Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
once upon a time, antiquity, old times
Kun:
むかし
On:
セキシャク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
1197 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 昔時 【セキジ】 old times, former times
  • 昔日 【セキジツ】 old days
  • 今昔 【コンジャク】 past and present
  • 往昔 【オウセキ】 ancient times

Kun reading compounds

  • 昔 【むかし】 olden days, former
  • 昔話 【むかしばなし】 old tale, folk tale, legend, reminiscence
  • 一昔 【ひとむかし】 ages, long time, decade, ten years (ago)
  • 遥か昔 【はるかむかし】 long ago

Readings

Chinese:
xi2, xi1
Korean:
seog, chag

Spanish

  • antiguamente
  • antigüedad
  • viejos tiempos
  • tiempo atrás

Portuguese

  • Era uma vez
  • antiquidade
  • tempos antigos

French

  • autrefois
  • antiquité
  • il était une fois
346 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
1481 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1200 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2108 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
988 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
598 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
699 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
764 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
778 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
428 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
970 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3086 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1574 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2153 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1192 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13816 Morohashi
2432 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2433 New Nelson (John Haig)
1184 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1268 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
306 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1978 2001 Kanji
3k5.28 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-4 SKIP code
4460.1 Four corner code
1-32-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6614 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
speech 言 (訁)
Parts:
tale, talk
Kun:
はな.すはなし
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
134 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 話 【ワ】 counter for stories, episodes of TV series, etc.
  • 話題 【ワダイ】 topic, subject
  • 懇話 【コンワ】 friendly talk, chat
  • 秘話 【ヒワ】 secret story, unknown episode

Kun reading compounds

  • 話す 【はなす】 to talk, to speak, to converse, to chat, to tell, to explain, to narrate, to mention, to describe, to discuss, to speak (a language)
  • 話 【はなし】 talk, speech, chat, conversation, topic, subject, discussions, negotiation, argument, rumor, talk, hearsay, tale, story, fable, circumstances, particulars
  • 話し合い 【はなしあい】 discussion, talk, tête-à-tête, conference
  • いい話 【いいはなし】 good story (e.g. heartwarming), good prospect (e.g. marriage, business)
  • 固い話 【かたいはなし】 serious topic (of conversation)

Readings

Chinese:
hua4
Korean:
hwa

Spanish

  • cuento
  • charla
  • hablar
  • narrar

Portuguese

  • Conversar
  • falar uma língua
  • conto

French

  • parler
  • histoire
151 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
240 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
221 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
133 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
180 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
86 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
238 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
238 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
178 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1684 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1928 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1027 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1388 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
350 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
35441 Morohashi
1527 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5608 New Nelson (John Haig)
344 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
368 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
125 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
229 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3077 2001 Kanji
7a6.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
0266.4 Four corner code
1-47-35 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8a71 Unicode hex code