Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
Variants:
wretched, disaster, cruelty, harsh
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1463 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 惨 【サン】 appalling
  • 惨事 【サンジ】 disaster, tragedy, tragic incident, horrible accident
  • 凄惨 【セイサン】 ghastly, gruesome, appalling, lurid
  • 陰惨 【インサン】 sadness and gloom
  • 残酷 【ザンコク】 cruel, brutal, ruthless, merciless, inhuman
  • 残虐 【ザンギャク】 cruel, brutal, savage, barbarous
  • 冷酷無惨 【レイコクムザン】 cruel and heartless, merciless, implacable, cold-blooded

Kun reading compounds

  • 惨め 【みじめ】 miserable, wretched, unhappy, sad, pitiable
  • 惨い 【むごい】 cruel, merciless, pitiless, brutal, atrocious, inhuman, tragic, horrible, terrible, dreadful, miserable, ugly, horrifying

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
can3, can4
Korean:
cham, chim

Spanish

  • cruel
  • horrible
  • desastroso

Portuguese

  • desprezível
  • desastre
  • crueldade
  • severo

French

  • choquant
  • misérable
  • désastre
  • cruauté
  • rude
1309 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1470 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1713 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1304 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1304 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1725 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1843 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1457 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
818 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
585 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
354 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
441 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1737 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10850 Morohashi
483 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1896 New Nelson (John Haig)
1721 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1857 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1433 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1160 2001 Kanji
4k8.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
9302.2 Four corner code
1-27-20 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
60e8 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
tale, talk
Kun:
はな.すはなし
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
134 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 話 【ワ】 counter for stories, episodes of TV series, etc.
  • 話題 【ワダイ】 topic, subject, much talked about, topical, in the news, hot
  • 会話 【カイワ】 conversation, talk, chat
  • 世話 【セワ】 care, looking after, help, assistance, aid, trouble, bother, good offices, recommendation, introduction, everyday life, everyday affairs, everyday language, sewamono (Edo-period drama about contemporary life)

Kun reading compounds

  • 話す 【はなす】 to talk, to speak, to converse, to chat, to tell, to explain, to narrate, to mention, to describe, to discuss, to speak (a language)
  • 話 【はなし】 talk, speech, chat, conversation, topic, subject, discussions, negotiation, argument, rumor, talk, hearsay, tale, story, fable, circumstances, particulars
  • 話し合う 【はなしあう】 to discuss, to talk together
  • いい話 【いいはなし】 good story, heartwarming story, good prospect (e.g. marriage, business)
  • 固い話 【かたいはなし】 serious topic (of conversation)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
hua4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • cuento
  • charla
  • hablar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • Conversar
  • falar uma língua
  • conto

French

  • parler
  • histoire
151 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
240 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
221 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
133 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
180 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
86 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
238 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
238 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
178 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1684 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1928 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1027 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1388 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
350 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35441 Morohashi
1527 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5608 New Nelson (John Haig)
344 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
368 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
125 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
229 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a6.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
0266.4 Four corner code
1-47-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a71 Unicode hex code