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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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
  • 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

11 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
dainty, get thin, taper, slender, narrow, detailed, precise
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
537 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 細 【サイ】 detail, details
  • 細菌 【サイキン】 bacterium, bacteria, germ
  • 子細 【シサイ】 reasons, circumstances, significance, particulars, hindrance, obstruction, interference
  • 精細 【セイサイ】 fine, minute, detailed, meticulous, precise

Kun reading compounds

  • 細い 【ほそい】 thin, slender, fine, unlucky
  • 細い糸 【ほそいいと】 fine thread
  • 細る 【ほそる】 to get thin, to taper off
  • 細か 【こまか】 small, fine, detailed, stingy
  • 細かい 【こまかい】 small, fine, minute, minor, trivial, sensitive, attentive, careful, frugal, stingy
  • 細かい 【こまかい】 small, fine, minute, minor, trivial, sensitive, attentive, careful, frugal, stingy
  • 細かいこと 【こまかいこと】 trifles, minor details

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xi4
Korean:
se

Spanish

  • estrecho
  • fino
  • delgado
  • detallado
  • adelgazar
  • minucioso

Portuguese

  • franzino
  • emagrecer
  • afinar
  • delgado
  • estreito

French

  • menu
  • long et fin
  • délicat
  • mince
  • fluet
  • étroit
218 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
140 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
284 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
721 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3522 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
701 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
812 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1958 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
695 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
708 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
123 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1525 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1689 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
900 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1220 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1375 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27344 Morohashi
1333 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4472 New Nelson (John Haig)
1363 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1463 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
205 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2776 2001 Kanji
6a5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
2690.0 Four corner code
1-26-57 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d30 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
right hand
Parts:
reach out, exert, exercise, cause
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
544 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 及第 【キュウダイ】 passing (an examination), making the grade
  • 及第者 【キュウダイシャ】 successful examinee
  • 波及 【ハキュウ】 spread, extension, influence, aftereffect, ripple
  • 責任追及 【セキニンツイキュウ】 pursuing liability, finding out who is at fault, trying to pin the blame on someone

Kun reading compounds

  • 及ぶ 【およぶ】 to reach, to amount to, to befall, to happen to, to extend, to go on (for, until), to be up to the task, to come up to, to compare with, to be a match (for), to commit (a crime), to require (to do)
  • 及び 【および】 and, as well as
  • 及び腰 【およびごし】 bent back, indecisive attitude, timidity, lack of nerve
  • 及び 【および】 and, as well as
  • 及び腰 【およびごし】 bent back, indecisive attitude, timidity, lack of nerve
  • 及ぼす 【およぼす】 to exert (influence), to exercise, to cause (e.g. damage), to do (e.g. harm), to bring about (e.g. benefits), to extend, to have an effect (on)

Readings

Japanese names:
おい、 の
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji2
Korean:
geub

Spanish

  • alcanzar
  • llegar a
  • y
  • tocar
  • extenderse
  • causar

Portuguese

  • alcance fora
  • exerce
  • exercício

French

  • allonger
  • tendre le bras
  • exercice
  • s'étendre
  • causer
1148 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
748 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
154 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
888 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1120 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
83 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1257 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1328 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1098 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
21 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4192 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2122 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2868 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
695 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3118P Morohashi
3385 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
670 New Nelson (John Haig)
688 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
743 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
422 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1012 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3567 2001 Kanji
0a3.24 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-4-1 SKIP code
1724.7 Four corner code
1-21-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53ca Unicode hex code