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

3 strokes
Radical:
river 巛 (川, 巜)
Parts:
stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)
Kun:
かわ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
181 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 川柳 【センリュウ】 senryū, comic haiku, humorous seventeen-mora poem
  • 川きゅう 【センキュウ】 cnidium rhizome (Cnidium officinale)
  • 山川 【サンセン】 mountains and rivers
  • 四川 【シセン】 Sichuan (China), Szechuan, Szechwan

Kun reading compounds

  • 川 【かわ】 river, stream, River, the ... river
  • 川上 【かわかみ】 upper reaches of a river, upstream
  • 堀川 【ほりかわ】 canal
  • 山川 【さんせん】 mountains and rivers

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 こ、 さわ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chuan1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • arroyo
  • río

Portuguese

  • corrente
  • rio

French

  • rivière
  • fleuve
  • radical rivière (no. 47)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
59 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
48 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
111 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1447 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
41 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
49 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
20 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
33 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
33 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
101 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
548 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
6 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
129 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8673 Morohashi
6 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1526 New Nelson (John Haig)
127 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
134 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
196 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
21 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1254 2001 Kanji
0a3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
2200.0 Four corner code
1-32-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5ddd Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
spear, halberd
Parts:
Variants:
war, battle, match
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
78 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 戦 【セン】 war, battle, match, game, competition
  • 戦争 【センソウ】 war, fighting, fierce competition
  • 休戦 【キュウセン】 cease-fire, truce, armistice
  • 敗戦 【ハイセン】 defeat, lost battle, losing a war

Kun reading compounds

  • 戦 【いくさ】 war, battle, campaign, fight, troops, forces
  • 戦場 【せんじょう】 battlefield, battleground
  • 負け戦 【まけいくさ】 losing a battle, lost battle, battle one cannot win, battle one is doomed to lose
  • 野合戦 【のがっせん】 battle in the open, battle on an open field
  • 戦う 【たたかう】 to make war (on), to wage war (against), to go to war (with), to fight (with), to do battle (against), to compete (against), to struggle (against adversities, etc.), to fight, to contend, to resist
  • 戦く 【おののく】 to shake (from fear, cold, excitement, etc.), to shudder, to tremble
  • 戦ぐ 【そよぐ】 to rustle, to sway, to stir, to flutter
  • 戦慄く 【わななく】 to tremble, to shiver, to shake

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhan4
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • guerra
  • batalla
  • lucha
  • pelear
  • batallar
  • combatir
  • luchar

Portuguese

  • guerra
  • batalha
  • disputa

French

  • guerre
  • bataille
  • match
448 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
555 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
526 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
88 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1810 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
399 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
550 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
301 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
301 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
360 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
839 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2242 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1169 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1590 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1948 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11631P Morohashi
1787 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2037 New Nelson (John Haig)
1929 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2079 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
32 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
608 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
959 2001 Kanji
4n9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-4 SKIP code
9355.0 Four corner code
3355.0 Four corner code
1-32-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6226 Unicode hex code