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

7 strokes
Radical:
thumb, inch
Parts:
Variants:
vis-a-vis, opposite, even, equal, versus, anti-, compare
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
34 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 対 【タイ】 opposite, opposition, versus, vs., v., to (e.g. "winning a game five to three"), equal footing, equal terms, against ..., anti-, toward ..., to ...
  • 対案 【タイアン】 counter-proposal, counter-suggestion
  • 国対 【コクタイ】 Committee of the National Diet
  • 相対 【ソウタイ】 relativity, relative
  • 対 【ツイ】 pair, couple, set, antithesis, counter for items that come in pairs, counter for sets (of clothes, small furniture, utensils, etc.)
  • 対句 【ツイク】 couplet, antithesis
  • 一対 【イッツイ】 pair, couple
  • 双対 【ソウツイ】 duality

Kun reading compounds

  • 対手 【たいしゅ】 opponent (in combat)
  • 向かう 【むかう】 to face, to go towards, to head towards

Readings

Japanese names:
つし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dui4
Korean:
dae

Spanish

  • opuesto
  • contrario
  • por serie

Portuguese

  • vis-um-vis
  • contrário
  • até mesmo
  • igual
  • versus
  • anti-
  • compara

French

  • vis-à-vis
  • en face
  • régulier
  • égal
  • opposition
  • anti-
  • comparer
461 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
356 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
336 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
55 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2067 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
370 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
476 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
405 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
365 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
366 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
363 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
502 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1025 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
556 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1742 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7419 Morohashi
831 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1375 New Nelson (John Haig)
1726 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1862 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
39 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
286 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
448 2001 Kanji
2j5.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-3 SKIP code
0440.0 Four corner code
1-34-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bfe Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
Variants:
appellation, praise, admire, name, title, fame
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
985 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 称 【ショウ】 name, title, designation, fame, reputation
  • 称号 【ショウゴウ】 title, name, degree
  • 通称 【ツウショウ】 popular name, common name, nickname, alias
  • 公称 【コウショウ】 public name, announcing publicly, nominal

Kun reading compounds

  • 称える 【たたえる】 to extol, to give praise
  • 称える 【となえる】 to assume the name of
  • 褒める 【ほめる】 to praise, to commend, to compliment, to speak well of, to speak highly of

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cheng1, chen4, cheng4
Korean:
ching

Spanish

  • llamar
  • nombrar
  • alabar
  • apelativo
  • nombre

Portuguese

  • apelação
  • elogio
  • admirar
  • nome
  • título
  • fama

French

  • appellation
  • louanges
  • admirer
  • nom
  • titre
  • renommée
815 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
714 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1187 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3280 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
736 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1586 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1118 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
978 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1011 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1554 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1433 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1491 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
788 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1075 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
914 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25016P Morohashi
1160 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4139 New Nelson (John Haig)
905 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
971 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1374 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2241 2001 Kanji
5d5.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
2899.0 Four corner code
1-30-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79f0 Unicode hex code