Jisho

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15 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
Variants:
cash, bad habit, humble prefix, gift, Shinto offerings of cloth, rope, cut paper
Kun:
ぬさ
On:
ヘイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1803 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 幣 【ヘイ】 staff with plaited paper streamers
  • 幣串 【ヘイグシ】 staff to which shide are attached to make a go-hei
  • 造幣 【ゾウヘイ】 coinage, mintage
  • 衰幣 【スイヘイ】 decline

Kun reading compounds

  • 幣 【へい】 staff with plaited paper streamers
  • 幣を奉る 【ぬさをたてまつる】 to offer a wand with hemp and paper streamers to a Shinto god
  • 大幣 【おおぬさ】 streamers (made of linen, paper, etc.) attached to a long pole (used as a wand in grand purification ceremonies), being in great demand
  • 小幣 【こぬさ】 small purification wand, thinly cut hemp or paper mixed with rice (scattered as an offering to the gods)

Readings

Japanese names:
しで
Chinese:
bi4
Korean:
pye

Spanish

  • riqueza
  • ofrenda
  • dinero en efectivo

Portuguese

  • Caixa
  • maus hábitos
  • prefixo p/ expressar humildade
  • presente
  • oferendas em roupas Shinto
  • corda
  • cortar papel

French

  • espèces (argent)
  • mauvaise habitude
  • préfixe humble
  • don
  • offrande Shinto (papier, corde)
  • corde
  • papier découpé
1778 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1902 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1490 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1400 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1253 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2414 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1781 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1913 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1796 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
571 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3582 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1844 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2507 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1049 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9088X Morohashi
2885 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1585 New Nelson (John Haig)
1040 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1118 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1756 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1044 2001 Kanji
3f12.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-12-3 SKIP code
9822.7 Four corner code
1-42-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e63 Unicode hex code

15 strokes
Radical:
opposite
Parts:
dance, flit, circle, wheel
Kun:
ま.う-ま.うまい
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
655 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 舞台裏 【ブタイウラ】 offstage, backstage, behind the scenes
  • 舞台 【ブタイ】 stage (theatre, theater), scene or setting (e.g. of novel, play, etc.)
  • 演舞 【エンブ】 dance performance
  • 歌舞 【カブ】 singing and dancing

Kun reading compounds

  • 舞う 【まう】 to dance (orig. a whirling dance), to flutter about, to revolve
  • 舞 【まい】 dancing, dance
  • 舞い上がる 【まいあがる】 to soar, to fly high, to be whirled up, to make merry, to be ecstatic, to be in high spirits
  • 立ち居振る舞い 【たちいふるまい】 movements, behavior, behaviour, bearing, deportment, manners, demeanor
  • 獅子舞 【ししまい】 lion dance, traditional dance performed by one or more dancers wearing a guardian lion costume

Readings

Chinese:
wu3
Korean:
mu

Spanish

  • danza
  • baile
  • revoloteo
  • bailar
  • revolotear

Portuguese

  • dançar
  • fugir
  • círculo
  • roda

French

  • danse
  • voltiger
  • cercle
  • roue
1761 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
746 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3862 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1003 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
856 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2391 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
810 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
829 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
981 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1807 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2666 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1358 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1844 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1790 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
30342P Morohashi
2146 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4926 New Nelson (John Haig)
1774 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1912 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1796 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2355 2001 Kanji
0a15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-13 SKIP code
2-8-7 SKIP code
8025.1 Four corner code
1-41-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
821e Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
bridge
Kun:
はし
On:
キョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
553 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 橋 【キョウ】 pons (pontes), pons Varolii, pontine, part of the brain stem (links the medulla oblongata and cerebellum with the midbrain)
  • 橋脚 【キョウキャク】 bridge pier, pontoon bridge
  • 桟橋 【サンバシ】 wharf, bridge, jetty, pier
  • 石橋 【イシバシ】 stone bridge

Kun reading compounds

  • 橋 【はし】 bridge
  • 橋渡し 【はしわたし】 bridge building, mediation, go-between, intermediary, (through the) good offices (of someone)
  • 舟橋 【ふなはし】 pontoon
  • 浮き橋 【うきはし】 floating bridge, pontoon bridge

Readings

Japanese names:
ばせ
Chinese:
qiao2
Korean:
gyo

Spanish

  • puente

Portuguese

  • ponte

French

  • pont
193 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
277 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
259 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
272 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2378 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
443 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
645 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2485 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
597 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
607 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
313 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1116 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1367 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
738 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
991 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
436 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15526 Morohashi
1078 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2879 New Nelson (John Haig)
429 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
460 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
437 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1849 2001 Kanji
4a12.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-12 SKIP code
4292.7 Four corner code
1-22-22 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6a4b Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
little, small
Kun:
ちい.さいこ-お-さ-
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
114 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 小 【ショウ】 smallness, small item, short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days), elementary school, smaller (of two things, places, etc. with the same name), inferior, younger (of two people with the same name), junior, unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
  • 小雨 【コサメ】 light rain, drizzle
  • 微小 【ビショウ】 microscopic
  • 中小 【チュウショウ】 small and medium

Kun reading compounds

  • 小さい 【ちいさい】 small, little, tiny, slight, below average (in degree, amount, etc.), minor, small, low (e.g. sound), soft (e.g. voice), unimportant, petty, insignificant, trifling, trivial, young, juvenile
  • 小さい頃 【ちいさいころ】 as a child, when one was a child

Readings

Japanese names:
いさら、 こう、 さざ、 しゃお、 ちいさ
Chinese:
xiao3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño

Portuguese

  • Pequeno
  • pouco

French

  • petit
24 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
36 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
63 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1355 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
46 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
21 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
27 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
27 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
88 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
511 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
7 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
106 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7473 Morohashi
7 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1389 New Nelson (John Haig)
105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
110 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
126 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
15 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1141 2001 Kanji
3n0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
9000.0 Four corner code
1-30-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0f Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
beguile, delusion, perplexity
Kun:
まど.う
On:
ワク
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
777 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 惑 【ワク】 klesha
  • 惑星 【ワクセイ】 planet
  • 魅惑 【ミワク】 attraction, fascination, lure, captivation, charm
  • 不惑 【フワク】 past forty, following right course

Kun reading compounds

  • 惑う 【まどう】 to get lost, to lose one's bearings, to be puzzled, to be perplexed, to be confused, to be at a loss, to be tempted, to be seduced, to be captivated

Readings

Chinese:
huo4
Korean:
hog

Spanish

  • ilusión
  • engaño
  • duda
  • seducción
  • dudar
  • seducir

Portuguese

  • enganar
  • desilusão
  • perplexidade

French

  • égarer
  • perplexité
  • séduire
1942 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1160 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1710 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1131 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1302 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1784 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
969 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1001 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1071 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
789 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3461 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1783 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2427 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
622 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10789 Morohashi
2786 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1892 New Nelson (John Haig)
614 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
661 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1532 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1458 2001 Kanji
4k8.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-8-4 SKIP code
5333.0 Four corner code
1-47-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
60d1 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:
star, spot, dot, mark
Kun:
ほし-ぼし
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
844 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 星 【セイ】 Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), Singapore
  • 星座 【セイザ】 constellation, astrological sign, star sign, zodiac sign
  • 新星 【シンセイ】 nova, new face, new star
  • 小惑星 【ショウワクセイ】 asteroid
  • 客星 【カクセイ】 celestial body seen only for a short time (e.g. comet)
  • 七星 【シチセイ】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow

Kun reading compounds

  • 星 【ほし】 star (usu. not including the Sun), planet (usu. not including Earth), heavenly body, star (glyph, symbol, shape), star (actor, player, etc.), small dot, spot, fleck, star point (in go), hoshi, intersection marked with a dot, perp, perpetrator, mark, offender, suspect, bullseye, one's star (that determines one's fate), one's fortune, point, score
  • 星空 【ほしぞら】 starry sky
  • 四三の星 【しそうのほし】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow
  • 希望の星 【きぼうのほし】 ray of light, ray of hope, promising talent

Readings

Chinese:
xing1
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • estrella
  • punto pequeño
  • resultado de un juego

Portuguese

  • estrela
  • ponto
  • marca

French

  • étoile
  • point
  • marque
264 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
154 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
877 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2121 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
838 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
599 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
946 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
730 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
743 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
463 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
973 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3089 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1577 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1570 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13837 Morohashi
2435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2452 New Nelson (John Haig)
1556 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1676 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
181 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3872 2001 Kanji
4c5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
6010.4 Four corner code
1-32-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
661f Unicode hex code