Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
evening, sunset
Parts:
outside
Kun:
そとほかはず.すはず.れると-
On:
ガイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
81 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 外 【ガイ】 outside of, not covered by
  • 外圧 【ガイアツ】 external pressure, outside pressure, foreign pressure
  • 渉外 【ショウガイ】 public relations, client liaison, client relations
  • 在外 【ザイガイ】 overseas, abroad
  • 外科 【ゲカ】 surgery, department of surgery (hospital, etc.)
  • 外科医 【ゲカイ】 surgeon

Kun reading compounds

  • 外 【そと】 outside, exterior, open air, other place
  • 外壁 【がいへき】 outer wall
  • 大外 【おおそと】 far out wide (horse racing), far outside
  • 家の外 【いえのそと】 outside the house
  • 他 【ほか】 other (place, thing, person), the rest, outside, beyond, nothing except, nothing but, nothing apart from, nothing aside from, no choice (but to), besides..., in addition to...
  • 外人 【がいじん】 foreigner (esp. one of European ancestry), gaijin, outsider
  • この外 【このほか】 besides, moreover, in addition
  • 思いのほか 【おもいのほか】 unexpectedly, surprisingly, unexpected
  • 外す 【はずす】 to remove, to take off, to detach, to unfasten, to undo, to drop (e.g. from a team), to remove (from a position), to exclude, to expel, to leave (e.g. one's seat), to go away from, to step out, to slip away, to dodge (a question, blow, etc.), to evade, to sidestep, to avoid (e.g. peak season), to miss (a target, chance, punch, etc.)
  • 外れる 【はずれる】 to be disconnected, to get out of place, to be off, to be out (e.g. of gear), to miss the mark, to get it wrong (e.g. guess, expectation), to draw a blank (e.g. lottery), to be removed, to be excluded, to be contrary to, to go against

Readings

Japanese names:
うい、 け、 ふか
Chinese:
wai4
Korean:
oe

Spanish

  • fuera
  • exterior
  • otro
  • desatar
  • estar desatado
  • estar desconectado

Portuguese

  • Exterior

French

  • extérieur
56 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
96 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
91 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
120 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1168 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
42 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
38 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
139 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
83 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
83 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
150 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
404 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
215 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
112 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5750 Morohashi
186 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1125 New Nelson (John Haig)
111 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
116 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
69 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
105 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2554 2001 Kanji
2m3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-2 SKIP code
2320.0 Four corner code
19-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5916 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
pond, cistern, pool, reservoir
Kun:
いけ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
827 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 池魚の殃 【チギョノワザワイ】 collateral damage, getting embroiled in somebody else's dispute, having a fire spread to one's own house
  • 池沼 【チショウ】 ponds and swamps, mentally-handicapped person
  • 蓄電池 【チクデンチ】 storage battery
  • 給水池 【キュウスイチ】 reservoir

Kun reading compounds

  • 池 【いけ】 pond
  • 池蝶貝 【いけちょうがい】 Hyriopsis schlegelii (species of freshwater mussel)
  • 用水池 【ようすいいけ】 reservoir
  • 人工池 【じんこういけ】 artificial pool

Readings

Chinese:
chi2
Korean:
ji, ta

Spanish

  • estanque
  • lago

Portuguese

  • lagoa
  • cisterna
  • conjunto
  • reservatório

French

  • étang
  • mare
  • réservoir (eau)
110 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
185 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
168 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
548 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2489 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
847 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
207 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
251 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
119 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
119 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
452 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1161 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
253 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
160 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
191 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
522 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17141 Morohashi
218 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3042 New Nelson (John Haig)
516 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
555 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
131 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
356 2001 Kanji
3a3.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-3 SKIP code
3411.2 Four corner code
35-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c60 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】 the large part of, big, large, great, approximate size, no larger than, -university, large (e.g. serving size), loud (e.g. volume setting)
  • 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
34-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5927 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
lid
Parts:
clear, help
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1821 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 諒闇 【リョウアン】 court mourning (for the late emperor or empress), national mourning
  • 亮月 【リョウゲツ】 bright moonlight
  • 嚠喨 【リュウリョウ】 clear and resounding (as a voice or musical instrument)

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 すけ、 まこと、 あきら、 よし、 きょう、 たすく、 ふさ
Chinese:
liang4
Korean:
ryang

Spanish

  • claro
  • luminoso
  • ayudar
  • verdad

Portuguese

French

302 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1993 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
911 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2010 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2571 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1313 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1784 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
304 Morohashi
2071 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
95 New Nelson (John Haig)
2920 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2928 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2j7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
0021.7 Four corner code
0021.2 Four corner code
46-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eae Unicode hex code