Jisho

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10 strokes
Radical:
tree
Parts:
Variants:
plum
Kun:
うめ
On:
バイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N1
1232 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 梅雨 【ツユ】 rainy season (in Japan usu. from early June to mid-July), rain during the rainy season
  • 梅雨前線 【バイウゼンセン】 seasonal rain front
  • 松竹梅 【ショウチクバイ】 pine, bamboo and plum (together an auspicious grouping), high, middle and low (ranking), top, middle and bottom, upper, medium, lower, first, second and third (class)
  • 紅梅 【コウバイ】 red-blossomed plum tree, red Japanese apricot

Kun reading compounds

  • 梅 【うめ】 Japanese apricot (Prunus mume), Japanese plum, ume, Chinese plum, lowest (of a three-tier ranking system)
  • 梅干し 【うめぼし】 umeboshi, pickled dried ume, pickled dried plum
  • 青梅 【あおうめ】 unripe plum
  • 紅梅 【こうばい】 red-blossomed plum tree, red Japanese apricot

Readings

Chinese:
mei2
Korean:
mae

Spanish

  • ciruela
  • ciruelo

Portuguese

  • ameixa

French

  • prune
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1689 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1009 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2258 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1162 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1436 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1374 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1734 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1856 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
969 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1096 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1159 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
626 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
833 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
470 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
14795P Morohashi
925 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2666 New Nelson (John Haig)
460 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
499 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
555 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1847 2001 Kanji
4a6.27 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-6 SKIP code
4895.7 Four corner code
39-63 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
6885 Unicode hex code