Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
push, stop, check, subdue, attach, seize, weight, shove, press, seal, do in spite of
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
789 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 押収 【オウシュウ】 seizure, confiscation
  • 押印 【オウイン】 affixing one's seal
  • 花押 【カオウ】 written seal, stylized signature

Kun reading compounds

  • 押す 【おす】 to push, to press, to apply pressure from above, to press down, to stamp (i.e. a passport), to apply a seal, to affix (e.g. gold leaf), to press (someone for something), to urge, to compel, to influence, to overwhelm, to overpower, to repress, to push (events along), to advance (a plan), to do in spite of ..., to do even though ..., to force, to make sure, to be pressed for time, to advance troops, to attack, (of light) to be diffused across an entire surface
  • 押忍 【おっす】 hi!, yo!, hey man!, hey dude!
  • 押さえる 【おさえる】 to pin down, to hold down, to press down, to cover (esp. a part of one's body with one's hand), to clutch (a body part in pain), to press (a body part), to get a hold of, to obtain, to seize, to catch, to arrest, to grasp (a point), to comprehend, to quell, to subdue, to suppress, to repress, to hold back, to check, to curb, to contain
  • 押さえる 【おさえる】 to pin down, to hold down, to press down, to cover (esp. a part of one's body with one's hand), to clutch (a body part in pain), to press (a body part), to get a hold of, to obtain, to seize, to catch, to arrest, to grasp (a point), to comprehend, to quell, to subdue, to suppress, to repress, to hold back, to check, to curb, to contain

Readings

Japanese names:
おし、 おす、 おや
Chinese:
ya1, ya2
Korean:
ab, gab

Spanish

  • empujar
  • presionar
  • forzar
  • contener
  • reprimir
  • suprimir

Portuguese

  • empurrar
  • parada
  • checar
  • subjugar
  • anexar
  • prender
  • peso
  • imprensa
  • carimbo
  • fazer apesar de

French

  • appuyer
  • pousser
  • arrêter
  • contrôler
  • soumettre
  • attacher
  • saisir
  • maintenir
  • sceau
  • presser
  • faire en dépit de
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