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

15 strokes (also 14)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
西
Variants:
transition, move, change
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1937 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 遷都 【セント】 relocation of the capital, transfer of the capital
  • 遷宮 【セングウ】 installation of a deity in a new shrine, transfer of a shrine
  • 左遷 【サセン】 demotion, relegation, reduction in rank, degradation, downward move
  • 聖遷 【セイセン】 Hegira, Hejira, Hijra

Kun reading compounds

  • 移る 【うつる】 to move (house), to transfer (department), to change the target of interest or concern, to elapse (passage of time), to be permeated by a colour or scent, to be infected, to be contagious, to spread (as in fire)
  • 移す 【うつす】 to change, to swap, to substitute, to transfer, to change the object of one's interest or focus, to spend or take time, to infect, to permeate something with the smell or colour of something, to move on to the next or different stage of (a plan, etc.)

Readings

Chinese:
qian1
Korean:
cheon

Spanish

  • traslado
  • transferencia

Portuguese

  • transição
  • mover
  • mudança

French

  • transition
  • changement
  • déménagement
  • dégrader (armée, profession)
1498 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1975 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4743 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1447 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1820 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
921 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
943 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1896 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
722 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3932 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2027 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2735 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1624 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39123P Morohashi
3170 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6113 New Nelson (John Haig)
1610 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1737 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1810 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3256 2001 Kanji
2q12.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-12 SKIP code
3130.1 Four corner code
33-11 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9077 Unicode hex code