Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
left
Kun:
ひだり
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
630 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 左 【サ】 left (esp. in vertical Japanese writing), the following
  • 左右 【サユウ】 left and right, influence, control, domination
  • 極左 【キョクサ】 extreme left, ultraleft
  • 最左 【サイサ】 left-most
  • 左官 【サカン】 plasterer

Kun reading compounds

  • 左 【ひだり】 left, left hand side
  • 左腕 【さわん】 left arm, left-handed (baseball pitcher)
  • 向かって左 【むかってひだり】 on the left as one faces (it)
  • 同左 【どうひだり】 same as on the left

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
zuo3
Korean:
jwa

Spanish

  • izquierda

Portuguese

  • Esquerda

French

  • gauche
18 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
21 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
22 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
477 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1455 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
87 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
50 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
169 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.12 Japanese for Busy People
75 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
75 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
36 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
552 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3692 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1887 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2567 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
77 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8720 Morohashi
2974 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1535 New Nelson (John Haig)
77 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
81 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
374 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
39 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1472 2001 Kanji
0a5.20 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
4001.1 Four corner code
26-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5de6 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
right
Kun:
みぎ
On:
ユウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
602 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 右中間 【ウチュウカン】 between right and center fielders (centre)
  • 右側 【ミギガワ】 right side, right hand
  • 極右 【キョクウ】 far right (in politics), extreme right, ultraconservative
  • 最右 【サイウ】 right-most, rightmost
  • 右筆 【ユウヒツ】 private secretary, amanuensis
  • 右文 【ユウブン】 respect for literary culture
  • 上下左右 【ジョウゲサユウ】 up and down (top and bottom), left and right

Kun reading compounds

  • 右 【みぎ】 right, right hand side, afore-mentioned (esp. in vertical Japanese writing), foregoing, forgoing, above
  • 右腕 【みぎうで】 right arm, right-hand man, right hand, right-hand person, right-handed pitcher
  • 上右 【うえみぎ】 upper right (corner)
  • 下右 【したみぎ】 lower right (corner)

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 すけ
Chinese:
you4
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • derecha

Portuguese

  • Direita

French

  • droite
19 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
22 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
2 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
503 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
878 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
88 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
33 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
171 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.12 Japanese for Busy People
76 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
76 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
35 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
277 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3693 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1888 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2568 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
78 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3250 Morohashi
2975 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
700 New Nelson (John Haig)
78 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
82 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
384 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
38 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1477 2001 Kanji
3d2.15 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
4060.0 Four corner code
17-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53f3 Unicode hex code