Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
Variants:
elder sister
Kun:
あねはは
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1473 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 姉 【シ】 honorific suffix used after the name of a woman of equal or higher status
  • 姉妹 【シマイ】 sisters
  • 実姉 【ジッシ】 biological older sister, real elder sister
  • 兄姉 【ケイシ】 brother and sister

Kun reading compounds

  • 姉 【あね】 older sister, elder sister
  • 姉さん 【ねえさん】 older sister, elder sister, young lady, miss, ma'am
  • 大姉 【おおあね】 eldest sister

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • hermana mayor

Portuguese

  • irmã mais velha

French

  • soeur aînée
413 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
146 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
498 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1329 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1207 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
120 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
154 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
847 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
407 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
411 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
77 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
438 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
336 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
210 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
253 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
420 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6165 Morohashi
280 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1201 New Nelson (John Haig)
413 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
442 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
159 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1744 2001 Kanji
3e5.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-3-4 SKIP code
4042.7 Four corner code
1-27-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
59c9 Unicode hex code

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

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 女 【ジョ】 woman, girl, daughter, Chinese "Girl" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), feminine noun
  • 女王 【ジョオウ】 queen, female champion
  • 処女 【ショジョ】 virgin, maiden
  • 一女 【イチジョ】 one daughter, eldest daughter, first-born daughter
  • 女王 【ジョオウ】 queen, female champion
  • 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, beautiful and kind woman
  • 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, lady-in-waiting

Kun reading compounds

  • 女 【おんな】 female, woman, female sex, female lover, girlfriend, mistress, (someone's) woman
  • 女形 【おんながた】 onnagata, male actor in female kabuki roles, female partner (in a relationship)
  • 醜女 【しゅうじょ】 homely woman, plain-looking woman, female demon
  • 囲い女 【かこいおんな】 mistress
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-29-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5973 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
door, house 戶 (户, 戸)
Parts:
tassel, tuft, fringe, bunch, lock (hair), segment (orange), house, room
Kun:
ふさ
On:
ボウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
808 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 房 【ボウ】 chamber, room, cell (prison), atrium, home of a monk, monk, Chinese "room" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 坊主 【ボウズ】 Buddhist priest, bonze, close-cropped hair, crew cut, person with a shorn head, boy, sonny, lad, not catching anything, the August 20-point card
  • 書房 【ショボウ】 study, library, bookstore, bookshop, publishing company
  • 工房 【コウボウ】 workshop, studio, atelier

Kun reading compounds

  • 房 【ふさ】 tuft (of hair, threads, etc.), fringe, tassel, bunch (of grapes, bananas, etc.), cluster (of flowers), segment (of a tangerine, etc.), section
  • 房尾巻猿 【ふさおまきざる】 brown capuchin, tufted capuchin (Cebus apella)
  • 一房 【ひとふさ】 one tuft (of hair, threads, etc.), one bunch (of grapes, bananas, etc.), one cluster (e.g. of flowers), one segment (of a tangerine, etc.), one section

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 のぶ、 わ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fang2
Korean:
bang

Spanish

  • racimo
  • manojo
  • casita

Portuguese

  • moita
  • franja
  • punhado
  • mecha (cabelo)
  • gomos (laranja)
  • casa
  • quarto

French

  • pompon
  • touffe
  • frange
  • grappe
  • boucle (cheveu)
  • quartier (orange)
  • épouse
  • chauffage / climatisation
  • maison
  • chambre
1809 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
772 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1819 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1116 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1332 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
658 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1237 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1303 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1082 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
844 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2445 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1237 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1702 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1087 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11714X Morohashi
1946 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2053 New Nelson (John Haig)
1078 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1159 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1174 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3045 2001 Kanji
4m4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-7 SKIP code
3-4-4 SKIP code
3022.7 Four corner code
1-43-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
623f Unicode hex code