Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
woman, female
Kun:
おんな
On:
ジョニョニョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
151 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 女 【ジョ】 woman, girl, daughter, Chinese "Girl" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 女王 【ジョオウ】 queen
  • 処女 【ショジョ】 virgin, maiden
  • 一女 【イチジョ】 one daughter, eldest daughter, first-born daughter
  • 女性 【ジョセイ】 woman, female, feminine gender
  • 女房 【ニョウボウ】 wife (esp. one's own wife), court lady, female court attache, woman who served at the imperial palace, woman (esp. as a love interest)
  • 老若男女 【ロウニャクナンニョ】 men and women of all ages
  • 天女 【テンニョ】 heavenly nymph, celestial maiden
  • 女房 【ニョウボウ】 wife (esp. one's own wife), court lady, female court attache, woman who served at the imperial palace, woman (esp. as a love interest)
  • 女官 【ジョカン】 court lady

Kun reading compounds

  • 女 【おんな】 female, woman, female sex, female lover, girlfriend, mistress, (someone's) woman
  • 女形 【おやま】 male actor in female kabuki roles
  • 醜女 【しゅうじょ】 homely woman, plain-looking woman, female demon
  • 小股の切れ上がったいい女 【こまたのきれあがったいいおんな】 slender and smartly shaped woman
  • 雌 【め】 female, smaller (of the two), weaker, woman, wife
  • 女神 【めがみ】 goddess, female deity
  • 早乙女 【さおとめ】 young female rice planter, young girl
  • 醜女 【しゅうじょ】 homely woman, plain-looking woman, female demon

Readings

Japanese names:
おな、 た、 つき、 な
Chinese:
nu:3, ru3
Korean:
nyeo, yeo

Spanish

  • femenino
  • mujer

Portuguese

  • mulher
  • fêmea

French

  • femme
  • féminin
32 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
41 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
35 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
178 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1185 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
62 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
42 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
114 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
102 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
102 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
68 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
423 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4226 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2135 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2884 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
99 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6036 Morohashi
3418 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1173 New Nelson (John Haig)
98 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
102 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
60 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
19 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1769 2001 Kanji
3e0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-4 SKIP code
4040.0 Four corner code
29-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5973 Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
334 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 優 【ユウ】 gentle, elegant, classy, superior, skilled, excellent (in marking, grading, etc.), actor
  • 優位 【ユウイ】 predominance, superiority, ascendancy, advantage, supremacy
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 舞台俳優 【ブタイハイユウ】 stage actor or actress
  • 優曇華 【ウドンゲ】 udumbara (mythical Indian plant often identified with the cluster fig, Ficus glomerata), something very rare (from the legend that it flowers once in 3000 years), Japanese fiber banana flower, green lacewing eggs
  • 優婆夷 【ウバイ】 upasika (devout female lay follower of Buddhism)
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 舞台俳優 【ブタイハイユウ】 stage actor or actress

Kun reading compounds

  • 優しい 【やさしい】 tender, kind, gentle, graceful, affectionate, amiable
  • 優しい声 【やさしいこえ】 soft voice
  • 優れる 【すぐれる】 to surpass, to outstrip, to excel
  • 勝る 【まさる】 to excel, to surpass, to exceed, to have an edge, to be superior, to outrival, to outweigh, to preponderate
  • 優るとも劣らない 【まさるともおとらない】 not at all inferior to, rival or surpass, compare favorably (with)

Readings

Japanese names:
ゆ、 よし
Chinese:
you1
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • excelente
  • sobresaliente
  • especial
  • papel
  • función
  • elegante
  • tierno
  • amable
  • cariñoso
  • sobrepasar
  • dejar atrás
  • sobresalir

Portuguese

  • ternura
  • superar
  • superação
  • ator
  • superioridade
  • gentileza

French

  • tendresse
  • gentillesse
  • exceller
  • surpasser
  • supériorité
  • acteur
995 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
984 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
453 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
564 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1148 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2599 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1033 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1074 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1168 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
140 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
200 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
130 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1002 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1261 Morohashi
177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
334 New Nelson (John Haig)
993 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1068 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1000 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2167 2001 Kanji
2a15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-15 SKIP code
2124.7 Four corner code
45-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
512a Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
rain
Parts:
Variants:
spirits, soul
Kun:
たま
On:
レイリョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1458 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 霊 【レイ】 soul, spirit, departed soul, ghost
  • 霊園 【レイエン】 cemetery
  • 心霊 【シンレイ】 spirit (e.g. human spirit), soul, spirit, ghost, ethereal being
  • 英霊 【エイレイ】 spirits of war dead, person of great ability, soul of a talented person
  • 霊異 【レイイ】 miracle, wonder, wondrous thing
  • 怨霊 【オンリョウ】 revengeful ghost, apparition
  • 精霊 【ショウリョウ】 spirit of the deceased

Kun reading compounds

  • 魂 【たましい】 soul, spirit
  • 魂送り 【たまおくり】 sending off the spirits of the dead

Readings

Chinese:
ling2
Korean:
ryeong

Spanish

  • espíritu
  • alma
  • dios

Portuguese

  • espíritos
  • alma
  • fantasmas

French

  • esprits
  • âmes
1923 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1361 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5056 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1299 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1891 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2390 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1168 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1225 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1688 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1867 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3480 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1793 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2442 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1808 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42309P Morohashi
2805 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6532 New Nelson (John Haig)
1791 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1930 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1815 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3174 2001 Kanji
8d7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-7 SKIP code
1010.2 Four corner code
46-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
970a Unicode hex code