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

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  • 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.), hand, yaku, meld
  • 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 (ritsuryō 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】 being placed on duty, going into commission (of a warship, freighter, etc.), being placed in commission

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

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

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  • 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

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子宮 【シキュウ】 womb, uterus
  • 中性子 【チュウセイシ】 neutron
  • 精子 【セイシ】 sperm
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 久留子 【クルス】 cross sign
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, kid, teenager, youngster, young (non-adult) person, (one's) child, offspring, young woman, young (animal), offshoot, interest, new share, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), young geisha, young prostitute, bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 根っこ 【ねっこ】 root (of a plant), stump (of a tree), root (of a problem, etc.), base, foundation, origin, source
  • 江戸っ子 【えどっこ】 true Tokyoite, Edoite, person born and raised in Edo
  • 子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
1-27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
submit, offer, present, serve (meal), accompany
Kun:
そな.えるとも-ども
On:
キョウクウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
313 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 供述 【キョウジュツ】 affidavit, deposition, testimony
  • 供給 【キョウキュウ】 supply, provision
  • 情報提供 【ジョウホウテイキョウ】 provision of information
  • 臓器提供 【ゾウキテイキョウ】 organ donation
  • 供養 【クヨウ】 memorial service for the dead, holding a service
  • 供物 【クモツ】 offering (e.g. to the gods), votive offering
  • 節句 【セック】 seasonal festival
  • 初節供 【ハツゼック】 baby's first annual festival
  • 供花 【キョウカ】 offering of flowers (at shrine, grave, etc.), floral tribute
  • 人身御供 【ヒトミゴクウ】 human sacrifice, victim
  • 供御 【クゴ】 emperor's meal
  • 供祭 【グサイ】 offerings, offerings and worship
  • 内供 【ナイグ】 inner offerer (any of the 10 high-ranking monks serving at the inner offering hall)
  • 応供 【オウグ】 arhat (meritorious person, esp. an epithet of Buddha)

Kun reading compounds

  • 供える 【そなえる】 to offer, to sacrifice, to dedicate
  • 供 【とも】 companion, follower, attendant, retinue
  • 共に 【ともに】 together, jointly, at the same time, with, as ..., including, along with, both
  • 酒のお供 【さけのおとも】 appetizer or snack served with drinks, accompaniment to an (alcoholic) drink

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gong1, gong4
Korean:
gong

Spanish

  • ofrecer
  • entregar
  • expresar
  • mencionar
  • acompañante

Portuguese

  • submeter
  • oferecer
  • presentear
  • servir (refeição)
  • acompanhar

French

  • présenter
  • offrir
  • soumettre
  • proposer
  • accompagner
  • servir (plat)
  • pluriel cérémonieux
760 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
850 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
839 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
456 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
431 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
694 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
315 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
555 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
197 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
197 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
418 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
88 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
98 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
66 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
70 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1813 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
605 Morohashi
88 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
195 New Nelson (John Haig)
1796 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1935 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
340 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
861 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2161 2001 Kanji
2a6.13 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-6 SKIP code
2428.1 Four corner code
1-22-01 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f9b Unicode hex code