Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
evening, sunset
Parts:
night, evening
Kun:
よる
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
487 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 夜 【ヤ】 counter for nights
  • 夜間 【ヤカン】 night, nighttime
  • 同夜 【ドウヤ】 the same night, that night
  • 通夜 【ツヤ】 all-night vigil over a body, wake

Kun reading compounds

  • 夜 【よる】 evening, night, dinner
  • 夜明け 【よあけ】 dawn, daybreak
  • 毎夜 【まいよ】 every evening, every night
  • 短夜 【みじかよ】 short summer night
  • 夜 【よる】 evening, night, dinner
  • 夜遅く 【よるおそく】 late at night, at a late hour
  • 御寝 【およる】 sleep, rest
  • 水晶の夜 【すいしょうのよる】 Kristallnacht (night of concerted violence against Jews in Germany and Austria from November 9-10, 1938)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ye4
Korean:
ya

Spanish

  • noche
  • tarde

Portuguese

  • noite
  • à noite

French

  • nuit
  • soirée
144 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
232 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
212 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
258 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
298 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
336 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
150 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
766 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
471 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
479 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
93 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
406 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2550 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1301 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1770 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1046 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5763 Morohashi
2056 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1129 New Nelson (John Haig)
1037 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1115 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
318 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
169 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
467 2001 Kanji
2j6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
3-4-4 SKIP code
3-3-5 SKIP code
0024.7 Four corner code
1-44-75 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
591c Unicode hex code

9 strokes (also 8)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
son, counter for sons
Kun:
おとこ
On:
ロウリョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
569 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 郎 【ロウ】 nth son, lang, official title in ancient China, man, young man, my husband, my lover, nth child (male and female)
  • 郎君 【ロウクン】 young man, boy, son (of one's master, employer, etc.), husband, (male) lover, dear, darling
  • 新郎 【シンロウ】 bridegroom
  • 女郎 【ジョロウ】 prostitute (esp. Edo period)

Readings

Japanese names:
いら、 お、 とう、 もん、 ろ、 ろお
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lang2, lang4
Korean:
rang

Spanish

  • hombre
  • hijo
  • sirviente

Portuguese

  • filho
  • sufixo para contagem de filhos

French

  • fils (enfant)
  • compteur de fils
1936 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
237 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4762 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
955 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1827 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1145 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
980 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1014 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
546 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
757 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1641 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
867 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1184 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1868 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39405P Morohashi
1289 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6138 New Nelson (John Haig)
1851 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1995 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
264 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1300 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
844 2001 Kanji
2d6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
1-6-2 SKIP code
3772.7 Four corner code
1-47-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90ce Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
self
Parts:
oneself
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
19 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 自 【ジ】 self-, from ..., this ... (in contrast to some other ...), aforementioned
  • 自営 【ジエイ】 running one's own business, doing business on one's own, self-employment
  • 出自 【シュツジ】 origin, birthplace, descent, lineage, ancestry, stock
  • 海自 【カイジ】 Maritime Self-Defense Force
  • 自然界 【シゼンカイ】 nature, the natural world, realm of nature
  • 自然 【シゼン】 nature, natural, spontaneous, automatic, naturally, spontaneously, automatically
  • 己がじし 【オノガジシ】 each and every one, individually

Kun reading compounds

  • 自ら 【みずから】 oneself, oneself, for oneself, personally, in person
  • 自ら進んで 【みずからすすんで】 by choice, of one's own free will, on one's own initiative, off one's own bat
  • 自ずから 【おのずから】 naturally, in due course, by itself, of its own accord
  • 自ずから明らか 【おのずからあきらか】 self-evident
  • 自ずと 【おのずと】 naturally, in due course, by itself, of its own accord

Readings

Japanese names:
より
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi4
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • uno mismo
  • por sí mismo
  • auto-

Portuguese

  • a si próprio

French

  • soi-même
229 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
150 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
134 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
53 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3841 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
60 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
242 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
340 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
62 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
62 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
63 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1587 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4338 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2195 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2954 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
36 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30095 Morohashi
3525 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4900 New Nelson (John Haig)
36 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
36 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
14 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
126 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
879 2001 Kanji
5c1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-2 SKIP code
2600.0 Four corner code
1-28-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
81ea 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

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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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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