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

10 strokes
Radical:
tall 高 (髙)
Parts:
tall, high, expensive
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
65 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 高 【コウ】 high, high school
  • 高圧 【コウアツ】 high voltage, high pressure
  • 中高 【チュウコウ】 middle and high school, medium and high (level)
  • 激昂 【ゲッコウ】 excitement, exasperation, indignation, rage, fury

Kun reading compounds

  • 高い 【たかい】 high, tall, expensive, high-priced, high (level), above average (in degree, quality, etc.), loud, high-pitched, shrill
  • 高い高い 【たかいたかい】 lifting (a child) high up in the air
  • 高 【たか】 quantity, amount, volume, number, amount of money
  • 高い 【たかい】 high, tall, expensive, high-priced, high (level), above average (in degree, quality, etc.), loud, high-pitched, shrill
  • 威高 【いたか】 arrogant
  • 背高 【せいたか】 tallness, tall person
  • 高まる 【たかまる】 to rise, to swell, to be promoted
  • 高める 【たかめる】 to raise, to lift, to boost, to enhance

Readings

Japanese names:
か、 こ、 じょい、 た、 はか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gao1
Korean:
go

Spanish

  • alto
  • caro
  • sobresaliente
  • elevar
  • levantar

Portuguese

  • Caro
  • alto

French

  • haut
  • élevé
  • grand
  • cher
76 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
132 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
119 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
49 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5248 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
160 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
102 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1163 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.11 Japanese for Busy People
190 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
190 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
83 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1924 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2601 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1330 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1803 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
313 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
45313 Morohashi
2097 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6796 New Nelson (John Haig)
307 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
329 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
135 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
193 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
449 2001 Kanji
2j8.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-8 SKIP code
0022.7 Four corner code
1-25-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9ad8 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
greatness, excellence
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1926 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 傑 【ケツ】 the top (e.g. top ten), the best
  • 傑人 【ケツジン】 outstanding person
  • 豪傑 【ゴウケツ】 hero, great man
  • 英傑 【エイケツ】 great man, hero, master mind

Kun reading compounds

  • 優れる 【すぐれる】 to surpass, to outstrip, to excel

Readings

Japanese names:
すぐ、 たけ、 まさ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jie2
Korean:
geol

Spanish

  • grandeza
  • excelencia
  • excelente

Portuguese

  • grandeza
  • excelência

French

  • grandeur
  • excellence
1211 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1601 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
517 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1208 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1063 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1827 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1731 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1849 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1431 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
127 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
175 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
115 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1008 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
955 Morohashi
155 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
293 New Nelson (John Haig)
999 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1074 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1606 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2164 2001 Kanji
2a11.6 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-11 SKIP code
2529.4 Four corner code
1-23-70 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5091 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
make, production, prepare, build
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
103 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 作 【サク】 work (e.g. of art), production, harvest, cultivation, farming, crop, yield, technique
  • 作柄 【サクガラ】 crop conditions, quality (of art)
  • 大作 【タイサク】 large-scale work, voluminous work, monumental work, great work, masterpiece
  • 遺作 【イサク】 posthumous works
  • 作 【サク】 work (e.g. of art), production, harvest, cultivation, farming, crop, yield, technique
  • 作業 【サギョウ】 work, operation, manufacturing, fatigue duty
  • 所作 【ショサ】 conduct, behaviour, movements, gesture, one's carriage, performance (on stage, etc.), dance, acting, dance (in kabuki), dance play
  • 安定操作 【アンテイソウサ】 stabilizing (stock) transaction

Kun reading compounds

  • 作る 【つくる】 to make, to produce, to manufacture, to build, to construct, to prepare (food), to brew (alcohol), to raise, to grow, to cultivate, to train, to till, to draw up (a document), to make out, to prepare, to write, to create (an artistic work, etc.), to compose, to coin (a phrase), to organize, to organise, to establish, to found, to have (a child), to make up (one's face, etc.), to fabricate (an excuse, etc.), to give a (false) appearance, to feign (a smile, etc.), to put on a show of emotion, to form (a line, etc.), to set (a record), to commit (a sin, etc.)
  • 作り 【つくり】 making, producing, manufacturing, building, construction, make, structure, appearance (attire, make-up, etc.), build, physique, sashimi, forced (smile, etc.)
  • 作り上げる 【つくりあげる】 to build up, to complete, to construct, to create, to put together, to make up, to fabricate, to invent, to cook up

Readings

Japanese names:
くり、 さか、 さっ、 づくり、 とも、 なお、 はぎ、 まさか
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zuo1, zuo4, zuo2
Korean:
jag, ja, ju

Spanish

  • hacer
  • construir
  • fabricar
  • conducta
  • comportamiento
  • crear

Portuguese

  • fazer
  • produção
  • preparar
  • construção

French

  • fabriquer
  • produire
  • construire
  • préparer
82 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
141 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
127 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
99 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
407 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
147 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
116 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
362 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.4 Japanese for Busy People
360 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
361 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
137 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
75 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
77 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
49 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
52 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1151 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
518 Morohashi
68 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
167 New Nelson (John Haig)
1142 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1224 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
120 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
144 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2154 2001 Kanji
2a5.10 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-5 SKIP code
2821.1 Four corner code
1-26-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
4f5c Unicode hex code