Jisho

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13 strokes
Radical:
sun, day
Parts:
darkness, disappear, shade, informal, grow dark, be blinded
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
1040 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 暗黒 【アンコク】 darkness
  • 暗雲 【アンウン】 dark clouds
  • 明暗 【メイアン】 light and darkness, light and shade
  • 冥暗 【メイアン】 gloom, shade

Kun reading compounds

  • 暗い 【くらい】 dark, gloomy, murky, depressed, dispirited, down in the dumps, dark (mood), dark (in colour), dull, ill-boding, dark (e.g. past), suspicious, unlikely (to succeed), hopeless, unpromising, unfamiliar (with), ignorant (of)
  • 暗い過去 【くらいかこ】 shadowy past, murky past
  • 眩む 【くらむ】 to be dazzled by, to be dizzied by, to be disoriented by, to be lost in (greed, lust, etc.), to become dark
  • 暮れる 【くれる】 to get dark, to grow dark, to end (of a day, year, season, etc.), to come to an end, to close, to be sunk in (e.g. despair), to be lost in (e.g. thought), to be overcome with

Readings

Chinese:
an4
Korean:
am

Spanish

  • oscuro
  • poco claro
  • memorizar
  • sombrío

Portuguese

  • escuridão
  • desaparecer
  • sombra
  • informal
  • escurecer
  • cegar

French

  • obscurité
  • disparaître
  • ombre
  • informel
  • s'assombrir
  • être aveuglé
154 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
243 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
224 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1044 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2154 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
576 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
191 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1883 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
348 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
348 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
107 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
992 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1273 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
689 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
921 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
491 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14065 Morohashi
1010 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2503 New Nelson (John Haig)
480 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
519 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
415 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3878 2001 Kanji
4c9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-9 SKIP code
6006.1 Four corner code
16-37 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6697 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
cave
Parts:
hole, aperture, slit, cave, den
Kun:
あな
On:
ケツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
1366 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 穴 【ケツ】 ass, arse, buttocks, rear, end, acupuncture point, hole, notch
  • 穴隙 【ケツゲキ】 crevice, aperture
  • 横穴 【ヨコアナ】 cave, tunnel, tunnel tomb (Kofun period)
  • 経穴 【ケイケツ】 acupuncture point

Kun reading compounds

  • 穴 【あな】 hole, opening, perforation, pit, hollow, hole (in the ground, etc.), burrow, den, lair, holt, hole, deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.), vacancy, opening, flaw, well-kept secret place, upset victory (with a large payoff), pit (of a theater), hiding place, hideout, underbelly (of society, etc.)
  • 穴埋め 【あなうめ】 filling in gaps, filling in blanks (in a form, etc.), stopgap, temporary measure, covering up a deficit, making up for something (e.g. one's mistake)
  • 風穴 【かざあな】 air hole, windhole, ventilator
  • 横穴 【よこあな】 cave, tunnel, tunnel tomb (Kofun period)

Readings

Japanese names:
けな、 しし、 な
Chinese:
xue4, xue2
Korean:
hyeol

Spanish

  • agujero
  • hueco
  • cueva
  • lugar poco conocido
  • lugar escondido

Portuguese

  • buraco
  • orifício
  • brecha
  • caverna
  • gruta

French

  • trou
  • orifice
  • fente
  • grotte
  • tanière
860 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
849 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1201 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3313 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
984 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1595 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
158 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
899 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
921 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1122 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1450 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2682 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1366 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1852 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1326 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
25406 Morohashi
2159 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4187 New Nelson (John Haig)
1316 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1413 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
834 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
762 2001 Kanji
3m2.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-2 SKIP code
3080.2 Four corner code
23-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7a74 Unicode hex code