Jisho

×

13 strokes
Radical:
axe
Parts:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
51 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 新 【シン】 new, neo-, newness, novelty, Gregorian calendar, Xin dynasty (of China; 9-23 CE), Hsin dynasty
  • 新聞 【シンブン】 newspaper
  • 一新 【イッシン】 complete change, reform, restoration, remodeling, remodelling, renewal
  • 更新 【コウシン】 renewal, update, replacement, renovation, breaking (a record)

Kun reading compounds

  • 新しい 【あたらしい】 new, novel, fresh, recent, latest, up-to-date, modern
  • 新しいもの好き 【あたらしいものずき】 neophilia, love of new or novel things, one who loves new or novel things
  • 新た 【あらた】 new, fresh, novel
  • 新田 【しんでん】 new rice field, newly developed rice field, wasteland or marshland newly reclaimed as a rice field (Edo period)

Readings

Japanese names:
あせ、 あたらし、 し、 に、 にっ、 につ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xin1
Korean:
sin

Spanish

  • nuevo
  • fresco

Portuguese

  • novo

French

  • nouveau
256 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
165 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
148 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
36 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2080 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
178 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
55 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1965 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.5 Japanese for Busy People
174 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
174 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
85 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
956 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2239 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1166 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1587 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1516 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13572 Morohashi
1784 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2387 New Nelson (John Haig)
1502 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1619 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
80 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
226 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
454 2001 Kanji
5b8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-9-4 SKIP code
0292.1 Four corner code
1-31-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65b0 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
promise, approximately, shrink
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
94 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 約 【ヤク】 approximately, about, promise, appointment, engagement, shortening, reduction, simplification, contraction (in phonetics)
  • 約束 【ヤクソク】 promise, agreement, arrangement, one's word, contract, pact, appointment, engagement, date, convention, rule, destiny, fate
  • 予約 【ヨヤク】 reservation, appointment, booking, advance order, contract, subscription, pledge, programming (e.g. a device), setting (e.g. a timer)
  • 節約 【セツヤク】 economising, saving

Kun reading compounds

  • 約まる 【つづまる】 to compress, to shrink
  • 約める 【つづめる】 to abridge, to shorten, to economize
  • 約やか 【つづまやか】 concise, brief, humble, frugal, modest, discrete

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
yue1, yao1
Korean:
yag, yo

Spanish

  • promesa
  • aproximadamente
  • encogerse
  • economizar

Portuguese

  • promessa
  • aproximadamente
  • recuar

French

  • environ
  • promettre
  • abréger
  • raccourcir
726 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
621 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
591 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
137 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3499 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
451 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
808 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
211 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
211 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
381 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1516 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1632 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1177 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1374 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27242X Morohashi
1280 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4440 New Nelson (John Haig)
1362 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1462 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
258 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
534 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2752 2001 Kanji
6a3.7 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-3 SKIP code
2792.0 Four corner code
1-44-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d04 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
ear
Parts:
Variants:
holy, saint, sage, master, priest
Kun:
ひじり
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1165 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 聖 【セイ】 Saint, St., S., sacred, holy, pure
  • 聖書 【セイショ】 Bible, the Scriptures, Holy Writ
  • 棋聖 【キセイ】 great master of go, great master of shogi
  • 亜聖 【アセイ】 sage of the second order
  • 精霊 【ショウリョウ】 spirit of the deceased
  • 聖者 【セイジャ】 saint
  • 大聖 【ダイショウ】 Buddha, high-ranked bodhisattva
  • 仏餉 【ブッショウ】 rice offered to Buddha

Kun reading compounds

  • 聖 【ひじり】 highly virtuous monk, monk, Buddhist solitary, Buddhist missionary, saint (i.e. a virtuous person), emperor, master, expert
  • 聖柄 【ひじりづか】 sword hilt shaped similar to the handle of a vajra, plain, wooden sword hilt (as opposed to those wrapped in sharkskin)
  • 高野聖 【こうやひじり】 Mount Kōya missionary (usu. low-ranking monk), Lethocerus deyrollei (species of giant water bug)

Readings

Japanese names:
きよ、 さと、 さとし、 せ、 たか、 ただ、 ひろ、 まさ、 み
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
sheng4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • santo
  • sagrado
  • sabio
  • relacionado con cristianismo

Portuguese

  • santo
  • sagrado
  • sábio
  • mestre
  • padre

French

  • saint
  • sage
  • maître
  • prêtre
824 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
922 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
911 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1306 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2960 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
663 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1663 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2030 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
674 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
686 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
580 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1583 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3509 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1812 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2464 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
833 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29074P Morohashi
2830 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4727 New Nelson (John Haig)
825 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
888 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
962 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3272 2001 Kanji
4f9.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-4 SKIP code
1610.4 Four corner code
1-32-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8056 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
write
Kun:
か.く-が.き-がき
On:
ショ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
169 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 書 【ショ】 book, document, calligraphy (esp. Chinese), penmanship, handwriting, letter, note
  • 書斎 【ショサイ】 study, library, den, home office, reading room
  • 読書 【ドクショ】 reading (a book)
  • 清書 【セイショ】 fair copy, clean copy

Kun reading compounds

  • 書く 【かく】 to write, to compose, to pen, to draw, to paint

Readings

Japanese names:
かき
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • escritura
  • escrito
  • escribir

Portuguese

  • escrever

French

  • écrire
92 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
159 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
142 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
130 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3719 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
70 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
58 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1216 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
131 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
131 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
181 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
998 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3292 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1703 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2314 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
333 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14294 Morohashi
2658 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2463 New Nelson (John Haig)
327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
349 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
121 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
197 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1678 2001 Kanji
4c6.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-4 SKIP code
5060.1 Four corner code
1-29-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
66f8 Unicode hex code