Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
say
Parts:
Variants:
utmost, most, extreme
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
82 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 最 【サイ】 the most, the extreme, prime, conspicuous
  • 最悪 【サイアク】 worst, horrible, horrid, awful, terrible, in the worst case, if worst comes to worst

Kun reading compounds

  • 最も 【もっとも】 most, extremely
  • 最も重要 【もっともじゅうよう】 most important, central, matters most, overriding, top

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zui4
Korean:
choe

Spanish

  • prefijo para superlativo
  • más
  • sumamente
  • extremadamente

Portuguese

  • Capacidade máxima
  • maior
  • extremo

French

  • le plus
  • ultra-
  • extrême
402 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
510 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
484 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
121 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2146 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
291 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
612 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1742 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.11 Japanese for Busy People
263 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
263 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
439 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1000 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3120 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1599 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
829 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14301 Morohashi
2472 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2492 New Nelson (John Haig)
821 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
884 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
99 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
587 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3867 2001 Kanji
4c8.10 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-8 SKIP code
6014.7 Four corner code
1-26-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6700 Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
tenderness, excel, surpass, actor, superiority, gentleness
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
334 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 優 【ユウ】 Excellent (grade), A, superiority, excellence, gentle, graceful, elegant, skillful
  • 優位 【ユウイ】 predominance, superiority, ascendancy, advantage, supremacy
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 怪優 【カイユウ】 actor or performer with fascinating acting and appearance
  • 優曇華 【ウドンゲ】 udumbara (mythical Indian plant often identified with the cluster fig, Ficus glomerata), something very rare (from the legend that it flowers once in 3000 years), Japanese fiber banana flower, green lacewing eggs
  • 優婆夷 【ウバイ】 upasika (devout female lay follower of Buddhism)
  • 声優 【セイユウ】 voice actor or actress (radio, animation, etc.)
  • 怪優 【カイユウ】 actor or performer with fascinating acting and appearance

Kun reading compounds

  • 優しい 【やさしい】 tender, kind, gentle, graceful, affectionate, amiable
  • 優しい声 【やさしいこえ】 soft voice
  • 優れる 【すぐれる】 to surpass, to outstrip, to excel
  • 勝る 【まさる】 to excel, to surpass, to exceed, to have an edge, to be superior, to outrival, to outweigh, to preponderate
  • 優るとも劣らない 【まさるともおとらない】 not at all inferior to, rival or surpass, compare favorably (with)

Readings

Japanese names:
ゆ、 よし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
you1
Korean:
u

Spanish

  • excelente
  • sobresaliente
  • especial
  • papel
  • función
  • elegante
  • tierno
  • amable
  • cariñoso
  • sobrepasar
  • dejar atrás
  • sobresalir

Portuguese

  • ternura
  • superar
  • superação
  • ator
  • superioridade
  • gentileza

French

  • tendresse
  • gentillesse
  • exceller
  • surpasser
  • supériorité
  • acteur
995 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
984 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
453 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
564 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1148 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
336 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2599 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1033 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1074 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1168 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
140 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
200 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
130 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
156 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1002 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1261 Morohashi
177 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
334 New Nelson (John Haig)
993 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1068 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1000 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2167 2001 Kanji
2a15.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-15 SKIP code
2124.7 Four corner code
1-45-5 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
512a Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
grain
Parts:
excel, excellence, beauty, surpass
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
848 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 秀 【シュウ】 preeminence, supremacy, distinction, excellence
  • 秀作 【シュウサク】 excellent (piece of) work
  • 閨秀 【ケイシュウ】 accomplished lady, talented woman, eminent woman
  • 清秀 【セイシュウ】 having refined and distinguished features, having a bright face

Kun reading compounds

  • 秀でる 【ひいでる】 to excel, to surpass

Readings

Japanese names:
しゅ、 しょう、 ひで、 ひでし、 ほ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xiu4
Korean:
su

Spanish

  • sobresaliente
  • excelente
  • sobresalir
  • sobrepasar

Portuguese

  • superar
  • excelência
  • beleza
  • superação

French

  • excellence
  • exceller
  • beauté
  • dépasser
1355 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
859 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3263 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
973 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1582 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
726 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1683 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1798 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1171 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1429 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3152 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1616 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2202 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
923 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24911 Morohashi
2545 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4123 New Nelson (John Haig)
914 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
980 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1142 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2245 2001 Kanji
5d2.4 The Kanji Dictionary
2-5-2 SKIP code
2-1-7 SKIP code
2-1-6 SKIP code
2-5-3 SKIP code
2022.7 Four corner code
1-29-8 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
79c0 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
spear, halberd
Parts:
turn into, become, get, grow, elapse, reach
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
116 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 成果 【セイカ】 (good) result, outcome, fruits (of one's labors), product, accomplishment
  • 成案 【セイアン】 definite plan
  • 合成 【ゴウセイ】 composition, synthesis, compounding, combining, composite photo, (function) composition
  • 集大成 【シュウタイセイ】 (large) compilation, culmination (of hard work)
  • 成仏 【ジョウブツ】 attaining Buddhahood, becoming a Buddha, entering Nirvana, going to heaven, resting in peace, dying (peacefully)
  • 成就 【ジョウジュ】 fulfillment, fulfilment, realization, realisation, completion

Kun reading compounds

  • 成る 【なる】 to become, to get, to grow, to turn, to reach, to attain, to result in, to turn out, to end up, to prove (to be), to consist of, to be composed of, to be made up of, to be completed, to be realized, to succeed, to be attained, to be accomplished, to change (into), to turn (into), to transform, to come (to do), to begin (to do), to grow (to do), to come to, to amount to, to add up to, to make, to play (the part of), to act as, to be used for, to be useful for, to serve as, to be promoted, to do ...
  • 成るべく 【なるべく】 as (much) as possible, as (much) as one can, wherever practicable, if possible
  • 為す 【なす】 to build up, to establish, to form, to become (a state), to accomplish, to achieve, to succeed in, to change into, to do, to perform, to intend to, to attempt, to try
  • なす角 【なすかく】 formed angle, angle made

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 しげ、 そん、 たえ、 なお、 なり、 なる、 のり、 ひら、 まさ、 よし、 り
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
cheng2
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • convertirse en
  • resultar
  • consistir en
  • hacerse
  • llegar a ser
  • llevar a cabo
  • lograr

Portuguese

  • tornar-se
  • obter
  • crescer
  • passar
  • alcançar

French

  • se changer en
  • devenir
  • obtenir
  • croissance
  • s'écouler
  • accomplir
439 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
545 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
515 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
115 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1799 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
224 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
549 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
322 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
261 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
261 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
377 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
836 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4352 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2202 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
367 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11542P Morohashi
3537 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2025 New Nelson (John Haig)
361 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
386 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
160 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
466 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1459 2001 Kanji
4n2.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-6-4 SKIP code
3-5-1 SKIP code
5320.0 Four corner code
1-32-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6210 Unicode hex code

17 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
exploits, achievements, unreeling cocoons
On:
セキ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
820 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 戦績 【センセキ】 war or military record, score, military achievements, results
  • 紡績 【ボウセキ】 spinning (textiles), spun yarn

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ji1
Korean:
jeog

Spanish

  • hilado
  • hilar
  • resultados del trabajo
  • acto meritorio

Portuguese

  • façanhas
  • casulo intacto (sem desenrolar)

French

  • performance
  • cocons non déroulés
650 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
752 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
729 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
760 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3602 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
805 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
829 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2814 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1117 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1169 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
885 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1559 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1788 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
953 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1288 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1556 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27845 Morohashi
1412 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4579 New Nelson (John Haig)
1542 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1662 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
820 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2761 2001 Kanji
6a11.8 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-11 SKIP code
2598.6 Four corner code
1-32-51 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7e3e Unicode hex code