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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On reading compounds

  • 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

9 strokes
Radical:
sign 示 (礻)
Parts:
gods, mind, soul
Kun:
かみかん-こう-
On:
シンジン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
347 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 神 【シン】 spirit, psyche, god, deity, divinity, kami
  • 神学 【シンガク】 theology
  • 鬼神 【キシン】 fierce god
  • 海神 【カイシン】 sea god, Poseidon, Neptune
  • 神 【シン】 spirit, psyche, god, deity, divinity, kami
  • 神宮 【ジングウ】 high-status Shinto shrine with connection to imperial family, imperial Shinto shrine
  • 天神 【テンジン】 heavenly god, heavenly gods, spirit of Sugawara no Michizane, Tenmangu shrine (dedicated to Michizane's spirit), pit of a dried plum, dried plum, tenjin hairstyle, prostitute of the second-highest class (Edo period)
  • 石神 【シャクジン】 stone which is worshipped, image of a god in stone

Kun reading compounds

  • 神 【かみ】 god, deity, divinity, spirit, kami, incredible, fantastic, amazing, emperor of Japan, thunder
  • 神様 【かみさま】 God, god, ace, king, superior person, god (amongst men)
  • 大神 【おおかみ】 god
  • ギ神 【ギかみ】 Greek mythology

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 かぐ、 かな、 かも、 くま、 こ、 こは、 だま、 み
Chinese:
shen2
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • dios
  • alma

Portuguese

  • Deus
  • mente
  • alma
  • divindade
  • divino

French

  • divinité
  • esprit
  • âme
257 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
340 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
324 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
229 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3245 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
205 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
774 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
853 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
310 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
310 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
586 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1422 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1143 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
615 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
821 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1128 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24673P Morohashi
912 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4087 New Nelson (John Haig)
1119 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1200 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
191 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
333 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
655 2001 Kanji
4e5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-5 SKIP code
3520.6 Four corner code
31-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
795e Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
Shinto shrine, constellations, palace, princess
Kun:
みや
On:
キュウグウクウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N1
367 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 宮 【キュウ】 palace, tonic (of the Japanese and Chinese pentatonic scale), ancient Chinese punishment (castration for men, or confinement for women), zodiacal sign
  • 宮中 【キュウチュウ】 imperial court
  • 離宮 【リキュウ】 imperial villa, royal villa, detached palace
  • 巨蟹宮 【キョカイキュウ】 Cancer (4th zodiacal sign), the Crab
  • 宮司 【グウジ】 chief priest
  • 宮寺 【グウジ】 Buddhist temple within a Shinto shrine
  • 二宮 【ニグウ】 the Two Ise Shrines
  • 東宮 【トウグウ】 crown prince
  • 宮内庁 【クナイチョウ】 Imperial Household Agency
  • 宮内 【クナイ】 inside the Imperial Palace, Department of the Imperial Household
  • 月宮 【ゲッキュウ】 moon palace of the Hindu god Chandra
  • 夙 【シュク】 outcasts common around the Kyoto region from the Kamakura period to the Edo period
  • 内宮 【ナイクウ】 Inner Ise Shrine
  • 外宮 【ゲクウ】 outer shrine of the Ise Grand Shrine

Kun reading compounds

  • 宮 【みや】 shrine, palace, imperial residence, Imperial prince, Imperial princess, headboard with built-in shelves, drawers, etc., temple
  • 宮家 【みやけ】 house of a prince of the blood
  • 若宮 【わかみや】 young imperial prince, child of the imperial family, shrine dedicated to a child of the god of the main shrine, newly built shrine (to which a divided tutelary deity has just been transferred)
  • 大宮 【おおみや】 imperial palace, shrine, Grand Empress Dowager, Empress Dowager, woman of imperial lineage who has borne a child, elderly woman of imperial lineage

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐ、 み
Chinese:
gong1
Korean:
gung

Spanish

  • príncipe
  • familia imperial
  • santuario

Portuguese

  • Templo Shinto
  • constelação
  • palácio
  • princesa

French

  • sanctuaire
  • constellations
  • palais
  • princesse
374 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
274 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
256 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
419 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1310 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
546 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1209 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1184 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
721 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
734 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
929 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
482 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2828 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1459 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1042 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7156 Morohashi
2274 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1336 New Nelson (John Haig)
1033 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1110 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
353 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
777 2001 Kanji
3m7.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
3060.6 Four corner code
21-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bae Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
thumb, inch
Parts:
Buddhist temple
Kun:
てら
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
879 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 寺 【ジ】 counter for temples
  • 寺院 【ジイン】 Buddhist temple, religious building, church, cathedral, mosque
  • 国分寺 【コクブンジ】 state-supported provincial temple (Nara period)
  • 古寺 【コジ】 old temple

Kun reading compounds

  • 寺 【てら】 temple (Buddhist)
  • 寺子屋 【てらこや】 temple elementary school (during the Edo period)
  • お寺 【おてら】 temple, monk
  • 宮寺 【ぐうじ】 Buddhist temple within a Shinto shrine

Readings

Chinese:
si4
Korean:
sa, si

Spanish

  • templo budista
  • templo

Portuguese

  • Templo Budista

French

  • temple bouddhiste
228 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
149 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
133 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
687 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1054 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
45 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
475 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
268 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
41 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
41 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
328 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
500 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2687 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1367 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1853 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
160 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7414 Morohashi
2164 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1373 New Nelson (John Haig)
158 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
170 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
125 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1448 2001 Kanji
3b3.5 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4034.1 Four corner code
27-91 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bfa Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
one
Parts:
Variants:
three
Kun:
み.つみっ.つ
On:
サンゾウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
14 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 三 【サン】 three, tri-
  • 三 【サン】 three
  • 十三 【ジュウサン】 thirteen, 13, king (playing card)
  • 七三 【シチサン】 7 or 3 ratio, hair parted on one side

Kun reading compounds

  • 三 【さん】 three, tri-
  • 三重 【さんじゅう】 triple, treble, threefold, three-ply, triplicate
  • 三つ 【みっつ】 three
  • 三つ折り 【みつおり】 threefold, folded in three
  • 三つ 【みっつ】 three

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 さ、 さい、 さえ、 さぶ、 ざ、 ざえ、 ざぶ、 そう、 ぞ、 ただ、 みつ、 みん、 も、 や
Chinese:
san1
Korean:
sam

Spanish

  • tres
  • 3

Portuguese

  • três

French

  • trois
3 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
3 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
23 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
10 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
8 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
3 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
4 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
22 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
4 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
4 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
5 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2423 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1225 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1689 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
3 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12 Morohashi
1924 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
8 New Nelson (John Haig)
3 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
3 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
21 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
10 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3072 2001 Kanji
0a3.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-2 SKIP code
1010.1 Four corner code
27-16 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e09 Unicode hex code

9 strokes (also 8)
Radical:
town (阝 right) 邑 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
son, counter for sons
Kun:
おとこ
On:
ロウリョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
569 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 郎君 【ロウクン】 young lord, young nobleman
  • 郎党 【ロウドウ】 vassals, retainers, followers
  • 新郎 【シンロウ】 bridegroom
  • 女郎 【ジョロウ】 prostitute (esp. Edo period)

Readings

Japanese names:
いら、 お、 とう、 もん、 ろ、 ろお
Chinese:
lang2, lang4
Korean:
rang

Spanish

  • hombre
  • hijo
  • sirviente

Portuguese

  • filho
  • sufixo para contagem de filhos

French

  • fils (enfant)
  • compteur de fils
1936 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
237 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4762 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
955 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1827 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1145 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
980 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1014 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
546 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
757 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1641 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
867 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1184 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1868 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39405P Morohashi
1289 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6138 New Nelson (John Haig)
1851 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1995 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
264 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
1300 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
844 2001 Kanji
2d6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
1-6-2 SKIP code
3772.7 Four corner code
47-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
90ce Unicode hex code