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

Speed

Stroke order

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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 譚 【タン】 story, tale
  • 譚歌 【タンカ】 ballad
  • 英雄譚 【エイユウタン】 epic, heroic tale
  • 綺譚 【キタン】 beautiful story

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tan2
Korean:
dam

Spanish

Portuguese

French

4432 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
35978X Morohashi
5696 New Nelson (John Haig)
7a12.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-12 SKIP code
0164.6 Four corner code
1-75-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b5a Unicode hex code