Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
moon, month
Parts:
month, moon
Kun:
つき
On:
ゲツガツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
23 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 月 【ゲツ】 Monday
  • 月額 【ゲツガク】 monthly amount (sum)
  • 隔月 【カクゲツ】 every second month, every other month
  • 望月 【モチヅキ】 full moon, 15th day of the lunar calendar, full moon of the eighth lunar month
  • 月中 【ゲツチュウ】 (for the) whole month
  • 月輪 【ゲツリン】 (full) moon, moon when it's round
  • 旧正月 【キュウショウガツ】 lunar New Year (esp. the Chinese New Year)
  • お正月 【オショウガツ】 New Year (esp. first three days), first month of the year, January

Kun reading compounds

  • 月 【つき】 moon, month
  • 月末 【げつまつ】 end of the month
  • 卯月 【うづき】 fourth month of the lunar calendar
  • 祥月 【しょうつき】 month of a person's death

Readings

Japanese names:
おと、 がっ、 す、 ずき、 もり
Chinese:
yue4
Korean:
weol

Spanish

  • mes
  • luna

Portuguese

  • mês
  • lua

French

  • lune
  • mois
12 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
14 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
16 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
26 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2169 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
13 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
59 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
80 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
17 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
17 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
17 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1002 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3674 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1876 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2556 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
13 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14330 Morohashi
2956 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2530 New Nelson (John Haig)
13 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
13 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
66 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
28 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3946 2001 Kanji
4b0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-2 SKIP code
4-4-1 SKIP code
7722.0 Four corner code
23-78 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6708 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
face 面 (靣)
Parts:
Variants:
mask, face, features, surface
Kun:
おもおもてつら
On:
メンベン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
186 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 面 【メン】 face, mask, face guard, (in kendo) striking the head, surface (esp. a geometrical surface), page, aspect, facet, side, chamfer, counter for broad, flat objects, levels or stages, e.g. in a video game
  • 面会 【メンカイ】 meeting (face-to-face), interview
  • 平面 【ヘイメン】 level surface, plane
  • 対面 【タイメン】 meeting face-to-face, seeing in person, facing (each other), opposing (traffic, etc.), confronting

Kun reading compounds

  • 面 【おもて】 face, surface, mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)
  • 面影 【おもかげ】 face, looks, vestiges, trace
  • 水の面 【みのも】 surface of the water, face of the water
  • 面 【おもて】 face, surface, mask (esp. a noh or kyogen mask)
  • 面伏せ 【おもてぶせ】 being so embarrassed as to keep one's face down
  • 細面 【ほそおもて】 slender face
  • 面 【つら】 face, mug, surface, cheek meat, cheek, cheeks, surrounding area
  • 面当て 【つらあて】 spiteful remarks
  • 赤面 【あかつら】 red face, villain (in kabuki, jōruri, etc.)
  • 横面 【よこつら】 side of face

Readings

Japanese names:
お、 ずら、 ほおつき、 も
Chinese:
mian4
Korean:
myeon

Spanish

  • cara
  • semblante
  • superficie

Portuguese

  • máscara
  • rosto
  • recursos
  • superfície

French

  • masque
  • face
  • traits
  • surface
322 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
417 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
395 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
165 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
5087 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
321 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1002 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
904 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
274 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
274 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
438 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1876 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2590 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1324 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1796 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1910 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
42618 Morohashi
2087 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6566 New Nelson (John Haig)
1892 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2039 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
117 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
347 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3176 2001 Kanji
3s6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
3-5-4 SKIP code
1060.0 Four corner code
44-44 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9762 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
grope, search, look for
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
930 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 探検 【タンケン】 exploration, expedition
  • 探求 【タンキュウ】 search, quest, pursuit
  • 内探 【ナイタン】 private inquiry, private enquiry, secret investigation
  • 独探 【ドクタン】 German spy

Kun reading compounds

  • 探る 【さぐる】 to feel around for, to fumble for, to grope for, to search for, to look for, to investigate, to probe into, to spy on, to sound out, to explore (parts unknown), to enjoy (natural beauty)
  • 探す 【さがす】 to search (for something desired, needed), to look for, to search (for something lost), to seek (a suspect in a crime)

Readings

Chinese:
tan4, tan1
Korean:
tam

Spanish

  • explorar
  • indagar
  • buscar
  • sondear

Portuguese

  • tatear
  • pesquisar
  • procurar

French

  • chercher
  • tâtonner
  • enquête
942 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
930 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1239 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1949 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1236 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1316 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
544 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1258 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
908 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
613 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
466 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1340 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12276 Morohashi
505 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2211 New Nelson (John Haig)
1327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1425 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
927 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1364 2001 Kanji
3c8.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5709.4 Four corner code
35-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
63a2 Unicode hex code

9 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
investigate
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N2
184 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 査証 【サショウ】 visa
  • 査察 【ササツ】 inspection (for compliance), investigation (tax, etc.)
  • 主査 【シュサ】 chief examiner or investigator
  • 実態調査 【ジッタイチョウサ】 fact-finding investigation, investigation into actual conditions, fact-finding survey

Readings

Chinese:
cha2, zha1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • investigar
  • examinar
  • inspeccionar

Portuguese

  • investigar

French

  • investigation
611 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
705 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
678 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
284 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2235 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
510 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
630 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
624 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
634 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
825 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1056 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3092 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1580 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2159 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1798 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14643 Morohashi
2437 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2630 New Nelson (John Haig)
1781 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1920 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
699 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1873 2001 Kanji
4a5.32 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-5 SKIP code
4010.7 Four corner code
26-26 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67fb Unicode hex code

7 strokes
Radical:
cart, car
Parts:
car
Kun:
くるま
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
333 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 車 【シャ】 car, vehicle
  • 車検 【シャケン】 vehicle inspection
  • 見切り発車 【ミキリハッシャ】 starting a train (or bus, etc.) before all the passengers are on board, making a snap decision, starting an action without considering objections to it any longer
  • 軽自動車 【ケイジドウシャ】 light motor vehicle (up to 660cc and 64bhp), k-car, kei car

Kun reading compounds

  • 車 【くるま】 car, automobile, vehicle, wheel
  • 車椅子 【くるまいす】 wheelchair, folding push-chair
  • 火の車 【ひのくるま】 fiery chariot (which carries the souls of sinners into hell), desperate financial situation, dire straits

Readings

Japanese names:
くら、 くろま
Chinese:
che1, ju1
Korean:
cha, geo

Spanish

  • coche
  • vehículo
  • rueda

Portuguese

  • carro

French

  • véhicule
  • voiture
88 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
63 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
31 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
162 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4608 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
54 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
91 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
532 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.2 Japanese for Busy People
133 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
133 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
62 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1769 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4367 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2212 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2976 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
292 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38172 Morohashi
3552 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5939 New Nelson (John Haig)
286 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
304 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
231 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
64 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1555 2001 Kanji
7c0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-7-3 SKIP code
5000.6 Four corner code
28-54 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8eca Unicode hex code