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 (of a story, etc.)
  • 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
35-38 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f3e Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
chirp, cry, bark, sound, ring, echo, honk
Kun:
な.くな.るな.らす
On:
メイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
1279 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鳴管 【メイカン】 syrinx (part of a bird), lower larynx
  • 鳴禽 【メイキン】 songbird, oscine
  • 百家争鳴 【ヒャッカソウメイ】 let a hundred schools of thought contend
  • 蛙鳴 【アメイ】 frog calling

Kun reading compounds

  • 鳴く 【なく】 to sing (bird), to make sound (animal), to call, to cry, to chirp, to make a meld call (e.g. pung, kong)
  • 鳴く蝉よりも鳴かぬ蛍が身を焦がす 【なくせみよりもなかぬほたるがみをこがす】 empty vessels make the most noise, the silent firefly burns with more passion than the crying cicada
  • 鳴る 【なる】 to sound, to ring, to resound, to echo, to roar, to rumble
  • 鳴門 【なると】 strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, whirlpool, maelstrom, kamaboko with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, cooking technique where ingredients are cut in a spiral pattern, Naruto, city in NE Tokushima pref, Naruto Strait, Naruto wakame
  • 鳴らす 【ならす】 to ring, to sound, to chime, to beat, to snort (nose), to snap (fingers), to crack (joints), to be popular, to be esteemed, to be reputed, to state, to insist, to complain, to fart (loudly)

Readings

Japanese names:
なり、 なる
Chinese:
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • emitir sonido (animal)
  • sonido
  • sonar
  • hacer sonar

Portuguese

  • gorjeio
  • choro
  • latido
  • som
  • argola
  • eco
  • buzina

French

  • gazouiller
  • crier
  • aboyer
  • pousser son cri (animal)
  • sonner
  • écho
  • cacarder
321 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
229 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
209 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1186 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
983 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
864 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1019 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2065 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
925 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
948 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
487 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1935 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
481 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
616 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1961 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
46672 Morohashi
674 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6939 New Nelson (John Haig)
1942 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2092 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
235 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3750 2001 Kanji
3d11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-11 SKIP code
6702.7 Four corner code
44-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9cf4 Unicode hex code