Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
suspicious, mystery, apparition
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1634 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 怪 【カイ】 mystery, wonder
  • 怪獣 【カイジュウ】 monster
  • 奇奇怪怪 【キキカイカイ】 very strange, bizarre, weird, mysterious
  • 醜怪 【シュウカイ】 monstrous, hideous, ugly, bizarre
  • 怪我 【ケガ】 injury (to animate object), hurt
  • けが人 【ケガニン】 wounded person, injured person
  • 物怪 【モッケ】 unexpected
  • 物の怪 【モノノケ】 (vengeful) ghost, specter, spectre

Kun reading compounds

  • 怪しい 【あやしい】 suspicious, dubious, doubtful, dodgy, suspicious (referring to a potential amorous relation), dangerous (e.g. financial situation), ominous (e.g. weather), strange, shady, fishy, charming, bewitching, mysterious
  • 怪しい手つきで 【あやしいてつきで】 clumsily, with clumsy hands
  • 怪しむ 【あやしむ】 to suspect

Readings

Chinese:
guai4
Korean:
goe

Spanish

  • desconfiado
  • receloso
  • misterio
  • fantasma
  • sospechoso
  • desconfiar
  • recelar
  • dudar
  • sospechar

Portuguese

  • Suspeito
  • mistério
  • aparição

French

  • méfiant
  • mystère
  • apparition
1061 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1367 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1665 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1176 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1291 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1476 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1573 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1450 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
809 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
354 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
220 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
264 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
723 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10483 Morohashi
297 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1821 New Nelson (John Haig)
716 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
773 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1172 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.11 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
9701.4 Four corner code
18-88 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
602a Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
big, very
Parts:
Variants:
strange, strangeness, curiosity
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1367 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 奇 【キ】 strange, unconventional
  • 奇異 【キイ】 odd, strange, queer, peculiar
  • 物好き 【モノズキ】 (idle) curiosity, fancifulness, whimsy, (having) strange tastes
  • 怪奇 【カイキ】 bizarre, strange, weird, mysterious, grotesque

Kun reading compounds

  • 奇しき 【くしき】 strange, mysterious, queer
  • 奇しき 【くしき】 strange, mysterious, queer
  • 奇しくも 【くしくも】 strangely, oddly, miraculously, mysteriously

Readings

Chinese:
qi2, ji1
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • extraño
  • raro
  • sospechoso

Portuguese

  • estranho
  • estranheza
  • curiousidade

French

  • étrange
  • étrangeté
  • curieux (bizarre)
1123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1189 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1176 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1048 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1176 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
752 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1360 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1444 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1292 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
414 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2756 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1409 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1902 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
128 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
5892 Morohashi
2217 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1150 New Nelson (John Haig)
126 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
133 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1160 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1449 2001 Kanji
3d5.17 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3-5-3 SKIP code
4062.1 Four corner code
20-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5947 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
little, small
Kun:
ちい.さいこ-お-さ-
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
114 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 小 【ショウ】 smallness, small item, short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days), elementary school, younger or inferior (of two items or people with the same name), unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
  • 小雨 【コサメ】 light rain, drizzle
  • 微小 【ビショウ】 microscopic
  • 中小 【チュウショウ】 small to medium

Kun reading compounds

  • 小さい 【ちいさい】 small, little, tiny, slight, below average (in degree, amount, etc.), minor, small, low (e.g. sound), soft (e.g. voice), unimportant, petty, insignificant, trifling, trivial, young, juvenile
  • 小さい頃 【ちいさいころ】 as a child, when one was a child

Readings

Japanese names:
いさら、 こう、 さざ、 しゃお、 ちいさ
Chinese:
xiao3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño

Portuguese

  • Pequeno
  • pouco

French

  • petit
24 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
36 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
63 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1355 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
46 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
21 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
27 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
27 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
88 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
511 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
7 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
106 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7473 Morohashi
7 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1389 New Nelson (John Haig)
105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
110 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
126 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
15 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1141 2001 Kanji
3n0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
9000.0 Four corner code
30-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0f Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
opinion, theory, explanation, rumor
Kun:
と.く
On:
セツゼイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
326 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 説 【セツ】 theory, doctrine, opinion, view, rumour, rumor, gossip, hearsay
  • 説明 【セツメイ】 explanation, exposition
  • 論説 【ロンセツ】 editorial, dissertation
  • 定説 【テイセツ】 established theory, accepted opinion, accepted explanation
  • 遊説 【ユウゼイ】 election tour, election campaign, stumping
  • 全国遊説 【ゼンコクユウゼイ】 nationwide election campaign

Kun reading compounds

  • 説く 【とく】 to explain, to advocate, to preach, to persuade

Readings

Japanese names:
さとし、 とき
Chinese:
shuo1, shui4, yue4
Korean:
seol, se, yeol

Spanish

  • opinión
  • teoría
  • explicar
  • expresar

Portuguese

  • rumor
  • opinião
  • teoria

French

  • théorie
  • rumeur
  • opinion
  • thèse
654 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
553 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
524 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
307 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4373 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
216 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
251 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2143 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.9 Japanese for Busy People
400 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
404 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
292 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1688 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1949 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1042 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1405 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
511 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35556P Morohashi
1547 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5627 New Nelson (John Haig)
499 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
538 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
240 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
620 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3057 2001 Kanji
7a7.12 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0861.6 Four corner code
32-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8aac Unicode hex code