Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
hanging scroll, width
Kun:
はば
On:
フク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
641 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 幅 【フク】 scroll, counter for scrolls
  • 幅員 【フクイン】 width (of a road, bridge, etc.)
  • 増幅 【ゾウフク】 amplification (elec.), magnification, amplification, making larger
  • 双幅 【ソウフク】 pair of hanging scrolls

Kun reading compounds

  • 幅 【はば】 width, breadth, freedom (e.g. of thought), latitude, gap, difference (e.g. in price), range (e.g. of voice)
  • 幅広い 【はばひろい】 extensive, wide, broad
  • 振幅 【しんぷく】 amplitude (of vibration), (degree of) instability, volatility, fluctuation, variation, swing
  • 小幅 【こはば】 small, narrow, single-breadth cloth (approx. 36 cm wide)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
fu2
Korean:
pog, bog

Spanish

  • anchura
  • rollo
  • pergamino
  • contador de rollos

Portuguese

  • laço
  • largura

French

  • largeur
  • kakémono
  • tenture murale
1764 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
682 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1484 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1234 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
501 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1380 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1467 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
897 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
568 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
694 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
417 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
523 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
414 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8995 Morohashi
569 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1574 New Nelson (John Haig)
407 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
435 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1524 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1676 2001 Kanji
3f9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
4126.6 Four corner code
1-41-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e45 Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
334 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 優 【ユウ】 Excellent (grade), A, superiority, excellence, gentle, graceful, elegant, skillful
  • 優秀 【ユウシュウ】 superior, excellent, brilliant, outstanding
  • 女優 【ジョユウ】 actress, female actor
  • 男優 【ダンユウ】 (male) actor
  • 優曇華 【ウドンゲ】 udumbara (mythical Indian plant often identified with the cluster fig, Ficus glomerata), something very rare (from the legend that the udumbara flowers once in 3000 years), Japanese fiber banana flower, green lacewing eggs
  • 優婆夷 【ウバイ】 upasika (devout female lay follower of Buddhism)
  • 女優 【ジョユウ】 actress, female actor
  • 男優 【ダンユウ】 (male) actor

Kun reading compounds

  • 優しい 【やさしい】 tender, kind, gentle, graceful, affectionate, amiable
  • 優しい声 【やさしいこえ】 soft voice
  • 優れる 【すぐれる】 to surpass, to outstrip, to excel
  • 勝る 【まさる】 to excel, to surpass, to exceed, to have an edge, to be superior, to outrival, to outweigh, to preponderate
  • 優るとも劣らない 【まさるともおとらない】 not at all inferior to, rival or surpass, compare favorably (with)

Readings

Japanese names:
ゆ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you1
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • excelente
  • sobresaliente
  • especial
  • papel
  • función
  • elegante
  • tierno
  • amable
  • cariñoso
  • sobrepasar
  • dejar atrás
  • sobresalir

Portuguese

  • ternura
  • superar
  • superação
  • ator
  • superioridade
  • gentileza

French

  • tendresse
  • gentillesse
  • exceller
  • surpasser
  • supériorité
  • acteur
995 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
984 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
453 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
564 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1148 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2599 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1033 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1074 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1168 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
140 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
200 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
130 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1002 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1261 Morohashi
177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
334 New Nelson (John Haig)
993 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1068 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1000 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2167 2001 Kanji
2a15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-15 SKIP code
2124.7 Four corner code
1-45-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
512a Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Kun:
さきま.ず
On:
セン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
173 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 先 【セン】 former, previous, old, first move (in go, shogi, etc.), opening move
  • 先月 【センゲツ】 last month
  • 優先 【ユウセン】 preference, priority, precedence
  • 率先 【ソッセン】 taking the initiative

Kun reading compounds

  • 先 【さき】 point, tip, end, nozzle, head (of a line), front, first, before, ahead (of), (the way) ahead, beyond, future, previous, prior, former, recent, last, destination, rest (e.g. of a story), continuation, remaining part, the other party
  • 先ほど 【さきほど】 a short while ago, a moment ago, just now, some time ago
  • この先 【このさき】 beyond this point, ahead, from now on, after this, in the future
  • 小手先 【こてさき】 tip of the hand, (use of) one's hands, cheap trick, superficial wit, superficial cleverness, cheap, makeshift (e.g. measures), shortsighted, perfunctory, halfhearted
  • 先ず 【まず】 first (of all), firstly, to begin with, before anything else, probably, most likely, almost certainly, virtually, more or less (satisfactory), on the whole, reasonably, anyway, at any rate, for now (at least), for the time being
  • まず第一に 【まずだいいちに】 first of all, in the first place, to begin with, for starters

Readings

Japanese names:
ぽん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian1
Korean:
seon

Spanish

  • antes
  • adelante
  • previo
  • precedencia
  • extremo
  • punta
  • final
  • anterior

Portuguese

  • antes
  • prévio
  • na frente
  • futuro
  • precedência

French

  • avant
  • devant
  • précédent
  • futur
  • antériorité
33 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
43 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
49 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
201 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
571 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
65 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
16 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
280 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
50 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
50 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
48 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
145 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3046 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1552 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2123 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
254 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1349 Morohashi
2394 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 New Nelson (John Haig)
248 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
263 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
115 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
54 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2457 2001 Kanji
3b3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2421.1 Four corner code
1-32-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5148 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
grope, search, look for
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
930 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 探検 【タンケン】 exploration, expedition
  • 探求 【タンキュウ】 search, quest, pursuit
  • 内探 【ナイタン】 private inquiry, private enquiry, secret investigation
  • 独探 【ドクタン】 German spy

Kun reading compounds

  • 探る 【さぐる】 to feel around for, to fumble for, to grope for, to search for, to look for, to investigate, to probe into, to spy on, to sound out, to explore (parts unknown), to enjoy (natural beauty)
  • 探す 【さがす】 to search for, to look for, to hunt for, to seek, to search (a house, pocket, etc.), to search through, to rummage in (e.g. a drawer), to fish around

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tan4, tan1
Korean:
tam

Spanish

  • explorar
  • indagar
  • buscar
  • sondear

Portuguese

  • tatear
  • pesquisar
  • procurar

French

  • chercher
  • tâtonner
  • enquête
942 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
930 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1239 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1949 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1236 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1316 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
544 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1258 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
908 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
613 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
466 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1340 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12276 Morohashi
505 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2211 New Nelson (John Haig)
1327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1425 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
927 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1364 2001 Kanji
3c8.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5709.4 Four corner code
1-35-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
63a2 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
cord, rope, searching, inquiring
On:
サク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1127 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 索 【サク】 rope, cord
  • 索引 【サクイン】 index (in a book)
  • 捜索 【ソウサク】 search (esp. for someone or something missing), manhunt, legally authorized search of a person, building, etc.
  • 検索 【ケンサク】 looking up (e.g. a word in a dictionary), retrieval (e.g. data), searching for, referring to

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
suo3
Korean:
sag, saeg

Spanish

  • soga
  • cordón
  • cuerda
  • buscar
  • disperso

Portuguese

  • corda
  • cabo

French

  • câble
  • corde
  • chercher (index)
1299 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1155 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
782 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1762 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1625 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1703 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1059 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1104 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1301 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1505 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3105 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1587 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2168 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1377 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27306 Morohashi
2455 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4449 New Nelson (John Haig)
1365 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1465 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1378 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1541 2001 Kanji
2k8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-6 SKIP code
2-2-8 SKIP code
4090.3 Four corner code
1-26-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d22 Unicode hex code