Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
two hands, twenty
Parts:
Variants:
valve, petal, braid, speech, dialect, discrimination, dispose of, distinguish, conical cap
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
619 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 弁 【ベン】 speech, tongue, talk, eloquence, dialect, brogue, accent, bento, Japanese box lunch, petal, valve, Oversight Department, division of the daijokan under the ritsuryo system responsible for controlling central and provincial governmental offices
  • 弁解 【ベンカイ】 explanation (e.g. for one's actions), excuse, justification, defense, defence
  • 熱弁 【ネツベン】 fervent speech
  • 強弁 【キョウベン】 insisting (unreasonably), obstinate insistence

Kun reading compounds

  • 弁える 【わきまえる】 to discern (e.g. right from wrong), to discriminate, to distinguish, to know (manners, one's place, etc.), to understand, to bear in mind

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
bian4
Korean:
byeon, ban

Spanish

  • discurso
  • dialecto
  • distinguir
  • identificar
  • reembolsar
  • pétalo

Portuguese

  • válvula
  • petala
  • trança
  • discurso
  • dialeto
  • discriminação
  • livrar-se de
  • distinguir

French

  • éloquence
  • valve
  • pétale
  • tresse
  • dialecte
  • discernement
  • résoudre
  • distinguer
715 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
807 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
786 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
793 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
846 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
513 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1265 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
275 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
711 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
724 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1116 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
262 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2497 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1264 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1730 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
750 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9588 Morohashi
2004 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1663 New Nelson (John Haig)
742 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
803 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
654 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2755 2001 Kanji
0a5.30 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-3 SKIP code
2344.0 Four corner code
42-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f01 Unicode hex code

20 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
Variants:
safeguard, protect
Kun:
まも.る
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
351 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 護岸 【ゴガン】 river dike
  • 護衛 【ゴエイ】 guard, convoy, escort
  • 警護 【ケイゴ】 bodyguard, escort
  • 愛護 【アイゴ】 protection, tender care

Kun reading compounds

  • 守る 【まもる】 to protect, to guard, to defend, to keep (i.e. a promise), to abide (by the rules), to observe, to obey, to follow

Readings

Japanese names:
もり
Chinese:
hu4
Korean:
ho

Spanish

  • salvaguardar
  • proteger
  • defender

Portuguese

  • salvaguardar
  • proteger

French

  • protection
  • garde
604 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
696 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
670 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
653 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4447 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
796 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1772 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2877 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1312 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1391 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1115 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1713 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2079 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1088 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1481 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
707 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36038P Morohashi
1648 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5715 New Nelson (John Haig)
700 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
756 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
474 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
825 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3067 2001 Kanji
7a13.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-13 SKIP code
0464.7 Four corner code
24-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8b77 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
reliant, depend on, consequently, therefore, due to
Kun:
よ.る
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
906 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 依然 【イゼン】 still, as yet, as it has been
  • 委嘱 【イショク】 commissioning, entrusting (with), request, appointment (to a position)
  • 憑依 【ヒョウイ】 dependence, depending on, possession (by a spirit, etc.)
  • 偏倚 【ヘンイ】 deviation, bias
  • 依蘭苔 【エイランタイ】 Iceland moss (Cetraria islandica), Iceland lichen
  • 依估 【イコ】 unfairness
  • 帰依 【キエ】 becoming a devout believer, (religious) conversion

Kun reading compounds

  • 因る 【よる】 to be due to, to be caused by, to depend on, to turn on, to be based on, to come from, to be based at (a location, an organization), to be headquartered at
  • 依ると 【よると】 according to

Readings

Japanese names:
よ、 より
Chinese:
yi1
Korean:
eui

Spanish

  • confiar en
  • depender de
  • estar basado en

Portuguese

  • confiante
  • contar com
  • consequentemente
  • portanto
  • devido para

French

  • dépendant
  • par conséquent
  • donc
  • dû à
1001 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1177 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
426 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1135 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
316 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
780 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
678 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
691 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
890 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
85 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
93 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
61 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
65 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
980 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
607 Morohashi
84 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
191 New Nelson (John Haig)
971 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1045 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1148 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2165 2001 Kanji
2a6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-6 SKIP code
2023.2 Four corner code
16-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f9d Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
trust, request
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
708 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 頼信紙 【ライシンシ】 telegram form, telegram blank
  • 無頼 【ブライ】 hoodlum, scoundrel, ruffian, tough, villain, villainy, without relying on others, without asking for help
  • 市井無頼 【シセイブライ】 urban villain, street hoodlum

Kun reading compounds

  • 頼む 【たのむ】 to request, to beg, to ask, to call, to order, to reserve, to entrust to, to rely on, please, please do
  • 頼むから 【たのむから】 please!, I'm asking you, for heaven's sake
  • 頼もしい 【たのもしい】 reliable, trustworthy, hopeful, promising
  • 頼る 【たよる】 to rely on, to depend on, to count on, to turn to (for help)

Readings

Japanese names:
よち、 より
Chinese:
lai4
Korean:
roe

Spanish

  • solicitud
  • petición
  • solicitar
  • pedir
  • de confianza
  • confiar en
  • depender de

Portuguese

  • confiança
  • solicitação

French

  • confiance
  • demande
1889 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
706 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5129 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1172 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1009 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2506 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1512 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1613 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
572 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1890 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2041 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1075 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1458 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1681 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43529P Morohashi
1615 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6635 New Nelson (John Haig)
1665 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1794 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1864 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1561 2001 Kanji
9a7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-9 SKIP code
5198.6 Four corner code
45-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
983c Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
person
Kun:
ひと-り-と
On:
ジンニン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
5 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 人 【ジン】 -ian (e.g. Italian), -ite (e.g. Tokyoite), -er (e.g. performer, etc.), person working with ..., man, person, people
  • 人為 【ジンイ】 human work, human agency, art, artificiality
  • 米人 【ベイジン】 an American
  • 俳人 【ハイジン】 haiku poet
  • 人 【ニン】 counter for people, person
  • 人気 【ニンキ】 popularity, public favor, condition (e.g. market), tone, character, nature
  • 同人 【ドウジン】 same person, said person, the person in question, coterie, clique, fraternity, kindred spirits, comrade, colleague, dōjin, doujin, Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.
  • 代人 【ダイニン】 substitute, deputy, proxy, representative, agent

Kun reading compounds

  • 人 【ひと】 man, person, human being, mankind, people, human (Homo sapiens), humans as a species, character, personality, man of talent, true man, another person, other people, others, adult
  • 人一倍 【ひといちばい】 (much) more than others, exceedingly, extremely, unusually
  • 貴人 【きじん】 aristocrat, nobleman, dignitary, person of high rank
  • いい人 【いいひと】 good-natured person, good person, lover

Readings

Japanese names:
じ、 と、 ね、 ひこ、 ふみ
Chinese:
ren2
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • pessoa

French

  • être humain
  • personne
30 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
39 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
39 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
9 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
339 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
4 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
11 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
14 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
1 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
15 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
42 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4175 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
960 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
344 Morohashi
3368 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
99 New Nelson (John Haig)
951 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1023 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
2 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
7 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1262 2001 Kanji
2a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
8000.0 Four corner code
31-45 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4eba Unicode hex code