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】 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)
  • 大学 【ダイガク】 university, college, former imperial university of Japan (established under the ritsuryō system for the training of government administrators), the Great Learning (one of the Four Books)
  • 拡大 【カクダイ】 expansion, extension, magnification, enlargement, escalation, spread
  • 増大 【ゾウダイ】 enlargement, increase
  • 大 【タイ】 nth year in the Taishō era (1912.7.30-1926.12.25)
  • 大使館 【タイシカン】 embassy
  • 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

11 strokes
Radical:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
Variants:
brain, memory
Kun:
のうずる
On:
ノウドウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
459 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 脳 【ノウ】 brain, brains, mind
  • 脳死 【ノウシ】 brain death
  • 大脳 【ダイノウ】 cerebrum
  • 洗脳 【センノウ】 brainwashing

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nao3
Korean:
noe

Spanish

  • cerebro
  • sesos
  • intelecto

Portuguese

  • cérebro
  • memória

French

  • cerveau
  • mémoire
964 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
954 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
621 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3774 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
927 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
849 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1278 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1352 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1109 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1036 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1227 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
665 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
888 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1953 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29567P Morohashi
975 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4821 New Nelson (John Haig)
1934 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2084 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
930 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3975 2001 Kanji
4b7.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
7927.2 Four corner code
7227.2 Four corner code
1-39-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8133 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
earth
Parts:
fundamentals, radical (chem), counter for machines, foundation
Kun:
もともとい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
241 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 基 【キ】 group, (free) radical, counter for installed or mounted objects (e.g. stone lanterns, gravestones, satellites)
  • 基本 【キホン】 basics, fundamentals, basis, foundation
  • 塩基 【エンキ】 base
  • 開基 【カイキ】 founding (of a temple or sect), founder, laying the foundation (for something), base (topology), basis

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, base, mix, stock, (someone's) side, (someone's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 基 【もとい】 basis, foundation, cause
  • 失敗は成功のもと 【しっぱいはせいこうのもと】 failure teaches success, failure is a stepping-stone to success
  • 生兵法は大怪我のもと 【なまびょうほうはおおけがのもと】 a little learning is a dangerous thing
  • 基 【もとい】 basis, foundation, cause

Readings

Japanese names:
きい、 とも
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji1
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • fundamento
  • origen
  • base

Portuguese

  • fundamentais
  • radicais (Quim.)
  • comtador para máquinas
  • fundação

French

  • fondements
  • radical (chimie)
  • compteur de machines
  • fondations
755 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
670 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
641 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
382 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1098 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
688 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
435 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1493 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
450 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
457 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
691 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
354 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3312 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1716 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2330 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1783 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5197 Morohashi
2673 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 New Nelson (John Haig)
1767 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1904 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
251 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
726 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1972 2001 Kanji
3b8.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-5 SKIP code
2-8-3 SKIP code
4410.4 Four corner code
1-20-80 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
57fa Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
house on cliff 广
Parts:
广
bottom, sole, depth, bottom price, base, kind, sort
Kun:
そこ
On:
テイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
867 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 底 【テイ】 base (logarithmic, exponential, number system), radix, base (triangle, cone, cylinder, etc.), type, kind, extent, degree
  • 底辺 【テイヘン】 base (e.g. of a triangle), low class, low in social standing, low level, of poor reputation, base (e.g. of support), foundation, basis
  • 徹底 【テッテイ】 thoroughness, completeness, consistency, thorough enforcement, seeing to it that a policy, etc. is carried out without exception
  • 基底 【キテイ】 base, basis, foundation, basis (linear algebra), base (topology), basis

Kun reading compounds

  • 底 【そこ】 bottom, sole
  • 底力 【そこぢから】 hidden reserves of strength, latent energy, potentiality, real strength
  • 水底 【すいてい】 sea or river bottom
  • 奥底 【おくそこ】 depths, deep place, bottom (of one's heart)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
di3, de5
Korean:
ji, jeo

Spanish

  • fondo
  • suelo
  • parte más baja
  • base

Portuguese

  • único
  • fundo
  • profundidade
  • preço baixo
  • base
  • espécie
  • tipo

French

  • partie basse
  • fond
  • semelle
  • profondeur
  • prix plancher
  • base
  • sorte
475 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
576 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
549 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
791 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1508 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
590 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
508 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
992 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
562 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
571 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
745 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
585 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3827 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1961 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2656 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1850 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9262 Morohashi
3084 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1612 New Nelson (John Haig)
1833 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1975 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
510 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
556 2001 Kanji
3q5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
0024.2 Four corner code
1-36-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e95 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
nucleus, core, kernel
On:
カク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
475 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 核 【カク】 stone (of a fruit), pit, pip, core (of an organization, team, etc.), nucleus, heart, nuclear weapons, nucleus (of an atom), nucleus (of a cell), condensation nucleus, (planetary) core, ring (in a cyclic compound), kernel, core, nucleus (of a cultured pearl)
  • 核家族 【カクカゾク】 nuclear family
  • 中核 【チュウカク】 kernel, core, nucleus, center, centre
  • 放射性同位核 【ホウシャセイドウイカク】 radioisotope

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
he2, hu2
Korean:
haeg

Spanish

  • semilla
  • núcleo
  • centro
  • meollo

Portuguese

  • núcleo
  • centro
  • cerne

French

  • noyau
  • nucléaire
  • coeur
1074 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
577 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2254 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1608 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1430 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1212 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1275 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
986 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1089 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1162 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
628 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
836 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1534 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14743 Morohashi
927 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2660 New Nelson (John Haig)
1520 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1638 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1348 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1862 2001 Kanji
4a6.22 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
4098.2 Four corner code
1-19-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6838 Unicode hex code