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

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

7 strokes (also 6)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
near, early, akin, tantamount
Kun:
ちか.い
On:
キンコン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
194 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 近畿 【キンキ】 Kinki (region around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara)
  • 近海 【キンカイ】 coastal waters, adjacent seas
  • ごく最近 【ゴクサイキン】 very recently, in the very recent past
  • 至近 【シキン】 very near
  • 近流 【コンル】 banishment (to a nearby province), the least severe of the three banishment punishments under the ritsuryo system

Kun reading compounds

  • 近い 【ちかい】 near, close, short (distance), close (in time), soon, close (relationship), friendly, intimate, closely related, similar, likeworthy, almost the same
  • 近いうちに 【ちかいうちに】 before long

Readings

Japanese names:
おう、 おお、 この
Chinese:
jin4
Korean:
geun

Spanish

  • cerca
  • cercano

Portuguese

  • perto
  • cedo
  • consangüíneo
  • equivalente

French

  • près
  • tôt
  • proche
  • équivalent à
195 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
113 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
103 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
127 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4671 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
127 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
259 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
506 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
445 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
452 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
109 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
679 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3798 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1941 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2634 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1136 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38752P Morohashi
3061 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6021 New Nelson (John Haig)
1129 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1210 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
149 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
140 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2654 2001 Kanji
2q4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-4 SKIP code
3-2-4 SKIP code
3230.2 Four corner code
22-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8fd1 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
cherry
Kun:
さくら
On:
オウヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
1237 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 桜花 【オウカ】 cherry blossom
  • 桜花爛漫 【オウカランマン】 riot of cherry blossoms
  • 観桜 【カンオウ】 cherry blossom viewing

Kun reading compounds

  • 桜 【さくら】 cherry tree, cherry blossom, fake buyer, paid audience, shill, seat filler, hired applauder, horse meat
  • 桜花 【おうか】 cherry blossom
  • 左近の桜 【さこんのさくら】 cherry tree east of the southern stairs of the Hall for State Ceremonies (in Heian Palace)

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 ろう
Chinese:
ying1
Korean:
aeng

Spanish

  • cerezo
  • flor de cerezo

Portuguese

  • cerejeira

French

  • cerisier du Japon
653 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1036 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1121 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2256 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1050 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1434 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1373 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
928 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
952 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
968 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1087 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1168 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
632 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
842 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1951 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14796P Morohashi
931 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2664 New Nelson (John Haig)
1932 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2082 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
708 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1869 2001 Kanji
4a6.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
4994.4 Four corner code
4294.4 Four corner code
26-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
685c Unicode hex code