Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
grope, search, look for
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
930 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 探検 【タンケン】 exploration, expedition
  • 探求 【タンキュウ】 search, quest, pursuit
  • 内探 【ナイタン】 private inquiry, private enquiry, secret investigation
  • 独探 【ドクタン】 German spy

Kun reading compounds

  • 探る 【さぐる】 to feel around for, to fumble for, to grope for, to search for, to look for, to investigate, to probe into, to spy on, to sound out, to explore (parts unknown), to enjoy (natural beauty)
  • 探す 【さがす】 to search (for something desired, needed), to look for, to search (for something lost), to seek (a suspect in a crime)

Readings

Chinese:
tan4, tan1
Korean:
tam

Spanish

  • explorar
  • indagar
  • buscar
  • sondear

Portuguese

  • tatear
  • pesquisar
  • procurar

French

  • chercher
  • tâtonner
  • enquête
942 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
930 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1239 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1949 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1236 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1316 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
544 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1258 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
908 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
613 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
466 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1340 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12276 Morohashi
505 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2211 New Nelson (John Haig)
1327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1425 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
927 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1364 2001 Kanji
3c8.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5709.4 Four corner code
35-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
63a2 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
spy
On:
テイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1857 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 偵察 【テイサツ】 scouting, reconnaissance
  • 偵察衛星 【テイサツエイセイ】 reconnaissance satellite, spy satellite
  • 内偵 【ナイテイ】 secret investigation, private enquiry, private inquiry, reconnaissance, scouting
  • 密偵 【ミッテイ】 spy, emissary

Readings

Chinese:
zhen1
Korean:
jeong

Spanish

  • espiar
  • inquirir

Portuguese

  • espião

French

  • espion
1619 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1878 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
502 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1839 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1060 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1276 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1928 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
2113 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1765 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
121 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
157 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
106 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
122 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
990 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
898 Morohashi
138 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
270 New Nelson (John Haig)
981 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1056 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1410 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2161 2001 Kanji
2a9.15 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-9 SKIP code
2128.6 Four corner code
36-69 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5075 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
cow 牛 (牜)
Parts:
thing, object, matter
Kun:
ものもの-
On:
ブツモツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
215 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 物 【ブツ】 stock, products, stolen goods, loot, spoils
  • 物議 【ブツギ】 public discussion, public criticism, controversy
  • 異物 【イブツ】 foreign substance, foreign body, foreign contamination, strange object, unusual object, dead body, corpse, remains
  • 遺物 【イブツ】 relic, remains, memento
  • 財物 【ザイブツ】 property
  • 幣物 【ヘイモツ】 Shinto offerings, present to a guest

Kun reading compounds

  • 物 【もの】 thing, object, article, stuff, substance, one's things, possessions, property, belongings, things, something, anything, everything, nothing, quality, reason, the way of things, used to emphasize emotion, judgment, etc., used to indicate a common occurrence in the past (after a verb in past tense), used to indicate a general tendency, used to indicate something that should happen, item classified as ..., item related to ..., work of ..., cause of ..., cause for ..., somehow, somewhat, for some reason, really, truly
  • 物言い 【ものいい】 manner of speaking, verbal argument, objection, protesting a decision (esp. that of a sumo referee), rumor, rumour
  • 先物 【さきもの】 futures
  • 拾い物 【ひろいもの】 a find, windfall, bargain

Readings

Chinese:
wu4
Korean:
mul

Spanish

  • cosa
  • objeto
  • materia

Portuguese

  • coisa
  • objeto
  • matéria

French

  • objet
  • chose
  • matière
313 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
410 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
387 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
126 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2857 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
74 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
214 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
611 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
79 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
79 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
321 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1290 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1084 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
587 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
777 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1059 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
19959 Morohashi
874 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3538 New Nelson (John Haig)
1050 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1129 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
95 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
313 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2451 2001 Kanji
4g4.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
2752.0 Four corner code
42-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7269 Unicode hex code

14 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
word, speech, language
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
301 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 語 【ゴ】 language, word
  • 語学 【ゴガク】 study of language, linguistics, foreign language study
  • 標語 【ヒョウゴ】 motto, slogan, catchword
  • 造語 【ゾウゴ】 coined word, coinage, neologism

Kun reading compounds

  • 語る 【かたる】 to talk about, to speak of, to tell, to narrate, to recite, to chant, to indicate, to show
  • 語るに落ちる 【かたるにおちる】 to let slip a secret, to let the cat out of the bag
  • 語らう 【かたらう】 to talk, to tell, to recite, to pledge, to conspire with
  • 語らうに友無く 【かたらうにともなく】 with no friend to talk to

Readings

Chinese:
yu3, yu4
Korean:
eo

Spanish

  • palabra
  • discurso
  • lenguaje
  • hablar
  • conversar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • palavra
  • discurso
  • língua

French

  • langage
  • mot
  • raconter
209 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
124 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
112 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
274 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4374 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
231 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
87 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2136 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
67 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
67 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
154 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1685 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1944 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1040 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1402 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
353 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35533 Morohashi
1543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5628 New Nelson (John Haig)
347 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
371 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
211 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
231 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a7.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-7 SKIP code
0166.1 Four corner code
24-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a9e Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
pestle
Parts:
Variants:
year, counter for years
Kun:
とし
On:
ネン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
6 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 年 【ネン】 year (e.g. AD), counter for years
  • 年会 【ネンカイ】 conference, annual convention
  • 往年 【オウネン】 years gone by, earlier years, former years, the past
  • 平年 【ヘイネン】 non-leap year, normal year (esp. as pertains to weather patterns, vegetative growth, harvest yields, etc.)

Kun reading compounds

  • 年 【とし】 year, age, years, past one's prime, old age
  • 年明け 【としあけ】 beginning of the year, early in the New Year
  • いい年 【いいとし】 maturity, mature age
  • 大年 【おおとし】 New Year's Eve, December 31st, Jupiter (planet)

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
nian2
Korean:
nyeon

Spanish

  • año
  • edad

Portuguese

  • Ano

French

  • année
  • compteur d'années
126 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
20 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
64 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
3 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
188 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
64 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
51 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
342 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
45 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
45 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
24 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
574 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2528 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1284 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1752 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1045 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9168 Morohashi
2035 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1593 New Nelson (John Haig)
1036 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1114 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
13 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
51 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2355 2001 Kanji
0a6.16 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
4-6-3 SKIP code
8050.0 Four corner code
39-15 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e74 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
reflect, reflection, projection
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N4
404 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 映画館 【エイガカン】 movie theatre, movie theater, cinema
  • 映画 【エイガ】 movie, film
  • 大映 【ダイエイ】 Daiei Motion Picture Company
  • 再映 【サイエイ】 rerun, reshow, revive (a movie)

Kun reading compounds

  • 映る 【うつる】 to be reflected, to harmonize with (harmonise), to come out (photo), to be projected, to be displayed (on a screen)
  • 映す 【うつす】 to project, to reflect, to cast (shadow)
  • 映える 【はえる】 to shine, to glow, to look attractive, to look nice, to be set off (by)

Readings

Japanese names:
あきら、 え、 てる
Chinese:
ying4
Korean:
yeong

Spanish

  • reflejo
  • reflexión
  • reflejar
  • reflejarse
  • proyectarse
  • proyectar

Portuguese

  • reflitir
  • reflexão
  • projeção

French

  • projection
  • refléter
  • réflexion
830 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
813 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
234 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2118 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
910 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
187 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
840 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
352 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
353 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
234 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
985 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1104 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
600 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
793 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1758 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13838 Morohashi
892 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2448 New Nelson (John Haig)
1742 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1879 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
368 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
876 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3863 2001 Kanji
4c5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
6503.0 Four corner code
17-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6620 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
field
Parts:
Variants:
brush-stroke, picture
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
199 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 画 【ガ】 picture, drawing, painting, sketch
  • 画家 【ガカ】 painter, artist
  • 洋画 【ヨウガ】 Western painting, Western film, Western movie
  • 邦画 【ホウガ】 Japanese film, Japanese painting
  • 画 【カク】 stroke (of a kanji, etc.)
  • 描く 【エガク】 to draw, to paint, to sketch, to depict, to describe, to picture in one's mind, to imagine, to form a certain shape (e.g. path of an action, appearance of an object, etc.)
  • 参画 【サンカク】 taking part in planning
  • 家族計画 【カゾクケイカク】 family planning
  • 画 【ガ】 picture, drawing, painting, sketch
  • 描く 【エガク】 to draw, to paint, to sketch, to depict, to describe, to picture in one's mind, to imagine, to form a certain shape (e.g. path of an action, appearance of an object, etc.)
  • 似顔絵 【ニガオエ】 portrait, likeness, sketch (of a face)
  • 影絵 【カゲエ】 shadow picture, silhouette, shadowgraph

Kun reading compounds

  • 描く 【えがく】 to draw, to paint, to sketch, to depict, to describe, to picture in one's mind, to imagine, to form a certain shape (e.g. path of an action, appearance of an object, etc.)
  • 画する 【かくする】 to draw (a line), to demarcate, to mark, to divide, to map out, to plan

Readings

Chinese:
hua4
Korean:
hwa, hoeg

Spanish

  • dibujo
  • trazo
  • puntuar
  • interrumpir

Portuguese

  • gravura

French

  • trait de plume
  • dessin
  • écran
  • compteur de traits de kanji
167 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
91 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
85 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
150 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
50 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
477 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
222 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
991 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
343 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
343 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
235 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
176 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3723 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1904 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2586 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1178 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21739P Morohashi
3000 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3733 New Nelson (John Haig)
1170 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1254 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
176 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
155 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3175 2001 Kanji
0a8.7 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-6 SKIP code
1077.2 Four corner code
18-72 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
753b Unicode hex code