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

Speed

Stroke order

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:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
dog
Kun:
いぬいぬ-
On:
ケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
1326 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 犬猿の仲 【ケンエンノナカ】 like cats and dogs, (on) very bad terms, relationship of dogs and monkeys
  • 犬猿 【ケンエン】 cats and dogs (as an example of a bad relationship), dogs and monkeys
  • 柴犬 【シバイヌ】 shiba (Japanese breed of dog), shiba inu, brushwood dog
  • ポメラニア犬 【ポメラニアケン】 Pomeranian (dog)

Kun reading compounds

  • 犬 【いぬ】 dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris), snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.), loser, asshole, counterfeit, inferior, useless, wasteful
  • 犬合わせ 【いぬあわせ】 dog fighting, dog fight
  • 野良犬 【のらいぬ】 stray dog
  • 柴犬 【しばいぬ】 shiba (Japanese breed of dog), shiba inu, brushwood dog

Readings

Chinese:
quan3, quan2
Korean:
gyeon

Spanish

  • perro

Portuguese

  • Cão

French

  • chien
66 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
73 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
17 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1295 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2868 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
578 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
216 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
107 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
280 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
280 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
319 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1295 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4275 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2160 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2912 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
243 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20234 Morohashi
3464 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3553 New Nelson (John Haig)
238 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
253 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
29 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1463 2001 Kanji
3g0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
4303.0 Four corner code
24-4 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
72ac Unicode hex code