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

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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

5 strokes
Radical:
corpse
Parts:
buttocks, hips, butt, rear
Kun:
しり
On:
コウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
1692 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 後輪 【コウリン】 rear wheel, cantle
  • 尻座 【コウザ】 crouching

Kun reading compounds

  • 尻 【しり】 buttocks, behind, rump, bottom, hips, undersurface, bottom, last place, end, consequence
  • 尻尾 【しっぽ】 tail (animal), tail end, tip
  • 道の後 【みちのしり】 the part of a province furthest from the capital
  • 美尻 【びしり】 beautiful buttocks

Readings

Japanese names:
がみ
Chinese:
kao1
Korean:
go

Spanish

  • asentaderas
  • trasero
  • culo
  • parte trasera

Portuguese

French

1704 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1379 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1884 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
176 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2029 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3766 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2610 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
7634 Morohashi
3032 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1407 New Nelson (John Haig)
2220 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1134 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3757 2001 Kanji
3r2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-2 SKIP code
7721.7 Four corner code
1-31-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c3b Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
Variants:
virtuous, good, goodness
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
765 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 善 【ゼン】 good, goodness, right, virtue
  • 善意 【ゼンイ】 virtuous mind, good intentions, good will, positive mindset, bona fides, good faith
  • 親善 【シンゼン】 friendship, goodwill, friendly relations, amity
  • 独善 【ドクゼン】 self-righteousness, self-justified

Kun reading compounds

  • 良い 【よい】 good, excellent, fine, nice, pleasant, agreeable, sufficient, enough, ready, prepared, profitable (deal, business offer, etc.), beneficial, OK, all right, fine, no problem
  • 善い行い 【よいおこない】 good deed
  • いい事 【いいこと】 good thing, nice thing, good excuse, good grounds, good opportunity, interjection used to impress an idea or to urge a response
  • 良く 【よく】 nicely, properly, well, skillfully, skilfully, frequently, often, I'm glad that you ..., thank you for ..., (you have) quite the nerve to, I don't know how you can ...
  • 善くも 【よくも】 how dare ..., how could ...

Readings

Japanese names:
たる、 よし
Chinese:
shan4
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • bondad
  • virtud

Portuguese

  • bom
  • virtuoso
  • bondade

French

  • bien
  • bonté
  • vertu
831 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
929 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
735 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
643 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
606 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
717 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
415 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1799 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1139 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1191 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
676 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
295 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2921 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1501 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2030 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1044 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3904 Morohashi
2325 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
859 New Nelson (John Haig)
1035 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1112 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
949 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
977 2001 Kanji
2o10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-10 SKIP code
2-3-9 SKIP code
2-9-3 SKIP code
8060.5 Four corner code
8060.1 Four corner code
1-33-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5584 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
shining, bright
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N1
697 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 昭 【ショウ】 nth year in the Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)
  • 昭和 【ショウワ】 Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7), reminiscent of the Shōwa era, Shōwa-nostalgic, old-fashioned, quaint, old-school
  • 昭昭 【ショウショウ】 clear, bright, plain, obvious

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 かず、 かずみ、 てる
Chinese:
zhao1
Korean:
so, jo

Spanish

  • luminoso
  • brillante

Portuguese

  • brilhar
  • brilhante

French

  • briller
249 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
331 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
315 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
549 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2114 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
517 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1406 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
841 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
997 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1034 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
867 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
987 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1107 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
602 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
88 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13855 Morohashi
894 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2446 New Nelson (John Haig)
87 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
91 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
331 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3877 2001 Kanji
4c5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
6706.2 Four corner code
1-30-28 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
662d Unicode hex code