Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
rap 攴 (攵)
Parts:
Variants:
number, strength, fate, law, figures
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
148 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 数 【スウ】 several, a number of, quantity, amount, counting, figures, numbers, number, numeral, figure, number, destiny, fate, course of events, trend
  • 数学 【スウガク】 mathematics
  • 算数 【サンスウ】 arithmetic, calculation
  • 日数 【ニッスウ】 number of days
  • 数 【スウ】 several, a number of, quantity, amount, counting, figures, numbers, number, numeral, figure, number, destiny, fate, course of events, trend
  • 数学 【スウガク】 mathematics
  • 数牌 【シューパイ】 suited tiles

Kun reading compounds

  • 数 【かず】 number, amount
  • 数多く 【かずおおく】 in great numbers
  • 日数 【にっすう】 number of days
  • 手数 【てすう】 trouble, bother, number of moves (in go, shogi, etc.), number of punches (in boxing)
  • 数える 【かぞえる】 to count, to enumerate
  • 屡々 【しばしば】 often, again and again, frequently, repeatedly

Readings

Japanese names:
じゅ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu4, shu3, shuo4
Korean:
su, chog

Spanish

  • número
  • cifra
  • contar

Portuguese

  • número
  • vigor
  • destino
  • lei
  • figuras

French

  • nombre
  • compter
  • destin
  • loi
  • chiffres
262 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
168 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
151 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
188 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2057 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
429 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
592 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2169 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
225 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
225 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
529 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
945 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2245 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1170 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1591 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
938 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13319 Morohashi
1790 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2353 New Nelson (John Haig)
929 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
998 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
159 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
227 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1066 2001 Kanji
4i9.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-4 SKIP code
9844.0 Four corner code
1-31-84 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6570 Unicode hex code

3 strokes
Radical:
child, seed
Parts:
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
Kun:
-こ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
72 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 子 【シ】 child (esp. a boy), viscount, founder of a school of thought (esp. Confucius), master, masters and philosophers (categorization of Chinese classical literature), you, -er (i.e. man who spends all his time doing...)
  • 子孫 【シソン】 descendant, posterity, offspring
  • 男子 【ダンシ】 boy, man, male
  • 女子 【ジョシ】 woman, girl
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 恵比寿 【エビス】 Ebisu, god of fishing and commerce
  • 久留子 【クルス】 cross sign
  • 対子 【トイツ】 pair, eyes
  • 七対子 【チートイツ】 seven pairs, winning hand composed of seven pairs

Kun reading compounds

  • 子 【こ】 child, kid, teenager, youngster, young (non-adult) person, (one's) child, offspring, young woman, young (animal), offshoot, interest, new share, player who is not a dealer (in cards, mahjong, etc.), young geisha, young prostitute, bird egg, -er (often of young women)
  • 子 【こう】 child, interest
  • 判子 【はんこ】 seal (used in lieu of a signature), stamp, chop
  • 売れっ子 【うれっこ】 popular figure, person in demand, favorite, favourite
  • 子 【ね】 the Rat (first sign of the Chinese zodiac), hour of the Rat (around midnight, 11pm to 1am, or 12 midnight to 2am), north, eleventh month of the lunar calendar
  • 子忌み 【ねいみ】 collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first day of the Rat of the New Year)
  • 庚子 【かのえね】 Metal Rat (37th year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1960, 2020, 2080)
  • 甲子 【きのえね】 Wood Rat (1st year of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1924, 1984, 2044)

Readings

Japanese names:
い、 き、 ぎ、 く、 け、 ねっ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zi3, zi2, zi5
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • chiquillo
  • niño

Portuguese

  • criança

French

  • enfant
  • signe de la 1ère branche terrestre
  • signe du Rat (zodiaque)
  • 23 h à 01 h
  • Nord (0°)
31 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
40 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
25 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
56 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1264 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
61 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
43 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
38 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.18 Japanese for Busy People
103 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
103 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
69 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
455 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4196 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2125 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2872 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
96 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6930 Morohashi
3390 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1281 New Nelson (John Haig)
95 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
99 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
42 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
18 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3547 2001 Kanji
2c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-3-1 SKIP code
4-2-1 SKIP code
1740.7 Four corner code
1-27-50 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b50 Unicode hex code