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

10 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
write
Kun:
か.く-が.き-がき
On:
ショ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
169 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 書 【ショ】 book, document, calligraphy (esp. Chinese), penmanship, handwriting, letter, note
  • 書院 【ショイン】 drawing room, study, publishing house, writing alcove
  • 投書 【トウショ】 letter (e.g. of complaint), letter to the editor, letter from a reader, contribution (to a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
  • 議定書 【ギテイショ】 protocol

Kun reading compounds

  • 書く 【かく】 to write, to compose, to pen, to draw, to paint

Readings

Japanese names:
かき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • escritura
  • escrito
  • escribir

Portuguese

  • escrever

French

  • écrire
92 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
159 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
142 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
130 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3719 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
70 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
58 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1216 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
131 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
131 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
181 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
998 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3292 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1703 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2314 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
333 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14294 Morohashi
2658 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2463 New Nelson (John Haig)
327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
349 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
121 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
197 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1678 2001 Kanji
4c6.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
5060.1 Four corner code
1-29-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f8 Unicode hex code

18 strokes
Radical:
leaf
Parts:
sort, kind, variety, class, genus
Kun:
たぐ.い
On:
ルイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
678 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 類 【ルイ】 kind, sort, type, class, genus, order, family, similar example, parallel, the like
  • 類似 【ルイジ】 resemblance, similarity, likeness, analogy
  • 魚類 【ギョルイ】 fish, fishes
  • 魚介類 【ギョカイルイ】 marine products, seafood, fish and shellfish

Kun reading compounds

  • 類い 【たぐい】 kind, sort, type, equal, match, peer
  • 類いする 【たぐいする】 to be equal to, to be as good as, to be a match for, to rival

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lei4
Korean:
ryu

Spanish

  • variedad
  • clase
  • parecido
  • afectar

Portuguese

  • espécie
  • tipo
  • variedade
  • classe
  • gênero

French

  • sorte
  • variété
  • classe
  • genre
534 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
632 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
602 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
680 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5138 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
493 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1012 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2755 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.16 Japanese for Busy People
226 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
226 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
563 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1896 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2275 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1176 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1606 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
940 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
43608P Morohashi
1807 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6647 New Nelson (John Haig)
931 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1000 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
480 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
636 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1061 2001 Kanji
9a9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-9 SKIP code
9148.6 Four corner code
1-46-64 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
985e Unicode hex code