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

7 strokes (also 6)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
near, early, akin, tantamount
Kun:
ちか.い
On:
キンコン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
194 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 近畿 【キンキ】 Kinki (region around Osaka, Kyoto, Nara)
  • 近海 【キンカイ】 coastal waters, adjacent seas
  • ごく最近 【ゴクサイキン】 very recently, in the very recent past
  • 至近 【シキン】 very near
  • 近流 【コンル】 banishment (to a nearby province), the least severe of the three banishment punishments under the ritsuryo system

Kun reading compounds

  • 近い 【ちかい】 near, close, short (distance), close (in time), soon, close (relationship), friendly, intimate, closely related, similar, likeworthy, almost the same
  • 近いうちに 【ちかいうちに】 before long

Readings

Japanese names:
おう、 おお、 この
Chinese:
jin4
Korean:
geun

Spanish

  • cerca
  • cercano

Portuguese

  • perto
  • cedo
  • consangüíneo
  • equivalente

French

  • près
  • tôt
  • proche
  • équivalent à
195 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
113 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
103 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
127 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4671 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
127 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
259 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
506 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.12 Japanese for Busy People
445 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
452 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
109 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
679 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3798 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1941 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2634 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1136 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38752P Morohashi
3061 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6021 New Nelson (John Haig)
1129 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1210 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
149 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
140 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2654 2001 Kanji
2q4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-4 SKIP code
3-2-4 SKIP code
3230.2 Four corner code
22-65 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8fd1 Unicode hex code