Jisho

×

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

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 新 【シン】 new, neo-, newness, novelty, Gregorian calendar, Xin dynasty (China, 9-23 CE), Hsin dynasty
  • 新鋭 【シンエイ】 young and energetic, up-and-coming, new and excellent, newly produced, up-and-comer
  • 維新 【イシン】 reformation, revolution, renewal, Meiji Restoration
  • 改新 【カイシン】 reformation

Kun reading compounds

  • 新しい 【あたらしい】 new, novel, fresh, recent, latest, up-to-date, modern
  • 新しい女 【あたらしいおんな】 liberated woman
  • 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
Chinese:
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
31-23 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
65b0 Unicode hex code

西

6 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
Variants:
west, Spain
Kun:
にし
On:
セイサイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
259 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 西 【セイ】 Spain, Spanish (language)
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 南西 【ナンセイ】 southwest
  • 北北西 【ホクホクセイ】 north-northwest
  • 西遊記 【サイユウキ】 Monkey (Monkey King, Magic Monkey), Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature)
  • 西方 【セイホウ】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 西瓜 【スイカ】 watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
  • 西班牙 【スペイン】 Spain

Kun reading compounds

  • 西 【にし】 west
  • 西方 【せいほう】 western direction, Western Pure Land (Amitabha's Buddhist paradise), western fighter in a match (e.g. sumo)
  • 南西 【なんせい】 southwest
  • 東は東西は西 【ひがしはひがしにしはにし】 East is East, and West is West

Readings

Japanese names:
いり、 ひし、 むら
Chinese:
xi1
Korean:
seo

Spanish

  • Oeste
  • España

Portuguese

  • oeste
  • Espanha

French

  • Ouest
  • Espagne
96 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
152 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
167 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4273 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
28 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
83 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
336 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.20 Japanese for Busy People
72 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
72 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1638 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4333 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2193 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2951 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1616 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34763 Morohashi
3520 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5514 New Nelson (John Haig)
1602 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1728 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
198 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
128 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3275 2001 Kanji
0a6.20 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-1 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
32-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
897f Unicode hex code

19 strokes
Radical:
grass 艸 (艹)
Parts:
orchid, Holland
On:
ラン
Jinmeiyō kanji, used in names
JLPT level N1
1886 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 蘭 【ラン】 orchid, Holland, The Netherlands
  • 蘭学 【ランガク】 Dutch studies, studies of Western knowledge
  • 第希蘭 【テヘラン】 Tehran (Iran)
  • 伊蘭 【イラン】 castor oil plant (Ricinus communis)
  • 蘭 【ラン】 orchid, Holland, The Netherlands
  • 蘭 【ラニ】 thoroughwort (species of boneset, Eupatorium fortunei)

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 あららぎ
Chinese:
lan2
Korean:
ran

Spanish

  • orquídea
  • Holanda

Portuguese

French

  • Hollande
  • orchidée
4091 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1990 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
2839 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2233 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
3031 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1545 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2114 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1643 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
32477P Morohashi
2383 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5255 New Nelson (John Haig)
2363 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2449 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
3k16.9 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-16 SKIP code
3-11-8 SKIP code
4422.7 Four corner code
45-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
862d Unicode hex code