Jisho

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9 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
tender, weakness, gentleness, softness
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1187 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 柔 【ジュウ】 softness, gentleness, weakness
  • 柔道 【ジュウドウ】 judo
  • 内剛外柔 【ナイゴウガイジュウ】 gentle on the outside but tough on the inside, an iron hand in a velvet glove
  • 外剛内柔 【ガイゴウナイジュウ】 being tough on the outside but soft at heart, a faint-hearted person pretending to be brave
  • 柔和 【ニュウワ】 gentle, mild, meek, tender
  • 柔弱 【ニュウジャク】 weakness, effeminacy, enervation

Kun reading compounds

  • 柔らか 【やわらか】 soft, tender, limp, subdued (colour or light) (color), gentle, meek
  • 柔らかい 【やわらかい】 soft, tender, pliant, supple, limber, limp, gentle, mild, mellow, informal, light, flexible (e.g. thinking)
  • 柔らかい 【やわらかい】 soft, tender, pliant, supple, limber, limp, gentle, mild, mellow, informal, light, flexible (e.g. thinking)
  • 柔らかい文章 【やわらかいぶんしょう】 informal style
  • 柔 【やわ】 soft, fragile, weak, poorly built, insubstantial
  • 柔ら 【やわら】 judo, jujutsu
  • 柔ら 【やわら】 judo, jujutsu
  • 柔らか 【やわらか】 soft, tender, limp, subdued (colour or light) (color), gentle, meek

Readings

Japanese names:
とお
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
rou2
Korean:
yu

Spanish

  • suave
  • tierno
  • blando

Portuguese

  • macio
  • ponto fraco
  • gentileza
  • suavidade

French

  • tendre
  • faiblesse
  • douceur
1363 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1291 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3166 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1086 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
628 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
907 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
774 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
788 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1310 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1057 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2591 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1325 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1797 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1234 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14622 Morohashi
2088 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2633 New Nelson (John Haig)
1226 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1312 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1269 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3564 2001 Kanji
4a5.34 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-7 SKIP code
2-5-4 SKIP code
1790.4 Four corner code
1-29-32 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
67d4 Unicode hex code

6 strokes
Radical:
legs
Parts:
Variants:
ray, light
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
527 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 光学 【コウガク】 optics
  • 光栄 【コウエイ】 honour, honor, glory, privilege
  • 脚光 【キャッコウ】 footlight, limelight
  • 発光 【ハッコウ】 emission (of light), radiation (of light), luminescence

Kun reading compounds

  • 光る 【ひかる】 to shine, to glitter, to be bright
  • 光る棒 【ひかるぼう】 glowstick, neon light stick
  • 光 【ひかり】 light, illumination, ray, beam, gleam, glow, happiness, hope, influence, power, vision, eyesight
  • 光り輝く 【ひかりかがやく】 to shine, to glitter
  • 越光 【こしひかり】 Koshihikari (variety of rice)
  • 柔らかな光 【やわらかなひかり】 soft light

Readings

Japanese names:
あき、 あきら、 こお、 てる、 ひこ、 み、 みつ
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
guang1
Korean:
gwang

Spanish

  • rayo
  • luz
  • paisaje
  • honor
  • brillar
  • brillo

Portuguese

  • raio
  • luz

French

  • rayon
  • lumière
72 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
129 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
116 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
417 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1358 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
217 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
123 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
281 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
138 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
138 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
464 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
143 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3043 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1550 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2121 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
120 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
1350 Morohashi
2391 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
349 New Nelson (John Haig)
119 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
125 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
345 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
121 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1057 2001 Kanji
3n3.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-4-2 SKIP code
2-3-3 SKIP code
9021.1 Four corner code
1-24-87 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5149 Unicode hex code