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

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  • 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

5 strokes
Radical:
mother, do not 毋 (母, ⺟)
Parts:
mother
Kun:
はは
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
570 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 母国 【ボコク】 one's home country, one's homeland
  • 母校 【ボコウ】 alma mater
  • 養父母 【ヨウフボ】 adoptive parents
  • 空母 【クウボ】 aircraft carrier

Kun reading compounds

  • 母 【はは】 mother
  • 母親 【ははおや】 mother
  • 必要は発明の母 【ひつようははつめいのはは】 necessity is the mother of invention
  • 失敗は成功の母 【しっぱいはせいこうのはは】 failure is the mother of success
  • 母屋 【もや】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline, main building (of a manor), central room (in traditional palatial-style architecture)
  • 母屋桁 【もやげた】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline
  • 雲母 【うんも】 mica, isinglass
  • 乳母 【うば】 wet nurse, nursing mother

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mu3
Korean:
mo

Spanish

  • madre
  • base
  • cimientos

Portuguese

  • mãe
  • materno

French

  • maman
  • mère
137 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
222 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
203 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
554 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2466 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
89 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
65 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
326 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
112 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
112 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
74 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4287 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2917 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
102 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16723 Morohashi
3475 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3005 New Nelson (John Haig)
101 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
105 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
317 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
114 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3647 2001 Kanji
0a5.36 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
7750.0 Four corner code
1-42-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bcd Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sound
Parts:
sound, noise
Kun:
おと
On:
オンイン-ノン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
491 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 音 【オト】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音楽 【オンガク】 music
  • 爆音 【バクオン】 (sound of an) explosion or detonation, roar (of a machine)
  • 防音 【ボウオン】 soundproofing
  • 音信 【オンシン】 correspondence, news, letter, tidings
  • 鸚哥 【インコ】 true parrot (esp. small parrots such as the parakeet, lory and conure)
  • 玉音 【ギョクオン】 the Emperor's voice, beautiful voice, beautiful sound
  • 唐音 【トウオン】 tō-on, Tang reading, on reading of a kanji based on Song dynasty and later Chinese

Kun reading compounds

  • 音 【おと】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音孔 【おとあな】 tone hole
  • 鈍い音 【にぶいおと】 dull sound, muffled sound
  • 風音 【かざおと】 sound of the wind
  • 音 【おと】 sound, noise, report, note, fame, Chinese-derived character reading
  • 音色 【ねいろ】 tone color, tone colour, tone quality, timbre
  • 弱音 【よわね】 feeble complaint, whine
  • 高音 【こうおん】 high-pitched tone, soprano

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 と
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yin1
Korean:
eum

Spanish

  • sonido
  • ruido

Portuguese

  • som
  • barulho

French

  • son
  • bruit
50 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
6 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
402 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5110 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
206 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
274 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
962 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
347 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
347 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
620 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1879 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2570 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1312 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1783 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
490 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43265 Morohashi
2070 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6607 New Nelson (John Haig)
479 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
518 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
78 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
478 2001 Kanji
5b4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
0060.1 Four corner code
1-18-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
97f3 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
conjecture, infer, guess, suppose, support, push (for)
Kun:
お.す
On:
スイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
507 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 推計 【スイケイ】 estimate, estimation
  • 推移 【スイイ】 transition, change, progress, development, shift, passing (of time)
  • 類推 【ルイスイ】 analogy, analogical reasoning, analogical inference, analogy
  • 邪推 【ジャスイ】 distrust, unjust suspicion

Kun reading compounds

  • 推す 【おす】 to recommend, to endorse (e.g. a candidate), to nominate, to support, to back, to infer (from), to deduce, to gather, to conjecture, to surmise, to think (something) through, to ponder deeply

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tui1
Korean:
chu, toe

Spanish

  • presionar
  • empujar
  • conjeturar
  • suponer
  • adivinar
  • aconsejar
  • inferir
  • llegar a la conclusión

Portuguese

  • conjecturar
  • inferir
  • convidado
  • supor
  • apoiar

French

  • présumer
  • déduire
  • deviner
  • supposer
  • soutenir
821 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
919 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
908 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
635 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1950 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
877 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1364 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1322 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1233 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1297 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1009 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
903 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
612 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
373 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
465 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
670 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12284 Morohashi
504 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2212 New Nelson (John Haig)
663 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
716 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
924 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1375 2001 Kanji
3c8.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5001.4 Four corner code
1-31-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
63a8 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
shift, move, change, drift, catch (cold, fire), pass into
Kun:
うつ.るうつ.す
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
448 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 移行 【イコウ】 switching over to, migration, transition
  • 移管 【イカン】 transfer of control
  • 転移 【テンイ】 moving (location, with the times, etc.), change, transition, metastasis, spread, transition (e.g. phase transition), transfer (of learning), transference (in psychoanalysis)
  • 変移 【ヘンイ】 change, alteration, transmutation, mutation

Kun reading compounds

  • 移る 【うつる】 to move (house), to transfer (department), to change the target of interest or concern, to elapse (passage of time), to be permeated by a colour or scent, to be infected, to be contagious, to spread (as in fire)
  • 移す 【うつす】 to change, to swap, to substitute, to transfer, to change the object of one's interest or focus, to spend or take time, to infect, to permeate something with the smell or colour of something, to move on to the next or different stage of (a plan, etc.)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi2
Korean:
i

Spanish

  • cambio de lugar
  • movimiento
  • traslado
  • mudarse
  • ser infectado
  • ser contagioso
  • trasladar
  • infectar

Portuguese

  • trocar
  • mover
  • mudança
  • rumo
  • pegar (fogo)
  • passar (frio)
  • passar

French

  • déplacer
  • transporter
  • déménager
  • changer
  • inconstant
  • prendre (froid, feu)
  • transférer
547 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
642 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
613 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
715 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3282 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
607 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
780 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1378 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.5 Japanese for Busy People
1121 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1173 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1101 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1437 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1508 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
798 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1087 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
907 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25045 Morohashi
1177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4141 New Nelson (John Haig)
898 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
964 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
723 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2260 2001 Kanji
5d6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-6 SKIP code
2792.7 Four corner code
1-16-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79fb Unicode hex code