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

Chinese:
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

16 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
Variants:
medicine, chemical, enamel, gunpowder, benefit
Kun:
くすり
On:
ヤク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
702 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 薬 【ヤク】 dope, narcotic, drug
  • 薬価 【ヤッカ】 National Health Insurance drug price, NHI drug price
  • 製薬 【セイヤク】 medicine manufacture, drug manufacture
  • 医薬 【イヤク】 medicine, Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau

Kun reading compounds

  • 薬 【くすり】 medicine, pharmaceuticals, (legal) drugs, pill, ointment, salve, efficacious chemical (gunpowder, pesticide, etc.), (pottery) glaze, (illegal) drug, narcotic, small bribe
  • 薬指 【くすりゆび】 ring finger, fourth finger

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
yao4
Korean:
yag

Spanish

  • medicina
  • droga

Portuguese

  • remédio
  • produto químico
  • esmalte
  • pólvora
  • benefício

French

  • médicament
  • produit chimique
  • émail
  • poudre à canon
  • bénéfice
521 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
420 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
398 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
541 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4074 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
323 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
247 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2568 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.6 Japanese for Busy People
359 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
360 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
315 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
672 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3011 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1539 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2100 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1752 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32188PX Morohashi
2375 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5224 New Nelson (John Haig)
1736 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1873 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
439 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1964 2001 Kanji
3k13.15 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-13 SKIP code
4490.4 Four corner code
1-44-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
85ac Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
house on cliff 广
Parts:
广
warehouse, storehouse
Kun:
くら
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
852 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 庫内 【コナイ】 inside (a refrigerator, warehouse, etc.)
  • 住宅金融公庫 【ジュウタクキンユウコウコ】 Government Housing Loan Corporation
  • 公庫 【コウコ】 finance corporation
  • 蔵 【クラ】 warehouse, storehouse, cellar, magazine, granary, godown, depository, treasury, elevator
  • 庫院 【クイン】 kitchen-cum-office of a Zen temple or monastery, where meals are prepared and senior priests have their offices

Kun reading compounds

  • 蔵 【くら】 warehouse, storehouse, cellar, magazine, granary, godown, depository, treasury, elevator
  • 蔵入れ 【くらいれ】 warehousing, storing in a warehouse
  • 神庫 【ほくら】 small shrine, depository for sacred objects

Readings

Chinese:
ku4
Korean:
go

Spanish

  • almacén
  • bodega

Portuguese

  • depósito
  • armazém

French

  • entrepôt
  • stock
  • magasin
206 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
292 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
275 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
656 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1512 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
582 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
511 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1243 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
825 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
844 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
544 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
589 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3864 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1985 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2682 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
596 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9330 Morohashi
3112 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1617 New Nelson (John Haig)
589 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
633 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
354 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
555 2001 Kanji
3q7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
0025.6 Four corner code
1-24-43 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5eab Unicode hex code