Jisho

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7 strokes
Radical:
step
Parts:
duty, war, campaign, drafted labor, office, service, role
On:
ヤクエキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
315 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 役 【ヤク】 role, assignment, responsibility, duty, function, job, service, position (of responsibility), post, office, part (in a play, film, etc.), role, character, scoring combination (in mahjong, card games, etc.), meld, hand, yaku
  • 役員 【ヤクイン】 director, executive, officer, official, person in charge
  • 悪役 【アクヤク】 villain, baddie, the villain's part
  • 大役 【タイヤク】 important task, important role, great duty, important mission, major part (in a film, play, etc.), leading role, high-scoring combination
  • 役 【エキ】 war, campaign, battle, unpaid work (ritsuryo system), forced labor
  • 役務 【エキム】 labor, labour, service
  • 荷役 【ニエキ】 handling cargo, loading and unloading
  • 就役 【シュウエキ】 placed in commission, entering servitude

Readings

Japanese names:
ちゃく
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yi4
Korean:
yeog

Spanish

  • oficio
  • deber
  • servicio
  • papel
  • (guerra)

Portuguese

  • dever
  • guerra
  • campanha
  • esboço
  • escritório
  • serviço
  • papel

French

  • rôle
  • fonctions
  • guerre
  • campagne
  • corvée
  • poste
  • service
324 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
419 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
397 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
315 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1598 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
171 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
519 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
368 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
375 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
376 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
609 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
620 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
288 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
217 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
893 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10057 Morohashi
244 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1726 New Nelson (John Haig)
884 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
949 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
266 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
290 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2068 2001 Kanji
3i4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-4 SKIP code
2724.7 Four corner code
1-44-82 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f79 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
cow 牛 (牜)
Parts:
cow
Kun:
うし
On:
ギュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
1202 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 牛 【ウシ】 cattle (Bos taurus), cow, bull, ox, calf, beef, Chinese "Ox" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 牛肉 【ギュウニク】 beef
  • 肉牛 【ニクギュウ】 beef cattle
  • 海牛 【カイギュウ】 sirenian (any aquatic mammal of order Sirenia, incl. manatees, and dugongs), sea cow

Kun reading compounds

  • 牛 【うし】 cattle (Bos taurus), cow, bull, ox, calf, beef, Chinese "Ox" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
  • 牛車 【ぎゅうしゃ】 ox carriage (for Heian era nobles), oxcart
  • 去勢牛 【きょせいうし】 ox, bullock
  • 特牛 【こというし】 strong bull

Readings

Japanese names:
うじ、 ご
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
niu2
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • vaca
  • ganado

Portuguese

  • Vaca

French

  • vache
62 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
108 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
97 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
909 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2852 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
534 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
213 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
111 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
281 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
281 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
483 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1289 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2151 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2903 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
251 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19922 Morohashi
3452 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3532 New Nelson (John Haig)
245 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
260 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
88 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2455 2001 Kanji
4g0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
2500.0 Four corner code
1-21-77 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
725b Unicode hex code