Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
Variants:
bullet, twang, flip, snap
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
853 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 弾 【ダン】 counter for parts, stages, installments, etc. (of a story, series, project, campaign, etc.), counter for bullets
  • 弾圧 【ダンアツ】 oppression, suppression, pressure
  • 防弾 【ボウダン】 bulletproof, bombproof
  • 砲弾 【ホウダン】 shell, cannonball

Kun reading compounds

  • 弾く 【ひく】 to play (a stringed or keyboard instrument)
  • 弾む 【はずむ】 to spring, to bound, to bounce, to be stimulated, to be encouraged, to get lively, to pay handsomely, to splurge, to part eagerly with (money, etc.), to breathe hard, to pant, to be out of breath
  • 玉 【たま】 ball, sphere, globe, orb, bead (of sweat, dew, etc.), drop, droplet, ball (in sports), pile (of noodles, etc.), bullet, bulb (i.e. a light bulb), lens (of glasses, etc.), bead (of an abacus), ball (i.e. a testicle), gem, jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively), pearl, female entertainer (e.g. a geisha), person (when commenting on their nature), character, item, funds or person used as part of a plot, egg, coin, precious, beautiful, excellent
  • 弾傷 【たまきず】 bullet wound, gunshot wound
  • 弾く 【はじく】 to flip, to snap, to flick, to repel, to use (an abacus), to calculate, to strum, to pluck the strings (of a guitar, etc.)
  • 弾ける 【はじける】 to burst open, to split open, to pop, to be bursting with (e.g. youth, laughter, flavor), to bounce, to bound
  • 弾正台 【だんじょうだい】 Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (1869-1871 CE), Imperial Prosecuting and Investigating Office (under the ritsuryo system)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dan4, tan2
Korean:
tan

Spanish

  • bala
  • pelota
  • chasquido
  • golpe seco
  • chasquear
  • tocar (piano
  • guitarra
  • etc.)

Portuguese

  • Bala (arma)
  • fanhoso
  • sacudidela
  • estalo

French

  • boulet
  • rebond
  • chiquenaude
  • vibration
1570 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
933 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1575 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1099 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1272 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1880 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1539 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1641 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
590 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
613 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
697 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
418 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
524 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1950 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9836P Morohashi
572 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1699 New Nelson (John Haig)
1931 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2081 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1529 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3555 2001 Kanji
3h9.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
1925.6 Four corner code
1-35-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f3e Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
lack, yawn
Parts:
song, sing
Kun:
うたうた.う
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
519 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 歌劇 【カゲキ】 opera
  • 歌曲 【カキョク】 melody, tune, song
  • 演歌 【エンカ】 enka, traditional-style Japanese popular ballad, troubadour
  • 和歌 【ワカ】 waka, classic Japanese poem, esp. a tanka, often 31 morae

Kun reading compounds

  • 歌 【うた】 song, singing, classical Japanese poem (esp. tanka), modern poetry
  • 歌合 【うたあわせ】 poetry contest
  • 短歌 【たんか】 tanka, 31-mora Japanese poem
  • 替え歌 【かえうた】 parody (of a song), new lyrics to an old melody, song parody
  • 歌う 【うたう】 to sing, to sing (one's praises in a poem, etc.), to compose a poem, to recite a poem
  • 歌うたい 【うたうたい】 singer, vocalist, nagauta singer (in kabuki), singer of noh chants

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ge1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • canción
  • cantar

Portuguese

  • canção
  • cantar

French

  • chanson
  • chanter
166 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
90 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
84 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
478 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2422 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
256 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
201 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2170 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
392 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
395 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
200 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1125 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2296 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1187 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1621 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
480 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16167 Morohashi
1825 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2945 New Nelson (John Haig)
469 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
508 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
486 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
230 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3162 2001 Kanji
4j10.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-10-4 SKIP code
1768.2 Four corner code
1-18-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b4c Unicode hex code