Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
Variants:
strange, strangeness, curiosity
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1367 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 奇 【キ】 strange, unconventional, eccentric, novel, odd, odd number
  • 綺麗 【キレイ】 pretty, lovely, beautiful, fair, clean, clear, pure, tidy, neat, completely, entirely
  • 物好き 【モノズキ】 (idle) curiosity, fancifulness, whimsy, (having) strange tastes
  • 怪奇 【カイキ】 bizarre, strange, weird, mysterious, grotesque

Kun reading compounds

  • 奇しき 【くしき】 strange, mysterious, queer
  • 奇しくも 【くしくも】 strangely, oddly, miraculously, mysteriously
  • 奇しき 【くしき】 strange, mysterious, queer

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qi2, ji1
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • extraño
  • raro
  • sospechoso

Portuguese

  • estranho
  • estranheza
  • curiousidade

French

  • étrange
  • étrangeté
  • curieux (bizarre)
1123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1189 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1176 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1048 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1176 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
752 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1360 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1444 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1292 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
414 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2756 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1409 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1902 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
128 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5892 Morohashi
2217 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1150 New Nelson (John Haig)
126 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
133 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1160 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1449 2001 Kanji
3d5.17 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3-5-3 SKIP code
4062.1 Four corner code
1-20-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5947 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
short, tiny
Parts:
phantasm, vision, dream, illusion, apparition
Kun:
まぼろし
On:
ゲン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1564 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 幻想 【ゲンソウ】 fantasy, illusion, vision, dream
  • 幻覚 【ゲンカク】 hallucination, illusion
  • 変幻 【ヘンゲン】 transformation
  • 夢幻 【ムゲン】 dreams, fantasy, visions

Kun reading compounds

  • 幻 【まぼろし】 phantom, vision, illusion, apparition, something fleeting, short-lived dream, fabled item, mythical thing, very rare thing
  • 幻を追う 【まぼろしをおう】 to pursue an illusion, to pursue a fantasy, to pursue phantoms
  • 夢幻 【むげん】 dreams, fantasy, visions

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
huan4
Korean:
hwan

Spanish

  • visión
  • espejismo
  • ilusión
  • aparición

Portuguese

  • fantasma
  • visão
  • sonho
  • ilusão
  • aparição

French

  • chimère
  • fantôme
  • fantasme
  • vision
  • rêve
  • illusion
  • apparition
1226 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1550 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1494 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1691 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1255 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
261 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1227 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1291 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1814 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
577 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
206 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
132 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1880 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9190 Morohashi
180 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1598 New Nelson (John Haig)
1862 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2006 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1030 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2753 2001 Kanji
0a4.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-1 SKIP code
2772.0 Four corner code
1-24-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e7b Unicode hex code