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
  • 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

10 strokes
Radical:
clothes 衣 (衤)
Parts:
incur, cover, veil, brood over, shelter, wear, put on, be exposed (film), receiving
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
431 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 被 【ヒ】 indicates the target of an activity, -ee (e.g. employee, examinee, trustee)
  • 被害 【ヒガイ】 (suffering) damage, injury, harm
  • 外被 【ガイヒ】 (protective) coat, casing, housing, jacket
  • 花被 【カヒ】 perianth, floral envelope

Kun reading compounds

  • 被る 【こうむる】 to suffer, to receive (kindness, rebuke, support), to sustain (damage)
  • 覆う 【おおう】 to cover, to hide, to conceal, to wrap, to disguise
  • 被る 【かぶる】 to put on (one's head), to wear, to have on, to pull over (one's head), to crown (oneself), to be covered with (dust, snow, etc.), to pour (water, etc.) on oneself, to dash on oneself, to ship water, to bear (e.g. someone's debts, faults, etc.), to take (blame), to assume (responsibility), to shoulder (burden), to overlap (e.g. sound or color), to be similar, to be redundant, to be fogged (due to overexposure, etc.), to close, to come to an end, to get a full house, to sell out, to blunder, to bungle, to fail, to be deceived
  • 被せる 【かぶせる】 to cover (with something), to put on (e.g. on someone else's head), to plate something (with a metal), to pour or dash a liquid (on something), to charge (a person with a guilt)

Readings

Japanese names:
ぎぬ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bei4, pi1
Korean:
pi

Spanish

  • sufrir perdidas
  • recibir
  • cargarse

Portuguese

  • incorrer
  • cobrir
  • velar
  • chocar
  • proteger
  • vestir
  • vestir- se
  • expor (filme)
  • recepção

French

  • subir
  • couvrir
  • voile
  • ruminer (soucis)
  • abri
  • mettre (vêtement)
  • porter (sur la tête)
  • être exposé (film)
  • victime
  • souffrir
1729 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
852 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4225 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1410 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
881 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
976 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1009 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1145 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1631 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1495 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
790 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1077 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
815 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34222 Morohashi
1163 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5445 New Nelson (John Haig)
807 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
870 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1390 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
667 2001 Kanji
5e5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
3424.7 Four corner code
1-40-79 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
88ab Unicode hex code