Jisho

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5 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
book, present, main, origin, true, real, counter for long cylindrical things
Kun:
もと
On:
ホン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
10 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 本 【ホン】 book, volume, script, this, present, current, ... in question, ... at issue, main, head, principal, real, genuine, regular, proper, counter for long, cylindrical things, counter for films, TV shows, etc., counter for goals, home runs, etc., counter for telephone calls
  • 本位 【ホンイ】 standard, basis, principle
  • 社会資本 【シャカイシホン】 social capital, SOC
  • 配本 【ハイホン】 distribution of books

Kun reading compounds

  • 元 【もと】 origin, source, base, basis, foundation, root, cause, ingredient, material, base, mix, stock, (someone's) side, (someone's) location, original cost (or capital, principal, etc.), (plant) root, (tree) trunk, first section of a waka, counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry), handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.), grip
  • 本木 【もとき】 original stock
  • 大本 【おおもと】 root, origin, source, cause, basis, foundation, Ōmoto (religion)
  • 旗本 【はたもと】 shogunal vassal, direct retainer of a shogun

Readings

Japanese names:
まと、 ごう
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ben3
Korean:
bon

Spanish

  • libro
  • origen
  • base
  • contador de cosas alargadas

Portuguese

  • livro
  • presente
  • real
  • verdadeiro
  • principal
  • sufixo p/ contagem De coisas longas

French

  • livre
  • présent
  • essentiel
  • origine
  • principal
  • réalité
  • vérité
  • compteur d'objets allongés
45 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
76 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
70 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
15 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
96 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
20 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
61 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
212 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
25 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
25 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
37 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1046 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4314 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2183 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2937 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
215 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14421 Morohashi
3502 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2536 New Nelson (John Haig)
211 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
224 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
6 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
47 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1855 2001 Kanji
0a5.25 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
5023.0 Four corner code
1-43-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
672c Unicode hex code

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 卦辞 【カジ】 commentary (on any of the 64 hexagrams in the Book of Changes)
  • 卦兆 【カチョウ】 divination signs
  • 八卦 【ハッケ】 eight trigrams, divination signs, divination, fortune-telling
  • 卦 【ケ】 divination sign
  • 卦算 【ケイサン】 paperweight
  • 有卦 【ウケ】 streak of good luck
  • 六十四卦 【ロクジュウシケ】 the 64 hexagrams (of the Book of Changes)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gua4
Korean:
gwae

Spanish

Portuguese

French

801 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
647 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2798 Morohashi
625 New Nelson (John Haig)
2m6.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-2 SKIP code
4310.0 Four corner code
1-23-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5366 Unicode hex code

16 strokes (also 15)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
Variants:
send back, return
Kun:
かえ.る
On:
カン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
910 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 還付 【カンプ】 return, restoration, refund, (duty) drawback
  • 還元 【カンゲン】 restoration, return, reduction, resolution, deoxidization, deoxidation
  • 奪還 【ダッカン】 recapture, retaking, recovery, taking back
  • 送還 【ソウカン】 sending home, repatriation, deportation

Kun reading compounds

  • 帰る 【かえる】 to return, to come home, to go home, to go back, to leave (of a guest, customer, etc.), to get home, to get to home plate

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
huan2, hai2, xuan2
Korean:
hwan, seon

Spanish

  • volver
  • regresar
  • devolver

Portuguese

  • devolver
  • voltar

French

  • renvoyer
  • retour
1114 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1139 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4750 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1557 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1823 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2588 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
866 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
885 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1215 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
723 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3945 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2032 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2743 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
845 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39174P Morohashi
3180 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6121 New Nelson (John Haig)
837 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
900 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1856 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3665 2001 Kanji
2q13.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-13 SKIP code
3630.3 Four corner code
1-20-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9084 Unicode hex code