 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
341 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
386 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
441 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1472 2001 Kanji
3p0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-2 SKIP code
4010.0 Four corner code
1-27-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58eb Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
bureaucrat, the government, organ
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
230 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 官 【カン】 government service, the bureaucracy
  • 官界 【カンカイ】 bureaucracy
  • 代官 【ダイカン】 Edo-period prefectural governor (magistrate, bailiff)
  • 自衛官 【ジエイカン】 Japanese Self-Defense Force official, Self-Defense Force official

Readings

Chinese:
guan1
Korean:
gwan

Spanish

  • gobierno
  • gubernamental (lugar
  • persona)
  • órgano del cuerpo

Portuguese

  • burocracia
  • o governo

French

  • fonctionnaire
  • gouvernemental
364 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
465 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
441 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
225 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1295 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
318 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
462 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
672 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
326 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
326 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
540 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
469 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2766 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1417 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1912 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1279 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7107 Morohashi
2226 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1322 New Nelson (John Haig)
1271 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1363 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
202 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
498 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
777 2001 Kanji
3m5.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3077.7 Four corner code
1-20-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b98 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
climate, season, weather, wait for, expect
Kun:
そうろう
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
510 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 候 【コウ】 season, weather
  • 候補 【コウホ】 candidate, contender, prospect, pick, choice, list, candidacy, candidature, nomination
  • 時候 【ジコウ】 season, time of the year
  • 症候 【ショウコウ】 symptoms

Kun reading compounds

  • 候ふ 【そうろう】 to serve (by a superior's side), to be, to do
  • 候間 【そうろうあいだ】 as ...
  • 書き候 【かきそうろう】 (have the honor, honour) to write
  • 御入り候ふ 【おんいりそうろう】 to go, to come, to be

Readings

Chinese:
hou4
Korean:
hu

Spanish

  • clima
  • tiempo
  • explorar
  • esperar algo
  • forma cortés del verbo ser y estar

Portuguese

  • clima
  • estação
  • tempo

French

  • climat
  • temps
  • saison
607 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
504 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
478 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
817 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
481 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
862 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
325 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1029 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
944 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
974 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1174 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
105 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
133 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
89 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
101 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1655 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
775 Morohashi
119 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
250 New Nelson (John Haig)
1640 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1769 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
542 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2163 2001 Kanji
2a8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-8 SKIP code
2723.4 Four corner code
1-24-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5019 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
clothes 衣 (衤)
Parts:
supplement, supply, make good, offset, compensate, assistant, learner
Kun:
おぎな.う
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
332 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 補 【ホ】 assistant ..., probationary ...
  • 補完 【ホカン】 complementation, supplementation, completion
  • 増補 【ゾウホ】 extending (e.g. a book), augmenting, enlarging, supplementing
  • 追補 【ツイホ】 supplement, appendix, addendum

Kun reading compounds

  • 補う 【おぎなう】 to supplement, to make up for, to compensate for, to cover (a shortage, loss, etc.), to fill (e.g. a vacancy)

Readings

Chinese:
bu3
Korean:
bo

Spanish

  • suplir
  • resarcir
  • compensar

Portuguese

  • suplemento
  • oferta
  • cumprir
  • indenizar
  • compensar
  • assistente
  • aprendiz

French

  • complément
  • supplément
  • améliorer
  • compenser
  • assistant
  • stagiaire
868 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
981 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
970 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
516 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4242 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
744 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
884 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1644 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
889 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
910 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1001 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1632 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1529 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
809 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1103 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1857 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34320 Morohashi
1194 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5464 New Nelson (John Haig)
1840 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1983 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
955 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
653 2001 Kanji
5e7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-7 SKIP code
3322.7 Four corner code
1-42-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
88dc Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
life
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
29 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生育 【セイイク】 birth and growth, giving birth and raising, development, breeding
  • 回生 【カイセイ】 resurrection, resuscitation, regeneration, university student in ... year
  • 公衆衛生 【コウシュウエイセイ】 sanitation, public health
  • 生 【セイ】 life, living, I, me, myself, student
  • 生家 【セイカ】 house where one was born, one's parents' house
  • 殺生 【セッショウ】 killing, destruction of life, cruel, heartless, callous, brutal
  • 死生 【シセイ】 life and death

Kun reading compounds

  • 生きる 【いきる】 to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to be in effect, to be in use, to function, to come to life, to be enlivened, to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)
  • 生きる力 【いきるちから】 zest for living, energy to live
  • 生かす 【いかす】 to make (the best) use of, to put to good use, to leverage (skills, attributes, experience, etc.), to capitalise on (experience, etc.), to let live, to keep alive, to revive, to resuscitate, to bring back to life, to restore (a deleted passage; in proofreading)
  • 生ける 【いける】 to arrange (flowers), to plant, living, live
  • 生ける屍 【いけるしかばね】 living corpse
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれる 【うまれる】 to be born
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生まれ 【うまれ】 birth, birthplace, born in (country, month, imperial era, zodiac year, etc.)
  • 生まれつき 【うまれつき】 by nature, by birth, naturally, natural, innate
  • 生む 【うむ】 to give birth, to bear (child), to lay (eggs), to produce, to yield, to give rise to, to deliver
  • 生う 【おう】 to grow, to spring up, to cut (teeth)
  • 生える 【はえる】 to grow, to spring up, to sprout, to cut (teeth)
  • 生やす 【はやす】 to grow, to cultivate, to wear a beard
  • 生 【き】 pure, undiluted, raw, crude
  • 生地 【きじ】 cloth, fabric, material, texture, dough, batter, inherent quality, one's true character, one's true colours, unglazed pottery, skin with no make-up, uncoated metal
  • 死に生き 【しにいき】 death and life, death or life, death
  • 生 【なま】 raw, uncooked, fresh, natural, as it is, unedited, unprocessed, unprotected (sex), live (i.e. not recorded), inexperienced, unpolished, green, crude, impudence, sauciness, unpasteurized beer, draft beer, draught beer, blank (e.g. disk), unused, just a little, somehow, vaguely, partially, somewhat, half-, semi-, insufficient, incomplete, half-baked, half-hearted, perfunctory, cash, tipsiness
  • 生り 【なまり】 boiled and half-dried bonito
  • お生 【おなま】 impudence, sauciness
  • 現ナマ 【げんナマ】 cold cash, hard cash
  • 生る 【なる】 to bear fruit
  • 生す 【なす】 to have a child
  • 生す 【むす】 to grow (of moss, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あさ、 いき、 いく、 いけ、 うぶ、 うまい、 え、 おい、 ぎゅう、 くるみ、 ごせ、 さ、 じょう、 すぎ、 そ、 そう、 ちる、 なば、 にう、 にゅう、 ふ、 み、 もう、 よい、 りゅう
Chinese:
sheng1
Korean:
saeng

Spanish

  • vida
  • nacimiento
  • vivir
  • existir
  • nacer
  • dar a luz
  • puro
  • crudo

Portuguese

  • vida
  • genuína
  • nascimento

French

  • vie
  • naissance
  • authentique
  • cru
34 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
42 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
29 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2991 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
67 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
71 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
214 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.4 Japanese for Busy People
44 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
44 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1327 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4309 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2179 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2933 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1569 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21670 Morohashi
3497 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3715 New Nelson (John Haig)
1555 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1675 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
9 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
43 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2472 2001 Kanji
0a5.29 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
2510.0 Four corner code
1-32-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
751f Unicode hex code