Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
Variants:
search, look for, locate
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
592 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 捜索 【ソウサク】 search (esp. for someone or something missing), manhunt, legally authorized search of a person, building, etc.
  • 捜査 【ソウサ】 search (esp. in criminal investigations), investigation, inquiry, enquiry
  • 特捜 【トクソウ】 special investigation
  • 博捜 【ハクソウ】 searching far and wide

Kun reading compounds

  • 探す 【さがす】 to search for, to look for, to hunt for, to seek, to search (a house, pocket, etc.), to search through, to rummage in (e.g. a drawer), to fish around

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sou1
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • buscar
  • localizar
  • explorar
  • consultar el diccionario

Portuguese

  • Pesquisar
  • esperar
  • localizar

French

  • chercher
  • rechercher
  • détecter
  • repérer
1516 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
701 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1917 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1432 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
572 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
989 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1026 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1475 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
893 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
516 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
318 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
389 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1129 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12179P Morohashi
432 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2168 New Nelson (John Haig)
1120 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1201 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1339 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1367 2001 Kanji
3c7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-7 SKIP code
5504.7 Four corner code
1-33-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
635c Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
investigate
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
184 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 査証 【サショウ】 visa, endorsing (e.g. a passport), stamping
  • 査察 【ササツ】 inspection (for compliance), investigation (tax, etc.)
  • 主査 【シュサ】 chief examiner or investigator
  • 実態調査 【ジッタイチョウサ】 fact-finding investigation, investigation into actual conditions, fact-finding survey

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cha2, zha1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • investigar
  • examinar
  • inspeccionar

Portuguese

  • investigar

French

  • investigation
611 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
705 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
678 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
284 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2235 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
510 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
630 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
624 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
634 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
825 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1056 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3092 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1580 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1798 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14643 Morohashi
2437 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2630 New Nelson (John Haig)
1781 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1920 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
699 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1873 2001 Kanji
4a5.32 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
4010.7 Four corner code
1-26-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67fb Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Kun:
もと
On:
ホン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
10 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 本 【ホン】 book, volume, script, this, present, main, head, real, regular, counter for long cylindrical things, counter for films, TV shows, etc., counter for goals, home runs, etc., counter for telephone calls
  • 本位 【ホンイ】 standard, basis, principle
  • 社会資本 【シャカイシホン】 social capital, SOC
  • 配本 【ハイホン】 distribution of books

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, (somebody's) side, (somebody's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 本木 【もとき】 original stock
  • 大本 【おおもと】 root, origin, source, cause, basis, foundation, Ōmoto (religion)
  • 旗本 【はたもと】 shogunal vassal, direct retainer of a shogun

Readings

Japanese names:
まと、 ごう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ben3
Korean:
bon

Spanish

  • libro
  • origen
  • base
  • contador de cosas alargadas

Portuguese

  • livro
  • presente
  • real
  • verdadeiro
  • principal
  • sufixo p/ contagem De coisas longas

French

  • livre
  • présent
  • essentiel
  • origine
  • principal
  • réalité
  • vérité
  • compteur d'objets allongés
45 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
76 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
70 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
15 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
96 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
20 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
61 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
212 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
25 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
25 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
37 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1046 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4314 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2183 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2937 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
215 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14421 Morohashi
3502 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2536 New Nelson (John Haig)
211 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
224 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
47 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1855 2001 Kanji
0a5.25 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
5023.0 Four corner code
1-43-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
672c Unicode hex code

11 strokes (also 10)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
section, bureau, dept, class, copy, part, portion, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
Kun:
-べ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
36 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 部 【ブ】 department (in an organization), division, bureau, club, part, component, element, category, counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine
  • 部位 【ブイ】 part (esp. of the body), region, site, cut (of meat)
  • 情報部 【ジョウホウブ】 information bureau, intelligence department
  • 首脳部 【シュノウブ】 executives, top management, governing body

Readings

Japanese names:
とり、 ふ、 ぺ、 ま
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
bu4
Korean:
bu

Spanish

  • sección
  • departamento
  • parte
  • copia

Portuguese

  • seção
  • biro
  • departamento
  • classe
  • cópia
  • parte
  • porção
  • sufixo para contagem de jornais ou revistas

French

  • partie
  • bureau
  • service
  • classe
  • copie
  • section
  • portion
  • compteur de copies (presse)
504 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
407 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
384 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
37 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4767 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
282 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
969 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1418 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
86 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
86 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
53 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
762 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2111 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1099 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1498 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1862 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39460 Morohashi
1676 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6146 New Nelson (John Haig)
1845 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1988 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
52 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
386 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
444 2001 Kanji
2d8.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-3 SKIP code
1-8-2 SKIP code
0762.7 Four corner code
1-41-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90e8 Unicode hex code