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, right and left, (asserting) control, influence, domination, one's attendants, people accompanying one, (serving at somebody's) side, equivocation
  • 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, (in vertical writing) same as below

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-26-24 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 side
  • 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, left and right, 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-17-6 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53f3 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
part, minute of time, segment, share, degree, one's lot, duty, understand, know, rate, 1%, chances, shaku/100
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
24 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 分 【ブン】 part, portion, share, amount, worth (as in "two days' worth"), enough (for), one's means, one's place, one's lot, one's social position, one's duty, one's part, condition, state (of affairs), extent, rate (as in "at this rate"), in proportion to, just as much as, to the same degree, content (e.g. alcohol), percentage, equivalent to (e.g. an old brother)
  • 分化 【ブンカ】 specialization, specialisation, differentiation
  • 応分 【オウブン】 according to one's abilities, appropriate, reasonable
  • 細分 【サイブン】 subdivision (into small parts)
  • 分 【フン】 minute (unit of time), fun (one tenth of a monme, 5.787 grains)
  • 分別 【フンベツ】 discretion, prudence, good sense, judgement, judgment, wisdom, discernment
  • 毎分 【マイフン】 every minute, per minute
  • 壊変毎分 【カイヘンマイフン】 disintegration per minute, dpm
  • 分 【ブ】 one-tenth, one percent (one-tenth of a wari), 3 mm (one-tenth of a sun), 2.4 mm (one-tenth of a mon, a traditional unit used to measure shoe sizes), 0.1 degree (one-tenth of a do, used to measure body temperature on any temperature scale), one-quarter of a ryō (obsolete unit of currency), thickness, advantageous circumstances, one-tenth of a monme of silver
  • 分 【ブン】 part, portion, share, amount, worth (as in "two days' worth"), enough (for), one's means, one's place, one's lot, one's social position, one's duty, one's part, condition, state (of affairs), extent, rate (as in "at this rate"), in proportion to, just as much as, to the same degree, content (e.g. alcohol), percentage, equivalent to (e.g. an old brother)
  • 一分 【イチブ】 one tenth, one hundredth, one percent, one tenth of a sun, one quarter ryō (an old coin)
  • 節分 【セツブン】 setsubun, last day of winter in the traditional Japanese calendar (usu. February 3 or 4), day of the bean scattering ceremony, last day of any season (according to the traditional Japanese calendar)

Kun reading compounds

  • 分ける 【わける】 to divide (into), to split (into), to part, to separate, to divide up, to classify, to sort out, to divide out, to share, to distribute, to deal out, to dish out, to distinguish, to discriminate, to differentiate (between), to break up (a fight), to mediate, to call a draw, to tie, to push one's way through (a crowd), to sell
  • 分け 【わけ】 sharing, division, draw, tie
  • 分ける 【わける】 to divide (into), to split (into), to part, to separate, to divide up, to classify, to sort out, to divide out, to share, to distribute, to deal out, to dish out, to distinguish, to discriminate, to differentiate (between), to break up (a fight), to mediate, to call a draw, to tie, to push one's way through (a crowd), to sell
  • 申し訳 【もうしわけ】 apology, excuse
  • 追分 【おいわけ】 forked road
  • 分かれる 【わかれる】 to branch, to fork, to diverge, to separate, to split, to divide, to disperse, to scatter
  • 分かる 【わかる】 to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to see, to get, to follow, to become clear, to be known, to be discovered, to be realized, to be realised, to be found out, I know!, I think so too!
  • 分かつ 【わかつ】 to divide, to separate, to share, to distribute, to distinguish

Readings

Japanese names:
いた、 わけ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fen1, fen4
Korean:
bun

Spanish

  • parte
  • segmento
  • minuto
  • dividir
  • separar

Portuguese

  • parte
  • minuto
  • segmento
  • grau
  • dever
  • compreender
  • saber
  • valor
  • 1%
  • oportunidades
  • shaku/100

French

  • portion
  • minute
  • section
  • part
  • degré
  • son lot dans la vie
  • comprendre
  • savoir
  • devoir
  • taux
  • 1%
  • chances
  • bu = 1/100 de shaku = 3.03 mm
133 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
218 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
199 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
35 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
578 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
35 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
22 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
64 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
38 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
38 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
26 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
180 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2466 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1247 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1713 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
788 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1853 Morohashi
1972 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
454 New Nelson (John Haig)
781 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
844 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
28 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
101 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2045 2001 Kanji
2o2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
8022.7 Four corner code
1-42-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5206 Unicode hex code