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
  • 本当 【ホントウ】 truth, reality, actuality, fact, proper, right, correct, official, genuine, authentic, real, natural, veritable
  • 製本 【セイホン】 book making (binding, publishing)
  • 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
  • 元々 【もともと】 originally, by nature, from the start
  • 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

4 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
tree, wood
Kun:
こ-
On:
ボクモク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
317 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 木石 【ボクセキ】 trees and stones, unfeeling person
  • 木刀 【ボクトウ】 wooden sword
  • 土木 【ドボク】 engineering works, civil engineering, public works
  • 雑木 【ゾウキ】 various kinds of small trees, assorted trees
  • 木 【モク】 Thursday, wood (first of the five elements)
  • 木曜日 【モクヨウビ】 Thursday
  • 水木 【スイモク】 Wednesday and Thursday
  • 火水木 【カスイモク】 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kun reading compounds

  • 木 【き】 tree, shrub, bush, wood, timber
  • 木綿 【もめん】 cotton (material), red silk-cotton tree (Bombax ceiba)
  • 接ぎ木 【つぎき】 grafting
  • 雑木 【ぞうき】 various kinds of small trees, assorted trees

Readings

Japanese names:
ぐ、 も、 もと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mu4
Korean:
mog, mo

Spanish

  • árbol
  • madera

Portuguese

  • árvore
  • madeira

French

  • arbre
  • bois (matière)
15 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
17 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
69 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
148 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
17 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
60 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
109 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
22 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
22 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
20 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1045 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4261 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2149 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2901 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
199 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14415 Morohashi
3450 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2531 New Nelson (John Haig)
195 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
207 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
255 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
36 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1864 2001 Kanji
4a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-4-3 SKIP code
4090.0 Four corner code
1-44-58 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6728 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
end, close, tip, powder, posterity
Kun:
すえうらうれ
On:
マツバツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
456 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 末 【マツ】 the end (of), powder
  • 末日 【マツジツ】 last day (of a month)
  • 後始末 【アトシマツ】 settlement (of a matter), sorting out, winding up (affairs), dealing with the aftermath, cleaning up afterwards, tidying up (when finished)
  • 幕末 【バクマツ】 Bakumatsu period, closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate, end of the Edo period
  • 末路 【マツロ】 last days, the end, one's fate
  • 末裔 【マツエイ】 descendant

Kun reading compounds

  • 末 【すえ】 end, tip, top, end (of the year, month, etc.), close, youngest child, descendants, offspring, posterity, future, (finally) after, (at last) after, at the end of, trifles, trivialities, degenerate age
  • 末っ子 【すえっこ】 youngest child
  • 来月末 【らいげつまつ】 end of next month
  • 末の末 【すえのすえ】 the last
  • 末 【うら】 top end, tip
  • 末枯れ 【うらがれ】 dying of the little twigs and branches
  • 末 【うれ】 new shoots, new growth (of a tree)
  • 末葉 【うらば】 end leaves, top leaves, last leaves
  • 木の末 【このうれ】 treetop, tip of a branch

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
mo4
Korean:
mal

Spanish

  • aún
  • punta
  • extremo
  • final
  • polvo
  • fin
  • futuro
  • el más joven

Portuguese

  • não ainda
  • fim
  • fechar
  • dica
  • posteridade

French

  • extrémité
  • fin
  • dernier
  • poudre
  • avenir
  • postérité
515 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
615 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
587 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
528 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
177 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
565 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
616 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
211 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.16 Japanese for Busy People
305 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
305 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
584 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1047 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4317 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2184 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2940 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
222 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14420 Morohashi
3505 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2534 New Nelson (John Haig)
217 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
230 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
457 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1464 2001 Kanji
0a5.26 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-3 SKIP code
5090.0 Four corner code
1-43-86 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
672b Unicode hex code