Jisho

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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

6 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
good luck, joy, congratulations
Kun:
よし
On:
キチキツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
711 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 吉 【キチ】 good fortune (esp. omikuji fortune-telling result), good luck, auspiciousness, unspecified day of the month (used to obscure the date a letter, invitation, etc. was written)
  • 吉祥天 【キッショウテン】 Sri-mahadevi (consort of Vaishravana)
  • 大吉 【ダイキチ】 excellent luck
  • 小吉 【ショウキチ】 slightly good luck (as a fortune telling result)
  • 吉 【キチ】 good fortune (esp. omikuji fortune-telling result), good luck, auspiciousness, unspecified day of the month (used to obscure the date a letter, invitation, etc. was written)
  • 吉事 【キチジ】 auspicious event
  • 嘉吉 【カキツ】 Kakitsu era (1441.2.17-1444.2.5)
  • 勿吉 【モッキツ】 Mohe (one of the Tungusic-speaking tribes)

Kun reading compounds

  • 吉川神道 【よしかわしんとう】 Yoshikawa Shinto (Confucianist form of Shinto, stripped of Buddhist influence)
  • 吉牛 【よしぎゅう】 Yoshinoya gyudon (beef on rice)
  • 土吉 【つちよし】 earth form of "good luck" character
  • 豊臣秀吉 【とよとみひでよし】 Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Readings

Japanese names:
え、 き、 きっ、 きる、 こし、 と、 よ
Chinese:
ji2
Korean:
gil

Spanish

  • buena suerte
  • alegría
  • felicitaciones

Portuguese

  • boa sorte
  • prazer
  • congratulações

French

  • bonne chance
  • joie
  • félicitations
1142 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
464 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1053 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
990 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1124 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
278 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1141 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1194 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
893 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
282 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2691 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1369 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1855 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
326 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3289 Morohashi
2167 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
711 New Nelson (John Haig)
320 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
342 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
199 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1064 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1477 2001 Kanji
3p3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4060.1 Four corner code
1-21-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5409 Unicode hex code