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

Speed

Stroke order

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

13 strokes
Radical:
dog 犬 (犭)
Parts:
Variants:
monkey
Kun:
さる
On:
エン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1772 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 猿人 【エンジン】 ape man
  • 猿害 【エンガイ】 damages inflicted by monkeys (on crops, etc.)
  • 人類猿 【ジンルイエン】 anthropoid ape
  • 孤猿 【コエン】 lone monkey, stray monkey

Kun reading compounds

  • 猿 【さる】 monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata), ape, non-human primate, sly person, idiot, hick, sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut), clasp used to control the height of a pot-hook, bathhouse prostitute
  • 猿尾 【さるお】 backside part of the shamisen's neck where it meets the body
  • 木から落ちた猿 【きからおちたさる】 person who has lost something they used to rely on, a monkey fallen from the tree
  • 真猿 【まさる】 monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata)

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 さわ、 ざる、 まし
Chinese:
yuan2
Korean:
weon

Spanish

  • mono
  • simio

Portuguese

  • Macaco

French

  • singe
1028 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1717 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2905 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1529 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2062 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1584 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1690 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1865 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1308 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
824 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
479 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
612 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
410 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
20584 Morohashi
669 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3600 New Nelson (John Haig)
403 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
430 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1648 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2965 2001 Kanji
3g10.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-10 SKIP code
4423.2 Four corner code
17-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
733f Unicode hex code