Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
observance, offer, present, dedicate
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1624 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 奉仕 【ホウシ】 service, ministry, attendance, church work, offering goods at a reduced price, providing a service for free
  • 奉公 【ホウコウ】 live-in domestic service, live-in apprenticeship, public duty, public service
  • 奉行 【ブギョウ】 magistrate, shogunate administrator
  • 奉行所 【ブギョウショ】 magistrate's office
  • 供奉 【グブ】 accompanying, being in attendance on, inner offerer (any of the 10 high-ranking monks serving at the inner offering hall)
  • 内供奉 【ナイグブ】 inner offerer (any of the 10 high-ranking monks serving at the inner offering hall)

Kun reading compounds

  • 奉る 【たてまつる】 to offer, to present, to set someone up in a high position, to revere at a distance, to do respectfully
  • 奉る 【たてまつる】 to offer, to present, to set someone up in a high position, to revere at a distance, to do respectfully
  • 奉ずる 【ほうずる】 to present, to dedicate, to obey, to follow, to believe in, to serve, to proudly bear

Readings

Japanese names:
とも、 やす
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
feng4
Korean:
bong

Spanish

  • ofrenda
  • servicial
  • ofrecer
  • reverenciar
  • obedecer

Portuguese

  • observância
  • oferecer
  • presente
  • dedicar

French

  • obéissance
  • offrande
  • présent
  • se consacrer
1793 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1106 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
212 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1191 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1177 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
717 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1541 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1643 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1678 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
415 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3167 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1629 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2215 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1587 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5894 Morohashi
2559 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1149 New Nelson (John Haig)
1573 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1695 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1161 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1455 2001 Kanji
0a8.13 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-3 SKIP code
4-8-4 SKIP code
5050.3 Four corner code
1-42-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5949 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
eight
Parts:
public, prince, official, governmental
Kun:
おおやけ
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
118 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 公 【コウ】 public matter, governmental matter, prince, duke, lord, sir, familiar or derogatory suffix
  • 公安 【コウアン】 public safety, public welfare
  • 王侯 【オウコウ】 king and princes, noble rank
  • 大公 【タイコウ】 archduke
  • 公家 【クゲ】 court noble, nobility, Imperial Court
  • 公廨 【クガイ】 government office
  • 夙 【シュク】 outcasts common around the Kyoto region from the Kamakura period to the Edo period

Kun reading compounds

  • 公 【おおやけ】 official, governmental, formal, public (use, matter, forum, etc.), common, being public knowledge, being out in the open, exposure to public view
  • 公所 【おおやけどころ】 imperial court, government office, imperial land, government land

Readings

Japanese names:
あきら、 き、 きみ、 きん、 たか、 ただし、 とも、 ひろ、 まさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gong1
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • público
  • imparcial
  • oficial

Portuguese

  • público
  • príncipe
  • oficial
  • governamental

French

  • public
  • prince
  • officiel
  • gouvernemental
210 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
126 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
277 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
122 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
579 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
219 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
341 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
156 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
126 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
126 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
323 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
152 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2468 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1249 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1715 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
792 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1452 Morohashi
1974 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
372 New Nelson (John Haig)
784 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
847 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
212 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
92 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2071 2001 Kanji
2o2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
8073.0 Four corner code
8073.2 Four corner code
1-24-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
516c Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Kun:
さきま.ず
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
173 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 先 【セン】 former, previous, old, first move (in go, shogi, etc.), opening move
  • 先駆 【センク】 forerunner, precursor, pioneer, leader, outrider, outriding
  • 機先 【キセン】 forestall
  • 互先 【タガイセン】 even game (esp. in go)

Kun reading compounds

  • 先 【さき】 point, tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, first, before, ahead (of), (the way) ahead, beyond, future, previous, prior, former, recent, last, destination, rest (e.g. of a story), continuation, remaining part, the other party
  • 先行き 【さきゆき】 the future, future prospects
  • 小手先 【こてさき】 tip of the hand, (use of) one's hands, cheap trick, superficial wit, superficial cleverness, cheap, makeshift (e.g. measures), shortsighted, perfunctory, halfhearted
  • 矛先 【ほこさき】 point of spear, spearhead, brunt, aim of attack, force of argument
  • 先ず 【まず】 first (of all), firstly, to begin with, before anything else, probably, most likely, almost certainly, virtually, more or less (satisfactory), on the whole, reasonably, anyway, at any rate, for now (at least), for the time being
  • まず第一に 【まずだいいちに】 first of all, in the first place, to begin with, for starters

Readings

Japanese names:
ぽん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian1
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • antes
  • adelante
  • previo
  • precedencia
  • extremo
  • punta
  • final
  • anterior

Portuguese

  • antes
  • prévio
  • na frente
  • futuro
  • precedência

French

  • avant
  • devant
  • précédent
  • futur
  • antériorité
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
49 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
201 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
571 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
65 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
16 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
280 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
50 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
50 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
48 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
145 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3046 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1552 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2123 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
254 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1349 Morohashi
2394 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 New Nelson (John Haig)
248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
263 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
115 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
54 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2457 2001 Kanji
3b3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2421.1 Four corner code
1-32-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5148 Unicode hex code