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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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

12 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
lake
Kun:
みずうみ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
1344 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 湖 【コ】 lake (in place names)
  • 湖沼 【コショウ】 lakes and marshes
  • 汽水湖 【キスイコ】 brackish lake
  • 塩水湖 【エンスイコ】 saltwater or saline lake

Kun reading compounds

  • 湖 【みずうみ】 lake
  • 白鳥の湖 【はくちょうのみずうみ】 Swan Lake (ballet)

Readings

Japanese names:
うみ、 み
Chinese:
hu2
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • lago

Portuguese

  • lago

French

  • lac
394 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
293 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
276 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1086 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2628 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
573 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
699 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1584 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
467 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
475 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
453 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1220 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
736 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
439 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
551 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
150 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17836 Morohashi
604 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3240 New Nelson (John Haig)
148 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
159 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
396 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
346 2001 Kanji
3a9.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
3712.0 Four corner code
24-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6e56 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
water 水 (氵, 氺)
Parts:
marsh, lake, bog, swamp, pond
Kun:
ぬま
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1467 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 沼地 【ヌマチ】 marshland, wetland, swampland
  • 沼沢 【ショウタク】 marsh, swamp, bog
  • 湖沼 【コショウ】 lakes and marshes
  • 池沼 【チショウ】 ponds and swamps, mentally-handicapped person

Kun reading compounds

  • 沼 【ぬま】 marsh, swamp, wetland, bog, pond, being hooked (on a video game, TV show, etc.)
  • 沼田 【ぬまた】 marshy rice field or paddy

Readings

Chinese:
zhao3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • pantano
  • lago
  • estanque

Portuguese

  • pântano
  • lago
  • charco
  • brejo
  • lagoa

French

  • marais
  • lac
  • marécage
  • mare
  • étang
1395 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1150 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2521 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1175 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1463 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
595 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
996 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1033 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1842 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1173 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
398 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
254 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
302 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
139 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17257 Morohashi
339 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3091 New Nelson (John Haig)
137 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
145 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1201 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
377 2001 Kanji
3a5.24 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
3716.2 Four corner code
30-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6cbc Unicode hex code