Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
mountain
Parts:
beach
Kun:
きし
On:
ガン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
556 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 岸壁 【ガンペキ】 quay, wharf, jetty, wall-like shoreline, cliff wall
  • 岸頭 【ガントウ】 shore, wharf
  • 護岸 【ゴガン】 river dike
  • 対岸 【タイガン】 opposite shore

Kun reading compounds

  • 岸 【きし】 bank, coast, shore
  • 岸辺 【きしべ】 shore, bank (of a body of water)
  • 片岸 【かたぎし】 one bank (of a river)
  • 彼の岸 【かのきし】 nirvana

Readings

Japanese names:
けし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
an4
Korean:
an

Spanish

  • playa
  • costa
  • orilla

Portuguese

  • Praia

French

  • côte
  • rive
  • plage
177 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
267 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
248 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
847 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1413 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
687 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
488 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
941 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
586 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
595 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
456 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
539 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2777 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1424 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1920 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1668 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8009 Morohashi
2236 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1459 New Nelson (John Haig)
1653 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1782 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
294 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1255 2001 Kanji
3o5.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
2224.1 Four corner code
1-20-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5cb8 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
harmony, Japanese style, peace, soften, Japan
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
124 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 和 【ワ】 sum, harmony, peace, Japan, Japanese-style
  • 和歌 【ワカ】 waka, classic Japanese poem, esp. a tanka, often 31 morae
  • 講和 【コウワ】 reconciliation (between warring nations), (making of) peace
  • 英和 【エイワ】 English-Japanese, English-Japanese dictionary
  • 阿蘭陀 【オランダ】 Netherlands, Holland
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism), second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 和声 【ワセイ】 harmony, concord, consonance
  • 和尚 【オショウ】 preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism), preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism), second highest priestly rank in Buddhism, monk (esp. the head monk of a temple), master (of one's art, trade, etc.)
  • 諧和 【カイワ】 gentle mutual affection, harmony, harmony

Kun reading compounds

  • 和らぐ 【やわらぐ】 to soften, to calm down, to be eased, to be mitigated, to subside, to abate
  • 和らげる 【やわらげる】 to soften, to moderate, to relieve
  • 和む 【なごむ】 to be softened, to calm down
  • 和やか 【なごやか】 mild, calm, gentle, quiet, congenial, amicable, amiable, friendly, genial, harmonious, peaceful
  • 和える 【あえる】 to dress (vegetables, salad, etc.)

Readings

Japanese names:
あい、 いず、 かず、 かつ、 かつり、 かづ、 たけ、 ち、 とも、 な、 にぎ、 まさ、 やす、 よし、 より、 わだこ、 わっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
he2, he4, huo2, huo4, huo5, hai1, he5
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • armonía
  • paz
  • estilo japonés
  • suavizar
  • calmar
  • tranquilo
  • armonioso

Portuguese

  • harmonia
  • estilo Japonês
  • paz
  • amaciar
  • Japão

French

  • harmonie
  • style japonais
  • paix
  • adoucir
  • Japon
338 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
440 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
416 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
151 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3268 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
277 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
412 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
638 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.5 Japanese for Busy People
124 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
124 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
352 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
326 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1450 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
769 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1044 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
906 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3490 Morohashi
1130 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
770 New Nelson (John Haig)
897 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
963 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
85 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
318 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2277 2001 Kanji
5d3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-3 SKIP code
2690.0 Four corner code
1-47-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
548c Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
field
Parts:
rice field, rice paddy
Kun:
On:
デン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
90 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 田畑 【タハタ】 fields (of rice and other crops)
  • 田園 【デンエン】 the country, countryside, rural districts, cultivated land, fields
  • 桑田 【ソウデン】 mulberry plantation
  • 水田 【スイデン】 (water-filled) paddy field

Kun reading compounds

  • 田 【た】 rice field
  • 田植え 【たうえ】 rice planting
  • 新田 【しんでん】 new rice field, newly developed rice field, wasteland or marshland newly reclaimed as a rice field (Edo period)
  • 沼田 【ぬまた】 marshy rice field or paddy

Readings

Japanese names:
いなか、 おか、 たん、 で、 とう、 や
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tian2
Korean:
jeon

Spanish

  • campo de arroz
  • arrozal

Portuguese

  • campo de arroz
  • arroz sem beneficiar

French

  • rizière
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
60 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
59 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
24 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2994 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
52 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
220 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
189 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
35 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
35 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1330 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3775 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1925 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2617 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
14 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21723 Morohashi
3041 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3727 New Nelson (John Haig)
14 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
14 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
61 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
45 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3676 2001 Kanji
5f0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
4-5-1 SKIP code
6040.0 Four corner code
1-37-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7530 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
few, little
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
287 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 少 【ショウ】 small, little, few
  • 少輔 【ショウ】 assistant vice-minister (ritsuryo system, early Meiji period)
  • 最少 【サイショウ】 fewest, least, smallest (number), lowest, minimum, youngest
  • 過少 【カショウ】 too few, too little, insufficient

Kun reading compounds

  • 少ない 【すくない】 few, a little, scarce, insufficient, seldom
  • 少し 【すこし】 small quantity, little, few, something, little while, short distance
  • 少しも 【すこしも】 (not) at all, (not) a bit, (not) in the least, (not) in the slightest

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shao3, shao4
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño
  • un poco
  • apenas

Portuguese

  • poucos
  • pequenos

French

  • un petit peu
  • un peu
93 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
160 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
143 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
231 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
166 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
129 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
47 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
88 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
144 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
144 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
105 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
512 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4278 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2163 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2915 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
107 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7475 Morohashi
3467 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1390 New Nelson (John Haig)
106 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
111 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
153 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
95 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1160 2001 Kanji
3n1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-4 SKIP code
1-1-3 SKIP code
9020.0 Four corner code
1-30-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c11 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
pestle
Parts:
Variants:
year, counter for years
Kun:
とし
On:
ネン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
6 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 年 【ネン】 year, counter for years (e.g. of an era), grades (e.g. school), period of an apprentice's contract (usu. ten years)
  • 年会 【ネンカイ】 conference, annual convention
  • 往年 【オウネン】 years gone by, earlier years, former years, the past
  • 平年 【ヘイネン】 non-leap year, normal year (esp. as pertains to weather patterns, vegetative growth, harvest yields, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 年 【とし】 year, age, years, past one's prime, old age
  • 年明け 【としあけ】 beginning of the year, early in the New Year
  • いい年 【いいとし】 mature age, advanced age, maturity, age when one is old enough to know better
  • 御年 【おんとし】 age (esp. advanced)

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nian2
Korean:
nyeon

Spanish

  • año
  • edad

Portuguese

  • Ano

French

  • année
  • compteur d'années
126 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
20 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
64 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
3 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
188 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
64 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
51 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
342 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
45 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
45 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
24 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
574 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2528 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1284 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1752 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1045 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9168 Morohashi
2035 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1593 New Nelson (John Haig)
1036 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1114 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
13 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
51 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2355 2001 Kanji
0a6.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
4-6-3 SKIP code
8050.0 Four corner code
1-39-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e74 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
foolish, folly, absurdity, stupid
Kun:
おろ.か
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1551 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 愚 【グ】 foolishness, silliness, stupidity, folly, I, me
  • 愚痴 【グチ】 idle complaint, grumble, moha (ignorance, folly)
  • 軽愚 【ケイグ】 moronity, moron
  • 大愚 【タイグ】 great folly or fool

Kun reading compounds

  • 愚か 【おろか】 foolish, stupid
  • 愚かしい 【おろかしい】 foolish, stupid

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yu2
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • estupidez
  • tontería
  • prefijo humilde para cosas propias

Portuguese

  • tolo
  • tolice
  • disparate
  • estúpidez

French

  • stupide
  • absurdité
  • idiot
  • bête
1184 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1884 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1730 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1496 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1308 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2032 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1642 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1755 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1701 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
793 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3513 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1813 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2467 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1976 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10946X Morohashi
2834 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1925 New Nelson (John Haig)
1957 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2107 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1623 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3658 2001 Kanji
4k9.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
2-8-4 SKIP code
6033.2 Four corner code
1-22-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
611a Unicode hex code

10 strokes (also 9)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
take along, lead, join, connect, party, gang, clique
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
30 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 連 【レン】 two reams (of paper), 1000 sheets (of paper), stanza, verse, tribe (in taxonomy), forecast (bet), bet which predicts the top 2 finishers (i.e. quinella or perfecta bet), party, company, group, set, things strung in a line, e.g. pearls, dried fish, spans of a bridge, etc., falcon
  • 連邦捜査局 【レンポウソウサキョク】 Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI
  • 労連 【ロウレン】 labour union, labor union
  • 常連 【ジョウレン】 regular customer, regular patron, frequenter, constant companion

Kun reading compounds

  • 連なる 【つらなる】 to extend, to stretch out, to stand in a row, to attend, to participate in, to enrol, to enroll, to join, to have a connection, to be related, to be linked
  • 連ねる 【つらねる】 to line up, to put in a row, to add (to a group), to accept (as a member of an organization, etc.), to join (e.g. a list), to link, to put together, to string together (e.g. compliments), to enumerate, to take along with, to bring with
  • 連れる 【つれる】 to take (someone) with one, to bring along, to go with, to be accompanied by

Readings

Japanese names:
ずれ、 つれ、 むらじ、 れ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lian2
Korean:
ryeon

Spanish

  • unir
  • acompañar
  • estar junto
  • grupo
  • agrupar

Portuguese

  • Levar pelo caminho
  • primazia
  • unir
  • conectar
  • partido
  • gangue
  • grupo

French

  • emmener
  • se mettre en rang
  • s'unir
  • série
  • parti
  • bande
  • clique
538 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
637 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
607 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
87 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4702 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
383 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
960 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1238 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
440 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
446 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
299 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
699 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3849 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1976 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2672 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
293 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38902P Morohashi
3103 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6062 New Nelson (John Haig)
287 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
305 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
101 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
560 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1555 2001 Kanji
2q7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
3530.0 Four corner code
1-47-2 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9023 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
regiment, party, company, squad
On:
タイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
605 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 隊 【タイ】 party, group, crew, team, body, company (of troops), corps, unit, squad
  • 隊員 【タイイン】 troops, group members, team members
  • 陸上自衛隊 【リクジョウジエイタイ】 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, JGSDF
  • 航空自衛隊 【コウクウジエイタイ】 Japan Air Self-Defense Force, JASDF

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dui4
Korean:
dae

Spanish

  • grupo
  • partido
  • banda

Portuguese

  • regimento
  • partido
  • companhia
  • esesquadrão

French

  • régiment
  • compagnie
  • brigade
  • groupe
462 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
567 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
540 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
470 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5010 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
366 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1877 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
795 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
809 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
779 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
746 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
762 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
452 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
570 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1315 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41750X Morohashi
625 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6468 New Nelson (John Haig)
1306 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1403 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
225 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
593 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3651 2001 Kanji
2d9.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
7823.2 Four corner code
1-34-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
968a Unicode hex code