Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
invariably, certain, inevitable
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
265 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 必 【ヒツ】 definiteness, certainty
  • 必需 【ヒツジュ】 necessary

Kun reading compounds

  • 必ず 【かならず】 always, without exception, necessarily, certainly, without fail, positively, invariably
  • 必ずしも 【かならずしも】 (not) always, (not) necessarily, (not) entirely, (not) all

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bi4
Korean:
pil

Spanish

  • sin falta
  • necesariamente
  • inevitable
  • ciertamente

Portuguese

  • invariavelmente
  • inevitável
  • certo

French

  • nécessairement
  • certain
  • inévitable
  • invariablement
497 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
597 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
568 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
292 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
129 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
281 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
526 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
120 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.16 Japanese for Busy People
520 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
529 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
423 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
767 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
15 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
642 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10299 Morohashi
15 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1781 New Nelson (John Haig)
635 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
685 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
188 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
453 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
359 2001 Kanji
0a5.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-4 SKIP code
4-5-4 SKIP code
3300.0 Four corner code
1-41-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5fc5 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
Kun:
い.るかなめ
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
106 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 要 【ヨウ】 cornerstone, main point, keystone, requirement, need, necessary, required
  • 要因 【ヨウイン】 main cause, primary factor
  • 所要 【ショヨウ】 required, needed, necessary
  • 法要 【ホウヨウ】 Buddhist memorial service

Kun reading compounds

  • 要る 【いる】 to be needed, to be wanted
  • 要 【かなめ】 pivot, vital point, cornerstone, keystone, Japanese photinia
  • 要石 【かなめいし】 keystone

Readings

Japanese names:
とし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yao4, yao1
Korean:
yo

Spanish

  • necesidad
  • punto central
  • esencia
  • necesitar

Portuguese

  • necessidade
  • ponto principal
  • essência
  • pivô
  • chave para

French

  • besoin
  • point principal
  • pivot
  • essentiel
  • point clef
729 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
623 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
593 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
117 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4274 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
262 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
887 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1218 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.16 Japanese for Busy People
419 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
425 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
424 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1639 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1683 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1618 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34768P Morohashi
2635 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1604 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1730 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
78 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
536 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3269 2001 Kanji
3e6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
1040.4 Four corner code
1-45-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8981 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
negative, non-, bad, ugly, clumsy
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N4
101 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 不 【フ】 un-, non-, negative prefix
  • 不安 【フアン】 anxiety, uneasiness, worry, apprehension, fear, insecurity, suspense
  • 意味不 【イミフ】 of uncertain meaning, ambiguous, cryptic, nonsensical, incomprehensible, perplexing
  • 無 【ブ】 un-, non-, bad ..., poor ...
  • 不気味 【ブキミ】 weird, ominous, eerie, uncanny, ghastly

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bu4, bu2
Korean:
bu, bul

Spanish

  • prefijo negativo: in-
  • des-

Portuguese

  • Prefixo negativo
  • negativa
  • não
  • feia
  • ruim
  • deselegante

French

  • négation
  • non
  • mauvais
  • laid
  • maladroit
500 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
600 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
572 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
134 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
17 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
130 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
104 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
94 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
94 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
94 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
422 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
10 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4242 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2141 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2890 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1225 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19 Morohashi
3434 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
13 New Nelson (John Haig)
1217 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1302 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
103 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
444 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3154 2001 Kanji
0a4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-1 SKIP code
3-3-1 SKIP code
3-2-2 SKIP code
1090.0 Four corner code
1-41-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e0d Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
can, passable, mustn't, should not, do not
Kun:
-べ.き-べ.し
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
314 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 可 【カ】 acceptable, satisfactory, allowed, permitted, approval, being in favour, (a) vote in favour, aye, Pass (grade), Fair, C, D
  • 可決 【カケツ】 approval, adoption (of a motion, bill, etc.), passage
  • 裁可 【サイカ】 sanction, approval
  • 不裁可 【フサイカ】 veto, rejection

Readings

Japanese names:
よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ke3, ke4
Korean:
ga, geug

Spanish

  • bueno
  • aprobación
  • posible
  • poder hacer

Portuguese

  • aceitável
  • não deve não
  • faz

French

  • possible
  • acceptable
  • ne doit pas
  • ne pas, négatif
744 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
655 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
816 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
510 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
24 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
253 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
397 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
165 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
388 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
390 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
412 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
314 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3687 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1882 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2562 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
94 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3245 Morohashi
2969 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
701 New Nelson (John Haig)
93 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
97 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
463 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
647 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3149 2001 Kanji
3d2.12 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
1062.0 Four corner code
1-18-36 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
53ef Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
lack, yawn
Parts:
Variants:
lack, gap, fail, yawning radical (no. 76)
Kun:
か.けるか.く
On:
ケツケン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
860 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 欠 【ケツ】 lack, deficiency, vacancy, absence, non-attendance
  • 欠員 【ケツイン】 vacancy, vacant position
  • 補欠 【ホケツ】 filling a vacancy, supplementation, substitute, deputy, alternate, spare
  • 出欠 【シュッケツ】 attendance or absence
  • 欠伸 【アクビ】 yawn, yawning, kanji "yawning" radical (radical 76)
  • 欠缺 【ケンケツ】 lacuna, gap where something is lacked

Kun reading compounds

  • 欠ける 【かける】 to chip, to be chipped, to break (off), to be damaged, to be missing (from a set, team, etc.), to be absent, to become lost, to be lacking (in), to be short (of), to be deficient, to be wanting (in), to wane (of the moon), to go into eclipse
  • 欠く 【かく】 to chip, to nick, to break, to crack, to lack
  • 欠くことができない 【かくことができない】 indispensable, essential, necessary

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qian4
Korean:
heum, gam, gyeol

Spanish

  • falta
  • carestía
  • romperse
  • agrietarse
  • faltar
  • carecer

Portuguese

  • falta
  • intervalo
  • falha

French

  • manquer
  • lacune
  • rater
  • radical bâillement (no. 76)
597 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
496 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
471 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
968 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2412 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
713 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
647 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
383 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
384 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
659 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1119 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2481 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1255 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1721 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
477 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
15991 Morohashi
1987 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2928 New Nelson (John Haig)
466 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
505 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
442 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2562 2001 Kanji
4j0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-4 SKIP code
2780.2 Four corner code
1-23-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b20 Unicode hex code