Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 久留子 【クルス】 cross sign
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, kid, teenager, youngster, young (non-adult) person, (one's) child, offspring, young woman, young (animal), offshoot, interest, new share, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), young geisha, young prostitute, bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, Edoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
1-27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
submit, offer, present, serve (meal), accompany
Kun:
そな.えるとも-ども
On:
キョウクウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
313 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 供述 【キョウジュツ】 affidavit, deposition, testimony
  • 供給 【キョウキュウ】 supply, provision
  • 情報提供 【ジョウホウテイキョウ】 provision of information
  • 臓器提供 【ゾウキテイキョウ】 organ donation
  • 供養 【クヨウ】 memorial service for the dead, holding a service
  • 供物 【クモツ】 offering (e.g. to the gods), votive offering
  • 節句 【セック】 seasonal festival
  • 初節供 【ハツゼック】 baby's first annual festival
  • 供花 【キョウカ】 offering of flowers (at shrine, grave, etc.), floral tribute
  • 人身御供 【ヒトミゴクウ】 human sacrifice, victim
  • 供御 【クゴ】 emperor's meal
  • 供祭 【グサイ】 offerings, offerings and worship
  • 内供 【ナイグ】 inner offerer (any of the 10 high-ranking monks serving at the inner offering hall)
  • 応供 【オウグ】 arhat (meritorious person, esp. an epithet of Buddha)

Kun reading compounds

  • 供える 【そなえる】 to offer, to sacrifice, to dedicate
  • 供 【とも】 companion, follower, attendant, retinue
  • 共に 【ともに】 together, jointly, at the same time, with, as ..., including, along with, both
  • 酒のお供 【さけのおとも】 appetizer or snack served with drinks, accompaniment to an (alcoholic) drink

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gong1, gong4
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • ofrecer
  • entregar
  • expresar
  • mencionar
  • acompañante

Portuguese

  • submeter
  • oferecer
  • presentear
  • servir (refeição)
  • acompanhar

French

  • présenter
  • offrir
  • soumettre
  • proposer
  • accompagner
  • servir (plat)
  • pluriel cérémonieux
760 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
850 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
839 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
456 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
431 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
694 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
315 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
555 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
197 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
197 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
418 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
88 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
98 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
66 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
70 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1813 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
605 Morohashi
88 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
195 New Nelson (John Haig)
1796 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1935 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
340 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
861 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2161 2001 Kanji
2a6.13 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-6 SKIP code
2428.1 Four corner code
1-22-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f9b Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
protect, guarantee, keep, preserve, sustain, support
Kun:
たも.つ
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
146 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 保育 【ホイク】 nurturing, rearing, childcare, day care, nursing, suckling
  • 保安 【ホアン】 peace preservation, security, safety
  • 留保 【リュウホ】 reserving, withholding
  • 生保 【セイホ】 life insurance, livelihood protection, public assistance, welfare
  • 保する 【ホスル】 to guarantee
  • 保安 【ホウアン】 Hōan era (1120.4.10-1124.4.3)
  • 永保 【エイホウ】 Eihō era (1081.2.10-1084.2.7), Eiho era
  • 太保 【タイホウ】 Grand Protector (lowest of the top three civil positions of the Zhou Dynasty), Minister of the Right (official in Nara and Heian periods)

Kun reading compounds

  • 保つ 【たもつ】 to keep, to preserve, to hold, to retain, to maintain, to sustain, to last, to endure, to keep well (food), to wear well, to be durable

Readings

Japanese names:
う、 お、 ぶ、 もり、 やす、 やすし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bao3
Korean:
bo

Spanish

  • garantizar
  • mantener
  • preservar
  • proteger
  • apoyar

Portuguese

  • proteger garantia
  • guarda
  • preservar
  • sustentar
  • apoiar

French

  • protéger
  • garantir
  • garder
  • préserver
  • conserver
  • soutenir
716 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
808 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
787 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
166 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
455 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
351 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
319 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
781 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
489 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
498 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
665 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
102 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
72 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
77 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1006 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
702 Morohashi
96 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 New Nelson (John Haig)
997 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1072 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
163 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
705 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2164 2001 Kanji
2a7.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-7 SKIP code
2629.4 Four corner code
1-42-61 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4fdd Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
precipitous, inaccessible place, impregnable position, steep place, sharp eyes
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
707 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 険 【ケン】 steepness, steep place, harsh (look), sharp (tongue)
  • 険悪 【ケンアク】 dangerous, perilous, threatening, stormy, volatile, tense, critical, serious, stern (expression), hostile (attitude), sharp, harsh
  • 損害保険 【ソンガイホケン】 damage insurance
  • 社会保険 【シャカイホケン】 social insurance

Kun reading compounds

  • 険しい 【けわしい】 precipitous, rugged, inaccessible, impregnable, steep, grim, severe, stern
  • 険しい顔 【けわしいかお】 grim face

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian3
Korean:
heom

Spanish

  • escarpado
  • inaccesible
  • peligroso
  • difícil

Portuguese

  • íngreme
  • lugar inacessível
  • posição inexpugnável
  • lugar escarpado
  • olhos agudos

French

  • à pic
  • escarpé
  • raide
  • lieu inaccessible
  • position imprenable
  • regard aiguisé
770 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
689 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
662 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
616 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5000 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
356 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
988 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1308 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
533 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
542 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
790 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
736 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
658 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
398 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
495 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1688 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41721P Morohashi
542 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6456 New Nelson (John Haig)
1672 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1802 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
731 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3663 2001 Kanji
2d8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
7823.6 Four corner code
1-24-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
967a Unicode hex code