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:
Chinese:
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
26-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6700 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
draw near, stop in, bring near, gather, collect, send, forward
Kun:
よ.る-よ.りよ.せる
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
673 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 寄港 【キコウ】 stopping at a port
  • 寄金 【キキン】 contribution, donation
  • 数寄 【スキ】 refined taste, elegant pursuits

Kun reading compounds

  • 寄る 【よる】 to approach, to draw near, to come near, to be close to, to gather (in one place), to come together, to meet, to stop by (while on one's way to another place), to drop by, to make a short visit, to grow old, to grow high (number, etc.), to grow (wrinkly), to lean against, to recline on, to push one's opponent while holding their belt, to decide on a price and come to a deal, to be swayed by (a person), to yield to
  • 寄ると触ると 【よるとさわると】 whenever they come together
  • 寄せる 【よせる】 to come near, to let someone approach, to bring near, to bring together, to collect, to gather, to deliver (opinion, news, etc.), to send (e.g. a letter), to contribute, to donate, to let someone drop by, to add (numbers), to have feelings for (love, goodwill, trust, etc.), to rely upon for a time, to depend on, to use as a pretext, to put aside, to press, to push, to force, to include, to welcome (in a group), to let in

Readings

Japanese names:
よせ、 より、 よろ
Chinese:
ji4
Korean:
gi

Spanish

  • colaborar
  • apoyarse en
  • acercarse
  • reunirse
  • arrimar
  • juntar

Portuguese

  • aproximar
  • juntar
  • colecionar
  • enviar
  • adiantar

French

  • approcher
  • s'approcher
  • faire une visite
  • collecter
  • rassembler
  • envoyer
  • faire suivre
576 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
671 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
642 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
545 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1318 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
692 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
471 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1525 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1361 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1445 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1120 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
486 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2856 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1473 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1983 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
196 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7203 Morohashi
2291 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1345 New Nelson (John Haig)
192 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
204 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
727 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
749 2001 Kanji
3m8.8 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-8 SKIP code
3062.1 Four corner code
20-83 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bc4 Unicode hex code