Jisho

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15 strokes
Radical:
spear, halberd
Parts:
Variants:
frolic, play, sport
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1880 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 冗談 【ジョウダン】 joke, jest, funny story
  • 戯曲 【ギキョク】 drama, play, Chinese opera
  • 球技 【キュウギ】 ball game (e.g. baseball, tennis, soccer), billiards
  • 遊戯 【ユウギ】 game, play, sports
  • 冗談 【ジョウダン】 joke, jest, funny story
  • 戯作 【ゲサク】 cheap literature, writing for amusement, light literature popular in the late Edo period

Kun reading compounds

  • 戯れる 【たわむれる】 to be playful, to gambol, to be amused (with something), to play, to sport, to frolic, to joke, to flirt with
  • 戯れる 【たわむれる】 to be playful, to gambol, to be amused (with something), to play, to sport, to frolic, to joke, to flirt with
  • 戯れる 【たわむれる】 to be playful, to gambol, to be amused (with something), to play, to sport, to frolic, to joke, to flirt with

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xi4, hu1
Korean:
heui, hwi, ho

Spanish

  • jugueteo
  • broma
  • diversión
  • teatro
  • función
  • juguetear
  • bromear
  • flirtear

Portuguese

  • brincadeira
  • jogo
  • esporte

French

  • divertissement
  • jeu
  • sport
1138 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1632 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
246 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1298 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1331 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2350 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1573 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1679 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1901 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
840 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2351 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1208 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1654 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2013 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11665 Morohashi
1875 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2041 New Nelson (John Haig)
1994 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2149 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1766 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1259 2001 Kanji
4n11.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-11-4 SKIP code
2325.0 Four corner code
1-21-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
622f Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
bend, music, melody, composition, pleasure, injustice, fault, curve, crooked, perverse, lean
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
810 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 曲 【キョク】 composition, piece of music, song, track (on a record), tune, melody, air, enjoyment, fun, interest, pleasure
  • 曲目 【キョクモク】 name of a piece of music, (musical) number, (musical) program, programme, selection (of music), list of songs
  • 作曲 【サッキョク】 composition (of music), setting, writing music
  • 選曲 【センキョク】 selection of music, song selection

Kun reading compounds

  • 曲がる 【まがる】 to bend, to curve, to warp, to wind, to twist, to turn, to be awry, to be askew, to be crooked
  • 曲げる 【まげる】 to bend, to crook, to bow, to curve, to curl, to lean, to tilt, to incline, to slant, to bend (the truth), to distort, to twist, to pervert, to yield (a point), to depart (from a principle), to ignore (what one really thinks), to pawn
  • 隈 【くま】 corner, nook, recess, shade, shadow, dark area, dark circles (under the eyes), dark rings, shading, gradation, kumadori, style of kabuki makeup used for violent roles

Readings

Japanese names:
まがた
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
qu3, qu1
Korean:
gog

Spanish

  • melodía
  • curva
  • encorvado
  • torcer
  • doblar
  • torcerse
  • girarse

Portuguese

  • tender
  • música
  • melodia
  • composição
  • prazer
  • injustiça
  • falta
  • curva
  • tortuoso
  • perverso
  • inclinar

French

  • courber
  • musique
  • mélodie
  • composition
  • plaisir
  • injustice
  • faute
  • malhonnête
  • pervers
  • pencher
381 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
279 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
261 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
604 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
103 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
715 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
609 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
327 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
366 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
367 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
625 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
996 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4340 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2197 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2956 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1180 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14280 Morohashi
3527 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2418 New Nelson (John Haig)
1172 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1256 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
264 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1976 2001 Kanji
0a6.27 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-2 SKIP code
5560.0 Four corner code
1-22-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f2 Unicode hex code