Jisho

×

9 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
Variants:
star, spot, dot, mark
Kun:
ほし-ぼし
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N2
844 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 星 【セイ】 Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions), Singapore
  • 星座 【セイザ】 constellation, star sign, zodiac sign
  • 新星 【シンセイ】 nova, new face, new star
  • 小惑星 【ショウワクセイ】 asteroid
  • 客星 【カクセイ】 celestial body seen only for a short time (e.g. comet)
  • 七星 【シチセイ】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow

Kun reading compounds

  • 星 【ほし】 star (usu. not including the Sun), planet (usu. not including Earth), heavenly body, star (glyph, symbol, shape), star (actor, player, etc.), small dot, spot, fleck, star point (in go), hoshi, intersection marked with a dot, perp, perpetrator, mark, offender, suspect, bullseye, one's star (that determines one's fate), one's fortune, point, score
  • 星空 【ほしぞら】 starry sky
  • 四三の星 【しそうのほし】 the Big Dipper (asterism), the Plough, the Plow
  • 希望の星 【きぼうのほし】 ray of light, ray of hope, promising talent

Readings

Chinese:
xing1
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • estrella
  • punto pequeño
  • resultado de un juego

Portuguese

  • estrela
  • ponto
  • marca

French

  • étoile
  • point
  • marque
264 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
171 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
154 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
877 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2121 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
838 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
599 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
946 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
730 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
743 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
463 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
973 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3089 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1577 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1570 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
13837 Morohashi
2435 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2452 New Nelson (John Haig)
1556 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1676 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
181 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3872 2001 Kanji
4c5.7 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
6010.4 Four corner code
32-17 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
661f Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
Variants:
treasure, wealth, valuables
Kun:
たから
On:
ホウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N2
1139 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 宝飾 【ホウショク】 jewels and ornaments, jewelry, jewellery
  • 宝庫 【ホウコ】 treasury, treasure house, storehouse, repository
  • 人間国宝 【ニンゲンコクホウ】 living national treasure
  • 至宝 【シホウ】 greatest treasure, most valuable asset, pride (of)

Kun reading compounds

  • 宝 【たから】 treasure
  • 宝くじ 【たからくじ】 lottery, lottery ticket
  • お宝 【おたから】 treasure, picture of a treasure ship, money, cash
  • 正直は一生の宝 【しょうじきはいっしょうのたから】 honesty is the best policy

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
bao3
Korean:
bo

Spanish

  • tesoro
  • bienes de valor

Portuguese

  • tesouro
  • riqueza
  • valores

French

  • trésor
  • richesses
  • objets de valeur
983 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
971 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
661 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1293 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
981 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
465 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
676 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
296 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
296 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
576 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
474 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2764 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1415 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1910 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
263 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7122 Morohashi
2224 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1320 New Nelson (John Haig)
257 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
273 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
874 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
772 2001 Kanji
3m5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-5 SKIP code
3010.3 Four corner code
42-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5b9d Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
Variants:
shellfish
Kun:
かい
On:
バイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N2
1787 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 貝 【バイ】 Japanese babylon (species of shelled mollusk, Babylonia japonica), Japanese ivory shell, spinning top (traditionally made from a Japanese babylon shell)
  • 貝貨 【バイカ】 shell money
  • 越虫貝 【エッチュウバイ】 finely-striate buccinum (species of whelk, Buccinum striatissimum)
  • 蝦夷貝 【エゾバイ】 Middendorf's whelk (Buccinum middendorffi)

Kun reading compounds

  • 貝 【かい】 shellfish, seashell, shell
  • 貝殻 【かいがら】 seashell, shell
  • 魚介 【ぎょかい】 marine products, seafood, fish and shellfish
  • パウア貝 【パウアかい】 paua (edible New Zealand abalone; species Haliotis iris, H. australis, H. virginea)

Readings

Chinese:
bei4
Korean:
pae

Spanish

  • concha

Portuguese

  • Marisco
  • conchas

French

  • coquillage
169 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
49 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
90 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1590 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4486 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
44 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
917 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
498 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
240 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
240 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
719 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1720 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3150 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1614 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2200 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
54 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36656 Morohashi
2543 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5766 New Nelson (John Haig)
54 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
56 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
70 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3961 2001 Kanji
7b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
6080.0 Four corner code
19-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8c9d Unicode hex code