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
1-26-39 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6700 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
village, mile
Parts:
heavy, important, esteem, respect, heap up, pile up, nest of boxes, -fold
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
193 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 重 【ジュウ】 jūbako, multi-tiered food box, heavy, serious, extreme, -fold, -ply
  • 重圧 【ジュウアツ】 strong pressure, heavy pressure
  • 九重 【ココノエ】 ninefold, imperial palace, the Court
  • 加重 【カジュウ】 weighting (in averaging), aggravation
  • 重複 【チョウフク】 duplication, repetition, overlapping, redundancy, restoration
  • 重厚 【ジュウコウ】 profound, deep, grave, solid, dignified, stately, solemn, massive, composed
  • 加重 【カジュウ】 weighting (in averaging), aggravation
  • 九重 【ココノエ】 ninefold, imperial palace, the Court

Kun reading compounds

  • 重 【え】 -fold, -ply
  • 八重 【やえ】 multilayered, doubled
  • 九重 【ここのえ】 ninefold, imperial palace, the Court
  • 重い 【おもい】 heavy, weighty, heavy (feeling), depressed, gloomy, blue, uneasy, slow, sluggish, lumbering, ponderous, clumsy, important (position, responsibility, etc.), serious, grave, serious (punishment, illness, etc.), severe, critical, solid, established, dignified, sensible
  • 重い腰を上げる 【おもいこしをあげる】 to get off one's backside, to bestir oneself
  • 重り 【おもり】 weight, sinker (fishing)
  • 重ねる 【かさねる】 to pile up, to heap up, to stack up, to put on top of another, to repeat many times over, to go through repeatedly, to accumulate
  • 重なる 【かさなる】 to be piled up, to lie on top of one another, to come one after another, to happen over and over, to pile up (e.g. stress), to accumulate, to overlap (each other), to occur at the same time, to happen simultaneously
  • 主 【おも】 chief, main, principal, important, main secondary or supporting role (in kyogen)
  • 重き 【おもき】 importance, emphasis, stress
  • 身重 【みおも】 pregnant
  • 気重 【きおも】 heavy-hearted

Readings

Japanese names:
さね、 しげ、 しげる
Chinese:
zhong4, chong2
Korean:
jung

Spanish

  • pesado
  • importante
  • apilar
  • amontonar

Portuguese

  • pesado
  • empilhar
  • pilha de caixas
  • -dobrar

French

  • lourd
  • empiler
  • entasser
  • s'emboîter
  • - couches
245 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
326 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
311 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
155 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
224 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
161 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
266 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1017 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
227 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
227 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
115 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1802 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4390 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2223 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2991 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1691 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40132 Morohashi
3573 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6207 New Nelson (John Haig)
1675 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1805 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
136 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
330 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2272 2001 Kanji
0a9.18 The Kanji Dictionary
4-9-2 SKIP code
2-1-8 SKIP code
2010.4 Four corner code
1-29-37 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91cd Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
west 西 (襾, 覀)
Parts:
西
need, main point, essence, pivot, key to
Kun:
い.るかなめ
On:
ヨウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
106 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 要 【ヨウ】 cornerstone, main point, keystone, requirement, need, necessary, required
  • 要因 【ヨウイン】 main cause, primary factor
  • 所要 【ショヨウ】 required, needed, necessary
  • 法要 【ホウヨウ】 Buddhist memorial service

Kun reading compounds

  • 要る 【いる】 to be needed, to be wanted
  • 要 【かなめ】 pivot, vital point, cornerstone, keystone, Japanese photinia
  • 要石 【かなめいし】 keystone

Readings

Japanese names:
とし
Chinese:
yao4, yao1
Korean:
yo

Spanish

  • necesidad
  • punto central
  • esencia
  • necesitar

Portuguese

  • necessidade
  • ponto principal
  • essência
  • pivô
  • chave para

French

  • besoin
  • point principal
  • pivot
  • essentiel
  • point clef
729 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
623 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
593 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
117 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4274 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
262 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
887 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1218 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.16 Japanese for Busy People
419 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
425 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
424 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1639 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3263 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1683 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2290 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1618 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34768P Morohashi
2635 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5515 New Nelson (John Haig)
1604 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1730 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
78 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
536 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3269 2001 Kanji
3e6.11 The Kanji Dictionary
2-6-3 SKIP code
1040.4 Four corner code
1-45-55 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8981 Unicode hex code