Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
finger, point to, indicate, put into, play (chess), measure (ruler)
Kun:
ゆびさ.す-さ.し
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
155 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 指揮者 【シキシャ】 (musical) conductor, commander, leader, director
  • 指揮 【シキ】 command, direction
  • 中指 【ナカユビ】 middle finger, long finger, second finger, tall finger, middle toe, third toe
  • 食指 【ショクシ】 index finger, forefinger

Kun reading compounds

  • 指 【ゆび】 finger, toe, digit
  • 指先 【ゆびさき】 fingertip, finger, toe tip, toe
  • 中指 【なかゆび】 middle finger, long finger, second finger, tall finger, middle toe, third toe
  • 後ろ指 【うしろゆび】 being talked about or backbitten
  • 指す 【さす】 to point, to nominate, to select someone, to specify some person, to identify, to indicate, to point out, to play (a game of shogi), to move (a piece), to extend one's arm straight ahead (in dance)
  • 刺股 【さすまた】 sasumata, man catcher, two-pronged weapon for catching criminals

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 いぶ、 さし、 さす
Chinese:
zhi3, zhi1
Korean:
ji

Spanish

  • dedo
  • apuntar
  • señalar

Portuguese

  • dedo
  • apontar para
  • indicar
  • colocar dentro
  • jogo (xadrez)
  • medida (governantal)

French

  • doigt
  • désigner
  • indiquer
  • jouer (échecs)
  • mesure (règle, mètre)
226 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
305 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
289 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
241 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1904 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
729 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
569 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
800 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1041 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1082 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
775 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
888 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
452 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
278 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
337 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
666 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12034 Morohashi
378 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2152 New Nelson (John Haig)
659 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
711 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
292 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
327 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1378 2001 Kanji
3c6.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-6 SKIP code
5206.1 Four corner code
27-56 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6307 Unicode hex code

4 strokes
Radical:
script, literature
Parts:
sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)
Kun:
ふみあや
On:
ブンモン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
190 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 文 【ブン】 sentence, composition, text, writings, the literary arts (as opposed to the military arts), academia, literature, statement
  • 文化 【ブンカ】 culture, civilization, civilisation, Bunka era (1804.2.11-1818.4.22)
  • 公文 【コウブン】 official document, archives
  • 異文 【イブン】 variant (in a manuscript or book), part of a text that differs from other versions
  • 文 【モン】 mon, one-thousandth of a kan (unit of currency 1336-1870), 2.4 cm (traditional unit used to measure shoe sizes), letter, character, sentence, scripture, incantation
  • 文句 【モンク】 complaint, grumbling, objection, phrase, words, expression
  • 人文 【ジンブン】 humanity, civilization, civilisation, culture
  • 縄文 【ジョウモン】 straw-rope pattern pressed into earthenware, Jōmon period (ca. 10000-300 BCE)

Kun reading compounds

  • 文 【ふみ】 letter, writings
  • 文香 【ふみこう】 scented insert (to enclose with a letter), perfumed insert
  • 雁の文 【かりのふみ】 (a) letter
  • 綾 【あや】 figure, design, twill weave, pattern of diagonal stripes, style (of writing), figure (of speech), design, plot, plan, minor market fluctuation, technical correction, cat's cradle, lease rod (in a loom)
  • 文無鳥 【あやなしどり】 lesser cuckoo (Cuculus poliocephalus)
  • 言葉は身の文 【ことばはみのあや】 words betray one's character

Readings

Japanese names:
かざり、 ふ、 も
Chinese:
wen2, wen4
Korean:
mun

Spanish

  • letras
  • literatura

Portuguese

  • sentença
  • literatura
  • estilo
  • arte
  • decoração
  • figuras
  • plano

French

  • phrase
  • littérature
  • style
  • art
  • décoration
  • figure (de style)
  • plan
  • radical littéraire (no. 67)
134 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
77 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
68 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
136 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2064 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
71 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
180 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
86 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.19 Japanese for Busy People
111 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
111 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
320 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
949 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2458 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1242 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1708 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1741 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13450 Morohashi
1962 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2364 New Nelson (John Haig)
1725 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1861 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
89 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
35 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
466 2001 Kanji
2j2.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-2 SKIP code
0040.0 Four corner code
42-24 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6587 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
character, letter, word, section of village
Kun:
あざあざな-な
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
485 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 字 【ジ】 character (i.e. kanji), hand-writing, penmanship, the ... word (i.e. "the L word" = "love")
  • 字形 【ジケイ】 character style, character form
  • 題字 【ダイジ】 title lettering
  • 英字 【エイジ】 English letter, alphabetic character

Kun reading compounds

  • 字 【あざ】 section of village
  • 字 【あざな】 Chinese courtesy name (name formerly given to adult Chinese men, used in place of their given name in formal situations), nickname, section of a village
  • 大字 【おおあざ】 larger section (of village)
  • 小字 【こあざ】 small administrative unit (of a village)
  • 字 【あざな】 Chinese courtesy name (name formerly given to adult Chinese men, used in place of their given name in formal situations), nickname, section of a village

Readings

Chinese:
zi4
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • carácter
  • letra
  • palabra

Portuguese

  • caracter
  • letra
  • palavra
  • seção de aldeia

French

  • caractère
  • lettre
  • mot
  • hameau
86 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
78 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
28 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
612 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1281 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
121 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
156 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.17 Japanese for Busy People
110 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
110 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
528 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
457 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2696 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
188 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6942 Morohashi
2172 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1285 New Nelson (John Haig)
185 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
197 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
57 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
747 2001 Kanji
3m2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
2-3-2 SKIP code
3040.7 Four corner code
27-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b57 Unicode hex code