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寿

7 strokes
Radical:
thumb, inch
Parts:
Variants:
longevity, congratulations, one's natural life
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
1245 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 寿 【ジュ】 age, years, longevity, long life, congratulation, celebration, congratulatory gift
  • 寿命 【ジュミョウ】 life span
  • 喜寿 【キジュ】 77th birthday
  • 米寿 【ベイジュ】 88th birthday
  • 寿司 【スシ】 sushi, anything made with vinegared rice (may also contain vegetables, spices, fish, or other delicacies)
  • すき焼き 【スキヤキ】 sukiyaki, thin slices of beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-top cast-iron pan
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce

Kun reading compounds

  • 寿 【ことぶき】 congratulations, felicitations, best wishes, longevity, long life
  • 寿教室 【ことぶききょうしつ】 culture courses for the aged
  • 新年の寿 【しんねんのことぶき】 New Years greetings
  • 寿く 【ことぶく】 to congratulate, to wish one well
  • 寿ぐ 【ことほぐ】 to congratulate, to wish (someone) well, to celebrate

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 じ、 じゅう、 すっ、 すみ、 とし、 としかつ、 なが、 のぶ、 のり、 ひさ、 ひさし、 やす
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shou4
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • longevidad
  • felicitaciones

Portuguese

  • longevidade
  • congratulações
  • vida natural

French

  • longévité
  • félicitations
  • vie
1351 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1132 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
194 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1786 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1221 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
539 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1550 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1652 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1327 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
501 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4372 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2215 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2979 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1579 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7419P Morohashi
3557 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1374 New Nelson (John Haig)
1565 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1687 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1115 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1448 2001 Kanji
0a7.15 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-4 SKIP code
5004.0 Four corner code
5034.0 Four corner code
1-28-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bff Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
fate, command, decree, destiny, life, appoint
Kun:
いのち
On:
メイミョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
465 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 命 【メイ】 order, command, decree, life, destiny, fate
  • 命運 【メイウン】 fate, destiny
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 十月革命 【ジュウガツカクメイ】 October Revolution
  • 命婦 【ミョウブ】 title for high-ranking court ladies
  • 延命 【エンメイ】 keeping alive longer, prolonging life, life extension, life-support
  • 安心立命 【アンシンリツメイ】 spiritual peace and enlightenment, keeping an unperturbed mind through faith

Kun reading compounds

  • 命 【いのち】 life, life force, lifetime, lifespan, most important thing, foundation, core, paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love), fate, destiny, karma
  • 命からがら 【いのちからがら】 for dear life, barely escaping alive
  • 貴い命 【たっといいのち】 precious life
  • 露の命 【つゆのいのち】 life as evanescent as the dew

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ming4
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • orden
  • mandato
  • vida

Portuguese

  • destino
  • comando
  • decreto
  • vida

French

  • destinée
  • destin
  • ordre
  • décret
  • vie
  • nommer (à un poste)
519 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
416 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
394 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
388 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
430 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
387 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
411 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
671 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
587 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
997 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
325 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2553 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1303 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1772 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1412 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3473 Morohashi
2058 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
767 New Nelson (John Haig)
1400 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1502 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
249 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
316 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2844 2001 Kanji
2a6.26 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
2-3-5 SKIP code
8062.7 Four corner code
1-44-31 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
547d Unicode hex code

8 strokes (also 7)
Radical:
long stride
Parts:
prolong, stretching
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
747 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 延滞 【エンタイ】 arrears, (being) overdue, delay (e.g. in payment), procrastination
  • 延期 【エンキ】 postponement, deferment, adjournment
  • 熱延 【ネツエン】 hot rolling
  • 圧延 【アツエン】 rolling, extending by applying pressure

Kun reading compounds

  • 伸びる 【のびる】 to stretch, to extend, to lengthen, to grow (of hair, height, grass, etc.), to straighten out, to be flattened, to become smooth, to spread (of paint, cream, etc.), to stretch out (e.g. of a hand), to extend, to lose elasticity, to become slack, to become soggy (e.g. noodles), to make progress, to develop, to expand, to increase, to improve, to be exhausted, to be groggy, to pass out, to collapse, to be prolonged (meeting, life span, etc.), to be extended (e.g. deadline), to lengthen (e.g. of the days), to be postponed, to be delayed, to be put off
  • 延べる 【のべる】 to lay out (a futon), to make (bed), to spread out, to stretch, to widen, to postpone, to extend
  • 延べ 【のべ】 futures, credit (buying), stretching, total (preceding counter, unit, etc.), aggregate, gross
  • 延べ板 【のべいた】 hammered-out plates
  • 伸ばす 【のばす】 to grow long (e.g. hair, nails), to lengthen, to extend, to stretch, to reach out, to hold out, to straighten, to smooth out, to spread evenly (dough, cream, etc.), to dilute, to thin out, to postpone, to prolong, to strengthen, to develop, to expand

Readings

Japanese names:
たか、 のぶ、 のべ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yan2
Korean:
yeon

Spanish

  • prolongar
  • alargar
  • aplazar
  • posponer
  • total
  • alargado
  • estirado
  • ensanchar
  • estirar

Portuguese

  • prolongar
  • esticar

French

  • prolonger
  • allonger
  • étendre
743 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
831 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
814 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
758 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1547 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
706 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
514 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
739 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1115 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1167 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
689 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
599 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3812 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1952 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2646 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
399 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9569X Morohashi
3073 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1657 New Nelson (John Haig)
392 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
419 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
858 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3567 2001 Kanji
2q5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
3-2-5 SKIP code
1240.1 Four corner code
1-17-68 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5ef6 Unicode hex code