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

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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

3 strokes
Radical:
small, insignificant
Parts:
little, small
Kun:
ちい.さいこ-お-さ-
On:
ショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
114 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 小 【ショウ】 smallness, small item, short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days), elementary school, younger or inferior (of two items or people with the same name), unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m)
  • 小雨 【コサメ】 light rain, drizzle
  • 微小 【ビショウ】 microscopic
  • 中小 【チュウショウ】 small to medium

Kun reading compounds

  • 小さい 【ちいさい】 small, little, tiny, slight, below average (in degree, amount, etc.), minor, small, low (e.g. sound), soft (e.g. voice), unimportant, petty, insignificant, trifling, trivial, young, juvenile
  • 小さい頃 【ちいさいころ】 as a child, when one was a child

Readings

Japanese names:
いさら、 こう、 さざ、 しゃお、 ちいさ
Chinese:
xiao3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • poco
  • pequeño

Portuguese

  • Pequeno
  • pouco

French

  • petit
24 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
27 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
36 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
63 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1355 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
33 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
46 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
21 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.15 Japanese for Busy People
27 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
27 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
88 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
511 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
7 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
106 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7473 Morohashi
7 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1389 New Nelson (John Haig)
105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
110 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
126 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
15 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1141 2001 Kanji
3n0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-1-2 SKIP code
9000.0 Four corner code
30-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5c0f Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
enclosure
Parts:
Variants:
country
Kun:
くに
On:
コク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
3 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 国益 【コクエキ】 national interest
  • 国営 【コクエイ】 government management, state management
  • 最恵国 【サイケイコク】 most favored nation, most favoured nation, MFN
  • 異国 【イコク】 foreign country

Kun reading compounds

  • 国 【くに】 country, state, region, national government, central government, home (i.e. hometown, home country), province (of Japan), land, earth
  • 国人 【こくじん】 indigenous person, inhabitant of a country, local, native, local lords and samurai, daimyo who did not leave his domains to meet the shogun in Kyoto (during the Muromachi period)
  • お国 【おくに】 your native country, your hometown, my home country (i.e. Japan), countryside, country, daimyo's territory (Edo period)
  • 根堅州国 【ねのかたすくに】 underworld, netherworld

Readings

Japanese names:
くな、 こ
Chinese:
guo2
Korean:
gug

Spanish

  • país

Portuguese

  • País
  • terra
  • nação

French

  • pays
79 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
136 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
123 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
8 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1037 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
111 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
36 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
745 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
40 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
40 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
344 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3831 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1964 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
588 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
4752 Morohashi
3087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
950 New Nelson (John Haig)
581 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
624 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
4 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
158 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
3s5.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-5 SKIP code
6010.3 Four corner code
25-81 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
56fd Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
roof
Parts:
house, home, family, professional, expert, performer
Kun:
いえうち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
133 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 家 【カ】 -ist, -er
  • 家屋 【カオク】 house, building
  • 研究家 【ケンキュウカ】 researcher, student (of)
  • 活動家 【カツドウカ】 activist
  • 家 【ケ】 house (e.g. of Tokugawa), family
  • 家来 【ケライ】 retainer, retinue, servant
  • 本家 【ホンケ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 公家 【クゲ】 court noble, nobility, Imperial Court

Kun reading compounds

  • 家 【いえ】 house, residence, dwelling, family, household, lineage, family name
  • 家主 【やぬし】 landlord, landlady, house owner, home owner, head of the household
  • 本家 【ほんけ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 小家 【こいえ】 small and simple home
  • 屋 【や】 (something) shop, somebody who sells (something) or works as (something), somebody with a (certain) personality trait, house, roof
  • 家内 【かない】 (my) wife, inside the home, one's family
  • 長屋 【ながや】 tenement house, row house
  • 本家 【ほんけ】 head house (family), birthplace, originator
  • 家 【うち】 house, home (one's own), (one's) family, (one's) household
  • 家中 【うちじゅう】 whole family, all (members of) the family, all over the house, retainer of a daimyo, feudal domain, clan

Readings

Japanese names:
あり、 え、 く、 つか、 べ
Chinese:
jia1, gu1
Korean:
ga

Spanish

  • casa
  • hogar
  • especialista

Portuguese

  • casa
  • lar

French

  • maison
53 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
89 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
83 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
81 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1311 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
151 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
158 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1185 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.8 Japanese for Busy People
165 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
165 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
52 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
480 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2827 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1458 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1963 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
547 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
7169 Morohashi
2273 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1337 New Nelson (John Haig)
541 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
580 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
46 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
189 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
751 2001 Kanji
3m7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-7 SKIP code
3023.2 Four corner code
18-40 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5bb6 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
dot
Parts:
lord, chief, master, main thing, principal
Kun:
ぬしおもあるじ
On:
シュシュウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
95 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 主 【シュ】 (one's) master, Lord (Christian ref. to Jesus or God), the main thing, the majority, the primary concern
  • 主人 【シュジン】 head (of a household), proprietor (of a store), proprietress, landlord, landlady, one's husband, (one's) employer, (one's) master, host, hostess
  • 自主 【ジシュ】 independence, autonomy, self-reliance
  • 盟主 【メイシュ】 leader (of an alliance), leading power
  • 主 【ス】 honorific (or familiar) suffix used after a name
  • 法主 【ホッス】 high priest
  • 座主 【ザス】 temple's head priest
  • 主 【シュ】 (one's) master, Lord (Christian ref. to Jesus or God), the main thing, the majority, the primary concern
  • 主従 【シュウジュウ】 master and servant, lord and retainer, employer and employee

Kun reading compounds

  • 主 【ぬし】 head (of a household, etc.), leader, master, owner, proprietor, proprietress, subject (of a rumour, etc.), doer (of a deed), guardian spirit (e.g. long-resident beast, usu. with mystical powers), long-time resident (or employee, etc.), husband, you
  • 馬主 【うまぬし】 owner of a horse (esp. racehorse), registered owner (of a racehorse)
  • 船主 【せんしゅ】 shipowner
  • 主 【おも】 chief, main, principal, important, main secondary or supporting role (in kyogen)
  • 主に 【おもに】 mainly, primarily
  • 主 【あるじ】 head (of a household), proprietor (of a store), proprietress, landlord, landlady, master (of a servant), entertaining someone as one's guest
  • 女主 【おんなあるじ】 female owner, proprietress, landlady
  • 坊の主 【ぼうのあるじ】 master of the priests quarters

Readings

Japanese names:
かず、 ず、 もん
Chinese:
zhu3
Korean:
ju

Spanish

  • señor
  • jefe
  • dueño
  • patrón

Portuguese

  • senhor
  • chefe
  • mestre
  • coisa principal
  • principal

French

  • maître
  • seigneur
  • chef
  • principal
  • propriétaire
  • mari
237 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
315 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
299 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
91 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
285 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
49 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
106 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
196 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
155 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
155 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
70 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
19 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2437 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1231 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1696 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
272 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
100 Morohashi
1938 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
38 New Nelson (John Haig)
266 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
284 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
34 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
252 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
472 2001 Kanji
4f1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-1-4 SKIP code
4-5-2 SKIP code
2-2-3 SKIP code
0010.4 Four corner code
28-71 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4e3b Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
sheep 羊 (⺶)
Parts:
righteousness, justice, morality, honor, loyalty, meaning
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N1
415 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 義 【ギ】 morality, righteousness, justice, honour (honor), meaning, teachings, doctrine, nonconsanguineous relationship (i.e. of in-laws), prosthesis
  • 義援金 【ギエンキン】 donation money (esp. disaster relief or charity), contribution
  • 疑義 【ギギ】 doubt
  • 大義 【タイギ】 great cause, moral law, justice

Readings

Japanese names:
ただし、 ちか、 のり、 よし
Chinese:
yi4
Korean:
eui

Spanish

  • moralidad
  • lealtad
  • significado
  • artificial
  • no consanguíneo

Portuguese

  • retidão
  • justiça
  • moralidade
  • honra
  • lealdade
  • significado

French

  • vertu
  • justice
  • moralité
  • honneur
  • loyauté
  • signification
580 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
674 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
645 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
287 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3668 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
244 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1658 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1975 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
291 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
291 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
493 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1568 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2948 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1514 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2052 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
648 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28504 Morohashi
2338 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4668 New Nelson (John Haig)
641 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
691 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
62 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
771 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
959 2001 Kanji
2o11.3 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-10 SKIP code
2-6-7 SKIP code
2-2-11 SKIP code
8055.3 Four corner code
21-33 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7fa9 Unicode hex code