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

Speed

Stroke order

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:
meat 肉 (⺼)
Parts:
meat
Kun:
しし
On:
ニク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
986 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 肉 【ニク】 flesh, meat, flesh (of a fruit), pulp, the physical body (as opposed to the spirit), flesh, thickness, content, substance, flesh, ink pad
  • 肉親 【ニクシン】 blood relationship, blood relative
  • 食肉 【ショクニク】 meat (for consumption)
  • 中肉 【チュウニク】 medium build, meat of medium quality

Kun reading compounds

  • 肉 【しし】 flesh (esp. of an animal), meat
  • 肉合い 【ししあい】 fleshiness, plumpness
  • 鹿 【かのしし】 deer meat, deer
  • 脯 【ほしし】 dried meat, jerky

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
rou4
Korean:
yug, yu

Spanish

  • carne

Portuguese

  • carne

French

  • chair
  • viande
297 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
209 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
365 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
779 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3724 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
533 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
241 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2.1 Japanese for Busy People
223 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
223 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
561 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1010 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3966 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2042 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2756 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1031 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
29236 Morohashi
3200 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4753 New Nelson (John Haig)
1022 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1098 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
134 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1653 2001 Kanji
2a4.20 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-2 SKIP code
4-6-4 SKIP code
3-2-4 SKIP code
4022.7 Four corner code
1-38-89 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8089 Unicode hex code