Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
chief, beginning
Kun:
かしら
On:
モウボウミョウ
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
2127 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 孟母三遷 【モウボサンセン】 the importance of creating an environment conducive to a child's learning, Mencius' mother, three moves
  • 孟子 【モウシ】 Mencius (372-289 BCE), Mengzi, Mencius (one of the Four Books)
  • 孔孟 【コウモウ】 Confucius and Mencius
  • 論孟 【ロンモウ】 the Confucian Analects and the Discourses of Mencius

Readings

Japanese names:
たけし、 たけ、 はる、 はじめ、 つとむ、 おさ、 はい
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
meng4
Korean:
maeng, mang

Spanish

  • jefe
  • principio
  • comienzo
  • grande

Portuguese

French

1269 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
667 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2049 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2760 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1412 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1906 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
6960 Morohashi
2220 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1291 New Nelson (John Haig)
2872 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2c5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
2-2-5 SKIP code
1710.7 Four corner code
1-44-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b5f Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
mother, do not 毋 (母, ⺟)
Parts:
mother
Kun:
はは
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
570 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 母校 【ボコウ】 alma mater
  • 母国 【ボコク】 one's home country, one's homeland
  • 祖母 【ソボ】 grandmother
  • 海月 【クラゲ】 jellyfish, medusa

Kun reading compounds

  • 母 【はは】 mother
  • 母親 【ははおや】 mother
  • 必要は発明の母 【ひつようははつめいのはは】 necessity is the mother of invention
  • 失敗は成功の母 【しっぱいはせいこうのはは】 failure is the mother of success
  • 母屋 【もや】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline, main building (of a manor), central room (in traditional palatial-style architecture)
  • 母屋桁 【もやげた】 purlin (structural beam in a roof), purline
  • 雲母 【うんも】 mica, isinglass
  • 乳母 【うば】 wet nurse, nursing mother

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mu3
Korean:
mo

Spanish

  • madre
  • base
  • cimientos

Portuguese

  • mãe
  • materno

French

  • maman
  • mère
137 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
222 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
203 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
554 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2466 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
89 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
65 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
326 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.7 Japanese for Busy People
112 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
112 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
74 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4287 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2165 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2917 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
102 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16723 Morohashi
3475 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3005 New Nelson (John Haig)
101 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
105 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
317 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
114 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3647 2001 Kanji
0a5.36 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-1 SKIP code
7750.0 Four corner code
1-42-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bcd Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
three
Kun:
み.つみっ.つ
On:
サンゾウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
14 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 三 【サン】 three, 3
  • 三 【サン】 three
  • 十三 【ジュウサン】 thirteen, 13, king (playing card)
  • 七三 【シチサン】 7 or 3 ratio, hair parted on one side
  • 四三 【シソウ】 one four-of-a-kind and one three-of-a-kind in a dealt hand, three and a four (in dice games)

Kun reading compounds

  • 三 【さん】 three, 3
  • 三つ 【みっつ】 three, three years of age
  • 三つ 【みっつ】 three, three years of age
  • 三つ子 【みつご】 three-year-old, triplets
  • 三つ 【みっつ】 three, three years of age
  • 3つの密 【みっつのみつ】 three Cs, three conditions that facilitate the transmission of infectious diseases (closed spaces, crowds, and close contact)

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 さ、 さい、 さえ、 さぶ、 ざ、 ざえ、 ざぶ、 そう、 ぞ、 ただ、 みつ、 みん、 も、 や
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
san1
Korean:
sam

Spanish

  • tres
  • 3

Portuguese

  • três

French

  • trois
3 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
3 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
23 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
10 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
8 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
3 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
4 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
22 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
4 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
4 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
5 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2423 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1225 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1689 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
3 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12 Morohashi
1924 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
8 New Nelson (John Haig)
3 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
3 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
21 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
10 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3072 2001 Kanji
0a3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-2 SKIP code
1010.1 Four corner code
1-27-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e09 Unicode hex code

15 strokes (also 14)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
西
Variants:
transition, move, change
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1937 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 遷都 【セント】 relocation of the capital, transfer of the capital
  • 遷宮 【セングウ】 installation of a deity in a new shrine, transfer of a shrine
  • 変遷 【ヘンセン】 change, transition, vicissitudes
  • 左遷 【サセン】 demotion, relegation, reduction in rank, degradation, downward move

Kun reading compounds

  • 移る 【うつる】 to move (house), to transfer (department), to change the target of interest or concern, to elapse (passage of time), to be permeated by a colour or scent, to be infected, to be contagious, to spread (as in fire)
  • 移す 【うつす】 to change, to swap, to substitute, to transfer, to change the object of one's interest or focus, to spend or take time, to infect, to permeate something with the smell or colour of something, to move on to the next or different stage of (a plan, etc.)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • traslado
  • transferencia

Portuguese

  • transição
  • mover
  • mudança

French

  • transition
  • changement
  • déménagement
  • dégrader (armée, profession)
1498 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1975 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4743 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1447 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1820 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
943 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1896 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
722 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3932 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2027 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1624 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39123P Morohashi
3170 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6113 New Nelson (John Haig)
1610 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1737 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1810 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3256 2001 Kanji
2q12.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-12 SKIP code
3130.1 Four corner code
1-33-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9077 Unicode hex code