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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

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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

17 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
shrink, contract, shrivel, wrinkle, reduce
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
909 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 縮 【シュク】 wearing armour (armor), counter for suits of armour
  • 縮小 【シュクショウ】 reduction, curtailment
  • 凝縮 【ギョウシュク】 condensation (of ideas, emotions, etc.), condensation (of a vapour or gas)
  • 濃縮 【ノウシュク】 concentration (e.g. of a solution), enrichment, condensation

Kun reading compounds

  • 縮む 【ちぢむ】 to shrink, to contract, to diminish (in size)
  • 縮まる 【ちぢまる】 to shorten, to narrow, to close, to shrink
  • 縮める 【ちぢめる】 to shorten, to reduce, to condense, to shrink, to crumple (fabric), to wrinkle, to make (one's body) smaller, to draw in (one's legs), to duck (one's head)
  • 縮れる 【ちぢれる】 to be wavy, to be curled, to be frizzled
  • 縮らす 【ちぢらす】 to curl, to crimp

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suo1, su4
Korean:
chug

Spanish

  • acortar
  • reducir
  • restringir
  • encoger
  • contraerse
  • estar rizado
  • rizar

Portuguese

  • encolher
  • contrair
  • enrugar
  • ruga
  • reduzir

French

  • rétrécir
  • contracter
  • raccourcir
  • friser
  • réduire
904 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
893 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
924 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3608 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1142 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1646 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2813 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1110 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1162 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
884 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1558 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1790 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
955 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1348 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27815 Morohashi
1414 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4585 New Nelson (John Haig)
1336 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1434 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
999 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2778 2001 Kanji
6a11.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-11 SKIP code
2396.1 Four corner code
1-29-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e2e Unicode hex code