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

11 strokes
Radical:
silk 糸 (糹)
Parts:
end, finish
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
256 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 終局 【シュウキョク】 end, close, conclusion, end of a game of go, shogi, etc.
  • 終焉 【シュウエン】 demise
  • 有終 【ユウシュウ】 carrying out to the end, bringing to completion
  • 無終 【ムシュウ】 endlessness

Kun reading compounds

  • 終わる 【おわる】 to end, to come to an end, to close, to finish
  • 終わる 【おわる】 to end, to come to an end, to close, to finish
  • 終える 【おえる】 to finish, to graduate
  • 終 【つい】 end, final, end of life, death, never, not at all
  • 遂に 【ついに】 finally, at last, in the end, after all, never (happened)
  • 遂に 【ついに】 finally, at last, in the end, after all, never (happened)

Readings

Japanese names:
ばて
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhong1
Korean:
jong

Spanish

  • fin
  • final
  • terminar
  • acabar
  • finalizar

Portuguese

  • fim
  • terminar

French

  • finir
  • fin
241 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
322 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
306 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
344 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3521 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
302 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
237 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1950 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.14 Japanese for Busy People
458 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
466 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
130 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1526 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1692 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
903 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1223 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1364 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
27372X Morohashi
1336 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4471 New Nelson (John Haig)
1352 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1452 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
392 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
372 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2740 2001 Kanji
6a5.9 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-5 SKIP code
2793.3 Four corner code
1-29-10 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7d42 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
weapon, lance
Parts:
grade, steps, stairs
On:
ダンタン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
479 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 段 【ダン】 step, stair, (flight of) steps, (row of) stitches, columns (of print), grade, rank, level, counter for breaks in written language (or speech, etc.), dan, senior rank in martial arts, go, shogi, etc.
  • 段階 【ダンカイ】 stage, step, phase, level, rank, grade, gradation, order, stairs
  • 特段 【トクダン】 exceptional, unusual, special, especially, exceptionally, unusually
  • 中段 【チュウダン】 half-way up a slope or stairway, landing, center of three (horizontal) columns (of print) (centre)
  • 反 【タン】 variable measure of fabric (28.8 cm in width), for kimonos: at least 10 m in length, for haori: at least 7.27 m in length, for other clothes: at least 6.06 m in length, 300 tsubo (991.74 meters square, 0.24506 acres), six ken (10.91 m)
  • 反物 【タンモノ】 fabric, cloth, textiles, drapery, dry-goods, piece goods, measure of kimono material
  • 減反 【ゲンタン】 reduction (of crop size), reduction of acreage (under cultivation)
  • 一反 【イッタン】 one-tenth hectare

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
duan4
Korean:
dan

Spanish

  • escalón
  • escalera
  • grado

Portuguese

  • grau
  • passos
  • escada

French

  • étape
  • marche
  • escalier
944 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
931 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
340 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2452 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
911 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
656 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
874 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
362 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
363 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
608 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1139 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1471 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
780 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1059 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1876 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
16619 Morohashi
1144 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2991 New Nelson (John Haig)
1859 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2003 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
425 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
891 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2668 2001 Kanji
2s7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-4 SKIP code
7744.7 Four corner code
1-35-42 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6bb5 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
mound, dam (阝 left) 阜 (阝)
Parts:
Variants:
storey, stair, counter for storeys of a building
Kun:
きざはし
On:
カイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N2
513 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 階 【カイ】 storey, story, floor, stairs, stage (in chronostratigraphy), counter for storeys and floors of a building
  • 階級 【カイキュウ】 (social) class, rank, grade
  • 中二階 【チュウニカイ】 mezzanine floor
  • 位階 【イカイ】 court rank

Kun reading compounds

  • 階 【きざはし】 stairs, stairs at the front of a noh stage

Readings

Japanese names:
しな、 と、 はし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie1
Korean:
gye

Spanish

  • piso
  • nivel
  • grado
  • posición

Portuguese

  • Andar de edifícios
  • grau
  • sufixo para contagem de andares de um edifício

French

  • étage
  • niveau
  • compteur d'étages
361 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
262 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
242 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
253 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5011 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
436 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
991 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1840 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.18 Japanese for Busy People
588 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
597 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
607 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
743 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
761 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
451 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
569 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1318 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
41755 Morohashi
624 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6469 New Nelson (John Haig)
1309 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1406 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
328 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
392 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3678 2001 Kanji
2d9.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-9 SKIP code
1-2-9 SKIP code
7226.2 Four corner code
7126.1 Four corner code
1-19-12 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
968e Unicode hex code