Jisho

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3 strokes
Radical:
river 巛 (川, 巜)
Parts:
stream, river, river or three-stroke river radical (no. 47)
Kun:
かわ
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
181 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 川柳 【センリュウ】 senryū, comic haiku, humorous seventeen-mora poem
  • 川きゅう 【センキュウ】 cnidium rhizome (Cnidium officinale)
  • 山川 【サンセン】 mountains and rivers
  • 四川 【シセン】 Sichuan (China), Szechuan, Szechwan

Kun reading compounds

  • 川 【かわ】 river, stream, River, the ... river
  • 川上 【かわかみ】 upper reaches of a river, upstream
  • 堀川 【ほりかわ】 canal
  • 山川 【さんせん】 mountains and rivers

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 こ、 さわ
Chinese:
chuan1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • arroyo
  • río

Portuguese

  • corrente
  • rio

French

  • rivière
  • fleuve
  • radical rivière (no. 47)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
59 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
48 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
111 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1447 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
41 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
49 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
20 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
33 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
33 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
101 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
548 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
6 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
129 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8673 Morohashi
6 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1526 New Nelson (John Haig)
127 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
134 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
196 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
21 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1254 2001 Kanji
0a3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
2200.0 Four corner code
1-32-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5ddd Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
two
Parts:
well, well crib, town, community
Kun:
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
339 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 井 【セイ】 well curb, Chinese "Well" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 整然 【セイゼン】 orderly, regular, systematic, well-organized, well-organised, trim, tidy, accurate
  • 市井 【シセイ】 the street, the town
  • 坑井 【コウセイ】 winze (mining), well (oil, gas)

Kun reading compounds

  • 井 【い】 well
  • 堰 【せき】 dam, weir, barrier, sluice
  • 筒井 【つつい】 round well
  • 市井 【しせい】 the street, the town

Readings

Japanese names:
いの、 さい、 ひ
Chinese:
jing3
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • pozo
  • ciudad

Portuguese

  • bem

French

  • puits
  • margelle
  • ville
  • communauté
1470 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
252 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
165 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
916 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1031 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
103 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1193 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1255 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1064 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
34 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4265 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2153 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2905 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1824 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
258 Morohashi
3454 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
76 New Nelson (John Haig)
1806 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1946 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1019 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1955 2001 Kanji
0a4.46 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
5500.0 Four corner code
1-16-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e95 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
Variants:
ray, light
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
527 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 光学 【コウガク】 optics
  • 光栄 【コウエイ】 honour, honor, glory, privilege
  • 脚光 【キャッコウ】 footlight, limelight
  • 発光 【ハッコウ】 emission (of light), radiation (of light), luminescence

Kun reading compounds

  • 光る 【ひかる】 to shine, to glitter, to be bright
  • 光る棒 【ひかるぼう】 glowstick, neon light stick
  • 光 【ひかり】 light, illumination, ray, beam, gleam, glow, happiness, hope, influence, power, vision, eyesight
  • 光り輝く 【ひかりかがやく】 to shine, to glitter
  • 越光 【こしひかり】 Koshihikari (variety of rice)
  • 柔らかな光 【やわらかなひかり】 soft light

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 こお、 てる、 ひこ、 み、 みつ
Chinese:
guang1
Korean:
gwang

Spanish

  • rayo
  • luz
  • paisaje
  • honor
  • brillar
  • brillo

Portuguese

  • raio
  • luz

French

  • rayon
  • lumière
72 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
129 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
116 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
417 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
217 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
281 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
138 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
138 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
464 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3043 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1550 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2121 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
120 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1350 Morohashi
2391 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
349 New Nelson (John Haig)
119 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
125 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
345 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
121 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1057 2001 Kanji
3n3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
9021.1 Four corner code
1-24-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5149 Unicode hex code

1 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
one, one radical (no.1)
Kun:
ひと-ひと.つ
On:
イチイツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
2 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 一 【イチ】 one, best, first, foremost, beginning, start, a (single), one (of many), ace (playing card), bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.)
  • 一位 【イチイ】 first place, first rank, unit's position, Japanese yew (Taxus cuspidata)
  • 均一 【キンイツ】 uniformity, equality
  • 1対1 【イチタイイチ】 one-to-one, one-on-one
  • 一 【イツ】 one, same (mind, path, etc.)
  • 一に 【イツニ】 solely, entirely, only, or
  • 均一 【キンイツ】 uniformity, equality
  • 画一 【カクイツ】 uniformity, standardization, standardisation

Kun reading compounds

  • 一つ 【ひとつ】 one, for one thing, only, (not) even, just (e.g. "just try it"), some kind of, one type of
  • 一つ一つ 【ひとつひとつ】 one-by-one, separately, in detail

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 い、 いっ、 いる、 かつ、 かづ、 てん、 はじめ、 ひ、 ひとつ、 まこと
Chinese:
yi1
Korean:
il

Spanish

  • uno
  • 1

Portuguese

  • um

French

  • un
  • radical un (no. 1)
1 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
1 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
4 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
3 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
2 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4148 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2105 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2850 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1 Morohashi
3341 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1 New Nelson (John Haig)
1 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3072 2001 Kanji
0a1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-1-4 SKIP code
1000.0 Four corner code
1-16-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e00 Unicode hex code