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
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

10 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
distinction, difference, variation, discrepancy, margin, balance
Kun:
さ.すさ.し
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
449 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 差 【サ】 difference, variation, difference
  • 差し 【サシ】 between (e.g. two people), face to face, hindrance, impediment, arrhythmic section of recitative in noh music, playing with only 2 players, prefix used for stress or emphasis, counter for traditional dance songs
  • 落差 【ラクサ】 difference in elevation (between two points in a body of water), head, drop (e.g. of a waterfall), fall distance, difference, gap
  • 賃金格差 【チンギンカクサ】 wage differential

Kun reading compounds

  • 差す 【さす】 to shine, to be visible, to be tinged with, to rise (of water levels), to flow in, to be felt (i.e. as an emotion), to come over one, to hold up (an umbrella, etc.), to put up, to raise, to extend one's arm straight ahead (in dance), to insert, to put in, to wear (a sword) in one's belt, to wear at one's side, to carry under one's arm, to insert one's arm under an opponent's arm, to pole (a boat), to pour, to add (liquid), to serve (drinks), to put on (lipstick, etc.), to apply, to colour, to dye, to light (a fire), to burn, to shut, to close, to lock, to fasten, to stop in the midst of, to leave undone
  • 差し 【さし】 between (e.g. two people), face to face, hindrance, impediment, arrhythmic section of recitative in noh music, playing with only 2 players, prefix used for stress or emphasis, counter for traditional dance songs
  • 尺 【さし】 ruler, measure
  • 旗指 【はたさし】 samurai who carries his general's banner while riding into battle, small war flag attached to the back of one's armour during battle
  • 一差し 【ひとさし】 one dance, one game (e.g. of shogi)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chai1, cha1, cha4, ci1
Korean:
cha, chi

Spanish

  • distinción
  • diferencia
  • remanente
  • poner
  • echar
  • verter

Portuguese

  • distinção
  • diferença
  • variação
  • discrepancia
  • margem
  • equilíbrio

French

  • différence
  • distinction (entre)
  • variation
  • divergence
  • marge
  • balance
399 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
508 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
482 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
614 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3662 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
662 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
492 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1164 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
658 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
669 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
674 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
553 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4104 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2082 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2821 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
560 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8732 Morohashi
3311 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1537 New Nelson (John Haig)
554 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
593 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
544 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
972 2001 Kanji
2o8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-7-3 SKIP code
2-6-4 SKIP code
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-3-7 SKIP code
8021.1 Four corner code
1-26-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5dee Unicode hex code