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

9 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
willow
Kun:
やなぎ
On:
リュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1169 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 柳 【リュウ】 Chinese "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 柳暗花明 【リュウアンカメイ】 beautiful scenery of spring, red-light district
  • 川柳 【センリュウ】 senryū, comic haiku, humorous seventeen-mora poem
  • 花柳 【カリュウ】 red-light district

Kun reading compounds

  • 柳 【やなぎ】 willow (any tree of genus Salix), weeping willow (Salix babylonica)
  • 柳刃包丁 【やなぎばぼうちょう】 kitchen knife for sashimi
  • 青柳 【あおやぎ】 green willow (i.e. one that has budded), meat of the trough shell (Mactra chinensis)
  • 化粧柳 【けしょうやなぎ】 chosenia (Chosenia arbutifolia) (species of willow, also Salix arbutifolia)

Readings

Japanese names:
なぎ、 や、 やい、 やぎ、 やな、 やない
Chinese:
liu3
Korean:
ryu

Spanish

  • sauce
  • mimbre

Portuguese

  • salgueiro

French

  • saule
1898 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1104 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2233 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1471 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1427 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1105 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1871 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2032 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1854 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1086 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1115 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
607 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
803 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1434 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14662 Morohashi
899 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2629 New Nelson (John Haig)
1421 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1525 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1272 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1844 2001 Kanji
4a5.17 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
4792.0 Four corner code
1-44-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67f3 Unicode hex code