Jisho

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6 strokes
Radical:
scholar, bachelor
Parts:
Variants:
robust, manhood, prosperity
Kun:
さかん
On:
ソウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1657 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 壮 【ソウ】 vibrancy, strength, bravery, manliness, (esp. of men) one's prime (approx. age 30), counter for times of moxibustion
  • 壮行 【ソウコウ】 rousing
  • 悲壮 【ヒソウ】 tragic but brave, heroic, grim, pathetic
  • 強壮 【キョウソウ】 able-bodied, robust, sturdy, strong

Kun reading compounds

  • 盛ん 【さかん】 prosperous, flourishing, thriving, successful, popular, widespread, active, lively, energetic, vigorous, brisk, strong, enthusiastic, eager, hearty, frequent, repeated

Readings

Japanese names:
つよし
Chinese:
zhuang4
Korean:
jang

Spanish

  • poderoso
  • influyente
  • próspero

Portuguese

  • robusto
  • másculo
  • prosperidade

French

  • robuste
  • âge d'homme
  • prospérité
1514 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1449 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2837 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1329 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1174 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
243 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1326 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1409 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1445 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
394 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
198 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
327 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5642 Morohashi
224 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
974 New Nelson (John Haig)
321 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
343 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1068 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1272 2001 Kanji
2b4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
3411.0 Four corner code
1-33-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
58ee Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
large, big
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
7 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 大 【ダイ】 large, big, great, huge, vast, major, important, serious, severe, great, prominent, eminent, distinguished, -sized, as big as, the size of, university, large (e.g. serving size), large option, long month (i.e. having 31 days)
  • 大英博物館 【ダイエイハクブツカン】 British Museum
  • 国大 【コクダイ】 national university
  • 電通大 【デンツウダイ】 University of Electro-Communications
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大尉 【タイイ】 captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF), lieutenant (Navy), flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)
  • 負荷増大 【フカゾウタイ】 load increase
  • 御大 【オンタイ】 boss, governor, headman

Kun reading compounds

  • 大きい 【おおきい】 big, large, great, loud, extensive, spacious, important, decisive, valuable, older, grown up

Readings

Japanese names:
うふ、 お、 おう、 た、 たかし、 とも、 はじめ、 ひろ、 ひろし、 まさ、 まさる、 もと、 わ
Chinese:
da4, dai4
Korean:
dae, da, tae

Spanish

  • grande
  • muy
  • mucho

Portuguese

  • grande
  • enorme

French

  • grand
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
25 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
53 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
7 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1171 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
32 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
40 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
48 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
26 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
87 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
408 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4224 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
108 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5831 Morohashi
3416 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1133 New Nelson (John Haig)
107 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
5 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
14 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
0a3.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4003.0 Four corner code
1-34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code