Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
958 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 弱 【ジャク】 little less than, slightly fewer than, just under, weakness, the weak
  • 弱者 【ジャクシャ】 weak person, the weak, vulnerable person, disadvantaged person
  • 精神薄弱 【セイシンハクジャク】 mental retardation, mentally retarded
  • 薄弱 【ハクジャク】 feebleness, weakness, weak

Kun reading compounds

  • 弱い 【よわい】 weak, frail, delicate, tender, unskilled, weak (wine)
  • 弱い経済 【よわいけいざい】 weak economy
  • 弱る 【よわる】 to weaken, to grow weak, to wane, to decline (of one's health), to be downcast, to be dejected, to be dispirited, to be troubled, to be at a loss, to be perplexed, to be annoyed
  • 弱まる 【よわまる】 to abate, to weaken, to be emaciated, to be dejected, to be perplexed
  • 弱める 【よわめる】 to weaken

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ruo4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • débil
  • endeble
  • delicado
  • debilitarse
  • debilitar

Portuguese

  • frágil
  • fraco

French

  • faible
  • fragile
236 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
154 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
138 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
819 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
650 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
595 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
169 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1647 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
218 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
218 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
112 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
610 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1499 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
792 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1080 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1244 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9791P Morohashi
1167 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1692 New Nelson (John Haig)
1236 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1323 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
196 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3553 2001 Kanji
3h7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-5 SKIP code
1712.7 Four corner code
1-28-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f31 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
pestle
Parts:
Variants:
year, counter for years
Kun:
とし
On:
ネン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
6 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 年 【ネン】 year, counter for years (e.g. of an era), grades (e.g. school), period of an apprentice's contract (usu. ten years)
  • 年会 【ネンカイ】 conference, annual convention
  • 往年 【オウネン】 years gone by, earlier years, former years, the past
  • 平年 【ヘイネン】 non-leap year, normal year (esp. as pertains to weather patterns, vegetative growth, harvest yields, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 年 【とし】 year, age, years, past one's prime, old age
  • 年明け 【としあけ】 beginning of the year, early in the New Year
  • いい年 【いいとし】 mature age, advanced age, maturity, age when one is old enough to know better
  • 御年 【おんとし】 age (esp. advanced)

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
nian2
Korean:
nyeon

Spanish

  • año
  • edad

Portuguese

  • Ano

French

  • année
  • compteur d'années
126 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
20 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
64 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
3 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
188 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
64 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
51 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
342 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
45 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
45 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
24 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
574 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2528 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1284 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1752 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1045 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9168 Morohashi
2035 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1593 New Nelson (John Haig)
1036 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1114 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
13 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
51 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2355 2001 Kanji
0a6.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
4-6-3 SKIP code
8050.0 Four corner code
1-39-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e74 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
old 老 (耂)
Parts:
someone, person
Kun:
もの
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
38 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 者 【シャ】 person, -er, expert, geisha, prostitute
  • 芸者 【ゲイシャ】 geisha, professional female entertainer, usu. at traditional banquets
  • 加害者 【カガイシャ】 assailant, perpetrator, wrong-doer, aggressor

Kun reading compounds

  • 者 【もの】 person
  • 者ども 【ものども】 you, people
  • 弱き者 【よわきもの】 weak person, the weak
  • 若い者 【わかいもの】 young man, young woman, young people, youth, youngsters, young employee, young manservant, young follower

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhe3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • alguém
  • pessoa

French

  • personne
  • quelqu'un
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
314 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
298 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
22 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3685 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
56 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
240 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
769 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
164 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
164 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
148 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1578 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3980 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2047 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2765 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1264 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28852 Morohashi
3211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4698 New Nelson (John Haig)
1256 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1345 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
19 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
302 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1478 2001 Kanji
4c4.13 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-4 SKIP code
4-8-2 SKIP code
2-4-4 SKIP code
4460.0 Four corner code
1-28-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8005 Unicode hex code