Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
sex, gender, nature
Kun:
さが
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
104 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 性 【セイ】 nature (of a person), sex, gender, -ty, -ity, -ness, -cy
  • 性格 【セイカク】 character (of a person), personality, disposition, nature, characteristics, nature (of a thing, event, etc.)
  • 耐性 【タイセイ】 resistance (e.g. to antibiotics), tolerance (e.g. drug tolerance)
  • 社会性 【シャカイセイ】 sociality
  • 性 【ショウ】 nature (of a person or thing), that which does not change according to external influences
  • 性根 【ショウネ】 nature, character, disposition
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold
  • 凝り性 【コリショウ】 fastidiousness, enthusiasm for one thing, meticulousness, monomania, obsession, susceptibility for a stiffening of the shoulders

Kun reading compounds

  • 性 【さが】 one's nature, one's destiny, custom, tradition, habit, convention

Readings

Chinese:
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • sexo
  • género
  • naturaleza
  • temperamento

Portuguese

  • sexo
  • gênero
  • natureza

French

  • sexe
  • genre
  • nature
  • propriétés
645 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
199 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1666 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
280 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
564 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
98 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
811 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
357 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1572 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10478 Morohashi
299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1822 New Nelson (John Haig)
1558 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
119 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-1-7 SKIP code
9501.0 Four corner code
32-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6027 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
lack, yawn
Parts:
longing, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
902 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 欲 【ヨク】 greed, craving, desire, avarice, wants
  • 欲望 【ヨクボウ】 desire, appetite, lust
  • 私欲 【シヨク】 self-interest, selfish desire
  • 勤労意欲 【キンロウイヨク】 will to work

Kun reading compounds

  • 欲する 【ほっする】 to want, to desire
  • 欲しい 【ほしい】 wanted, wished for, in need of, desired, I want (you) to
  • 欲しいだけ 【ほしいだけ】 as much as one wants, as many as one wants, all that one wishes for

Readings

Chinese:
yu4
Korean:
yog

Spanish

  • anhelo
  • ansia
  • deseo
  • querer
  • desear

Portuguese

  • ambicionar
  • cobiça
  • ambição
  • paixão
  • desejo
  • almejar

French

  • désirer
  • convoitise
  • avidité
  • passion
  • besoin
876 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
997 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
987 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
999 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4461 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
535 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
650 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1127 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1179 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1124 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1122 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1867 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
990 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1341 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
800 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16080 Morohashi
1475 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2936 New Nelson (John Haig)
792 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
855 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
936 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2062 2001 Kanji
4j7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-4 SKIP code
8768.2 Four corner code
45-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6b32 Unicode hex code