Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
thumb, inch
Parts:
Variants:
specialty, exclusive, mainly, solely
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
506 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 専 【セン】 having a fetish for ..., specializing in ..., majoring in ..., first, foremost, number one priority, doing as one pleases, acting selfishly, fired brick
  • 専業 【センギョウ】 special occupation, principal occupation, specialty, monopoly
  • 住専 【ジュウセン】 housing-loan corporation
  • 高専 【コウセン】 technical college, higher schools and colleges

Kun reading compounds

  • 専ら 【もっぱら】 wholly, solely, entirely, exclusively, devotedly, fixedly, principally, mostly, chiefly, mainly
  • 専らにする 【もっぱらにする】 devote oneself to, to do as one pleases, to act selfishly

Readings

Chinese:
zhuan1
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • especialidad
  • exclusivo
  • solamente
  • totalmente
  • enteramente

Portuguese

  • exclusividade
  • exclusivo
  • principalmente
  • somente

French

  • spécialité
  • exclusivement
  • principalement
  • uniquement
830 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
925 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
914 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
526 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1350 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
413 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
478 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
973 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
600 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
610 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
797 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
503 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3272 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1690 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2297 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
46 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2644 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1377 New Nelson (John Haig)
46 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
47 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
886 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1548 2001 Kanji
0a9.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
5034.6 Four corner code
32-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c02 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
use 用 (甩)
Parts:
utilize, business, service, use, employ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
107 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 用 【ヨウ】 business, task, errand, engagement, use, purpose, for the use of ..., used for ..., made for ..., call of nature, excretion
  • 用意 【ヨウイ】 preparation, arrangements, provision, getting ready, laying out (e.g. a meal)
  • 登用 【トウヨウ】 appointment, assignment, promotion
  • 効用 【コウヨウ】 use, utility, effect, benefit

Kun reading compounds

  • 用いる 【もちいる】 to use, to make use of, to utilize, to utilise

Readings

Japanese names:
たから
Chinese:
yong4
Korean:
yong

Spanish

  • uso
  • empleo
  • trabajo
  • usar
  • hacer uso de

Portuguese

  • utilizar
  • negócios
  • serviço
  • usar
  • empregar

French

  • se servir de
  • affaires
  • service
  • utiliser
  • employer
146 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
215 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
102 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2993 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
110 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
219 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
193 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.19 Japanese for Busy People
107 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
107 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
308 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1329 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3694 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1889 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2569 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1189 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21703 Morohashi
2976 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3721 New Nelson (John Haig)
1181 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1265 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
177 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
116 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3653 2001 Kanji
2r3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
45-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7528 Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
Variants:
line, track
Kun:
すじ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
382 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 線 【セン】 line, stripe, stria, line (e.g. telephone line), wire, ray (e.g. X-ray), beam, line (e.g. of a railroad), track, route, lane, outline, contours, form, level, division, line (of action), position, approach, policy, principle, impression one leaves, air one gives off
  • 繊維 【センイ】 fibre, fiber, textile
  • 横線 【オウセン】 horizontal line
  • 赤外線 【セキガイセン】 infrared rays, infrared radiation

Readings

Chinese:
xian4
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • línea
  • cable
  • frontera
  • raíl
  • carril

Portuguese

  • linha
  • trilha

French

  • ligne
  • voie
447 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
176 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
329 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
247 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3580 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
389 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
826 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
299 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
299 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
841 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1551 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1760 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
944 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1273 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1351 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27641 Morohashi
1392 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4548 New Nelson (John Haig)
1339 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1438 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
236 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2742 2001 Kanji
6a9.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-9 SKIP code
2693.2 Four corner code
32-94 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7dda Unicode hex code