Jisho

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8 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
east
Kun:
ひがし
On:
トウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N5
37 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 東洋 【トウヨウ】 the East, the Orient, (East) Asia, Japan
  • 東西 【トウザイ】 east and west, Orient and Occident, East and West, ladies and gentlemen!, your attention, please!, roll-up, roll-up
  • 関東 【カントウ】 Kantō, region consisting of Tokyo and surrounding prefectures, Kantō, north-eastern half of Japan (during the feudal era)
  • 北北東 【ホクホクトウ】 north-northeast, north-north-east

Kun reading compounds

  • 東 【ひがし】 east
  • 東西 【とうざい】 east and west, Orient and Occident, East and West, ladies and gentlemen!, your attention, please!, roll-up, roll-up
  • 犬が西向きゃ尾は東 【いぬがにしむきゃおはひがし】 that goes without saying, water is wet, when a dog turns west, its tail turns east

Readings

Japanese names:
あい、 あがり、 あずま、 あづま、 こち、 さき、 しの、 とお、 はる、 ひが、 もと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dong1
Korean:
dong

Spanish

  • Este

Portuguese

  • Oriente

French

  • Est
121 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
201 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
184 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
11 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
213 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
27 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
63 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
771 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.10 Japanese for Busy People
71 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
71 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
39 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1053 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4385 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2221 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2987 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
516 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14499 Morohashi
3568 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2596 New Nelson (John Haig)
504 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
543 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
108 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
164 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1564 2001 Kanji
0a8.9 The Kanji Dictionary
4-8-3 SKIP code
5090.6 Four corner code
1-37-76 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6771 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
mouth, opening
Parts:
name, noted, distinguished, reputation
Kun:
-な
On:
メイミョウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N5
177 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 名 【メイ】 counter for people (usu. seating, reservations and such), first name, famous, great, name, noun
  • 名人 【メイジン】 master, expert
  • 署名 【ショメイ】 signature
  • 命名 【メイメイ】 naming, christening
  • 苗字 【ミョウジ】 surname, family name, last name
  • 名目 【メイモク】 name, title, appellation, (something) nominal, (under the) pretext (of), pretense
  • 大名 【ダイミョウ】 daimyo (Japanese feudal lord)
  • 本名 【ホンミョウ】 real name

Kun reading compounds

  • 名 【な】 name, given name, title, fame, renown, reputation, pretext, pretense, justification, appearance
  • 名前 【なまえ】 name, given name, first name
  • あだ名 【あだな】 nickname
  • 片仮名 【かたかな】 katakana, angular Japanese syllabary used primarily for loanwords

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
ming2
Korean:
myeong

Spanish

  • nombre
  • célebre
  • distinguido
  • reputación

Portuguese

  • nome
  • fama
  • distinção
  • reputação

French

  • nom
  • célèbre
  • fameux
  • réputation
140 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
55 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
71 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
116 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1170 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
131 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
34 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
346 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
2.3 Japanese for Busy People
82 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
82 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
82 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
285 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2693 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1371 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1857 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
113 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
3297 Morohashi
2169 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
716 New Nelson (John Haig)
112 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
117 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
140 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
53 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2577 2001 Kanji
3d3.12 The Kanji Dictionary
2-3-3 SKIP code
4-6-1 SKIP code
3-3-3 SKIP code
2760.0 Four corner code
1-44-30 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
540d 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

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  • 高 【コウ】 high, high school
  • 高校 【コウコウ】 senior high school, high school
  • 最高 【サイコウ】 best, supreme, wonderful, finest, highest, maximum, most, uppermost, supreme
  • 中高 【チュウコウ】 middle and high school, medium and high (level)

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
  • 高いびき 【たかいびき】 loud snoring
  • 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
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
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
1-25-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9ad8 Unicode hex code

10 strokes (also 9)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
Variants:
quick, fast
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
576 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 速 【ソク】 gear, speed (e.g. 4-speed transmission)
  • 速度 【ソクド】 speed, velocity, pace, rate, velocity
  • 加速 【カソク】 acceleration, speeding up
  • 減速 【ゲンソク】 deceleration

Kun reading compounds

  • 早い 【はやい】 fast, quick, rapid, swift, speedy, brisk, prompt, early, soon, earlier than usual, premature, too soon, too early, easy, simple, quick, fast, as soon as ..., the moment ..., the instant ...
  • 早める 【はやめる】 to bring forward (e.g. by 3 hours), to advance, to hasten (e.g. one's death), to expedite, to precipitate, to quicken (e.g. one's step), to speed up, to accelerate
  • 速やか 【すみやか】 quick, speedy, prompt, rapid, swift

Readings

Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
su4
Korean:
sog

Spanish

  • rápido
  • veloz
  • darse prisa
  • velocidad

Portuguese

  • rápido
  • apressar

French

  • vite
  • rapide
453 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
352 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
534 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
659 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4700 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
848 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
958 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1237 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
502 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
511 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
383 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
693 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3851 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1978 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2674 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1685 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
38897P Morohashi
3105 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6060 New Nelson (John Haig)
1669 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1799 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
360 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1564 2001 Kanji
2q7.4 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-7 SKIP code
3530.9 Four corner code
1-34-14 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
901f Unicode hex code

12 strokes (also 11)
Radical:
walk 辵 (辶, ⻌, ⻍)
Parts:
Variants:
road-way, street, district, journey, course, moral, teachings
Kun:
みちいう
On:
ドウトウ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
207 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 道 【ドウ】 road, path, street, route, way, set of practices, rules for conducting oneself, Buddhist teachings, Taoism, modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido), historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.), province (Tang-era administrative region of China), province (modern administrative region of Korea)
  • 道具 【ドウグ】 tool, implement, instrument, utensil, apparatus, device, means, furniture
  • 歩道 【ホドウ】 footpath, walkway, sidewalk, pavement
  • 報道 【ホウドウ】 report (of news), reporting, news, information, (media) coverage
  • 有道 【ユウドウ】 being good, being virtuous, virtuous person
  • 不道 【フドウ】 inhuman, immoral, unreasonable, outrageous, wicked, barbarity (one of the eight unpardonable crimes, incl. killing three people in one family, or dismembering a corpse)

Kun reading compounds

  • 道 【みち】 road, path, street, lane, passage, route, way, distance, journey, road (e.g. to victory), course, way (of living, proper conduct, etc.), moral principles, teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist), dogma, field (e.g. of medicine), subject, speciality, means, way, method
  • 道順 【みちじゅん】 route, way, course, directions
  • 回り道 【まわりみち】 detour, diversion
  • 花道 【はなみち】 elevated walkway through the audience to the stage (kabuki), honourable end to a career

Readings

Japanese names:
さ、 じ、 ど、 みつ、 おさむ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
dao4
Korean:
do

Spanish

  • camino
  • razón
  • modo
  • decir
  • senda
  • método

Portuguese

  • Caminho
  • estrada
  • rua
  • distrito
  • viagem
  • curso
  • moral
  • ensinamentos
  • filosofia

French

  • voie
  • route
  • rue
  • région
  • voyage
  • morale
  • enseignements
122 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
205 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
188 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
129 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4724 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
141 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
93 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1811 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.7 Japanese for Busy People
149 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
149 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
66 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
710 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3888 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2000 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2701 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
283 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
39010P Morohashi
3134 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6091 New Nelson (John Haig)
277 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
295 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
123 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
220 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
979 2001 Kanji
2q9.14 The Kanji Dictionary
3-3-9 SKIP code
3-2-9 SKIP code
3830.6 Four corner code
1-38-27 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
9053 Unicode hex code

13 strokes
Radical:
foot 足 (⻊)
Parts:
Variants:
path, route, road, distance
Kun:
-じみち
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
529 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

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On reading compounds

  • 路上 【ロジョウ】 on the road, on the street, in the street, on the way
  • 路地 【ロジ】 alley, alleyway, lane, bare earth (i.e. ground not covered by a roof), open field, outdoors (non-greenhouse cultivation of crops), teahouse garden, path through a gate (or through a garden, etc.)
  • 針路 【シンロ】 course, direction
  • 活路 【カツロ】 means of survival, means of escape, way out of a difficulty
  • 路加 【ルカ】 St Luke
  • 舎路 【シアトル】 Seattle

Kun reading compounds

  • 道 【みち】 road, path, street, lane, passage, route, way, distance, journey, road (e.g. to victory), course, way (of living, proper conduct, etc.), moral principles, teachings (esp. Confucian or Buddhist), dogma, field (e.g. of medicine), subject, speciality, means, way, method
  • 道教え 【みちおしえ】 tiger beetle (esp. the Japanese tiger beetle, Cicindela japonica)
  • 回り道 【まわりみち】 detour, diversion
  • 長路 【ながみち】 long road, far journey

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lu4
Korean:
ro

Spanish

  • camino
  • ruta
  • carretera

Portuguese

  • caminho
  • rota
  • estrada
  • distância

French

  • chemin
  • route
  • distance
540 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
439 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
415 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
367 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4561 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
677 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
935 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1925 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
151 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
151 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
533 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1764 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1936 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1031 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1394 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1290 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
37524 Morohashi
1533 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5876 New Nelson (John Haig)
1282 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1376 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
425 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3777 2001 Kanji
7d6.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-7-6 SKIP code
6716.4 Four corner code
1-47-9 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8def Unicode hex code