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

Speed

Stroke order

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
  • 従姉 【ジュウシ】 cousin (older female)
  • 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

8 strokes
Radical:
woman, female
Parts:
younger sister
Kun:
いもうと
On:
マイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1446 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 妹君 【イモウトギミ】 (younger) sister
  • 義妹 【ギマイ】 sister-in-law (spouse's younger sister or younger brother's wife), younger stepsister, younger adopted sister, non-blood-related younger sister
  • 弟妹 【テイマイ】 younger brother and sister

Kun reading compounds

  • 妹 【いもうと】 younger sister
  • 妹さん 【いもうとさん】 younger sister

Readings

Japanese names:
す、 せ、 も
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mei4
Korean:
mae

Spanish

  • hermana menor

Portuguese

  • irmã mais jovem

French

  • soeur cadette
319 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
226 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
207 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1204 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1204 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
427 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
153 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
848 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
408 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
412 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
78 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
441 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
208 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
250 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
225 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6138 Morohashi
278 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1199 New Nelson (John Haig)
220 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
234 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
166 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1764 2001 Kanji
3e5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
4549.0 Four corner code
1-43-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
59b9 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
love, affection, favourite
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
640 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 愛 【アイ】 love, affection, care, attachment, craving, desire, agape, Ireland
  • 愛情 【アイジョウ】 love, affection
  • 恋愛 【レンアイ】 love, love-making, passion, emotion, affections
  • 割愛 【カツアイ】 omitting (reluctantly), leaving out, dropping, giving up (reluctantly), parting with, sharing, sparing

Kun reading compounds

  • 愛しい 【いとしい】 lovely, dear, beloved, darling, dearest, pitiable, pitiful
  • 悲しい 【かなしい】 sad, miserable, unhappy, sorrowful, sad, lamentable, deplorable, grievous
  • 愛でる 【めでる】 to love, to cherish, to admire, to appreciate
  • 惜しむ 【おしむ】 to be frugal, to be sparing, to value, to hold dear, to regret (e.g. a loss), to feel sorry (for), to be unwilling, to be reluctant
  • 愛 【まな】 beloved, dear
  • 愛弟子 【まなでし】 favorite pupil, favourite pupil, teacher's pet

Readings

Japanese names:
あ、 あし、 え、 かな、 なる、 めぐ、 めぐみ、 よし、 ちか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ai4
Korean:
ae

Spanish

  • amor
  • afecto
  • favorito

Portuguese

  • amor
  • afeição
  • favorito

French

  • amour
  • affection
  • favori
339 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
441 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
417 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
436 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2829 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
456 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
545 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2018 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
259 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
259 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1079 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
790 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3133 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1606 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2191 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
745 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10947 Morohashi
2492 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1927 New Nelson (John Haig)
737 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
796 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
268 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
602 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2067 2001 Kanji
4i10.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-9 SKIP code
2-6-7 SKIP code
2-1-12 SKIP code
2024.7 Four corner code
1-16-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
611b Unicode hex code