Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
work
Parts:
distinction, difference, variation, discrepancy, margin, balance
Kun:
さ.すさ.し
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
449 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 差 【サ】 difference, variation, difference
  • 差し 【サシ】 between (e.g. two people), face to face, hindrance, impediment, arrhythmic section of recitative in noh music, playing with only 2 players, prefix used for stress or emphasis, counter for traditional dance songs
  • 落差 【ラクサ】 difference in elevation (between two points in a body of water), head, drop (e.g. of a waterfall), fall distance, difference, gap
  • 賃金格差 【チンギンカクサ】 wage differential

Kun reading compounds

  • 差す 【さす】 to shine, to be visible, to be tinged with, to rise (of water levels), to flow in, to be felt (i.e. as an emotion), to come over one, to hold up (an umbrella, etc.), to put up, to raise, to extend one's arm straight ahead (in dance), to insert, to put in, to wear (a sword) in one's belt, to wear at one's side, to carry under one's arm, to insert one's arm under an opponent's arm, to pole (a boat), to pour, to add (liquid), to serve (drinks), to put on (lipstick, etc.), to apply, to colour, to dye, to light (a fire), to burn, to shut, to close, to lock, to fasten, to stop in the midst of, to leave undone
  • 差し 【さし】 between (e.g. two people), face to face, hindrance, impediment, arrhythmic section of recitative in noh music, playing with only 2 players, prefix used for stress or emphasis, counter for traditional dance songs
  • 尺 【さし】 ruler, measure
  • 旗指 【はたさし】 samurai who carries his general's banner while riding into battle, small war flag attached to the back of one's armour during battle
  • 一差し 【ひとさし】 one dance, one game (e.g. of shogi)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
chai1, cha1, cha4, ci1
Korean:
cha, chi

Spanish

  • distinción
  • diferencia
  • remanente
  • poner
  • echar
  • verter

Portuguese

  • distinção
  • diferença
  • variação
  • discrepancia
  • margem
  • equilíbrio

French

  • différence
  • distinction (entre)
  • variation
  • divergence
  • marge
  • balance
399 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
508 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
482 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
614 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3662 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
662 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
492 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1164 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
658 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
669 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
674 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
553 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4104 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2082 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2821 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
560 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8732 Morohashi
3311 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1537 New Nelson (John Haig)
554 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
593 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
544 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
972 2001 Kanji
2o8.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-7-3 SKIP code
2-6-4 SKIP code
2-2-8 SKIP code
2-3-7 SKIP code
8021.1 Four corner code
1-26-25 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5dee Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
separate, branch off, diverge, fork, another, extra, specially
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
214 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 別 【ベツ】 distinction, difference, discrimination, separate, different, another, extra, exception, exclusion, classified by, ranked by, according to
  • 別院 【ベツイン】 branch temple
  • 無差別 【ムサベツ】 indiscrimination, without discrimination, indiscriminate
  • 告別 【コクベツ】 farewell, leave-taking

Kun reading compounds

  • 別れる 【わかれる】 to part (usu. of people), to part from, to part with, to be apart from, to separate (of a couple), to break up, to divorce, to lose (e.g. one's mother), to be bereaved
  • 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

Readings

Japanese names:
べっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bie2
Korean:
byeol

Spanish

  • separar
  • aparte
  • distinto
  • dividirse

Portuguese

  • separar
  • ramo desligado
  • divergir
  • garfo
  • outro
  • extra
  • especialmente

French

  • séparer
  • spécialement
  • diverger
  • extra
  • un autre
508 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
607 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
579 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
255 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
674 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
288 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
127 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
435 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
267 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
267 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
397 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
188 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1434 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
760 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1032 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
91 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1924 Morohashi
1117 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
467 New Nelson (John Haig)
90 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
94 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
227 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
490 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3743 2001 Kanji
2f5.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
6220.0 Four corner code
1-42-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5225 Unicode hex code