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

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 school, high-
  • 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
Chinese:
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
25-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9ad8 Unicode hex code

12 strokes
Radical:
clothes 衣 (衤)
Parts:
tailor, judge, decision, cut out (pattern)
Kun:
た.つさば.く
On:
サイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N1
297 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 裁 【サイ】 judge
  • 裁決 【サイケツ】 decision, ruling, judgement, judgment
  • 家裁 【カサイ】 family court
  • 高裁 【コウサイ】 High Court

Kun reading compounds

  • 裁つ 【たつ】 to cut (cloth)
  • 裁く 【さばく】 to judge

Readings

Chinese:
cai2
Korean:
jae

Spanish

  • cortar (tela
  • papel)
  • juzgar
  • forma
  • decidir

Portuguese

  • alfaiate
  • juiz
  • decisão
  • paradigma

French

  • tailleur
  • juge
  • tribunal
  • décision
  • tailler (un vêtement)
882 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
872 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
498 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
788 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1129 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1727 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1123 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1175 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1163 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1624 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4090 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2076 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2813 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
404 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34258 Morohashi
3299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5454 New Nelson (John Haig)
397 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
424 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
944 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1459 2001 Kanji
5e6.9 The Kanji Dictionary
3-6-6 SKIP code
4-12-4 SKIP code
4375.0 Four corner code
26-59 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
88c1 Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
knife, sword 刀 (刂)
Parts:
judgement, signature, stamp, seal
Kun:
わか.る
On:
ハンバン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
197 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 判 【ハン】 seal, stamp, monogram signature, judgment, judgement, size (of paper or books)
  • 判決 【ハンケツ】 judicial decision, judgement, judgment, sentence, decree
  • 自己批判 【ジコヒハン】 self-criticism
  • 誤判 【ゴハン】 misjudgement, misjudgment, erroneous judgement, miscarriage of justice
  • 判 【ハン】 seal, stamp, monogram signature, judgment, judgement, size (of paper or books)
  • 司法裁判 【シホウサイバン】 judicial trial
  • 大判 【オオバン】 large size (paper, book, etc.), ōban, large oval gold coin used in the Edo period

Kun reading compounds

  • 分かる 【わかる】 to understand, to comprehend, to grasp, to see, to get, to follow, to become clear, to be known, to be discovered, to be realized, to be realised, to be found out, I know!, I think so too!

Readings

Chinese:
pan4
Korean:
pan

Spanish

  • diferenciar
  • distinguir
  • juzgar
  • sello
  • marca
  • señal
  • sufijo para tamaño (papel)

Portuguese

  • julgamento
  • assinatura
  • selo
  • carimbo

French

  • jugement
  • signature
  • tampon
  • sceau
860 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
790 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
769 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
291 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
673 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
497 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
354 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
434 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1026 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1065 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
899 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
187 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1441 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
765 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1038 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1213 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1923 Morohashi
1122 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
465 New Nelson (John Haig)
1205 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1289 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
187 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
673 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1043 2001 Kanji
2f5.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-5-2 SKIP code
9250.0 Four corner code
40-29 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5224 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
door, house 戶 (户, 戸)
Parts:
place, extent
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
221 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 所 【ショ】 counter for places
  • 署員 【ショイン】 staff member, station employee, official
  • 高所 【コウショ】 high place, high altitude, heights, elevation, broad view
  • 随所 【ズイショ】 everywhere, at every turn

Kun reading compounds

  • 所 【ところ】 place, spot, scene, site, address, district, area, locality, one's house, point, aspect, side, facet, passage (in text), part, space, room, thing, matter, whereupon, as a result, about to, on the verge of, was just doing, was in the process of doing, have just done, just finished doing
  • 所が 【ところが】 even so, however, still, whereupon, even though, nevertheless, on the contrary, as a matter of fact, despite
  • 見たところ 【みたところ】 in appearance, to look at, judging from appearances
  • 一所 【いっしょ】 one place, the same place, one person, together
  • 所か 【どころか】 far from, anything but, not at all, let alone, to say nothing of, not to speak of, much less
  • 所ではない 【どころではない】 (strongly emphatic) too preoccupied or busy to even think of ..., ... is out of the question, this is not an occasion for
  • 大所 【おおどころ】 wealthy family, important person, bigwig
  • 居所 【いどころ】 whereabouts, address, place of temporary residence
  • 所 【ところ】 place, spot, scene, site, address, district, area, locality, one's house, point, aspect, side, facet, passage (in text), part, space, room, thing, matter, whereupon, as a result, about to, on the verge of, was just doing, was in the process of doing, have just done, just finished doing
  • 所が 【ところが】 even so, however, still, whereupon, even though, nevertheless, on the contrary, as a matter of fact, despite
  • 早いとこ 【はやいとこ】 promptly, quickly
  • 僕んとこ 【ぼくんとこ】 at my place

Readings

Japanese names:
Chinese:
suo3
Korean:
so

Spanish

  • lugar

Portuguese

  • Lugar

French

  • lieu
246 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
328 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
312 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
107 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1821 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
137 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
177 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
600 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
153 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
153 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
149 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
843 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1056 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
568 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
752 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1137 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
11715X Morohashi
851 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2054 New Nelson (John Haig)
1127 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1208 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
129 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
305 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3054 2001 Kanji
4m4.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-4 SKIP code
3222.1 Four corner code
7222.1 Four corner code
29-74 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6240 Unicode hex code