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

12 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
Variants:
utmost, most, extreme
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
82 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 最 【サイ】 the most, the extreme, prime, conspicuous
  • 最悪 【サイアク】 worst, horrible, horrid, awful, terrible, in the worst case, if worst comes to worst

Kun reading compounds

  • 最も 【もっとも】 most, extremely
  • 最も重要 【もっともじゅうよう】 most important, central, matters most, overriding, top

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zui4
Korean:
choe

Spanish

  • prefijo para superlativo
  • más
  • sumamente
  • extremadamente

Portuguese

  • Capacidade máxima
  • maior
  • extremo

French

  • le plus
  • ultra-
  • extrême
402 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
510 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
484 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
121 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2146 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
291 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
612 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1742 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.11 Japanese for Busy People
263 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
263 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
439 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1000 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3120 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1599 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
829 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14301 Morohashi
2472 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2492 New Nelson (John Haig)
821 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
884 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
99 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
587 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3867 2001 Kanji
4c8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-8 SKIP code
6014.7 Four corner code
1-26-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6700 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
Variants:
lower, short, humble
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N2
435 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 低 【テイ】 low (level, value, price, etc.)
  • 低温 【テイオン】 low temperature
  • 高低 【コウテイ】 high and low, rise and fall
  • 西高東低 【セイコウトウテイ】 high barometric pressure to the west, low pressure to the east

Kun reading compounds

  • 低い 【ひくい】 low (rank, degree, value, content, quality, etc.), low (position), close to the ground, short (height), deep (voice), in a low key, low (volume)
  • 低い優先順位 【ひくいゆうせんじゅんい】 low priority (e.g. cell)
  • 低める 【ひくめる】 to lower, to be lowered
  • 低まる 【ひくまる】 to lower, to be lowered

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
di1
Korean:
jeo

Spanish

  • bajo
  • barato
  • humilde
  • pequeño
  • bajar
  • ser bajado

Portuguese

  • abaixe
  • humilde
  • curto

French

  • bas
  • petit (taille)
  • humble
677 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
575 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
548 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
518 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
406 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
690 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
113 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
561 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
570 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
108 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
82 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
82 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
54 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
57 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1848 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
504 Morohashi
73 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
166 New Nelson (John Haig)
1831 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1973 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
487 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2156 2001 Kanji
2a5.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2224.0 Four corner code
1-36-67 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f4e Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
limit, restrict, to best of ability
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
405 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 限定 【ゲンテイ】 limit, restriction
  • 限界 【ゲンカイ】 limit, bound
  • 上限 【ジョウゲン】 upper limit, supremum
  • 有限 【ユウゲン】 finite, limited

Kun reading compounds

  • 限る 【かぎる】 to restrict, to limit, to confine, to be restricted to, to be limited to, to be confined to, to be best (for), to be the best plan, to be the only way (to)
  • 限り 【かぎり】 limit, limits, bounds, degree, extent, scope, the end, the last, as long as ..., as far as ..., as much as ..., to the limits of ..., all of ..., unless ..., (not) included in ..., (not) part of ..., ... only (e.g. "one time only", "today only"), end of one's life, final moments, death, funeral, burial
  • 限りない 【かぎりない】 eternal, unlimited, endless
  • 中限 【なかぎり】 next-month delivery

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian4
Korean:
han

Spanish

  • limitar
  • restringir
  • confinar

Portuguese

  • limite
  • restringir
  • o melhor possível

French

  • limite
  • limiter
  • restreindre
  • autant que possible
601 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
691 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
665 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
474 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4987 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
600 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
985 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
847 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
866 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
975 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
728 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
475 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
296 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
357 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1478 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41627 Morohashi
398 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6439 New Nelson (John Haig)
1466 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1576 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
370 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
696 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3665 2001 Kanji
2d6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
1-2-6 SKIP code
7723.2 Four corner code
1-24-34 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9650 Unicode hex code