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, main, head, real, regular, 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, (somebody's) side, (somebody'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
  • 旗本 【はたもと】 shogunal vassal, direct retainer of a shogun

Readings

Japanese names:
まと、 ごう
Chinese:
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
43-60 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
672c Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
heart 心 (忄, ⺗)
Parts:
sex, gender, nature
Kun:
さが
On:
セイショウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
104 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 性 【セイ】 nature (of a person), sex, gender, -ty, -ity, -ness, -cy
  • 性格 【セイカク】 character (of a person), personality, disposition, nature, characteristics, nature (of a thing, event, etc.)
  • 耐性 【タイセイ】 resistance (e.g. to antibiotics), tolerance (e.g. drug tolerance)
  • 社会性 【シャカイセイ】 sociality
  • 性 【ショウ】 nature (of a person or thing), that which does not change according to external influences
  • 性根 【ショウネ】 nature, character, disposition
  • 冷え性 【ヒエショウ】 sensitivity to cold
  • 凝り性 【コリショウ】 fastidiousness, enthusiasm for one thing, meticulousness, monomania, obsession, susceptibility for a stiffening of the shoulders

Kun reading compounds

  • 性 【さが】 one's nature, one's destiny, custom, tradition, habit, convention

Readings

Chinese:
xing4
Korean:
seong

Spanish

  • sexo
  • género
  • naturaleza
  • temperamento

Portuguese

  • sexo
  • gênero
  • natureza

French

  • sexe
  • genre
  • nature
  • propriétés
645 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
745 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
723 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
199 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1666 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
280 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
564 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.13 Japanese for Busy People
98 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
98 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
421 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
811 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
357 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
222 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
266 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1572 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
10478 Morohashi
299 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1822 New Nelson (John Haig)
1558 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1679 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
119 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
690 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1172 2001 Kanji
4k5.4 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-5 SKIP code
1-1-7 SKIP code
9501.0 Four corner code
32-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6027 Unicode hex code