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
  • 金子 【キンス】 money, funds
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 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, young (animal), young woman, young geisha, offshoot, interest, new shares, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), 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, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 first sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November)
  • 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)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 first of the sexagenary cycle
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 thirty-seventh of the sexagenary cycle

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Chinese:
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
27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
ten, complete
Parts:
noon, sign of the horse, 11AM-1PM, seventh sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
うま
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
154 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 午前 【ゴゼン】 morning, a.m.
  • 午後 【ゴゴ】 afternoon, p.m.
  • 端午 【タンゴ】 Boy's Day celebration (May 5)
  • 亭午 【テイゴ】 noon

Kun reading compounds

  • 午 【うま】 seventh sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Horse, 11am-1pm, south, May)
  • 午年 【うまどし】 year of the horse
  • 庚午 【かのえうま】 seventh of the sexagenary cycle
  • 甲午 【きのえうま】 31st of the sexagenary cycle

Readings

Chinese:
wu3
Korean:
o

Spanish

  • mediodía

Portuguese

  • meio-dia

French

  • midi
  • signe de la 7ème branche terrestre
  • signe du Cheval (zodiaque)
  • 11 h à 13 h
  • Sud (180°)
207 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
122 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
110 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
98 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
162 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
140 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
27 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
112 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
49 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
49 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
28 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
241 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2478 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1254 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1720 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
575 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2703 Morohashi
1984 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
604 New Nelson (John Haig)
568 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
610 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
91 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2355 2001 Kanji
2k2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-3 SKIP code
8040.0 Four corner code
24-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5348 Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
line, track
Kun:
すじ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
382 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 線 【セン】 line, stripe, stria, line (e.g. telephone line), wire, ray (e.g. X-ray), beam, line (e.g. of a railroad), track, route, lane, outline, contours, form, level, division, line (of action), position, approach, policy, principle, impression one leaves, air one gives off
  • 繊維 【センイ】 fibre, fiber, textile
  • 横線 【オウセン】 horizontal line
  • 赤外線 【セキガイセン】 infrared rays, infrared radiation

Readings

Chinese:
xian4
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • línea
  • cable
  • frontera
  • raíl
  • carril

Portuguese

  • linha
  • trilha

French

  • ligne
  • voie
447 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
176 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
329 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
247 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3580 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
389 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
826 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
299 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
299 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
841 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1551 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1760 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
944 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1273 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1351 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27641 Morohashi
1392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1339 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1438 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
236 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2742 2001 Kanji
6a9.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2693.2 Four corner code
32-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dda Unicode hex code