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

11 strokes
Radical:
black
Parts:
black
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
573 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 黒煙 【コクエン】 black smoke
  • 黒衣 【コクイ】 black clothes
  • 大黒 【ダイコク】 god of wealth, monk's wife
  • 二黒 【ジコク】 second of nine traditional astrological signs (corresponding to Saturn and southwest)

Kun reading compounds

  • 黒 【くろ】 black, black go stone, guilt, guilty person
  • 黒い 【くろい】 black, dark, blackish, sun-tanned (skin), suspicious, criminal, illicit, darkened and dirty, sooty, covered in dirt, evil, wicked, black-hearted, inauspicious, ill-boding, unlucky
  • 黒ずむ 【くろずむ】 to blacken, to darken
  • 黒い 【くろい】 black, dark, blackish, sun-tanned (skin), suspicious, criminal, illicit, darkened and dirty, sooty, covered in dirt, evil, wicked, black-hearted, inauspicious, ill-boding, unlucky
  • 黒い霧 【くろいきり】 thick fog (of suspicion), black veil of secrecy, covered-up crime, unethical act, etc.

Readings

Chinese:
hei1
Korean:
heug

Spanish

  • negro
  • maldad

Portuguese

  • preto

French

  • noir
80 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
137 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
124 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
317 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5403 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
286 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
284 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1486 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
206 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
206 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
45 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1940 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3406 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1754 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2388 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
176 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
48040 Morohashi
2740 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
7052 New Nelson (John Haig)
174 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
186 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
204 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3640 2001 Kanji
4d7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-7-4 SKIP code
6033.1 Four corner code
25-85 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9ed2 Unicode hex code