Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
corpse
Parts:
nun
Kun:
あま
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1844 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 尼 【ニ】 bhikkhuni (fully ordained nun), Indonesia
  • 尼僧 【ニソウ】 Buddhist nun, Catholic nun, sister
  • 僧尼 【ソウニ】 monks and nuns
  • 修道尼 【シュウドウニ】 nun

Kun reading compounds

  • 尼 【あま】 Buddhist nun, Catholic nun, sister, bitch, Amagasaki (city in Hyogo Prefecture), Amazon (online retailer)
  • 尼鷺 【あまさぎ】 cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ni2
Korean:
ni, il

Spanish

  • monja budista
  • monja

Portuguese

  • Freira

French

  • nonne
1674 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1661 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1378 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1688 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1228 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
175 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1620 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1728 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1722 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
522 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3767 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1919 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2611 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1063 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7635 Morohashi
3033 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 New Nelson (John Haig)
1054 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1133 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1046 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3756 2001 Kanji
3r2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
7721.2 Four corner code
1-38-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c3c Unicode hex code

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

Speed

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...)
  • 子孫 【シソン】 descendant, posterity, offspring
  • 男子 【ダンシ】 boy, man, male
  • 女子 【ジョシ】 woman, girl
  • 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
  • 判子 【はんこ】 seal (used in lieu of a signature), stamp, chop
  • 売れっ子 【うれっこ】 popular figure, person in demand, favorite, favourite
  • 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 year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st year 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

4 strokes
Radical:
clan
Parts:
family name, surname, clan
Kun:
うじ-うじ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
84 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 氏 【シ】 Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, clan, he, him, counter for people
  • 氏名 【シメイ】 (full) name, identity
  • 両氏 【リョウシ】 both persons
  • 同氏 【ドウシ】 the said person, he, she, same surname

Kun reading compounds

  • 氏 【うじ】 family name, lineage, birth, clan
  • 氏名 【しめい】 (full) name, identity
  • 杜氏 【とうじ】 chief brewer at a sake brewery
  • 漢氏 【あやうじ】 Aya clan

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi4, zhi1
Korean:
ssi, ji

Spanish

  • apellido
  • clan
  • señor

Portuguese

  • nome de família
  • sobrenome
  • clã

French

  • nom de famille
  • nom
  • clan
  • Monsieur
620 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
522 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
495 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
177 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2478 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
361 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1456 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
223 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
566 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
575 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
744 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1148 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3669 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2552 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1845 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
17026 Morohashi
2951 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3020 New Nelson (John Haig)
1828 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1970 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
223 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
443 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2656 2001 Kanji
0a4.25 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-4 SKIP code
7274.0 Four corner code
1-27-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6c0f Unicode hex code